Sports Basement can outfit both gym and trad climbers, beginners up to expert, with shoes, harnesses, ropes, ‘biners, chalk, bouldering equipment, and pro. We’ve recently doubled our climbing gear selection! Our expert staff will help you find the right shoes and gear for your needs.

You can find informative articles below and a selection of the brands we carry to the right.




Gearing up for spring camping and climbing

Spring has arrived at the Basement! Tents are popping up all over the floor, the walls are sprouting backpacks and sleeping bags, and the whole place is starting to feel a little like a campsite along the John Muir Trail.

Climb, hike or sail, we’ve got you covered for summer

Our Backcountry departments are gearing up for all sorts of summer activities, and we’ve got the gear you need for everything from scaling Half Dome to sailing on San Francisco Bay.

Justin’s top three climbing spots in the Bay Area

Living in the Bay Area, we are fortunate to have some really great climbing spots just a short drive away. Here are a few of SB Sunnyvale manager Justin Solid's favorites.

The Basement guide to becoming a rock climber

I'm a Climb-a-holic. They say the first step in recovery is admitting you have a problem. My addiction started with visits to the local climbing gym. I was quickly hooked by how much fun I would have while working out.

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