Get your rocks off with our climbing gear set-up

Your favourite movies are Spiderman and Cliffhanger and your favourite Gladiators events were The Wall and Hang Tough. We've put together a climbing s

Your favourite movies are Spiderman and Cliffhanger and your favourite Gladiators events were The Wall and Hang Tough. We've put together a climbing set-up to get you off that sofa and onto the rockface.

 

Petzl Altios climbing helmet,  £50

www.lyon.co.uk

Head protection is essential (ignoring the bloke pictured above), in case rocks or kit fall on your head. Petzl’s latest has a headlamp mount, and a mesh panel for ventilation.

 

Sportiva Solution climbing shoes,  £100

www.lyon.co.uk

The most technical shoes on the market manage to stay comfortable even with the super-tight fit needed to stand on pebbles sticking out of the rock. But as normal, you will need to buy a size smaller than your usual.

 

 

BD Camalots,  £45-£80

www.bdel.com

Most climbers have a white-knuckle ‘saved by a cam’ story, and these little beauties are the ultimate in climbing protection. The Camalots are devices that open up into cracks in the rock to give you a stone-cold grip on any situation – and these ones are 30 per cent lighter than their predecessors.

DMM Shadow Quickdraws,  £15 each

www.dmmclimbing.com

Unless you’re going ropeless, you’ll need something to connect yourself and your ropes or bolts to a climbing wall. These featherweight Shadow Quickdraws are top of their class for both strength and speed.

Momentum Package,  £100

www.bdel.com

Black Diamond’s climbing start-up kit includes an all-season multitasking harness, belay device for helping your buddy up the wall and chalk bag for hanging onto smooth holds. That’s a few bases covered in one.

 

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