The Travel Kit List: Climbing Essentials for 2022

5. Lyon Gripmaster Light Tension

This little gadget helps train and strengthen your hands and fingers, allowing for a stronger, longer lasting grip on rock. Lightweight and pocket-sized, it’s convenient for beginners, but there are also medium and heavy tension options. £11.70.

6. Raw Rock Climbing Chalk

Ordinary climbing chalk can leave residue on rock, altering its pH and nutrient conditions, and can also fall onto surrounding plants and soil. Nature Climbing’s solution is an all-natural chalk of 100% pure Magnesium Carbonate Hydroxide, sourced from the EU. Packaged in a biodegradable coffee bag, the chalk contains no additives and is gentle on the skin. €14 (£11.50) for 125g.

7. YETI Camino 50 Tote

Yeti’s outdoor gear has earned a reputation for quality in the climbing world, and the brand’s new 50-litre waterproof holdall is no exception. It’s particularly useful for carrying climbing kit, with built-in dividers to separate essentials such as chalk bags, ropes and shoes. £180.

8. Simond Climbing and Mountaineering Harness

Less expensive than many competing models but offering great quality, this harness has been designed by climbing instructors to provide a high level of comfort and convenience. Four gear loops on the sides allow climbers to attach items such as nuts, quickdraws and carabiners. £39.99.

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Posted in the May 2022 problem of National Geographic Traveler (UK)

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