Fully balanced, that's what a climber is at the moment he or she is climbing to the top.
Looking for the ultimate freedom and fight with the gravity and nature.
This is not without risk and therefore it is a must to use good equipment that is used in a right matter.
The diversity of the available materials is huge and they often can be used in several situations.
So look at the various materials with their specific explanation and think before buying/ using them.
The amount and choice of materials you need depend on the area and the type of route you want to climb.
If you do not know the area, it is wise to use a guide that does.
Always make sure you can navigate in the area, take maps or GPS navigation with you.
Most climbing areas are (off course) in the mountains and most of the time at least one or more hours away from a doctor.
In all cases it is recommended that you take an emergency kit with you. This kit consists of a backpack with the following:
1 liter (minimum) of water
Something to eat
First aid kit (waterproof packaging)
(Head) lamp/ torch
To prevent accidents and the use of the emergency kit as much as possible, you must be able to trust on your materials. It is therefore very important that you keep your materials in good state so maintain and check it well.
After every fall your material weakens.
When purchasing new materials, it is often indicated how many times you can fall with it before damaging the gear too much. After each fall you need to check for damage.
It is your own responsibility to keep track of what happened to your equipment and to refresh the materials before things go wrong.
There are several types of shoes for beginners and advanced. One thing they have in common and that is that the sole of the toes to the heel in one piece. This ensures that the pressure is evenly distributed and better pressure on the toes can hold. It is therefore important that you use the right shoe. It is also not recommended unless the shoes are in good condition and the rubber is worn. All shoes come with special friction grip rubber that you have. For the beginner, there are shoes with a harder rubber sole with thicker. This gives you more support and build muscle quickly on. For the advanced, there are shoes with a softer rubber which gives you more feel and a higher degree of grip.
There are two types of climbing shoes, straight and asymmetrical, this refers to the sole of the shoe. For straight shoes you firmly on small stone edges and asymmetrical shoe is designed for more friction.
There is also the choice of:
Ankle-high boots, these give you extra support but will be less flexible. In game or coarse area give it extra protection.
Standard climbing shoe, these are more flexible and give you so much freedom. With these shoes have more grip on the smaller edges and you can build more friction relative to the ankle high shoes. The standard shoe is available with laces or Velcro (these are easy to get on and off)
Slippers, these are very flexible so that beginners are not recommended. The advantage of this shoe is that they are very easy to pull on and off in between.