Opinion post by
Lily Katz

Plenty of earbuds are geared toward running, weightlifting, and even swimming. Despite rock climbing’s meteoric rise and celebrity status, few earbuds and headphones are suitable for the sport. I’ve reviewed hundreds of audio products, and the Shokz OpenRun are the best headphones for rock climbing in my opinion.

Shokz OpenRun
  • Leaves ears unoccluded
  • Fast charging battery
  • IP67 rating

The Shokz OpenRun bone-conduction headphones leave the ears unoccluded and produce a decent sound. They have an IP67 rating and a fast-charging battery.

Anyone familiar with rock climbing knows that you use a lot of chalk. The chalk absorbs excess moisture from your hands, making it easier to grip holds. As you can imagine, chalk doesn’t just stay on your hands. It gets everywhere.