Equipment list for scrambling courses

You will need to bring:

  • Yourself
    Enthusiastic, ready to learn and ready to have fun.
  • Footwear
    These should be hill walking boots with a supportive ankle, good tread pattern and able to secure your foot to prevent blistering.
  • Socks
    These should be “loop stitch” style walking socks.
  • Walking trousers
    Trousers which allow a good range of movement (not jeans).
  • Waterproof trousers
    These should be waterproof (not just showerproof) and with a side zip to allow them to fit over boots.
  • Base layer t-shirt
    This should be able to wick sweat and dry quickly (preferably not cotton).
  • Upper body insulation
    Clothing which allows a good range of movement and at least one additional warm layer, e.g. 2 fleeces.
  • Waterproof jacket
    This should be waterproof (not just showerproof) and with a hood which can be cinched around the face.
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Cap, sunglasses and sun cream
    For if the weather does get sunny!
  • 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.
  • Rucksack
    This should be big enough to carry all of your equipment (Approx. 30 litres for day sessions) and everything should be in waterproof plastic bags or ‘dry bags’.
  • Torch
    To be carried in case of night navigation (a very unlikely scenario).


Climb GB will provide the following items:

  • Compass and maps
    (A selection of 1:25000 and 1:50000 OS maps and 1:40000 BMC maps).
  • Harness and all technical scrambling equipment - For example belay devices, karabiners, quickdraws, wires, cams, slings and ropes.
  • Helmet
  • Scrambling guidebooks