Monday, January 22, 2007

Climbing Equipment

Whether you are a professional or amateur climber, you will know that having the safest equipment will prove vital and will also make you confident in the fact that should the worst happen, you are safeguarded as much as possible.

The number one rule is to have sturdy footwear and ensure it has a good tread. The reason for this, is if you are climbing a wall or steep mountain etc then it can be very crumbly under foot and having well adjusted boots, will prevent any slipping which when high up, is potentially very dangerous.

When climbing, an individual can wear anything as long as it is suitable for a climb and will protect you against whatever weather conditions may present themselves. Never wear anything constricting because you will need the freedom to move quickly and easily, heavy clothing can cause more problems so choose your climbing outfit carefully.