Pittsburgh Climbing Equipment Suppliers
Comments listed with each shop are my own. My general feeling is
that we should support the two real climbing shops
in town whenever we can.
- 4123 William Penn Hwy
Monroeville, PA 15146-2601
501 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15208-2559
(412) 241-2767 check this...2787?
- The Monroeville location is across from the
Service Merchandise/Computer City strip mall.
The Pittsburgh location is located in 'The
Factory' next to The Climbing Wall.
- There is a 10% discount
to members of the Explorers Club and CMU
Explorers Club (not sure about other clubs).
Fred has mentioned to me in the past that he
would give a 10% discount if you say you heard
about it on the net. Not sure if this applied only
to mail-order equipment.
- Climbing classes, shoe rental.
- Mountain Dreams
- 1121 Bower Hill Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15243-1359
- Easiest directions from Squirrel Hill: parkway through
Fort Pitt Tunnel, first right onto 19S (Banksville Rd).
Stay on 19S as it turns right past the Boston Chicken
and then turns left after about 4-5 lights. Next light
turn right onto Bower Hill Road. MD is about 2 miles on the left.
- Good sales regularly. You can get put on their mailing
list. At one time, there was a discount on purchases of
sets (nuts, cams, etc). Don't know if this still applies.
- Climbing classes, shoe rental, guiding services.
- EMS (Eastern Mountain Sports)
- 397 South Hills Village
Pittsburgh, PA 15241-1415
- Other stores in Ross Park and Monroeville malls.
gear selection. There is a twice yearly 20% off
sale. I believe they rent camping equipment, and
this is sold (often at very good prices) at the end
of each season (not sure when). I've only been in
the store twice, so I don't know if they offer classes.
- Outdoor Experience
- 500 Walnut St
Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2312
- Very limited gear selection. Though if you want Goretex,
they carry a lot of it (read: yuppie clothing store).
Other Equipment Suppliers
- P.O. Box 53
Seneca Rocks, WV 26884-0053
(304) 567-2600 or (800) 548-0108
- The climbing shop at Seneca Rocks. Definitely should
be supported if you're down there. They maintain the
local rescue equipment.
- Guiding service. Aside: I also recommend the other
guiding service, the Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides.
- Blue Ridge Outdoors
- 101 E Wiseman Ave
Fayetteville, WV 25840
- One of two climbing shops in Fayetteville, serving the
New River Gorge area. Very large selection.
- I believe there is a loose association with a guiding
service and a resoler (Flyin' Brian).
Todd W. Mummert