Rock climbing gear can be costly if you buy expensive equipment. You want to make sure you feel safe and secure when rock climbing. A wide range of equipment is used during rock climbing. Here is a list for your rock climbing gear: Rope, cabainers, webbing, quick draws, harnesses, helmet, climbing shoes, belay gloves, slings, acesenders, finger boards, bacchar ladder are just some of rock climbing equipment. You can purchase these items at a sporting good store like Dick’s Sporting Good located in West Springfield, Massachusetts.
‘Rock climbingis a sport in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route without falling. Rock climbing competitions have objectives of completing the route in the quickest possible time or the farthest along an ever increasingly harder route. Rock climbing is similar to scrambling (another activity involving the scaling of hills and similar formations), but climbing is generally differentiated by its sustained use of hands to support the climber’s weight as well as to provide balance.
Although rock climbing was an important component of Victorian mountaineering in the Alps, it is generally thought that the sportof rock climbing began in the last quarter of the nineteenth century in various parts of Europe. Rock climbing evolved gradually from an alpine necessity to a distinct athletic activity.
Aid climbing (climbing using equipment that acts as artificial hand- or footholds) became popular during the period 1920 – 1960, leading to ascents in the Alps and in Yosemite Valley that were considered impossible without such means. However, climbing techniques, equipment and ethical considerations have evolved steadily. Today, free climbing (climbing on holds made entirely of natural rock, using gear solely for protection and not for upward movement) is the most popular form of the sport. Free climbing has since been divided into several sub-styles of climbing dependent on belay configuration (described below). Over time, grading systems have also been created in order to more accurately compare the relative difficulties of climbs.’ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_climbing