Last Updated on September 24, 2020

Sport Climbing Checklist: All the adventure lovers, who are always looking for a new experience in their adventurous life, for them climbing in the mountain is one of the best choices to explore. In the 19th century, the mountain climbing was introduced as a sport for the first time. Then as time passed, the mountain or rock climbing became a more popular sport to the Climbers.

Sport Climbing Checklist

In sport climbing, climbers climb up the rock or mountain with the protection of tied rope that is attached to their body, and another side of the rope is fixed permanently with anchors to the rock. So there is no doubt, it is quite risky.

Thus, a climber has to take proper preparation, training, and protection before starting the sport climbing. You have to carry some essential gears along with you before starting. Here we are providing you a checklist for sport climbing.

Sport Climbing Checklist

If you are ready to go, then check our provided list that given below so that you don’t forget any essential gears to take. Herein the list, you may make changes as per your needs.

Backpacks & Bags

For sport climbing, you must carry your accessories in your backpack and other particular bags.

Climbing Hardware Accessories

Yes, in your backpack, you must carry many types of accessories. At first, you have to check all those hardware accessories, which are necessary and the main gear for sport climbing. However, the quantities and necessity depend on your route.

Devices and Other Accessories

There are some other accessories which are also crucial for sport climbing. Those accessories will make your climbing more safe and comfortable.

Personal Preferential items

Some of the accessories are also you may carry as per your personal preference. We are only recommending you to take those. If you can, take it.

  • Hand Safety Accessories (Belay or Rappel Gloves, Hand Warmer, Finger Tape, Arm Band)
  • Belay Glasses (Neck Safety)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sanitation Trowel
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet paper
  • Bear spray (optional)

Clothing and Footwear

Now, we are providing you the list of best suitable clothing and footwear for your sport climbing as per the route, weather, and durability.

Clothing for cold weather

As we notify earlier, you have to choose your cloth according to the weather for both comfort and safety. In cold weather, you should take some heavy cloths to keep your body warm.

  • Puffy Jacket
  • Long & Short both types of underwear
  • Sweater
  • Fur Long Sleeve
  • Denim pants

Clothing for hot weather

In warm hot weather you should wear such lightweight clothes so that you can comfortably enjoy your sport climbing.

Other clothing

Some other clothing that you may carry in any weather for extra protection and comforts.

  • Insulated jacket
  • Rainwear
  • Three quarters


You must not wear rock climbing boots all the time. After passing a rugged trail of rock when you will reach the goal point, you need a relaxation of your leg. So besides the protection, you also need enough comfort in the climbing. So you should carry some other footwear.

  • Approach shoes
  • Sandals
  • Synthetic or Wool Socks

Foods items and water

  • Snacks
  • Energy bars, gels,
  • Dry fruits
  • Energy beverages
  • Chews
  • Trail mix
  • Powdered drink mix
  • Filled water bottles

Personal items (medical/skin)

For some extra protection for your body and skin, you should carry some more personal accessories.


Some optional things, which you may take as per your wishes, are given below.

  • Notepad
  • Pen or pencil
  • Whistle
  • Signaling mirror
  • A reflective blanket (optional)
  • Sleeping pad (optional)


We hope that from our above-provided checklist, you will get an overall idea of what you should take along with you. You may make a change in the list as per your necessities. You can include some other accessories also on the list.

Here we are only recommending you all those gears to take, which can provide you more protection with more comfort so that you can highly enjoy your sport climbing. Now without wasting any single moment, just go to the spot and start the sport of rock climbing.


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