Chattanooga Now Climber's choice: Best gifts for your rock warrior

Chattanooga Now Climber's choice: Best gifts for your rock warrior

December 1st, 2017 by Myron Madden in Get Out - Departments

Cody Roney

Cody Roney

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As executive director of the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, Cody Roney has collected her fair share of giveaway swag for SCC fundraisers, but it's her seven years on the rock that have cultivated her eye for the best finds. We asked Roney to share some of those gems with us, and let her take the reins to explain why they should be under your tree come Christmas morning.
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Rab Neutrino Endurance Jacket

Since the climbing season begins as the weather cools down, I always make sure to have my Rab Neutrino Endurance down jacket on hand. This jacket is very durable, incredibly warm and it has a deep hood so it stays in place. It's also longer in the back to cover your bum when you're sitting on the cold ground. Mine is still holding strong two seasons in, and I would highly recommend it to anyone in the market for a warm and durable down jacket.

$375

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Rab Electron Vest

At the top of my list this year is the Rab Electron Vest. Vests are great layer pieces to keep the core warm on chilly days, and they are perfect for climbing since jackets are usually too bulky to climb in. As someone who gets cold really easily, I think this is the perfect piece to add to any wardrobe.

$200

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Rhino Skin Solutions

I tried Rhino Skin Solutions for the first time this year and quickly became a believer in the product — which is why I pretty much have the entire skin line on my wish list. Finger tips quickly wear out after a long day of climbing, and if I'm even going to attempt a second day, skin recovery is a must. Rhino has products for recovery, performance and dry or moist skin.

$9-$65

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La Sportiva Miura Climbing Shoes

Like most climbers, I find myself buying new climbing shoes at least once a year, and the La Sportiva Miura is my go-to. The rubber is sticky to help you grip onto the rock, the shoe fits my feet like a glove, and they're really comfortable for long days on the rocks.

$165