I live near Tacoma, travel to Seattle often. I am looking for a great gear shop, locally owned. Im a total gear whore, mostly rock climbing and I spend often at REI and backcountry, but also want to support local whenever possible. Where am I headed in your opinions. Add Portland as well if worth a pit stop while passing through.
Add Portland as well if worth a pit stop while passing through. Thanks
The Mountain Shop in Portland has been around since '37, supposedly it's the oldest independent sporting goods store in the US (or something like that). Good people and pretty good climbing inventory, as far as retail shops go. They sell some local stuff too (NW Alpine, Cilo, etc.).
There is also OMC and Climb Max, but I don't have any personal experience with them.
Kyle Tarry From Portland, OR Joined Mar 5, 2015 93 points