What to carry in a sport climbing pack?


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John Robinson · · Elk Grove, ca · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 686

Toilet Paper
Wet Wipes
Matches/lighter
Stocking hat (when it's cold)
Gloves (when it's cold)
I carry a light pair of gloves and a light stocking hat even in the summer.
Belay gloves
Belay glasses
Wind Breaker (in a stuff sack)
Sunscreen
Pen/pencil
Extra shoe lace
Advil
Climbing tape
Reading glasses (for us elderly people to read guide books)
Headlamp/w extra batteries
Climbing shoes
Harness
Chalk bag
Extra chalk
Gri Gri
Tube belay device (to use to Rappel)
Belay Biner
Leaver Biner (to use when I am too scared to get to the anchors)
Quickdraws
Rope and bag
Water
food
Wrench for loose nuts
Spare rapidlink/rings/musseys for worn anchors
Chapstick
Luna Bar
Helmet
Knife
Bug repellant
Fingernail clippers
Guide Book
first aid kit
Dog food
Dog leash

I got my pack stolen in the Real Hidden Valley Parking Lot so am putting together another pack. Did I forget anything?

Jon Rhoderick · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 590

Do you really need all of that??

Rope
Draws
Locker & grigri
Belay gloves
1-2 pairs of shoes
Chalk bag (make sure it's full before you leave the car)
Tape and Advil
Headlamp (only between fall & equinoxes)
Water
Food
Puffy/rain jacket
Harness
Guidebook

Go to the bathroom before you go out
Climb in shade, avoid sunscreen
Avoid burning things

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 15
Jon Rhoderick wrote: Climb in shade, avoid sunscreen Avoid burning things
Silly comment.
John Robinson · · Elk Grove, ca · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 686
FrankPS wrote: Silly comment.
Thanks Jon, I forget water and food
Nicholas Aretz · · Lakewood, Colorado · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 5

How can you forget a 6 pack!?!?!

ScoJo · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 10

You can apply the sunscreen before you go generally.

K. Le Douche · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2008 · Points: 65

Harness
Shoes
Chalk Bag
Chapstick
Luna Bar
750ml Water bottle

I have my wife carry the rack, rope, some trad gear just in case, food, and extra water because you know, equality...

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 15
K. Le Douche wrote: I have my wife carry the rack, rope, some trad gear just in case, food, and extra water because you know, equality...
Your wife carries the rope and the rack? Are these photos of you two, by any chance?

Chivalry at its best

Carrying the rack
Mark E Dixon · · Sprezzatura, Someday · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 234

Stick clip

Wrench for loose nuts
Spare rapidlink/rings/musseys for worn anchors

Small plastic bag for picking up trash

Jason Todd · · Cody, WY · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 673

...

A chair (I like the Alite Mantis)
Flip flops

John Robinson · · Elk Grove, ca · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 686

I have added things you all suggest

M Kilts · · Hooper, Utah · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 15

great list! I will reference your list to help me with my own pack. I like the idea of a leaver biner, a friend and I had to leave a draw on the wall once because neither of us could complete the route.

M Kilts · · Hooper, Utah · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 15

I also like to bring a harmonica for in-between pitches. Oh and do not forget your personal anchoring system!

B-Mkll Mackall · · Bozeman, MT · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 1,466

I would put in anything needed for a self-rescue/ escape the belay/ ascension situation. Maybe 2 prusik cords and a couple locking carabiners, and you're good to go on 90% of FUBAR situations at a single pitch crag. Better to have and not want than to not have and (probably) not need.

Mitchell E · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 3

Warm gloves are redundant if you're already bringing belay gloves.

Add a helmet to your list.

I carry an "oh shit" biner—just a locker with 18' of 6mm, a prusik loop, and knife.

Joshua B. · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 0

If you're in many of the areas i've climbed in, you'd be remiss not to include your dog and a bluetooth speaker on that list.

Ken Noyce · · Layton, UT · Joined Aug 2010 · Points: 2,037
Joshua B. wrote:If you're in many of the areas i've climbed in, you'd be remiss not to include your dog and a bluetooth speaker on that list.
Just what I was thinking, also, don't forget the crag baby.
John Robinson · · Elk Grove, ca · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 686
B-Mkll wrote:I would put in anything needed for a self-rescue/ escape the belay/ ascension situation. Maybe 2 prusik cords and a couple locking carabiners, and you're good to go on 90% of FUBAR situations at a single pitch crag. Better to have and not want than to not have and (probably) not need.
B-Mkll thanks for your input but I am talking about sport climbing and I don't think I, or any of the people I sport climb with, would use what you suggest. Trad climbing, yes
Tylerpratt · · Litchfield, Connecticut · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 0

If your going to be applying sunscreen I would recommend bringing some rubbing alcohol to get that grease off your hands.

cragmantoo · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 0

For Boulder climbing, carry weed and a pipe

Nathan Self · · Louisiana · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 20

I usually carry a small compass and whistle.
And spare glasses.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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