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Lets go climbing…………..what do you need to do this?
There is no fixed list of things you need to go climbing. Back in the days they almost had no gear but of course this has changed. Today the choice of brands and models are endless, it has become a gear freak’s paradise.
Sport climbers need a harness, rope, quickdraws, carabiners, belay device, climbing helmet and maybe other items e.g. a few cams or nuts.
Whether you are planning a relaxing bouldering holiday or a challenging tour in mountain terrain you will find the right climbing gear for every purpose, every level and every budget in our climbing shop.
We started with only a few brands to which more have been added over time. A list of some of our brands include: E9, Petzl, Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Edelrid, Metolius, Moon Climbing, Beal, Scarpa and many more.
Sport Climbing gear
In addition to what a boulderer needs, a sports climber at least requires a rope, quickdraws, harness, a belay device and a helmet to safely practice his/her sport.
When it comes to ropes most climbers get by with a single rope, which is what's needed in gyms and outdoor if you do a simple single pitch. You get the ropes in different diameters, different lengths and material. Make sure to have a look at the routes you plan on attempting, Topos will generally inform you on how long the route is, which is crucial to know when choosing your rope length. Remember if the wall is 20m high you'll need 20m to get up and an extra 20m to come down, so a 40m rope would do the job, but a 50m rope is probably the safer choice.
Quickdraws too have many different characteristics that need to be considered before a purchase/climb. The length of the sling can vary and the gate opening and closing system of the carabiners. Here again it is best to have a good look at the routes you plan on climbing and come down to the shop where we can help you with further information.
When it comes to belay devices the main categories to consider are "assisted breaking" "semi assisted breaking" or "non assisted breaking" devices. Depending on what climb you're attempting and your level of experience different devices would be recommended. Again, analyse the routes you plan on climbing and come down to the shop where we can discuss in detail whats best suited for you.
The climbing helmet is self explanatory. Everyone should be wearing one although a lot of people don't. This is a personal decision but just keep in mind that the rock is not picky, pro, novice or just spectator, when a rock gets loose and falls down it can hit anyone and cause severe injuries. Some of the climbing helmets have even been designed to be approved as cycling helmet so you can get two birds with one stone.
We are constantly adding to our range of products so we can propose all the right gear you will need during your climbing.
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