My rock climbing consists mostly of sport climbing–here’s what I use when I’m “out there”…
Rock Climbing-Footwear (more at http://www.scarpa.com)
Whether for steeps, pockets, or thin cracks, demand the most from your shoes. Demand Feroce. This is the shoe that i use for pretty much everything. Once i lock my feet into my Feroce’s, there’s no stopping ’til clippin’ chains.
Scarpa Instinct S
The most sensitive shoe in the entire SCARPA collection – perfect for training, bouldering and sport routes. I’ve never put my feet into a shoe like this. The way it wraps the shape of my foot, when I’m climbing…it’s as if it’s not even there. Wicked performance allowing precision in my footwork.
A sensitive, versatile shoe for climbers who value both comfort and performance. The force allows me to warm up with comfort yet still keeping my feet on when the going gets tough.
Scarpa Gecko Guide
Ultra-lightweight, this shoe is built to handle any approach and be easily carried up when climbing multi-pitch routes or big walls.
The ultimate after-sport footwear choice.
Rock Climbing-Gear (more at http://www.petzl.com/us)
Belay device with assisted braking for 8.9 to 11 mm rope
The GRIGRI 2 belay device with assisted braking is designed to facilitate belay maneuvers. The GRIGRI 2 works equally well for lead climbing and top roping. It may be used on all single dynamic 8.9 to 11 mm ropes on the market (ideal at 9.4 mm to 10.3 mm). Both compact and ultra-light, the GRIGRI 2 will accompany you on climbs around the world for many years. The GRIGRI 2 has a new design that allows excellent control during the descent.
9.4mm single rope with Duratec Dry treatment
For such a skinny and light single rope, the FUSE can withstand the rigors of multiple falls or endless pitches over rough rock. Its burly, tight sheath makes it perfect for sport climbing or fast-and-light adventure climbing. Stiffer than most,it practically clips itself to draws and glides effortlessly through carabiners.
Men’s climbing harness with elastic leg loops
The SAMA is the perfect harness for cragging and long routes. The elasticized leg loops stay snug to ensure comfort after a fall and when hanging out at the belay, without constricting movement while climbing. Very breathable for those long, hot days.
EXPRESS quickdraw with SPIRIT straight and bent gate carabiners
Carabiner with friction spur for descenders
For those times when you need a little extra friction while descending, the FREINO is the way to go.
- Provides increased friction for single ropes when rappelling or lowering, without extra gear or the need to open the carabiner
- Easy to use: rope can be quickly redirected over the friction spur and removed with one hand
- Keylock system
- For use on single ropes with the STOP, GRIGRI, HUIT, HUIT ANTIBRULURE and SIMPLE