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Caitlin
25/04/2005
5:32:51 PM
I'm 14 and i've been climbing for about a year now, top-roping at the gym, I got the basic equipment (shoes,chalk and harness) but I want to try leading or even climbing outdoors. What equipment should i get?

LittleMac
25/04/2005
6:36:24 PM
If you haven't already got one get a belay device and a couple of screwgates. Basically you want to set yourself to be able to second other climbers to begin with. This means you will need at least the following:

Harness (Done), Shoes (Done), Chalkbag (Done), Belay Device, Nut Tool, Prussiks x2,.

This will get you atarted on the outdoor stuff, after that you can atart to build a rack and get a rope.

Hope this helps, if you want any othet advice message me or email.

Cheers

LittleJames
25/04/2005
7:53:04 PM
What he said. Also, you might want to think about buying a helmet.

The most important thing is, get yourself someone who knows what they're doing and can show you the ropes, so to speak. Have fun!

LittleMac
25/04/2005
8:54:21 PM
Meant to say helmet, slipped my mind (must of got head in the head or something)

Climbing outdoors is twice as much fun as in the gym, have heaps of fun.

sabu
25/04/2005
10:05:45 PM
yea i'd say join a club or something like that just so you get the influence of a few more experienced climbers, a club will have occasional trips for beginners to get you started.
Rocky
26/04/2005
10:18:53 PM
check out the VCC (victorian climbing club), they run regular trips to arapiles, grampians, etc and cater for all levels of climbing, mainly beginners. their trips are very handy for begginers, they can teach you how to belay, second, lead, crack climb, etc, whatever, thats where i would go if i was a beginner.

good luck

AlanD
26/04/2005
11:24:37 PM
On 26/04/2005 Rocky wrote:
>check out the VCC (victorian climbing club), they run regular trips to
>arapiles, grampians, etc and cater for all levels of climbing, mainly beginners.
>their trips are very handy for begginers, they can teach you how to belay,
>second, lead, crack climb, etc, whatever, thats where i would go if i was
>a beginner.
>
>good luck

It pays to click occasionally on the persons profile. Caitlin is in Perth. What's the equivalent club in WA?

I'd also be looking a a brain bucket for starters before heading outdoors. It pays to start wearing one while your young and your ego doesn't get in the way of your image.

hangdoggy
27/04/2005
10:52:52 AM
in Perth you want to look at joining CAWA the Climbing Association of Western Australia. details can be found at the following website

http://www.climberswa.asn.au/

i believe they meet at rockface, a perth gym on thursday nights....
log onto their website and you can also post you question in their community section

andcseconding some of the above advice...find yourself a competant climber to show you the what you need to know and also a course is a great way to introduce yourself to lead and to outdoor climbing as is is way different from the gym.
Caitlin
30/04/2005
9:11:22 PM
Thanks!!!
bob
1/05/2005
3:07:10 PM
before you go buying aney moor gear iled highley reckomend going a out door lead climbing corse (if you want to lead) there are to maney doggy climbers out there because thay havont been torught proppley, outdoor and indoor climbing are difront, have fun get some propper training and arfter that youll know what gear you want and need most.

try to leav the chalk at home

bob

sabu
1/05/2005
4:54:19 PM
Here here!! leave the chalk behind while you still can!!! get as much experience as you can you can never have enough of it!

IdratherbeclimbingM9
2/05/2005
1:59:15 PM
On 1/05/2005 sabu wrote:
>(snip),get as much experience as you can you can never have enough of it!

Some people who 'specialise' in epics might disagree with you!

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