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Post by Jeffrey Brown » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:03 pm

What do you all recommend a new sport climber have in their gear set up? Looking to climb in the 40 - 50 ft range 5.7/5.8.

Thoughts?

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Re: Gear

Post by climb2core » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:09 pm

60m dynamic rope
10-12 quickdraws
belay device & Locking carabiner
stick clip




The knowledge on how to safely belay, lead, fall, and clean.

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Re: Gear

Post by Jeffrey Brown » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:17 pm

Thanks. My partner and I seem to have all of that covered. Still working on the necessary knowledge piece. Spent a good part of the night hanging on a wall working on the steps for cleaning. I have a grigri but felt I should get an ATC/Rappel device as well and the knowledge to use it.

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Re: Gear

Post by Rx2Climb » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:38 pm

Helmet!
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Post by chandler » Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:48 pm

And if you want to be extra safe, wear a harness.

Yes, I actually saw a guy without a harness last year belaying his kid at PMRP. He some how attached an ATC to a Charlie Brown Christmas hemlock. Not recommended.

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Post by DrRockso » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:51 pm

Hire a guide.

http://www.kragky.com/
http://www.redriveroutoors.com/

1 or 2 days of instruction will reap a lot of benefits at this stage in your climbing career.

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Re: Gear

Post by Jeffrey Brown » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:16 pm

Agree a guide will be helpful/essential. Trying to put together a list of things to shop for as well.

Thanks everyone.
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Re: Gear

Post by DrRockso » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:39 pm

The suggestions you've got here already will pretty much cover you for sport climbing, the only thing I would add would be couple 60cm nylon slings for cleaning (and 2 additional small locking biners). Some spare 5/6mm and 7mm cord can be useful for various things. 3 feet of 5/6mm for a prusik and 15 feet of 7mm for an anchor if you choose not to use 2 quickdraws. Stick clips are very much recommended in RRG, if you get a commercially available one, I'd recommend the superclip,

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Re: Gear

Post by anticlmber » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:22 am

Get a good book on safety stuff and actually read and practice that shit. YOU are ultimately responsible for you. And your partner. And others. It ain't all about you.
A trash bag to pick up any piece of garbage at the cliff. (Quit leaving "crag" stick clips). I'm tired of carrying them out
A roll of tape and the knowledge on how to make a "stick clip" with a stick. And how to make bunny ears to pre clip after
draws hung.
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12 draws with two longer ones. Or Two slings. Get a spare locker on top of the one for belay/rappel device.
A good chalk brush. Brush the holds. Get rid of tics.
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Re: Gear

Post by cliftongifford » Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:06 pm

Hey, shoot us an email at [email protected] We're more than happy to help people progress from the indoor stage of climbing to climbing outdoors, and even more (self rescue, guiding requirements, and so forth) once you have gained some experience. I know it seems expensive, but so is the gear, and like the gear, the knowledge will last for decades. Mention that you saw our post on this site and we'll take 25% off any of our courses. I really don't feel like going out on any more rescues than necessary... And if for some reason you can't afford our prices, I'd be more than happy to volunteer some of my time, or find someone that will, to make sure you and your friends are climbing safely.

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Re: Gear

Post by milspecmark » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:02 am

belay gloves, and a gear bag. I didn't see those mentioned.

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Re: Gear

Post by Josephine » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:46 am

belay gloves suck and are over priced. Get a pair of mechanics gloves - much nicer & 1/3 the price - and if you go to lowes in the spring, you can get some in the gardening section that are pretty colors :-)
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Re: Gear

Post by nik » Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:46 pm

your original post says you want to shoot for 40-50 feet climbs, but i wouldn't be scared off by longer climbs. often at that grade there are plenty of opportunities to rest because of the angle. just off the top of my head, if you stick to your height range, you'd miss eureka, 27 years of climbing, send me on my way, and pogue ethics in that rough grade range -- some of the better intro climbs at the red.

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Re: Gear

Post by Jeffrey Brown » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:05 pm

Really appreciate all of the feedback. Definitely hope to climb higher and harder grades. Just setting my sights on some early gains and confidence building climbs. This forum has already provided some great feedback and good connections. Glad to be here.

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Re: Gear

Post by anticlmber » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:52 pm

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