What to Bring

Below you’ll find a general list of items to bring for your day of climbing.


The amount of clothing often depends on the time of year.  It can be chilly in the early spring and late fall.  For all of our rock climbing courses we recommend comfortable clothing that is non-restrictive.  Synthetic materials that dry quickly and wick moisture away from the skin are preferred.  Rain jackets are a must everyday; if nothing else they serve as a lightweight windbreaker.

Food and Water

The amount of water depends on the time of year and individual, but one liter of water (standard Nalgene bottle) is always too little.  Bring 2 liters per person.  Bottles or water bladders (such as a Camelback) are appropriate.  Three liters per person per day may be appropriate for the height of summer.

Don’t underestimate the amount of food needed for the day.  All of our rock climbing courses require participants to burn lots of calories.  It’s easy to run short of food and therefore energy towards the end of the day.  Better to pack a little too much food than too little.

My beautiful pictureWhat Should I Bring?

  • Day pack (can be supplied by SRCS)
  • Wind/rain jacket
  • 2+ Liters of water
  • Fleece/wool sweater
  • Lunch (can be bought locally)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Non-restrictive clothing (jeans not recommended)
  • Closed toe shoes (no sandals/flip-flops)
  • Sunglasses (with retention strap)
  • Sunscreen

Rock Climbing Equipment

SRCS can provide all necessary equipment for our rock climbing courses.  Many participants want to bring their own equipment and are welcome to do so.   Those bringing their own equipment should be prepared to have that equipment inspected at the start of the rock climbing course.  All nylon climbing equipment such as harnesses and slings should be less than 7 years old and free of major signs of wear or UV degradation.  All metal equipment should be in good working order with smooth operating moving parts and free of any wear grooves.

Our Best Advice?

Just use common sense, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to Contact us for guidance.