Building a Rack

The Perfect Starter Rack
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Assuming you're already equipped with shoes, a harness, a belay kit, and a rope, here's a list of suggested items to complete a basic but useful climbing rack. Buying this all at once will cost you around $900, but some careful shopping might yield ready-to-climb packages for substantially less.

  • 35 non-locking carabiners (20 to complete 10 draws, 10 to hold your gear on your harness, and 5 extras)
  • 10 sewn runners about 8-16 inches long
  • 2 double-length sewn slings
  • 3 single-length sewn slings
  • Complete set of Black Diamond Stoppers (#1-13)
  • Black Diamond Camalots # .75, .5, 1, 2, 3
  • Metolius Quad-cams # 0, 00
  • 4 locking carabiners
  • 1 four-foot (doubled) cord-o-let
  • 1 sewn daisy chain

Published: 28 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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