Rock Climbing Gear List

Gear List — This is a simple rock climbing gear list of essentials you will need to get started climbing. You will also want to add to this list from the Basic Gear List.

Bouldering

• Climbing shoes
• Chalk Bag & Chalk
• Crash Pad
• Toothbrush (for cleaning chalk encrusted holds)
• Snacks & Water

Indoor Climbing

• Harness
• Chalk Bag
• Belay Device & Locking Carabiner
• Climbing Shoes
• Backpack

Sport Climbing – Same as Indoor Climbing, but add:

• Quickdraws (10-12)
• Rope (10.5mm X 60 M)
• Rope Bag
• 60 cm Nylon or Spectra Slings (1-2)
• 120 cm Nylon or Spectra Slings (1-2)
• Oval or Locking Carabiners (2-3)
• Helmet

Traditional Climbing – Same as Indoor and Sport, but add:

• 1-2 Sets of Stoppers
• 1 Set of Hexes
• 1-2 Sets of Camming Devices
• 10 or more 60 cm Nylon Slings
• 20 or more Carabiners
• 20 Feet of Tubular Webbing
• Cordelette (7 mm X 20 Feet Accessory Cord)
• Nut Tool (for those stuck pieces)

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