Via Ferrata Gear

What Gear Do I Need to Climb a Via Ferrata?

Via Ferrata is an awesome sport that involves descending, ascending or climbing across a rocky surface using a system of iron ropes, steps, and fixtures. It’s a great way to experience the world of climbing in a more controlled way. It also gives you access to really interesting terrain that you might ...

What Gear Do I Need to Climb a Via Ferrata?

Via Ferrata is an awesome sport that involves descending, ascending or climbing across a rocky surface using a system of iron ropes, steps, and fixtures. It’s a great way to experience the world of climbing in a more controlled way. It also gives you access to really interesting terrain that you might not normally be able to reach.

Via Ferrata Set

In general, a via ferrata set consists of two energy-absorbing lanyards that are connected and have carabiners attached to their ends. Those are the carabiners you need to secure yourself with to the iron rope and other fixtures that are attached to the mountain.

Climbing Harness

There are several kinds of harnesses out there yet the one best suited for via ferrata is the sports climbing harness. It’s a comfortable harness for most people. The only time you should consider a different harness is when carrying heavy loads, thats when you need a full-body harness. 

When choosing a harness remember that it should always fit comfortably and snuggly, never too tight or too loose. The leg loops should be adjustable too.

Climbing Helmet

For safety reasons the helmet cannot be missing in your set, it is not unusual for small stones to drop and you don't want them hitting your head. 

Again, your helmet should fit comfortably and it should be one that has been designed specifically for climbing.

Gloves

First consider that you might be wearing those gloves for a long time so make sure to choose a lightweight and breathable pair. A lot of friction is created when pushing that carabiner up and down the rope so gloves are a must if you don't want your hands to be too sore at the end of the day.

Clothing and Footwear

Let's start with the footwear, sneakers are not going to do the job. The mountain you will be climbing is probably uneven and steep at times so you will need to invest in some decent boots.

As for clothes it completely depends on the location your travelling too, but some lightweight breathable clothes are always good to have.

Backpack

While it is not climbing gear you need to carry around you are still going to need some basics and therefor a good backpack is essential. Since a via ferrata is a one way street, there is no turning back for snacks and water, you will need to pack all of that yourself. 

First Aid Kit

Finally, since you are walking around an area of sharp edges and sometimes unstable footholds a first aid kit should not be missing in your backpack. Any basic kit should do the job.

The choices are endless and difficult today so contact our Customer Service or send us a mail to help you choose the right product for your needs. 

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