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Airplanes, Air Travel, and Regulations on Climbing Gear, Such as Chalk, Your Rack, Crash Pads, and Ice Tools
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The topic of flying with gear has come up enough to warrant its own sticky within this forum. We've beat this to death.

All subsequent threads on this topic will be LOCKED.

The United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is the regulatory and enforcing division behind what passengers may or may not bring aboard commercial airplanes in the US. All climbing equipment, with the exception of a few specific items, is allowed to be carried on per TSA regulations. However, please contact your preferred airline to request carry-on size limits.
    Prohibited items...........Carry on ........Checked
    Ice Axes/Ice Picks.........No.................Yes
    Drills and drill bits.. .......No.................Yes
    Ski Poles......................No.................Yes
    Hammers......................No.................Yes


TSA list of Prohibited Items

Since this is a recurring topic I invite you to explore the following threads to see what others have said about traveling with climbing gear. I ask that conversation about your experiences happen in those threads.

For people who live and travel outside the United States, I kindly ask that you please add your government regulations pertaining to climbing equipment and airline travel to this thread and please, please, please provide a source. Sometimes it is good to print out and carry the most current information with you to settle disputes. Ultimately, though, it is up to the inspecting authority's discretion as to what is/is not allowed aboard planes. If the say no, don't argue. However, many people feel better about carrying their equipment with them instead of checking it.



Here are some discussion threads:


This thread is for the posting of United States and international security regulations pertaining to the travel with climbing gear (To include relevant and pertinent updates). Please provide sources (links) to your information. Non-related posts will summarily be recycled.


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