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Basic climbing equipment to climb well

In climbing, the right equipment can transform your experience. Whether you're a fan of indoor climbing, outdoor bouldering or long routes, choosing the right equipment is crucial for your safety, and above all for your enjoyment. This article explores the essentials for each type of climbing, to meet the specific needs of each climbing family.

In climbing, there is a multitude of diverse and varied products and tools that can greatly influence your climbing experience. Whether you are an indoor climbing enthusiast, an outdoor bouldering enthusiast or a multi-pitch climbing adventurer, the choice of basic equipment is essential to guarantee your safety and enjoyment.

So, in this article, we will talk about the essential elements for climbing well, with an emphasis on the specific needs of each climbing family.

To climb all the time

The climbing shoe, impossible to climb without

If there's ONE product to have, it's the climbing shoe (well, unless your name is Barefoot Charles and you climb barefoot all the time).
Overall, the shoes offer a precise fit and exceptional grip, allowing you to feel confident on even the smallest holds.

Slippers come in a variety of designs to suit different types of climbing, so make sure you choose the ones that best suit your climbing style.

To climb in blocks

The crash pad, essential for bouldering

If you want to boulder outdoors, you need your best friend: the crashpad.

The crashpad is a thick and sturdy mattress designed to cushion your falls during your bouldering sessions. The crash pad allows you to climb safely, even when working on daring moves and risky landings.

Make sure you choose a quality crash pad, thick enough to absorb shock, and easily transportable for your outdoor adventures.

To climb a route

Rope, belayer and partner, what you need to climb a route

When you start climbing on a route, several elements become essential.

First of all, the harness, which allows you to attach yourself to the rope.
The rope, of course, is the central element of route climbing, ensuring your safety throughout the climb.
The belay system is the tool that allows your partner to belay you and lower you safely.
And then, don't forget your climbing partner, who is essential to sharing this adventure ;)

belay glasses and chalk bag, the combo for good climbing

The little extra:
If you want a little extra for your outdoor route sessions, consider a powder bag to carry your chalk. You can also add the belay bezel to your list, to avoid neck pain when belaying.

For training

The climbing beam is essential to progress

To train and progress in climbing, a climbing beam is an essential tool.

It allows you to work on your finger strength, your endurance and your technique. The climbing beam is a valuable investment for serious climbers who want to develop their level. It offers a variety of holds for varied exercises adapted to your skill level.

To warm up

Before embarking on a climbing session, it is crucial to warm up well to avoid injuries (unless you like to get injured).

When climbing, warming up your fingers is essential. Otherwise, hello torn pulleys and lumbricals.
For this, the Alien is probably the best possible tool.

For a general warm-up, resistance bands are great tools for this. They allow you to work your joints, activate the specific muscles used in climbing and prepare your body for the effort.

For fun

The climbing mug to have fun while climbing

To add a touch of pleasure to your moments of relaxation after climbing, nothing like a mug with a climbing hold . It's the perfect accessory to show your love for climbing even during your coffee break. It's also a great way to share your passion with other climbers.