A kit list for Euro style sport cragging.
This one is slightly unusual for this site as it lists everything I bring as well as what you might need as a client.This is because many of my clients will also go on sport climbing trips on an autonomous basis, and you are welcome to use this as a check list.
I’m a big fan of check lists – check out The Check List Manifesto by Atul Gawande.
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|Cragging Kit||Things to climb with.|
|Boots||Maybe even two pairs||One pair for warm ups and multi-pitch, one for sending action. I use Scarpa Instinct slippers|
|Harness||I use a Petzl Hirundos|
|Gri Gri||The go to sport climbing belay device|
|Reverso||or equivalent||In case of multi pitch|
|Prusiks||Always good to have|
|Slings||I carry a couple of 120 cm slings|
|Screwgates||3 should do it||I use Petzl 3D Attaches|
|Jumar?||I use this for photography and coaching work|
|18 QD's||18 cope with even the longest pitches||DMM Alpha Pro's are the weapon of choice|
|Rope||80m is now standard for sport action||For multi pitch, you can use two half ropes|
|Guidebook||Paper and/or digital|
|Helmet?||Helmets are becoming more and more popular. I personally don't use one for sport climbing but equally you are very welcome to wear one if you so wish.|
|Clip Stick||I have a Beta Climbing Pro|
|Day Pack||About 40 liters should do it|
|Thigh pad||Crucial for Kalymnos knee bars||Some people say it's cheating. I need all the help I can get|
|Jamming gloves||Whillans will be spinning in his grave|
|Belay Glasses||Vital for good belaying and relaxed shoulders|
|Clothes||Feel good in yourself, look good in the pictures,|
|Shreddies||That's underwear in northern England|
|Long sleeved top|
|Evening shirt||Look good in the bar|
|Swimming trunks||Especially if you're in Kalymnos.||Days off by the pool? Oh Yes|
|Mid layer top|
|Shades||I use an old pair of Julbo's as crag environments are dusty dirty places and I keep my best shades for skiing|
|Gloves||For belaying or keeping fingers warm on shady crags|
|Waterproof jacket||Hopefully it won't rain, but you never know|
|Suncream||SPF 30-50. Just enough to last the trip. Share with your mates?|
|Lip salve||Don't share this with anyone unless you're prepared to kiss them|
|Watch||So you can get up for breakfast at the right time.||I use a Suunto with an integrated GPS|
|Sandwich bag||Depending on our plan for the day|
|Lunch||Something to go in that bag|
|Snack bars||Chocolate, nuts, energy gels ? Keep some in your pockets|
|Water bottle/flask||"How much water do I need?". If I had a £ for every time...||On sun rock trips, 1.5 liters is quite normal|
|Mobile Phone||Make sure you know the emergency number for the area. Ask me if you don't|
|Mosquito kit||Many sun rock areas also have insects. C'est la vie|
|Silk liner||Nights can be warm.|
|Beach towel||2 days on, 1 day off. What else are you going to do?|
|Bungee cords||Strapping rope bag to the scooter|
|Brew Kit||Because we're British, old chap|
|Mug and Spoon|
|Headphones||Tunes - vital for good performance|