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May 2, 2013
I called, they are sold out. Dude said they only had like 7 to begin with but expect to have more (once the sale is over). I can wait on these, I couldn't wait on Fixe Aliens Sir Wanksalot
From County Jail
Joined Sep 29, 2011
14 points
May 2, 2013
Hiking in the Adirondacks
Im surprised no one has mentioned spadout.com

Just search for the specific item that you want and this website finds the best deals among many of the major online outfitters.

They also have a neat "rack simulator" which lets you input what protection you have on your rack. It will then graph the number of pieces you have in each size, and give you a weight distribution of your active vs passive protection.
Aaron L.
Joined Feb 25, 2010
52 points
May 2, 2013
Grand Teton, 2011
backcountrygear.com

Currently has climbing gear on sale and by far has the best selection of brands.

Also campsaver.com
Max Cole
From Seattle, WA
Joined May 14, 2012
6 points
May 7, 2013
Atonement
Not everyone will be able to use this but give it a go: promotive.com
Browse through the teams and see if you qualify for one. They add new brands when they can. I voted to have Black Diamond, Patagonia, and Metolius added. We'll see.
JacksonLandFill
From Maryland
Joined May 7, 2013
45 points
May 7, 2013
Lucander off the GT Ledge on p. 2 of Keep on Strut...
I heard there's this guy who hangs out at hotel parking lots in Vegas selling gear to climbers. He mumbled something about T-wall and methamphetamine but he had great deals on cams, ipods, msr stoves, and rotting organic produce.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
lucander
From Stone Ridge, NY
Joined Apr 1, 2009
334 points
May 7, 2013
Dow Williams, 2011
Aaron L. wrote:
They also have a neat "rack simulator" which lets you input what protection you have on your rack. It will then graph the number of pieces you have in each size, and give you a weight distribution of your active vs passive protection.


Just when you thought they had dumbed it down all they could, with range finders, etc...
Dow Williams
From St. George, Utah; Canmore, AB
Joined Mar 13, 2006
186 points
May 7, 2013
Romancing the Stone
The Clymb is also a really good spot for cheap gear but it takes forever to ship. Jared Garfield
Joined Oct 20, 2011
5 points
May 7, 2013
Brendan Blanchard wrote:
Check mountain project's "Dirtbag Deals" on the right side of the home screen for starters. Google shopping will help you look as well. For names, I'll start the list. Basically, go with whatever is cheapest. backcountry.com ems.com rei.com altrec.com alssports.com backcountrygear.com e-omc.com campsaver.com usoutdoor.com I'm obviously forgetting some, but these are some I've personally ordered from. At any time you can usually get 15-20% off any given climbing item. Best case, you'll get ~30% off. EMS and REI have big seasonal sales that give around 30% off if you get lucky. Always have an eye open. If you're in the NE, in EMS stores they give a 15% student discount on full priced items, all the time. Good luck picking up gear, and beware, it's an addiction...


spadout.com will automatically search and aggregate prices from all of those sites.
DannyUncanny
From Vancouver
Joined Aug 27, 2010
78 points
May 30, 2013
hanging at the bridger jacks campground
you can use coupon code alpine climbing for 20% off your order whittlesticks
From Glenwood Springs
Joined Apr 27, 2006
77 points
May 31, 2013
Free Solo up hitchcock gully WI3
someone really lsited REI as having good deals? hahahaha superkick
From West Hartford, CT
Joined Aug 23, 2011
31 points
Jun 5, 2013
hanging at the bridger jacks campground
bump whittlesticks
From Glenwood Springs
Joined Apr 27, 2006
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Administrator
Jun 5, 2013
A Very Not Snowy Christmas...
Gear 4 Rocks...

These guys are THE cheapest... best plastic nutz money can buy!
Morgan Patterson
Joined Oct 13, 2009
8,423 points
Jun 5, 2013
Nice Crisp day for an FA
I hear that Smith Rocks has a killer deal with FREE fixed draws Abel Jones
From Colorado Springs, CO
Joined Dec 24, 2010
232 points
Jun 10, 2013
"Scott" at the tunnel
Support your local shop even if its 5 bucks more dont be cheap if everything goes to the internet good bye local shops..., gears pricy bottom line Taylor J
From new mexico, new england
Joined Nov 30, 2010
363 points
Jun 19, 2013
Top of pear buttress
Do not shop at REI. Especially if you are just getting into it. REI is a joke. The only shop i have been to where I havent caught someone giving bad or incorrect advice is the boulder store in colorado... because its boulder. Once youve been climbing a while you can use it, but dont ask for advice. chances are, its off or absolutely wrong.
I also dont recommend buying used until you know what to look for. MP members may be nice, but not all of them are, and you could get swindled. buy new to start.
+1 for spadout. And Bentgate.
mattharon
Joined Apr 11, 2011
217 points
Jun 26, 2013
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers ...
I am found many of them pretty close to each other in pricing - but places like Moosejaw gives you points that you receive with each purchase that can be used for free stuff later on. EMS has some good sales and when you are a regular customer you can get e-mail coupons for 15-20% off as well.

I buy from Moosejaw, EMS, Backcountry, Colorado Crack Gear, and Mountain Gear as well.
NYClimber
From New York
Joined Jul 17, 2011
180 points
Aug 15, 2014
10% back for members at REI at the end of the year can be nice if you can't find it cheeper elsewear.. BD Cam's and some other stuff are about to go on sale Labor day weekend too Max Forbes
From Burlington, VT
Joined Jan 6, 2014
94 points
Aug 15, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Matty H wrote:
Do not shop at REI. Especially if you are just getting into it. REI is a joke. The only shop i have been to where I havent caught someone giving bad or incorrect advice is the boulder store in colorado... because its boulder. Once youve been climbing a while you can use it, but dont ask for advice. chances are, its off or absolutely wrong. I also dont recommend buying used until you know what to look for. MP members may be nice, but not all of them are, and you could get swindled. buy new to start. +1 for spadout. And Bentgate.



Personally, even though I have a low digit membership number,,,I think REI has outlived it's great years of service. There was no place to get gear when they started,,,Catalogs only, no internet, EMS and REI, LLBean, that was about it back in 70's. They had great deals, an assortment of the gear available,,,,and the dividend at the end of the year was nice to actually cash in for money. But their prices now seem to usually be over the 10% you get back at end of the year. More into clothing, fashion, not focused like years ago (in the Whitaker years) to climbers and backcountry campers. I would shop around on the internet to many of the suggested sites they have given here,,and skip on REI these days unless you find a specific item with a great deal.
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