Climber Checklist

Download Checklist from the bottom of the page and add to the list if needed.

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.



__Ground cloth/tarp

__Extra stakes

__Shade tarp/poles/rope/stakes

__Axe or hammer

__Mat for tent entrance

__Dust pan/brush


__Sleeping bag



__Air mattress/sleeping pad/cot/tarp

__Air pump

__Repair kit for air mattress

__Utility bags for storage


__Large water jug & water bucket



__Stove with fuel/propane


__Charcoal/firewood/buddy burner

__Dutch oven/tin can stove/box oven/etc

__Campfire grill/BBQ grill

__Fire starters/newspaper

__Tablecloth/thumb tacks/clips

__Plates & bowls/paper plates & bowls

__Silverware/plastic silverware

__Measuring cups

__Heavy-duty aluminum foil

__Paper towels

__Trash bags

__Dish soap

__Clothes pins

__Cooking oil/Pam spray

__Containers for food storage

__Potholders/oven mitts

__Pots and frying pans with lids

__Soap for outside of pots and pans

__Cook utensils-spatula, knife, spoon


__Skewers/grill forks

__Can opener/bottle opener

__Folding table

__Dutch oven

__Pie irons

__Mugs/paper cups

__Mixing bowl

__Cutting board

__Ziplock bags


__Dish pan

__Dish rags/towels

__Scrub pad/brillo


__Potato peeler






__Socks/extra socks





__Sleep clothes

__Rain gear

__Swim suit/towel

__Laundry bag



__Lantern with fuel/mantles

__Extra batteries/bulbs

__Compass / GPS

__Bug repellant/candles


__Water filters/purification/treatment





__Misc. tools

__Backpack/fanny pack

__Fishing gear/license/bait


__Musical instruments/song books

__Camp chairs



__First aid kit



__Park map/guidebooks/trail maps

__Lantern pole or hanger

__Collapsible drying rack



__Shower shoes/flip flops


__Soap in plastic case/shampoo

__Tooth brush/tooth paste

__ Deodorant



__Feminine products

__Toilet paper

__Shower bag or 5 gallon bucket

__Camping shower/shower pump

__Other personal items

__Personal medications--take extra


__Pocket knife

__Plastic grocery bags


__Rope/clothes line

__Canteen/water bottle/coffee pot

__Bungi cords/straps


__Duct tape/electrical tape


__Reservations info./confirmation

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

__Small shovel

__Safety pins

__Money/ID/credit card/quarters


__Travel alarm clock

__Work gloves


__Hand wipes


__Small sewing kit

__Fire extinguisher

__Hot chocolate/tea bags/coffee



__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

__Roll bandages

__Adhesive tape

__Antiseptic wipes

__Sterile gauze pads

__Cotton swabs


__Safety pins


__Bee sting kit

__Sinus medications


__Bug repellant



__Sterile compresses

__Splinting materials

__Personal information/contact person

__Feminine products


__Razor blades

__Plastic bags

__Small bottle of water


__Other personal needs

__Small mirror

__Triangular bandages

__Misc. Band Aides/bandages

__Anti-acids (Tums, Rolaides)

__Antibiotic cream


__Hydrogen Peroxide

__Ace bandages

__Sunburn lotion

__Burn ointment

__Snake bit kit

__Eye drops

__Poison ivy cream/cleansers

__Heat/cold packs

__Small flashlight

__Latex gloves

__Antibacterial soap


__Coins for emergency phone calls

__Antibiotic soap

__Butterfly bandages


__Mole skin for blisters

__Road flares

__First aid manual

__Nail clippers

*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