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Matthew0718


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I've been training for quite some time in an indoor gym and want to start going outdoors. What other equipment do I need to start. I have a rope, harness(s) shoes(s) 3 locking carabiners, helmet, atc, chalk and chalkbag. What else do I need to start some outdoor climbing for sport and trad.

I know there is more gear like cams and stoppers but Im having a brain block


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Depends™ entirely on what you want to climb outdoors.
Many sport areas are pretty much equipped like a gym. All you need is X number of draws, and maybe a sling with a locker for anchoring yourself while threading the rope though a ring anchor.
Trad.......is a whole 'nother kettle of fish. Angelic
A trad climb may require/accept anything from a sling/draw or two, to a rack of 6x the same size cam! All depends™ on the route...


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A guide book of the area so you have some info on the rout you want to climb.
Quick draws
A brain and a guide or knowledgable person to give you some hand on experience.


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Standard disclaimer - no matter how much you've climbed indoors, go with someone who knows what they're doing at least the first few times. Learn how to clean anchors, and practice it close to the ground so you can do it even when you're tired, nervous, and pissed off at the top of a route.

Trad is a whole nother bag of fun; learn sport first.


Matthew0718


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Ya defintly, I plan to go down to horseshoe cayon in arkansas and get a guide


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HCR is mostly sport climbing, so if you can lead climb at your gym, you should be alright. Plus, its got tons of easy 5.6-5.8's to get your accustomed to outside climbing...

Might want to get some help cleaning anchors, because you don't have to do that at the gym,but other than that, its pretty much the same situation.

What you need? Draws and a PAS for anchor cleaning...


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