What can I donate?
> Climbing gear
Climbing shoes (no blown shoes >> check out Feetofthecat.org)
Helmets (softshell or hardshell)
Harnesses (safe, fully adjustable, small full-body)
Quickdraws (newer than 5 years)
belay devices, gri-gris, etc (no sharp edges)
rain shells, softshells
New dynamic or static ropes (no used ropes)
rope access/rescue gear (our mentors train in vertical rescue
> Alpine gear
hiking boots sizes 5-11 us
crampons (strap-ons or hybrids)
gloves (warm, waterproof)
single and multi-day First-aid kits (not expired)
How do I know if it’s too old?
shoes: have holes in toes, or are very rigid or curled up from age
atcs: sharp metal edges from where the rope runs over the metal
harnesses, PAS, fabric items: obvious serious UV damage, cuts, holes, etc
rain gear: delaminating waterproof material (is no longer waterproof)
helmets and crampons: look for fractures, damage
How do you check if the gear is safe?
donations are sorted with 25+ years experience at Boulder Sports recycler
We ask for the Gear’s history
We also Sort based on safety standards of industry leaders and used gear stores.
"Climbing gear INSPECTION" - Outdoor Safety Institute
"When to Retire Climbing Gear" - REI Co-op Journal