It can be daunting buying,hiring,borrowing new climbing gear especially when your safety is involved. Our guide to 'what to buy,hire, borrow, wear' should help point you in the right direction. The section covers most of the kit you would need for indoor climbing in London and touches on some of the climbing equipment you may need if you are thinking about heading farther afield.

Indoor Equipment covered:
-Climbing Shoes
-Climbing 'gear' - Carabiners, Belays and slings etc.
-Other gear rock climbing gear

What to climbing gear to buy, hire, borrow, wear?

Rock Climbing Essentials

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Chalk Bags

Chalk bags come in all shapes, sizes, colours and styles but they all do one thing, carry chalk. Chalk is used to remove sweat and give added adhesion to climbing holds and is used by climbers of all levels. We recommend the around the waist type bags as they are easy to climb with and don't get so easily misplaced. We also suggest using the 'chalk balls' rather than loose chalk as it's less likely to spill out of the bag in those dynamic manoeuvres.

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