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Climber Checklist

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Climbing Gear Checklist
What kind of climber are you? The needed checklist varies greatly from one climber to the next. One would think some climbing tools are standard items, but believe me when I say, ‘ not all climbers use chalk or even shoes for that matter!’ Here is a standard list of some of the items used for during these general climbing activities.
Deep Water Soloing
__Approach Shoes
__Swimming Shorts
__Climbing Shoes
__Climbing Shoes
__Bouldering Pads
__Chalk Bucket
__Hold Brush
__Hold Brush
__Finger Tape
__Nose Plugs
Top Roping Climbing
Sport Climbing
__Climbing Shoes
__Climbing Shoes
__50M Climbing Rope
__60M Climbing Rope
__30M Tubular Webbing
__Slings / Runners
__4 Non-locking Carabiners
__12 Quick Draws
__2 Locking Carabiners
__2 Locking Carabiners
__Belay Device
__Belay Device
__Stick Clip
__Finger Tape
__Finger Tape
__Chalkbag / Extra Chalk
__Chalkbag / Extra Chalk
__Belay Gloves
__Belay Gloves
__Sun Glasses
__Hold Brush
__Rope Bag
__Sun Glasses / Headlamp
__Trad Pro for mixed routes
__Rope Bag
Traditional Multi-Pitch Clean Climbing
__Route / Trail Maps
__Approach Shoes
__Climbing Shoes
__60M Climbing Rope
__60M Haul / Rappel Rope
__10M Tubular Webbing
__Set of Slings / Runners
__10 Non-locking Carabiners
__12 Quick Draws
__4 Locking Carabiners
__Rope Bag
__2 Belay Devices
__2 Small Ascenders
__2 Helmet
__2 Headlamps
__2 Rolls of Finger Tape
__Set of Nuts
__Chalkbag / Extra Chalk
__Set of Hexentrics
__Belay Gloves
__Set of Cams
__Sun Glasses
__3/8” & 9/16” Nuts for Bolts
__2 Nut Tools with Wrench Sizing
__Extra Bolt Hangers
__Food / Water
__Containers for hauling out human waste
__Portaledge / Sleeping Bag / Pad






__Sleeping bag

__Ground cloth/tarp


__Extra stakes


__Shade tarp/poles/rope/stakes

__Air mattress/sleeping pad/cot/tarp

__Axe or hammer

__Air pump

__Mat for tent entrance

__Repair kit for air mattress

__Dust pan/brush

__Utility bags for storage



__Large water jug & water bucket

__Potholders/oven mitts


__Pots and frying pans with lids


__Soap for outside of pots and pans

__Stove with fuel/propane

__Cook utensils-spatula, knife, spoon



__Charcoal/firewood/buddy burner

__Skewers/grill forks

__Dutch oven/tin can stove/box oven/etc

__Can opener/bottle opener

__Campfire grill/BBQ grill

__Folding table

__Fire starters/newspaper

__Dutch oven

__Tablecloth/thumb tacks/clips

__Pie irons

__Plates & bowls/paper plates & bowls

__Mugs/paper cups

__Silverware/plastic silverware

__Mixing bowl

__Measuring cups

__Cutting board

__Heavy-duty aluminum foil

__Ziplock bags

__Paper towels


__Trash bags

__Dish pan

__Dish soap

__Dish rags/towels

__Clothes pins

__Scrub pad/brillo

__Cooking oil/Pam spray


__Containers for food storage

__Potato peeler






__Shower shoes/flip flops




__Soap in plastic case/shampoo


__Tooth brush/tooth paste

__Socks/extra socks

__ Deodorant






__Feminine products


__Toilet paper

__Sleep clothes

__Shower bag or 5 gallon bucket

__Rain gear

__Camping shower/shower pump

__Swim suit/towel

__Other personal items

__Laundry bag

__Personal medications--take extra






__Lantern with fuel/mantles

__Pocket knife

__Extra batteries/bulbs

__Plastic grocery bags

__Compass / GPS


__Bug repellant/candles

__Rope/clothes line


__Canteen/water bottle/coffee pot

__Water filters/purification/treatment

__Bungi cords/straps




__Duct tape/electrical tape




__Reservations info./confirmation

__Misc. tools

__Cell phone/charger & 2-way radios/walkie talkies

__Backpack/fanny pack

__Small shovel

__Fishing gear/license/bait

__Safety pins


__Money/ID/credit card/quarters

__Musical instruments/song books


__Camp chairs

__Travel alarm clock


__Work gloves



__First aid kit

__Hand wipes




__Small sewing kit

__Park map/guidebooks/trail maps

__Fire extinguisher

__Lantern pole or hanger

__Hot chocolate/tea bags/coffee

__Collapsible drying rack




__Marshmallows, Graham crackers, Hershey bars (Smores)

__Tell someone of your plans - give details of where you are going and when  

you expect to return, give directions and possible alternative roads that you may take, provide cell phone numbers, vehicle description and license plate numbers, hand-held radio channel and codes that you will use, and provide local authority phone numbers (State Police, Game & Fish Commission, Sheriff Dept, etc.) for the county or area that you will be in.


Basic First Aid



__Personal medications

__Triangular bandages

__Roll bandages

__Misc. Band Aides/bandages

__Adhesive tape

__Anti-acids (Tums, Rolaides)

__Antiseptic wipes

__Antibiotic cream

__Sterile gauze pads


__Cotton swabs

__Hydrogen Peroxide


__Ace bandages

__Safety pins

__Sunburn lotion


__Burn ointment

__Bee sting kit

__Snake bit kit

__Sinus medications

__Eye drops


__Poison ivy cream/cleansers

__Bug repellant

__Heat/cold packs


__Small flashlight


__Latex gloves

__Sterile compresses

__Antibacterial soap

__Splinting materials


__Personal information/contact person

__Coins for emergency phone calls

__Feminine products

__Antibiotic soap


__Butterfly bandages

__Razor blades


__Plastic bags

__Mole skin for blisters

__Small bottle of water

__Road flares


__First aid manual

__Other personal needs

__Nail clippers

__Small mirror





*Take a First Aid class and a CPR class -- keep current on this information

*Keep supplies in a well marked, durable, waterproof container

*Keep the contents organized

*Know how to use everything in your first aid kit

*Inspect content often, re-supply as needed

*Keep readily available at all times



Marcus Floyd,
Apr 2, 2010, 3:07 PM