Our Approach

Our vision is to make it easy to climb outdoors.  We know that there are barriers to entry in climbing and we are here to break down some of them, starting with gear. We offer seamless online reservations, quality equipment, and superior customer service.

Our Story

Rubber Sole Climbing began out of a desire to find convenient and affordable rock climbing rental gear in the Bay Area. We love to climb and even more than climbing, we love introducing new people to the sport and the community. Our hope is that you will rally some friends, grab some gear and go explore all the incredible natural features we have here in Northern California. Climb On!

Meet the Founder

Katie Wade is an unapologetically average climber. She learned to climb on plastic, but once she got her first taste of outdoor rock, she knew that she'd be a climber for life. Whether its alpine, trad, sport, or bouldering, she loves the way climbing makes her feel and the places it takes her.


Katie Wade