Equipment list for bouldering sessions

For all outdoor bouldering sessions:

  • Yourself
    Enthusiastic, ready to learn and ready to have fun.
  • Waterproof trousers and jackets
    It is really important that you bring both waterproof trousers and a waterproof jacket as this will ensure that you are comfortable and will really enjoy your course.
  • Outdoor footwear - walking boots or trainers which you don't mind getting wet, muddy and scuffed. The approach paths to the crags can often be wet.
  • 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 etc.
  • 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 etc.


Climb GB can provide the following items:

  • Climbing shoes - Climb GB has a range of climbing shoes (UK adult sizes 1 – 12).
  • Chalk bag and brushes
  • Bouldering guidebooks
  • Bouldering pad