Indoor Climbing Equipment

As we prepare for our upcoming trip for multipitch climbing, it’s a good time to quickly review the type of gear we will be using. This post also gives you an Idea of what is needed for the local climbiong gym as well. This serves as a guide for what you need to start climbing, whether it?s indoor bouldering or your first climbing wall lead.

If you?re new to climbing then knowing what you?ll need to get started and progress can be a little daunting. We?ve put together some basic beginner climbing equipment lists to help you out a bit. Beginner Indoor Climbing Equipment covers everything you?ll need to get you climbing at you local bouldering or climbing wall.

Please remember, as with all the articles, tips and videos on this website, none of the systems, suggestions or practices should be used without proper training and experience. Climbing can be a dangerous sport and all climbers must take responsibility for themselves.

Happy Climbing!

Indoor Climbing

Bouldering
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Chalk Bag
  • Chalk
  • Do make sure the shoes are tight. Usually 1/2 size smaller than your normal shoe size
?Top Rope
  • *A suitable locking belay carabiner. Either an HMS, Oval or belay specific.
?Lead
  • *A suitable locking belay carabiner. Either an HMS, Oval or belay specific.
  • **30m is usually sufficient, but check with the wall to make sure before you buy
  • ***This is usually optional as most climbing walls have fully equipped lead routes with quickdraws in place. However a few do have routes that are just bolted meaning you?ll need your own quickdraws to climb them . This is a great way of preparing yourself for outdoor sport routes. Eight to ten is generally more than enough, but check with the wall before you buy.

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have been doing outdoor activities solo since my early adulthood. Usually when I get involved in a hobby or sport, I don?t let go until I achieve a high level and understanding of the sport. I got my scuba instructors in 2001. In 2006 I took up Kite surfing and am one level away from instructor on kite surfing. I have been doing trips into the wild, the off the beaten path trips for most of my life. I learned to repel and climb at a young age and have always enjoyed camping and backpacking. Over the 6+ years, I have gotten really involved in alpine style mountaineering. With certifications in mountaineering, and instructor certifications in lead climbing, and repelling (abseiling), I enjoy sharing or knowledge and teaching to those who have a passion for outdoors. Now I am working on completing the outdoor wilderness leadership program. People have always heard of my trips, and spoke with envy that they wanted to try such things but didn?t know how. This has inspired me to move to open this company. The Wildfire Expedition Company or ?Wildfire Expeditions?