Fin & Feather

Climbing

We pride ourselves on having knowledgeable employees who are passionate about the products we carry. In our climbing department, we'll help you find just the right fit in your next rock climbing shoes, as well as make sure you have reliable, safe gear. We even have a custom-built mini climbing wall so you can test out your shoes and gear before hitting the rock. Some of our favorite brands are listed below. 

Evolv

Specializing in rock climbing shoes, the folks behind Evolv are continually striving toward being environmentally sustainable. With that in mind, they worked with TRAX® Rubber to develope eco-TRAX, a recycled content high friction rubber compound and started using it on products beginning Fall 2008, making Evolv the first climbing shoe company to use a more environmentally friendly rubber on climbing shoes. They produce two of our more popular climbing shoes, the Elektra VTR and the Defy VTR. 

Petzl

More than forty years after its inception, Petzl continues to invent products and provide solutions that allow sports enthusiasts and professionals to access some of the most inaccessible places, both day and night. In terms of the safety and testing of its products, Petzl has defined its own requirements and quality criteria that surpass industry standards. That said, all Petzl personal protective equipment and headlamps are individually inspected. We are proud to feature several of their harnesses, belay devices and headlamps. 

Black Diamond

As a company, Black Diamond focuses all their efforts into climbing and skiing products. Since 1957, they've set industry standards in many areas, and they pride themselves in being passionate pursuers of the outdoor activities they promote. The items we carry include gaiters, carabiners, quick draws, nylon runners, harnesses, helmets and other climbing accessories. 

Five Ten Footwear

Five Ten has dominated technical climbing footwear for the past three decades. Partial credit goes to Five Ten’s standard-setting Stealth Rubber soles, extensive research & development and cutting-edge athletes. The other ingredient is the unique, innovative lasts that have revolutionized the design and fit of climbing shoes. They are the makers of the well-loved Anasazi MoccAsym, a slip-on style known for its comfort and convenience.

SCARPA

Based out of northern Italy, SCARPA has been in the shoe business since 1938. While they started out making comfortable, durable shoes for local farmers, they have since made their name in the mountaineering and alpine world with their boots and mountain footwear. SCARPA rock climbing shoes are meticulously designed and built with a specific end-user and climbing style in mind; whether you're a sport climber, boulderer, alpinist, or big-wall climber, there is a shoe to match your style. SCARPA's state-of-the-art technology is developed from extensive experience on climbing routes throughout the world.

Sterling Rope

Sterling Rope is the leading manufacturer of life safety rope, cord, and hardware. Made right here in the USA, Sterling has worked very hard to develop the best product for use in climbing, rope rescue, arbor, guiding, industrial safety, and work access. They are another company that still believe in personally hand-checking their product before it is bagged and shipped. Each rope, no matter the diameter or length, runs through the hands of a real person to ensure that it meets the high standards of Sterling Rope.

Our favorite resources for local climbing:

Some serious climbing safety tips from Petzl

The World's Worst Belayer [EN] Bad belaying techniques from Petzl-sport on Vimeo.

  • Black Diamond Primrose

    An all-around, women’s-specific harness that balances comfort, breathability and durability, the Primrose SA features Speed Adjust buckles and our trakFIT™ leg loop adjustment system.

  • 5.10 Anasazi MoccAsym

    The Moccasym™ is a fixture in every elite athlete’s bag of tricks; some swear by it for bouldering, others for long climbs in Squamish or Yosemite.

  • Evolv Elektra VTR

    The top selling women's climbing shoe in the USA. It offers an amazing combination of comfort, performance, and value. This shoe is ideal for beginners and intermediate climbers and performs exceptionally well in both the gym and on the rock.

  • Petzl Tikka Plus®²

    The TIKKA PLUS 2 headlamp integrates two light sources for versatility: one white, high-output LED and one red LED.