Outdoor Prep: Climbing Trip Packing List

Posted: March 20, 2018 | Author: Kevin Koontz | Read Time: 1 minutes

person climbing a rock wallBelow is a packing list for those interested in sport climbing, different gear is needed for different kinds of climbing. Sport climbing is a form of rock climbing that relies on permanent anchors fixed to the rock for protection. Other types of the activity, like traditional climbing, require the climber to place removable protection as they climb.


  • Rope
  • Belay/rappel device
  • Locking carabiners
  • Non-locking carabiners
  • PAS (Personal Anchor System)
  • Quickdraws
  • Daypack
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Rock climbing shoes
  • Chalk
  • Tape or rappel gloves (used to protect hands)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Knife or multitool
  • Water
  • Snack (gels, energy bars, trail mix, granola bar, etc.)


  • Wicking T-shirt
  • Shorts, pants, or tights
  • Rain jacket
  • Down or fleece jacket for insulation
  • Hiking shoes or sandals - something to change into while belaying

Optional Gear

  • Camera
  • Hat
Visit SUU Outdoors to pick up gear for your next climbing adventure.

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