Equipment list for rock climbing courses

For outdoor climbing sessions you will need to bring:

  • Yourself
    Enthusiastic, ready to learn and ready to have fun.
  • Waterproof trousers and jackets
    We can still climb when it is raining, and they are also very useful for keeping the wind out (Although your safety and enjoyment take precedence over inclement weather). 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 wellies which you don't mind getting wet, muddy and scuffed. The approach paths to the crags can often be wet. 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), e.g. leggings or tracksuit trousers.
  • Upper body
    Clothing which allows a good range of movement.
  • An additional warm layer
    This can be used whilst stationary (for example whilst belaying). Although this 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. harness and helmet.
  • 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. sun tan cream, sunglasses, medication etc.


Climb GB can provide the following items:

  • Climbing shoes - Climb GB has a range of climbing shoes (UK adult sizes 1 – 12).
  • Harness and chalk bag
  • Climbing equipment - For example belay devices, karabiners, quickdraws, wires, cams, slings and ropes.
  • Helmet
  • Climbing guidebooks
  • Bouldering mat