Re: [bearbreeder] Cost of really getting into climbing
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I would say this price list is a little bit out of date or optimistic. You would have to scour a lot of sales to get all of these items at these prices. For the MSRP of the average item, add about 50% to everything.
eldrid jay harness 43$ ... 39$ with 10% off discount when you buy a package
so i had the total of draws and rack at 650$ ... real sport/trad cost is 580$ ... you can spend the difference on a few slings, cord, etc ...
my total OVERALL cost i had as 1020$ ...real total over all cost of what i listed is REALLY 897$ without tax
so i was a bit off on the HIGH side
again this is all name brand equipment from major canadian retailers at regular prices/discounts/coupon codes ... no seasonal specials or clearance
one of the biggest and IMO stupidest things is for new climbers to go off believing they have to spend $$$$$$ to go climbing ... or that $$$$$$ gear will keep you safer than cheaper but reliable gear from good manufacturers ...
just like those people who NEED a 200$ dry treated duodess rope to TR ... or NEED TC Pros to do 5.7s indoors
Those are mostly in Canadian dollars, right? I'm not sure what the exchange rate is right now, I don't think it is far off of 1:1. Any idea if these items cost the same here in the US? Are Canadian prices representative of other places, or is Canada an outlier?
(This post was edited by csproul on Oct 11, 2012, 2:58 PM)
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