When it comes to climbing, what kind of gear do you need? Personally I don’t recommend a basic type of equipment. If you’re going to start climbing properly then you need to equip yourself with the correct type and amount of gear from the get-go.
There are plenty of stores and outlets, more so online, so choice-wise you’ve got plenty. One worth looking at, because it offers both advice and money-off coupons is www.climbinggearreviews.org. You an check out what you’ll need, grab yourself some coupons then head over to one of the listed sites.
On the other hand you can compile a list, which should cover all that you’re going to need to get yourself started:
- camming devices
- rock centrics
Typically you can expect to spend anywhere between one and two thousand bucks on a full set up, and don’t figure on skipping the quality. Buy the best you can. Climbing gear is not just an investment in itself, it’s also an investment in your safety, health and well being.
Trust me, when you’re hundreds of feet in the air, hanging of some huge rock, you do not want to find out that your cheap, nasty rope is exactly that. In the event that you’re completely new to climbing (all types, there’s more than just rock climbing) then it’s better that you talk to an expert.
If you can’t find an expert then the video below is a great watch for those that need a ‘visual’, or instruction to take information on board. All the basics, all you need to know to get started, in one short vid:
Also, in case you’re a bit isolated, join one of the online climbers forums. They’re good places to connect with people that are far more experienced, and climbers are generally a friendly bunch. In case you need a little help getting started, here’s a good one for you to look at: climbing forum.
Whatever direction you eventually take, in terms of which style of climbing you go on and pursue, I hope you find it as exhilarating, thrilling and satisfying as any other climbers does. Reaching the summit, standing tall and gazing around? Priceless.