Climbing Gear

Mountaineering is a great experience, but only if you have the right climbing gear. As Australia's premier outdoor apparel and equipment specialist, Anaconda is ideally placed to get you sorted for hiking boots, hiking packs, climbing shoes, climbing rope and other important rock climbing equipment. At Anaconda, we partner with prestigious manufacturers such as Black Diamond, Big Wall, Beal, DMM, Mad Rock and Scarpa, to name a few, so if you are on the lookout for the best climbing gear, look no further than Anaconda.

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CAN I PURCHASE CLIMBING GEAR AT ANACONDA?

Yes, you can. Anaconda stocks a wide range of climbing essentials, including slacklines, climbing rope, rope bags, day packs and headlamps. If you need a new climbing harness, belay devices, carabiners, accessories and more. The range includes helmets and harnesses, screwgate carabiners, locking carabiners, ropes, crampons and belay devices plus other useful mountaineering tools, storage compartments and handy gadgets.


WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING CLIMBING GEAR?

It's becoming more and more common to shop online rather than to take time out from our busy lives to physically visit a shop. The convenience, range of choice, and great prices make buying online incredibly attractive. Shopping online is often the easiest way to buy climbing gear, and it's safe if you shop through a well-known and established retailer such as Anaconda. Of course, if fit is critical to performance, for instance with helmets or harnesses, it may be wiser to shop in person at one of the physical stores. Find them with our convenient store locator.


WHY SHOULD I BUY MY CLIMBING GEAR AT ANACONDA?

Anaconda only sells high quality climbing gear from reputable and trusted brands such as Black Diamond, Edelrid and Petzl. Australia has some surprisingly rugged and dangerous mountain terrain, and professional mountaineers appreciate the best belay devices, chalk bags, climbing shoes and rock climbing equipment available. The climbing gear you use will make a huge difference, allowing you to push on to the summit while others hold back. There is no alternative to high quality ascenders, descenders, hiking rope, slacklines and climbing harnesses, so explore Anaconda selections online or in-store to make your Australian mountaineering adventure worth it.

If shopping online, simply make a wishlist, add products to your shopping cart, and proceed to checkout for fast home delivery. At Anaconda, we offer interest-free afterpay where you can purchase now and pay later. We also offer gift cards, weekly specials and our famous lowest available price guarantee. If you are looking for gear to aid climbing, or other outdoor equipment such as sleeping bags, hammocks, hangboards, trekking apparel, tarps, gaiters or hiking packs, you have come to the right place.


WHAT ARE BELAY DEVICES?

A belay device (sometimes also called a rappel device) is a metal clamp that cinches on the rope. This braking action lets you hold a fellow climber on rope tension, or rappel. Rappel/belay devices can be as plentiful in design as fishing lures. Mainly there two basic designs, the "tube," (few are actually tube-shaped these days, but years ago most were, and the name stuck), and "brake assist" types.
The tube is the most economical, lightest and versatile design, allowing you to belay and rappel on single and double ropes. Some tube designs are partly self- locking, offering a brake-assist without any moving parts. Other designs might have only one slot, for a single rope.

Brake-assist devices have an internal cam or other feature that pinches the rope when it is weighted. These are popular among sport and gym climbers. Brake-assist devices are more expensive, heavier, and more complicated to use than the simpler tube.


HOW SHOULD I CHOOSE A CLIMBING HARNESS?

Harnesses are attached to the rope and allow you to climb safely up a rock face. They should be comfortable without being restrictive, but also fitted to stop you from falling out when on a route.
Harnesses are essential for supporting you on a climb and should be looked at as an investment purchase. Able to sustain your body weight as you climb, a harness should be unrestrictive yet snug, allowing you flexibility without risk.

There are several types of harness, including the sit harness, the chest harness and the full body harness.

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