Getting Started Climbing: Gear

Getting Started Climbing: Gear
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Today, Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor Esther Foster, who is based in the Lake District, takes us through the first steps to choosing gear if you’re ready to take those steps.

Starting to climb outdoors can be a daunting experience, especially when you consider all the technical skills you need to learn and the amount of kit you may have to buy. Don’t let these things hold you back though; we have more information and opportunities available to us than ever before, and there is a whole world of rock climbing just waiting to be explored!

This series aims to give you a few pointers on those first steps and decisions as you progress towards more outdoor climbing. The first article looks at the gear you might need, and how to go about purchasing it, with the next two articles showing you suggested racks for trad climbing and sport climbing.


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