Climbing Equipment Needed In Utah
Need to know about climbing equipment needed in Utah? There are a great variety of climbing scenarios to be found across the state of Utah. The variety is so great that packing climbing equipment for all of the possibilities in Utah would prove to be impossible. But you can choose where in Utah you want to go climbing, and then pack your equipment accordingly. Now, depending on the region and season, you will need specific equipment.
The general climbing equipment you will need in Utah includes:
- Safety equipment (a helmet, harness, first aid kit, gloves, etc.)
- Climbing rope, or ropes, depending on the length of the climb
- A rope bag
- Belay devices
- Assorted carabiners
- Hex nuts
- For the Canyonlands and Zion areas during spring, summer or autumn, there are two main styles: wall climbing or canyoning. For the first, you will need a traditional climbing sack, including a variety of nuts, lots of webbing, different sizes of spring-loaded camming devices and maybe pitons and bolts, the latest depending on your climbing style and the selected route. Most established routes have well-placed anchors. For canyoning, in addition to the previous climbing equipment, you will have to carry a wetsuit and water shoes, because the bottom of most canyons remains wet and cold year round.
- For the northeastern part of Utah, and mountain ranges and winter climbing everywhere in the state, ice climbing gear is needed. Double boots, crampons, ice axes, ice screws, a dry rope and several pairs of gloves are required.
- For big wall climbing in places like Indian Creek in the east side of Canyonlands National Park, you will need to add some specific gear. This may include a hanging fly to sleep in the wall, a haul bag, several ropes with their bags, ascenders, a variety of step aiders, a portaledge and whatever you consider necessary for a few days in the vertical.
So, choose a place, pack your gear and enjoy the amazing Utah outdoors.