Friday, November 30, 2012
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Let’s face it guys, getting just the right gift for that special female in your life can be as challenging as any star route you’ve ever attempted. If you’re lucky enough to have a climbing enthusiast on your list this year, take a look at these great gift ideas for your favorite female climber.
Mountain Mama and Mad Rock Climbing are collaborating to bring the world the first harness for pregnant climbers. Though this gifting idea won’t be available until January 2013, it’s definitely worth the wait for those soon-to-be mamas who don’t want to forgo their love of climbing. The harness is full-body and adjustable with an open design through the midsection to make room for a growing belly. Check out mountain-mama.com for other adventure sport and fetus-friendly clothing.
The Nike Women’s Fishnet Hyperwarm Dri-Fit Half Zip Shirt is sure to keep her warm and dry for her cold weather forays up the side of a rock face. It is made with specifically designed technology to insulate while wicking away moisture. $65
The Five Ten Coyote VCS features added comfort and performance that will make any climber happy. The shoe is designed for entry level to advanced intermediate climbing. It’s fit for every setting, from the urban climbing gym to a rock face on Chattanooga’s surrounding mountains. $100
The prAna Geo Chalk Bag combines both bag and belt for convenience. The double belt loops will keep it stable while she climbs, and the drawcord closure keeps chalk from spilling. $22
The Metolius Greatest Chips Screw On 40 pack is perfect for creating her very own, at-home climbing wall. Step one: empty pack of holds onto ground. Step two: find suitable wall. Step three: plan out an epic climbing route. Step four: enjoy the challenge. $35