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?

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Any sports or loose fitting clothes work well for climbing and bouldering for both men and women. We would recommend not wearing your best sports gear as it can get worn out and dirty on the climbing wall. Most people wear shorts and a loose fitting t-shirt (sometimes you will see male climbers with no tops on!) but you should climb in what ever you feel most comfortable in and will provide you with a good amount of flexibility.