15 June 2017

Looking After Your Rock Climbing Gear

On climbing courses we get asked about equipment care - it is pretty simple.

Firstly look after it while climbing. Don't stand on anything and don't drop anything, including the metal gear. Keep out of mud and definitely keep out of salt water.

Rinse harness, helmet and metal gear in fresh water and hang to air dry. Rinse climbing shoes in fresh water and perhaps add some disinfectant (only for shoes); then hang to air dry.

For ropes and slings (especially if you have been sea cliff climbing) soak overnight in at least two clean sets of fresh water; then hang to air dry.

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