Black Friday climbing sales can be an amazing way of picking up your rack for the next year. Normally Black Friday sales don't start until the day itself - Friday 27th November. This year as consumers look to buy online a few major retailers are starting their Black Friday sales early!
Online sales used to be relegated to Cyber Monday on the 30th, the Monday after the in-store sales. Now we've got access to online climbing gear sales for Black Friday 2020 well before both days. Expect decent outdoor gear sales before and the absolute best climbing gear deals to pop up in the last few days before Black Friday.
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We've got Black Friday sales for Backcountry, Moosejaw, Black Diamond, Eastern Mountain Sports, Moosejaw and more. Brands on sales include The North Face, Patagonia, Backcountry, Arc'teryx, Black Diamond, and many more. We've also highlighted the best Black Friday rock climbing shoe deals, rope sales, and cam / nut sales.
Hey! Please take a sec to think before buying cool climbing gear.
Don't buy things you don't need or can't afford. Consider re-slinging cams and nuts, getting new dogbones sewn in for older quickdraws, resoling your shoes, or repairing tears and rips in jackets. Ask at local climbing stores or check the gear brand's website or social media for services. Both REI and Patagonia sell used clothes, packs, and shoes in great condition.
Because we're in the UK we've also rounded up Black Friday climbing gear sales for the UK. Though it's mainly an American thing, larger UK retailers have joined in as a way of boosting pre-Christmas sales. Check the table of contents below to find the right place.
Backcountry Black Friday Climbing Gear Deals
From Thursday 5th November Backcountry are giving everyone 20% off one item using this link. You can view all of their climbing gear sales here. They also have a huge sale on right now for big outdoors brands like Arc'teryx, Patagonia, prAna and more - check it out here.
This year Backcountry have a massive Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale going with up to 40% off on a bunch of gear. There is also a sale of minimum 20% off on a tonne of climbing shoes from beginner to advanced right here. Check out our top climbing shoe Black Friday picks just below.
Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody - Certain Colors
Five Ten Quantum Climbing Shoe
Black Diamond Black Friday Climbing Gear Deals
Black Diamond normally have a decent Black Friday climbing gear sale and this year seems to be no different! Black Diamond's excellent range of cams and nuts make for excellent protection on routes. Camalot's in the Z4, offset, C$ and ultralight are all on sale right now.
Black Friday is the best time of your to build a trad rack so as well as just BD's own site we've got a separate Black Friday climbing protection section set up. Check BD's current sales page here, they also have a bunch of high quality outdoor gear on sale.
Black Diamond Momentum Package
Black Diamond Momentum Climbing Shoe - Women's
Check out all of the best Black Friday deals on cams and nuts
Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight
Buy 4 or more of any Camalot for an extra 10% off
Black Diamond Camalot Z4
Buy 4 or more of any Camalot for an extra 10% off
Steep & Cheap Black Friday Climbing Gear Deals
Steep & Cheap are a fairly new online retailer that focus on big sales on outdoor brands. They've got a big sale on big brands The North Face, Patagonia, and Arc'teryx right now here with up to 50% off! You can see all of their climbing gear Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales here. Standout gear sales below.
You can also get an extra 20% off using the code NOVEXTRA20 on a bunch of items listed here during the month of November!
Scarpa Phantom 6000 Mountaineer Boot
Mammut Gravity Classic Climbing Rope
Eastern Mountain Sports Black Friday Climbing Gear Deals
EMS have an awesome sale on loads of climbing gear for Black Friday that's already started! You can see all of their Black Friday deals here which cover a tonne of outdoor gear. Climbing sales specifically are here. Members get an extra $20 off when you spend over $100. You can get up to 80% off on some Black Diamond gear too!
Black Diamond Men's Solution Harness
Petzl Sirocco Climbing Helmet
Outdoor Research Black Friday Climbing Gear Deals
Outdoor Research sometimes take part in Black Friday and Cyber Monday and have a page available with all their current deals here.
Men's Illuminate Down Hoodie
Women's Down Baja Pullover
Moosejaw Black Friday Sales
Moosejaw normally have big Black Friday sales on outdoors gear and climbing gear to boot. Right now they've got a few sales including a Thanksgiving Sale, Anniversary Sale plus their pre Black Friday deals up! Check out all of their sales here.
They're currently giving out $20 gift cards on purchases over $99 using the code FREEMONEY - with the value of the card increasing per amount spent. If you're looking to get your own kit now but give a gift card as a Christmas present - this is a great deal.
Moosejaw's Black Friday offer includes a Cyber Monday deal. If you use the code CYBERTURKEY you can get 50% extra Moosejaw reward dollars on full priced items. These reward dollars can them be used in later purchases.
Black Diamond Vector Helmet
Beal Opera 8.5mm - From 30 to 80 meters
Climbing Shoes Black Friday Deals
We've checked out a few different retailers for the best climbing shoes on sale for Black Friday. Beginner, intermediate and advanced climbing shoes are all featured here.
If you've been waiting around to get your first pair, the Rogue VCS on offer below are a great deal for a starter shoe. For more advanced climbers the Kataki and Hiangle are incredible. Picking up a pair of climbing shoes for Black Friday can be a great way of saving money for adventures in the new year!
Beginners - Black Friday Climbing Shoe Deals
Five Ten Rogue VCS Climbing Shoes - Men's
Five Ten Rogue VCS Climbing Shoes - Women's
More and more Black Friday climbing shoes deals are popping up so we'll keep updating this page as they come in. Popular shoes like the Five Ten Hiangle in different models, Scarpa Instinct and the La Sportiva Solutions are being included too. Also check our best beginner climbing shoes article for a full guide, both the Tarantulace and Origin above are great picks.
Aggressive - Black Friday Climbing Shoe Deals
Five Ten Hiangle Climbing Shoe - Men's
Five Ten Hiangle Climbing Shoe - Women's
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. We'd always recommend getting gear fixed instead of buying new but sometimes it has to be done.
Black Diamond features prominently here and we've found some excellent deals up to 30% off on Camalots packages and singles. There are also some good deals on nuts, hexes and stopper sets. Backcountry have basically every cam on the market up for 20 to 25% off RRP as do Moosejaw.
Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight 2nd's
Cosmetic seconds with slight paint imperfections - still bomber. Only 1 and 2's left in stock.
Black Diamond Camalot C4 Package #.3-6
Rare discount on the full set of C4's from the smallest to the 6, without the new massive 7 and 8
Black Diamond Camalot C4 Package #0.5 - 3
Black Diamond Camalot C4 Package #4-6
Camp USA Dyneema Tri Cam Set
Wild Country Pro-Key Nut Tool + Leash
Black Friday Climbing Rope Sales
Getting a rope in a Black Friday sale is an absolute winner of an idea. Now is about the time of year that the season is winding down and you'll probably be ready to replace your old rope. It's also when ice climbing seasons gets underway and you'll need to be absolutely sure of a dry-treated rope that'll handle the worst of conditions.
Mammut Crag Dry Duodess 9.5mm
Our top pick for the best beginner climbing rope this year is an absolute steal at 30% off.
Edelrid Boa Gym Climbing Rope 9.8mm
Our favorite gym climbing rope of this year is also available at a steep discount.
Edelrid Swift Eco Dry Climbing Rope 8.9mm
A high end sending rope for those pushing hard redpoint grades.
Petzl Kliff Rope Bag
The Kliff is our recommended rope and kit bag. Buy this, protect your rope, and you'll never buy another bag.
Patagonia Black Friday Sales
Black Friday Patagonia deals are common - last year they donated all profits from the day to outdoor causes too! However, they have been doing a similar thing to REI by closing physical stores and encouraging employees and customers to take the day outside instead.
This year they are promoting the message "Buy Less, Demand More". In their message they encourage people to think more about their purchases. Buying only quality items means getting more use out of it and needing to buy a replacement less often. Using 100% Organic cotton, upping the amount of recycled plastic into their polyester, and continuing to work with fair trade organizations is all part of the work too.
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.
You can check for all of their current Black Friday outdoor gear sales over here. They've got some big discounts on their fleeces, micro puff jackets and other puffies, and more. Consider their second hand range - used Patagonia is all the rage.
Patagonia Men's Down Sweater Vest
Patagonia Arbor Classic Pack 25L
Arc'teryx Black Friday Sales
Arc'teryx sometimes have Black Friday deals but the best place to get a discount on their products is often different online retailers. We've found a few good deals on their jackets and harnesses, take a look below. Also check Backcountry's Arc'teryx sale page.
Arc'teryx Cerium LT Hooded Down Jacket - Men's
Arc'teryx Cerium LT Hooded Down Jacket - Women's
Arc'teryx AR-395a Harness
Arc'teryx Sigma AR Pant - Women's
Black Friday Climbing Gear Sales UK
We'll update this page as Black Friday sales start are announced for UK outdoors retailers. For now there isn't much available but Epic TV have some really good clearance deals on Petzl harnesses, as well as on climbing backpacks.
When Is Black Friday?
Black Friday is officially on the 27th of November in 2020. 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 30th November.
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 browing 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.
You probably don't need a new TV but you might need new climbing shoes you'll actually use.
What Is A Good Deal For Black Friday?
You want to be getting at least 20% off items - if not more. Check what the prices are at other stores first as some retailers bump up the normal price then apply a discount that ends up being no different to the RRP (recommended retail price).
30% off on climbing gear is great. Any more and you're getting an amazing deal.