Equipment list for bouldering sessions

For all outdoor bouldering sessions:

  • Footwear
    Although Climb GB will provide a selection of climbing shoes it is a good idea to bring a pair of trainers (which you don’t mind getting scuffed) for climbing in as well.
  • Legwear
    Trousers which allow a good range of movement (preferably not jeans).
  • Upper body
    Clothing which allows a good range of movement and at least one additional warm layer.
  • Food and drink
    Enough to keep you energised for the whole session (Keep in mind that you will be extremely active and will burn through a lot of energy).
  • Any personal items
    e.g. medication, camera etc.
  • Waterproof trousers and jackets
    They are very useful for keeping the wind out (Although your safety and enjoyment take precedence over inclement weather).
  • An additional warm layer
    This can be used whilst stationary (for example whilst discussing movements and coaching). Although this stationary time is kept to a minimum.
  • Hat and gloves
    As per the additional warm layer a hat and gloves will help to keep you warm.
  • Rucksack
    This should be big enough to carry your personal belongings plus additional equipment provided by Climb GB e.g. climbing shoes and chalk bag.
  • Any personal items
    e.g. sun cream, sunglasses, insect repellent etc.


Climb GB can provide the following items:

  • Climbing shoes - Climb GB has a range of climbing shoes (UK sizes 4 – 12).
  • Chalk bag and brushes
  • Bouldering guidebooks
  • Bouldering pad