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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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Slings

sometimes called 'runners' consist of a tied or sewn loop of webbing that again perform many functions, like being wrapped around sections of rock, as extenders or for anchoring people while belaying indoors (useful if you climbing partner is heavier than you). As always there's loads of variations in colour, thickness and length but a selection of 2-3 differing length slings (e.g. 1x 8mm-60cm and 2x 11mm-120cm) is a good bet. Check our shop for more info

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