Ideas by Chris, words by Anne
I remember going to buy my first pieces of climbing kit. I saved up my money and went to the shop. I felt excitement about the prospect of owning my own gear, but also bewilderment, because I wasn't sure how to get the best kit on my limited budget.
If you're at that stage in your climbing career, maybe what you need is a bit of advice so you don't have to stand in the shop, or browse the website, overwhelmed by all the different karabiners, and wondering what each one is best for.
Many of my recommendations are for DMM kit - because it is great kit, I use it all the time, and it is a UK company. Some of the pages linked to have useful short videos.
DMM Boa krab
Full rack of Wallnuts 1-11
Half rack of Wild Country Rocks 1,3,5,7,9
The WC rocks are a slightly different shape to the Wallnuts, so they sit differently in a crack.
DMM Torque Nuts 1,2,3,4
And last but not least, and very useful...
A nut key
Where to buy?
So now you've got all the kit - you need to get out there and get some scratches on it! Check out my Top Ten Favourite Lakeland Crags blog series for some fantastic routes to tick off:
Watch out for the next five in the series.