Every year without fail, the best way of updating your kit is in the Black Friday climbing gear sales. For five years, we’ve put together the most comprehensive list of sales. You can get climbing shoes, full trad racks, puffer jackets, bags, and way more.
This year Black Friday is the 24th of November with Cyber Monday on the 27th. Nowadays sales tend to start before the Friday, and last well into the next week after. In fact, buying online is almost always the cheapest option.
We update this page very regularly over the sales period, so come back again easily by bookmarking this page. You can also subscribe to our email list for the latest deals.
We’ve got Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales from Backcountry, Moosejaw, Black Diamond, Eastern Mountain Sports, Moosejaw, and more. Brands on sale include The North Face, Patagonia, Backcountry, Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, and others. We’ll also highlight the best Black Friday rock climbing shoe deals, rope sales, cam / nut sales, as well as climbing jackets and puffies.
Do you need it?
While Black Friday is a great time to get good deals on climbing gear, don’t buy things you don’t need. We’d prefer you reuse and repair gear when it’s safe to do so. You can get shoes resoled, or re-sling and re-wire cams and nuts with DMM or Black Diamond. Puffer jackets can be repaired and more down can be added for longer usage. REI and Patagonia also sell pre-worn gear that’s been refreshed and repaired.
Black Diamond Black Friday Climbing Gear Deals
Black Diamond has an excellent Black Friday climbing gear sale every year. They’ve outdone themselves again this time. Their cams and nuts are top-of-the-line, and the Camalot C4, Ultralight, Z4s, and offsets are the industry standard for rock friends.
Now, you can get 25% off on nearly the entire range of climbing cams until the 28th. Watch out though, some of the range is already sold out and we expect more to become unavailable in the next few days.
Check out all of the best Black Friday deals on cams and nuts
The same discount goes for nearly all of their other gear and apparel and we’ve chucked in some really good offers on other popular gear below.
Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight
Black Diamond C4 Cams
Black Diamond Vision MIPS Helmet
Black Diamond Theorem 30 Backpack
Black Diamond Solution Harness – Men’s
Black Diamond Solution Harness – Men’s
Black Diamond Momentum Men’s
Black Diamond Momentum Women’s
Backcountry Black Friday Climbing Gear Deals
Backcountry is having another massive Black Friday sale, with up to 60% off! Nearly all of their range of climbing and outdoor gear has at least some discount. They even match or improve on nearly every other sale vs their competitors.
The sale has already started. Check Backcountry’s Black Friday sales page here or by clicking the banner below, or click here for just climbing gear. We’ve also listed a bunch of the most popular climbing gear below.
Black Diamond Honnold Edition 9.4 Dry Rope – 70m
Tommy Caldwell Eco Dry DuoTec Climbing Rope 9.6mm 60m + more lengths
REI Cyber Monday Climbing Gear Deals
REI doesn’t do Black Friday sales in-store to go against the grain of spending for the sake of spending. Instead, they pay their employees to take the day off and get outside.
Instead, they have massive online sales! Take a look at their full sale page here or see some of our top picks below. REI Members also get 25% off (on top of any sale discounts) on any one item.
La Sportiva TC Pro
Black Diamond Drop Zone Crash Pad
Black Diamond HotWire Quickdraws
La Sportiva TX Guide Leather Approach Shoes
Steep & Cheap Black Friday Climbing Gear Deals
Steep & Cheap are a fairly new online retailer that just sells gear that’s on a heavy discount. They’ve always got good deals going, but around Black Friday and Cyber Monday they do day-by-day deals as well.
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You can check out their current Black Friday sales here, featuring 30 to 75% off a tonne of different climbing shoes and top-tier gear. These are the best deals we’ve got below.
Eastern Mountain Sports Black Friday Climbing Gear Deals
Eastern Mountain Sports Black Friday deals aren’t huge, but they do some big cuts on specific gear. You can take a look at their current sales deals here or we’ve highlighted a good couple of deals below.
Sterling Evolution VR9 60M 9.7mm Rope
Black Diamond Women’s Vector Helmet
Outdoor Research Black Friday Climbing Gear Deals
Outdoor Research’s Black Friday sale has now started. It only lasts until the 27th, so take a quick look. Their most popular gear is the range of well-reviewed down hoodies and jackets, most of which are on sale now. You can get 25% off on most of their gear!
Men’s Coldfront Down Hoodie
Women’s Coldfront Down Hoodie
Moosejaw Black Friday Sales
Moosejaw normally have big Black Friday sales on outdoor gear and climbing gear. Check out all of their sales here and come back to this page for the Black Friday deals closer to the date.
Mammut 9.5 Crag Dry Rope – Dual Pattern
Black Diamond Drop Zone Crash Pad
Climbing Shoes Black Friday Deals
Climbing shoes are the biggest sellers on Black Friday – after trad racks. We’ve scouted out the best deals on the most popular shoes indoors and out. We’ve found some of our favorites for the best climbing shoes and best beginner climbing shoes.
There are always really steep discounts available on very popular shoes as well as more budget options. If you’re looking to replace your current pair or upgrade, now is a great time.
Beginner Climbing Shoes On Sale
Black Diamond Momentum Men’s
Evolv Defy Lace
Intermediate Climbing Shoes On Sale
Aggressive Climbing Shoes On Sale
La Sportiva Solution
Black Friday Climbing Protection Sales – Cams, Nuts e.t.c
Black Friday is the best time of the year to pick up your first rack, fill out spaces in your current set-up, or replace worn-out gear. Trad racks are expensive to buy and maintain, and Black Friday is the perfect time to grab deals.
It’s always possible to get really good discounts on the latest gear but the heaviest cuts are on the previous range. So if you don’t need the absolute lightest, you can often get cams and nuts at half price.
BD Camalot Ultralights, C4s, Z4s, offsets, DMM Dragons and Dragonflys, full Metolius range, Camp Ball Nuts, and Tricams, plus Wild Country’s Zero Friends, are all available. Most retailers are offering a straight 25% off on most cams – which is a great deal.
DMM Dragonfly Cams
Wild Country Zero Friend Cam
CAMP USA Tricam
CAMP USA Ball Nut
DMM Wallnuts Set
Full 1-11 Set
$129.95 $97.46- 25% Off
Other sets available
Black Diamond Stopper Set #4-13
Wild Country Pro-Key Nut Tool + Leash
Wild Country Rockcentric Set #5-9
Black Friday Climbing Rope Sales
Getting a rope in a Black Friday sale is an absolute winner of an idea. Winter Sport Climbing Holidays make a great excuse to treat yourself to a sending rope, starting a new hobby properly with your first gym rope also makes total sense.
Most of our top picks for Best Climbing Rope and Best Beginner Climbing Rope will be on sale below at a steep 20 to 25% off below – which is an excellent deal. We’ll feature a range of skinny sending ropes and classic workhorses.
Petzl Arial Dry
Boa 9.8mm – 40m
Edelrid Swift Protect Pro Dry 8.9mm – 70m
Patagonia Black Friday Sales
You’ll probably have heard that Patagonia do things differently – like the owner donating the entire company to a charitable trust. That applies to Black Friday too, and last year they donated $10 million of their profits from the day to charity.
They will most likely do the same as REI and close their physical stores, opting for online sales only. You can check for all of their current outdoor gear sales over here or look at Backcountry’s Patagonia sales here.
They’re also making the amazing move of integrating their Worn Wear range into the main product pages. Meaning if you’re looking at a jacket and they’ve got a used one in stock, you have the option. You can see everything they have on offer in the Worn Wear section here.
Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket – Men’s
Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket – Women’s
The North Face Black Friday Sales
It’s hard to find any type of The North Face Black Friday-style sales most of the year, and their gear is so “premium”-priced that’s it hard to justify buying it at full price. We’ve found a couple though!
Backcountry have a short-term perk going for their Expedition members. All you have to do is sign up for free here and you’ll get 25% off on all North Face items for a limited time only, plus 20% off of any one item of your choice.
The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket
The North Face Nuptse Short Jacket – Women’s
When Is Black Friday?
Black Friday is officially on the 24th of November in 2023. It’s normally the first Friday after Thanksgiving in the USA. It started as many people were with family around the time and had a day off so would be able to shop – as well as spend Holiday money.
When Is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday is the first Monday after Black Friday. This year it’s Monday 27th November. Cyber Monday climbing gear sales are really common and even more so in the last season. Retailers would prefer you buy online instead of in-store.
It started as a response to Black Friday where at the end of that month people would have had their payday as well as Holiday money and be at work browsing for things to spend it on.
Is It Worth Buying Climbing Gear On Black Friday / Cyber Monday?
As long as you aren’t spending money just to spend it – Yes! Getting a new rack for outdoor climbing can be incredibly expensive so Black Friday sales are a great way of picking up that gear that might save your life!
Climbing in winter can be harsh with the weather changes. Getting a good puffy or climbing pants at a knockdown price will save you money on something you’ll need – just at the right time.
Climbing shoes Black Friday deals also tend to be really good. We like to wear ours out, then get one or two resoles. Still, having two or three pairs to rotate in and out and use for different reasons is the norm. As long as they are being used, it’s not a waste.
You probably don’t need a new TV but you might need new climbing shoes if you’re you’re using them regularly. Again, don’t buy things you don’t need. You can get really good gear second-hand, and most gear can be repaired.
What Is A Good Deal For Black Friday + Cyber Monday?
A good deal is around 20% off or more. However, some gear will only ever get a small amount off. Popular items that sell well – like the grigri or puffer jackets – often don’t see any discount.
30% off on climbing gear is great. Any more and you’re getting an amazing deal. It’s definitely possible to get 50-70% off on some great gear that’s just last year’s shoe or something retailers want to shift.
Check what the prices are at other stores first as some retailers bump up the normal price and then apply a discount that ends up being no different from the RRP (recommended retail price).
We’ll catch this for you and only recommend deals that give a real terms discount.