If you want go climbing outside then top roping is a safe
option without too much of an outlay. There are some things you’ll need, as
well as knowing where to go.
Just like when you climb indoors you’ll need a harness, some climbing shoes and a belay
device. Outside there are also many reasons (of various sizes but all quite
hard!) to wear a helmet and very few
not to. So wear one.
Set of wires
(1-11) and a nut key to get them out.
2-3 120cm slings
3-4 locking carabiners
(a steal one on the top will last longer)
(a posh one, or a carpet square with some string works fine)
All of these items can be bought online, but if you want to
make sure you get the right kit I recommend calling in to an independent
climbing shop like Up & Under in Cardiff. If you’ve done a course with me
then you even get a discount of your next purchase with them.
If you want to learn the skills you need to safely rig a top
rope for climbing outside then just get in touch and we can make it happen.
In : Top Tips