Some people just have the urge to climb up and up. If youre giving gifts to a climber, here are a few mountain, ice and rock climbing gift ideas.
You can usually identify a climber at an early age. You come home from work and the energetic two year old is hanging from the top shelf of the bookcase. By the age of five, theyve progressed to hanging off the edge of the roof and youre on a first name basis with your doctor. Dont even ask about the teenage years!
Since you cant beat a climber, you might as well give in to their passion. Here are few climbing gift ideas.
1. Avalanche Beacon A new climbing toy is an invitation to climb. Since yours will come in the form of a Christmas gift, the climber can be expected to immediately climb mountains, rock walls or iced over waterfalls. Dont try to stop them. Just give them an avalanche beacon, an electronic device that sends out a signal if they happen to bring the mountain down on top of them. Backcountry is a good brand. You can expect to pay $100 to $300 to keep them alive.
2. Grip Strengthener When it comes to hanging off the side of a cliff, the ability to grip the wall is...