SINCE 2002! NOCO Gear evolved from founder Dan MacKinnon piecing together his first trad rack by buying pre-owned gear.

Dan was introduced to climbing after moving to Northern Colorado in 1998, and he quickly fell in love with the sport. As a full-time college student, he also realized the expense of purchasing the gear he needed. To cut down on costs, he bought used racks, kept the pieces he needed, and then resold the remaining quality pieces to local climbers. As his personal rack grew, so did the interest of climbers looking for gear at pre-owned prices, so Dan graduated to to online sales and growing the business.


Now a partnership of Dan, J. Fagette, and H. Bakker = NOCO Gear. The company inventory was expanded while maintaining the company model: To provide quality equipment at discounted prices, while spending as much time possible on the rock putting our gear to good use.


For the folks at NOCO Gear, putting the gear to good use means ascending a slab of granite or jamming up a sandstone crack. Our team is comprised of folks ho love the outdoors with a wide range of climbing / hiking / backpacking / active outdoor experience, including trad all climbing (trad, sport, aid and bigwall, bouldering, etc.) and hiking, snowshoeing, and backpacking, car camping, etc. sport climbing, aid climbing, multi-pitch, big walls, ice climbing, alpine climbing and mountaineering. 

We are proud of the quality of gear NOCO has to offer. Every single piece of climbing gear we sell has been thoroughly inspected for quality and safety, and we only buy from authorized dealers on the Front Range of Colorado. We know quality gear, and if we would not use it, we would not sell it. The scope of equipment we provide ranges from this year latest models to vintage offerings. 

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