While trying to build my old 20th level Monk in 2e, I considered Combat Climber for some all terrain fighting, but what it does is this:
"Your techniques allow you to fight as you climb. You’re not flat-footed while Climbing and can Climb with a hand occupied. You must still use another hand and both legs to Climb."
Well, Quick Climbing grants a Climb Speed at Legendary Athletics, which removes flat-footed and my Monk is hand to hand only, so no weapons to occupy a hand.
That made me wonder...does it serve any purpose? Is it required for those moments you use a hand to strike, or is it not particularly useful now?
If it serves no purpose, I'd toss it for another feat. Any help here would be greatly appreciated.
I'd say no, you really don't need it. Also monks have better options than climbing if they don't mind spending class feats like wall running or flying.
I just like the option of being able to fight in any given scenario, and at full speed. Put a decent chunk of my skill feats into that to save Class Feats for the good stuff (options for maneuvers, ki powers, and of course a decent stance).
Set up to do solid attacking and tanking as well. Good times.