Larry Goldie
Submitted by Larry Goldie on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 01:28

A Useful Reminder: Remember, nothing can ruin a day in the outdoors faster than having the wrong clothes for the weather at hand.  All our programs – even our basic rock climbing instruction – are subject to rapid and severe changes in the weather.  Select garments that are warm, lightweight and durable.  Generally speaking, the best arrangement is to think in terms of layers – a system that dries quickly, allow flexibility and resists wind, water and abrasion.  If you have doubts about a specific garment’s appropriateness confer with your guide in advance about conditions you are most likely to experience.


  • Socks – Cotton is fine.
  • Shorts – Weather and technique permitting.  Longer inseam recommended.
  • ShirtCotton t-shirt on warm days; Capilene or polypropylene when it’s cooler.
  • Pants – Cotton or nylon sweat-type pants; abrasion and wind resistant.
  • Jacket – Lightweight pile, synthetic or wool.
  • Wind/Rain Coat – Lightweight, breathable.  If its raining too hard we wont be climbing.
  • Approach Shoes – low-cut and comfortable with good tread.
  • Baseball/Sun Hat – Something comfortable with a brim. (may be worn under a helmet)
  • Insect repellentSome times the bugs are bad, most times they aren’t.
  • Sunglasses –  Must be durable and 100% UV protective.
  • SunscreenWith a minimum protection factor of 16 (SPF) minimum.
  • Lip Protection - With a minimum protection factor of 16 (SPF) minimum.
  • Day PackAdequate size for all the above plus canteen(s), lunch, etc.
  • Water bottles – Two 1 quart bottles.  Camelback type bladders recommended.
  • Climbing Shoes – Smooth soled, fitted, in good repair, sized to be comfortable for all day.
  • Optional – Harness, chalk bag, belaying device, locking carabiners, etc.

We provide

Helmets, harnesses, ropes, all technical and group gear


  • Camera – in a durable carrying case
  • Lunch – Durable and packed to be eaten outside.