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Apr 13, 2009, 7:32 AM

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Re: [Lilymoose] New Climber~ Need Advice
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Do you live in Lexington? I do and I"m an RRG climber.

People say to buy cheap gear when starting. Ignore that. I would begin with buying these things:

**Chalk Bag (I suggest Krieg to support a former local climber)
**Shoes. You'll probably do more verticle climbing starting out so I suggest Katanas or the new women's Anasazi (I'm selling a pair if your street shoe is near size 8), and there are some Evolves that are great. You want something that is somewhat stiff (like the aforementioned) but soft enough to stick. When you get into overhanging, you won't be on your feet as much and can look into sticky rubber and flexible soles.
**Rope that is 10.0 t0 10.2 (I suggest 10). You don't want to go too thin because you'll be TRing and you don't want to go too thick because it's hard to belay with that. Ropes get dirty and swell
**Harness - just get what you can and you'll decide later on what is comfortable. Watch SteapandCheap, outdoor online shops, and especially Ebay (lots of deals there). The primrose is cheap and OK.

You don't need draws starting out because people are more likely to share that, but people tend to get annoyed when others trash their ropes.

(This post was edited by acacongua on Apr 13, 2009, 7:35 AM)

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