On longer climbing sessions I like to keep my cell phone close by, but most of the time I have no backpack with me. So I would like to pack the cell phone in a little case that I can put on my climbing harness via a carabiner.

I know some case manufactures that do provide durable small cases, but none with a loop to put your carabiner through.

As it can get pretty rough in the wall, I like this box being durable since it needs to protect my stuff.

What box does work well and has proven to withstand harsh conditions?

Consider that I do not want to wear clothes with pockets.


2 Answers 2


One possibility: Check out the home improvement store. Check the tool section. You can get all sorts of attachments for tool belts, including ones to carry things like a cell phone.

They aren't rigid. If rock climbing I'd use this and something like an Otter Case to protect the phone itself. They don't have a ring for a 'biner, but they do have a loop for belt or web sling. You may need to comb out the velcro now and then to get it to secure the flap properly.

Here's 3 from Lowes. enter image description here

Also: the phone itself should have a case or skin that is a bright colour. I read a post on a hiking forum of someone having dropped their phone on some loop trail and were asking for people to keep an eye out for it. Finding a black rectangle on a trail with lots of basalt (dark grey) rocks. I have a hot pink skin on my iPhone that has helped me find it several times.

If you don't have pockets or a backpack, how do you carry lunch, snacks, a windbreaker for when you're on belay...?


Pelican makes small cases for electronics. There is likely something of a size to do what you want.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.