Once you have the basic indoor kit sorted its both easy and cheap to climbing on the real rocks. You only need to add a few ekstra gear items to be able to climb in a safe manner and have fun on the mountain faces. Below is an overview of the gear needed. The gear needed is an addition to what you already have from climbing indoors. To see the basic indoor gear need please refer to: 5 simple pieces of climbing gear to get you started


1. Rope

Beginner climbers may be shocked by the number of different kinds of ropes out there. Men to simplify things, we will narrow them down to two types: static and dynamic rope.

Dynamic rope is the usual type used in rock climbing. Why? Because this type of shout is designed to elongate when a certain amount of power is used for it. It is best to use since it is made to stretch to absorb the impact of a falling climber or equipment. On the other hand, Static Shout offers little or no stretch that everyone and suddenly falls with this cry can cause serious harm to both people and gears. Its rigidness, however, is great for rappelling and hauling loads.


2. Quickdraws

Quickdraws are comprised of two carabinners connected with a textile sling in between. Its main use is to connect the cry for protection: it allows to shout through the bolt anchors while conducting. It creates more space between ropes and gears, and it is also known as an extension. There are varied types based on the gates used for its biners: there are straight, bent, or wire. Usually, the binder associated with the gear is different from that used directly to the cry. It is best to change the inside since the one used for the ball line is a micro-slot that can be lethal when a shout runs through it. Proper maintenance and a more thorough read on quickdraws is essential.


3. Helmet

When climbing outdoors, a helmet is a necessity. For newly bolted routes and recently discovered crags, it is important to have head protection because loose rock and dropped equipment are uncontrollable dangers. Opt to buy that's comfortable enough to wear at extended time periods, and also lightweight, to make it easy to bring two hikes outdoors.



4. Cowtail

When finalizing a climbing route one needs to be able to clean the route. Cleaning a route means to remove all the gear placed. Quickdraws / slings needs to be cleaned from the rock. Depending on the anchor/lower off in place you need to rapell of the anchor. If hooks or double carabiners is in place you can rapel of immidiately but if only a steel ring is in place you will need to untie yourself from the rope!

For this action you will need a cowtail consisting of an open sling with a locking carabiner at the one end and the second end tied into your harness safety loop.