Kit Lists

Rock Climbing Kit List ¦ Summer Mountain Kit List ¦ Wet Activity Kit List

Rock Climbing Kit

  1. Waterproof jacket: Fully Seam Sealed.
  2. Waterproof trousers: Seam Sealed.
  3. Trainers/Boots: Sturdy trainers or approach shoes are fine. Boots offer more support but are heavy to carry on a multi pitch route.
  4. Hat: Should be carried year round.
  5. Gloves: Can be useful year round. Numb hands quickly become useless.
  6. Rucksack 30-50 litres: Needs to carry all your personal equipment, food and drink and your share of group equipment.
  7. Warm clothing: Enough layers to cope with variable weather. Remember windy belay ledges can be cold even in summer!
  8. Water bottle: 1 litre minimum.
  9. Packed Lunch: Plenty of high energy snacks.

Technical Equipment

  1. Harness: Well fitting and preferably padded.
  2. Helmet: Climbing specific.
  3. Rock Shoes: Comfortable, snug fit for introductory, improvers and multi-pitch climbing. Toe curling, painful shoes will do little to improve your technique (or enjoyment!).

Summer Mountain Kit

Conditions can change rapidly in the mountains at any time of year so make sure you are prepared for wet and windy conditions.

  1. Waterproof jacket: Fully Seam Sealed.
  2. Waterproof trousers: Seam Sealed. Ideally can be removed or put on over boots.
  3. Walking Boots : A good fit is crucial, so make sure they are worn in well before the course. Stiff soled boots with reasonably ‘sticky’ rubber work best for scrambling.
  4. Hat: Should be carried year round.
  5. Gloves: Can be useful year round. Numb hands quickly become useless.
  6. Rucksack 30-40 litres: Needs to carry all your personal equipment, food and drink and your share of group equipment.
  7. Warm clothing: Enough layers to cope with variable weather.
  8. Rucksack Liner : A specialized waterproof liner or rain cover combined with plastic/ dry bags to store your clothes.
  9. Warm clothing: Enough layers to cope with variable conditions. It is always wise to have an extra layer to cope with unexpected changes in the weather. Warm when wet wicking materials like fleece or Merino wool work best.
  10. Water bottle: 1 litre minimum.
  11. Packed Lunch: Plenty of high energy snacks.
  12. Flask: Not essential, but highly recommended.

Maps and Compasses will be provided, but bring your own if you have them.

Wet Activity Kit

For wet activities such as canoeing, kayaking and gorge walking please bring the following:

  1. Warm clothes: Old clothes that you do not mind getting wet. Warm when wet materials such as fleece or fibre pile are best.
  2. Wet shoes: Old trainers or wetsuit boots. Wellies are best for gorge walking.
  3. Spare warm clothes: For afterwards.
  4. Towel.
  5. Spare shoes.
  6. Packed lunch.
  7. Water bottle: At least 1 litre. Dehydration is a common problem in summer.