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toretto


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I am new to the sport and am interested in knowing about some of the equipment. What sort of equipment should I think of buying before starting out on the rocks? I will be mostly doing trad climbs.


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The most important piece of gear I could recommend is a harness. After that you can worry about purchasing shoes, chalkbag and then ropes and gear.

I'm assuming since you said you will mostly be doing trad that you already know some climbers and have tried trad climbing before. If you don't know what you're doing then don't by gear you don't know how to use. Learn the basics first, find a partner who is good at trad, use their gear, second their leads and learn learn learn.


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A good place to start would be shoes, harness, chalk bag, belay device and locking carabiner.
Oh and take a Beginning Rock Climbing Class it is great way to get an overview of climbing and the basics.

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I'd say shoes are the single most important piece of equipment, they will improve your climbing and you can at least boulder with them and gain resistance before really taking on the crags. shoes, chalk bag... then later harness, rope and biners (and some quickdraws)

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I don't know, i think I'd rather have a harness than shoes. Most of the ones you rent offer no comfort and i'd rather know that the one thing that can save my life is new and in good condition than a pair of shoes. Just my 2 cents.


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I start 1 year ago and this is what I got first (after renting equipments in Gyms to see if I like that..):

- Harnesses
- Shoe
- ATC
- Master screw biner (for belaying)
- Chalk Bag
- Chalk
- Rope (for me and my girlfriend)

** Optional, for outside
- 4 srew carabiner (for the relay)
- 2 slings (for the relay)
- Maybe an helmet, it's always safer

** Sport
I add 12 quickdraws, two more master carabiners and two more slings for sport climbing.

**Futur Trad..
And now starting to collect trad protection.

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