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Climbing boots

This article is about the quest item which has no defensive bonuses. For the item with bonuses see Rock climbing boots.
Climbing boots
Climbing boots inventory icon
Tradeable No
Equipable Yes
Stacks No
Quest item No
High alchemy Cannot be alchemised
Low alchemy Cannot be alchemised
Destroy Destroy
Store price 12 coins (Freda)
Protect on Death Unknown [Edit]
Examine Boots made for climbing.
Weight 0.3 kg

Climbing boots are items of footwear that can be acquired after the Death Plateau quest. They can be purchased from Freda, located in the hut overlooking the plateau, for 12 coins. They must be worn to climb over certain rockfalls around the Troll Stronghold.

Climbing boots originally had defensive bonuses. On 24th June 2010, all climbing boots were converted into rock climbing boots and a new type of climbing boot was created with no stats.

Combat Statistics
In Legacy mode, damage and life bonus values will be divided by 10 (and rounded down).
Equip: Death Plateau
No use requirements
Slot: Class: Type: Level:
Feet slot icon None Cosmetic 0
Damage: Accuracy: Armour:
0 0 0
Constitution Prayer Strength Ranged Magic
0 0 0 0 0

Development history

Before 24th June 2010 climbing boots had stat bonuses and were commonly used by players in the Wilderness as a cheap defensive item. After the update, all climbing boots in prior possession were converted to Rock climbing boots in order to separate the low level quest item which needed to be cheap from a useful and highly beneficial piece of armour.[1]

However the conversion provided a relatively small number of players who happened to have considerable stocks of the boots (as spares for combat) a considerable income as the sell-back price of rock climbing boots was significantly higher than Grand Exchange price of climbing boots previously. This was a contentious issue which Jagex later admitted that they could have handled differently and the fix was borne out of a desire to fix problems as they saw them.[2]


  1. 1 News post: "We’ve updated the climbing boots that you are able to buy after starting the Death Plateau quest..."
  2. 2 Event: RuneFest 2010

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