Kit List for Rock Climbing without snowy / glacial approaches
Bring this list on your course as a daily kit check before departure.
- Clothing – Loose fitting comfortable clothing to cover both warm and cold days. Shorts and T-shirts may be ideal on the coast one day whilst thermals and fleece layers are the way forward for a mountain route.
- Walking boots or approach shoes – Trainers / approach shoes are adequate for accessing most crags and are lighter to carry on the route.
- Rucksack – Around 25 – 40L, with a waterproof liner. You should be able to get all the kit listed here inside.
- Harness – make sure it fits before the course and is not too big at its smallest possible waist size. Likewise that you can get it over fleeces, waterproofs etc.
- Helmet – Easily adjustable and big enough to go over a warm hat.
- Rock climbing shoes – See our advice article on these.
- Waterproof Jacket and Trousers – Lightweight waterproofs will be sufficient for most courses.
- Warm Hat and Gloves
- Water Bottle and Packed Lunch – At least 1L Capacity.
- Spare Warm layer – Large fleece or light duvet jacket.
- Personal First Aid Kit – Plasters and personal medication.
- Sun cream,
- Sun Hat
- Head Torch
- Emergency Survival Bag
- Cash – For the essential climbers Cafes!
- Hardware – Ideally also bring a belay plate, 120cm sling, 2 prussiks and 3 screw gate karabiners (one HMS). (Optional).
- Chalk Bag – For harder climbs.
- Climbing Rack – If you own them please bring your own protection – wires, hexes, friends, quickdraws etc.
- Local Guidebooks and Maps
Group Items – Supplied by your Guide
- Climbing Rack
- Group Shelter
- Guidebooks and Maps
- Spare cord for abseiling (‘tat’!)
- Knife, for cutting the above