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Sport Climbing Gear Essentials

WHAT DO I NEED TO LEAD CLIMB OUTDOORS?

It can be daunting committing to building your own setups and owning your own gear, which is why we're here to make the process easy. Below is an essential list of kit you'll find in a sport lead setup at a crag like Kangaroo Point; come find us in-store if you have any questions about the gear involved. If you are unsure how to safely lead outdoor or need a refresher, Pinnacle Sports offers courses taught by qualified instructors to get you on your way.

Essential kit:

  • Quickdraws (10-12 pieces)
  • 1-3 Locking Carabiners
  • 1 HMS belay carabiner
  • Belay Device (e.g. ATC, grigri)
  • Helmet
  • 1-2 Prusiks (1.5~2m length)
  • A dynamic climbing rope (we recommend 9.5~10.0mm diameter with a 60~70m length for your first rope)
  • Personal Safety (e.g. Metolius PAS, Petzl Connect Adjust)
  • Rope Bag

Optional Extras:

  • Beta Stick
  • Bolt Plates
  • Belay Glasses
  • Clipgates and Slings to make extendable draws

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