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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:
-Clothing
-Climbing Shoes
-Chalk/Chalkbags
-Harnesses
-Climbing 'gear' - Carabiners, Belays and slings etc.
-Helmets
-Ropes
-Other gear rock climbing gear

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

Rock Climbing Essentials

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Protection

Cams, Nuts (shown), Hexes, wires. All perform the job of filling narrow cracks and forming a jamming hold to protect climbers. These are not an essential piece of kit for London Climbers but if you are heading out onto real rock then they are a sound investment. The best known, best value and probably the best designed are Wild Country Rocks but DMM make a good selection also. Do your research and carry a good variety of gear when climbing as you never know what size/shape you may need!

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