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Essential gear for multi-pitch climbing

Climbing a multi-pitch route requires choosing the right gear. The following checklist, available for download, will provide you with peace of mind when preparing for your climb.

July 5 2016

Multi-pitch climbing

  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Lanyard
  • Belay device for double or twin ropes
  • Double or twin ropes
  • 10 to 14 quickdraws
  • Three to five 60cm and 120cm slings
  • 3 to 5 non-locking carabiners
  • 4 locking carabiners
  • 1 cord loop for a Prusik or kleimheist friction hitch
  • 1 mechanical blocker (like a TIBLOC) and a capture pulley (like a MICROTRAXION) to help the second
  • 1 blocker to ascend a rope
  • Cams, nuts, and a nut tool if necessary
  • Pitons and a hammer if necessary
  • Gear sling if necessary
  • Chalk bag
  • Climbing shoes
  • Lightweight backpack (20 liters)
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Light windbreaker
  • Knife
  • Headlamp
  • First-aid kit
  • Topo, map
  • ...

Download the list [pdf - 252 Ko]

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