Day climbs may take place several hours away from facilities, and can last from pre-dawn until late in the afternoon or through early evening. In addition to climb-specific equipment you will need items to get you through the day, such as food, water and sunscreen, and gear to protect yourself should weather set in.
Waterproof rain jacket is required regardless of time of year or weather forecast. Brief rain showers are common in the afternoon. No rain ponchos. A jacket equivalent to the Arc’teryx Alpha FL jacket is ideal – lightweight and waterproof. A limited number of rain jackets are available for rental.
Fleece jacket, pullover, sweater, or other layer for warmth regardless of weather forecast.
Lightweight pants or long shorts – jeans and sweatpants are not recommended.
T-shirt (cotton is fine in nice weather).
Athletic socks that will not slip down into your shoes.
Gloves for rappelling (100% cotton or leather – NO polyester). Cotton work gloves suitable for rappelling are available for purchase.
Two quarts of water (two large water bottles) per person.
Lunch and snacks that are high energy, easy to eat, and heat tolerant.
Dark sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm and a hat for sun protection.
Day pack that is large enough to carry all of the above items.
Appropriate shoes for the climb you are doing. We will help you determine whether you need approach shoes or a climbing shoe. You can rent these from us or from the local mountaineering shops in town.
Waterproof rain pants. A limited number of rain pants are available for rental.
Fleece gloves and ski hat for cooler days/early mornings.