Single Pitch Rock Climbing

 

EQUIPMENT LIST – SINGLE PITCH ROCK CLIMBING

TRIPS COVERED BY THIS LIST:

  • Mazama Rock Climbing
  • Vantage Rock Climbing
  • Index Rock Climbing

A NOTE ABOUT EQUIPMENT LISTS: Nothing can ruin a trip faster than having the wrong gear for the conditions at hand.  All our programs 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. All of us have different tolerances for heat or cold; for example, you might choose warmer gloves than specified here if you tend to get cold hands. If you have doubts about a specific garment’s appropriateness, please talk to your guide in advance about conditions you are most likely to experience. This list is built for a trip with an unsettled weather forecast.  With a good weather forecast some of these items may be left behind to save weight. All trips require that you bring adequate food and water, please see our “food” equipment list for details.

CLOTHING

Head, Hands & Feet

  • Sun Hat
  • Optional: belay gloves
  • Hiking or Approach Shoes

Upper Body Layers

  • Lightweight Base Layer Top or Sunshirt
  • Lightweight Insulating Layer

Lower Body Layers

  • Softshell Pants or Shorts

Options Layers for colder or wetter weather

  • Hardshell Jacket
  • Lightweight rain pants

 

ACCESORIES

  • Backpack (20-30 Liters)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and spf lip balm
  • Water & Food
  • Optional: Crack Gloves (for routes with lots of crack climbing)
  • Headlamp
  • Blister Kit

TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Climbing Helmet (can be rented from NCMG)
  • Climbing Harness (can be rented from NCMG)
  • Belay Device (can be rented from NCMG)
  • 2 Locking Carabiners (can be rented from NCMG)
  • Double Length Nylon or Dyneema Runner (or personal anchor system -- NO daisy chains)