By Cyrena Lee, Brooklyn Boulders
When you climb the walls at an indoor facility like Brooklyn Boulders — our featured fitness space this week — much of what you need to climb, like harnesses and climbing shoes, is provided on-site. But what if you take to the great outdoors? Or if you want your own gear? We asked BK Boulders Marketing Manager and climbing enthusiast Cyrena Lee for her picks on the top-notch gear you need in order to get climbing:
2. Chalk bag
An essential for climbers to carry their chalk in — even better if the chalk bag is custom made with whatever old tee you want!
Sweaty hands = slippery holds. Chalk up those palms and ensure a firm grip, so you can get to the top.
Friction Labs www.frictionlabs.com
4. For Tracking Climbs
A mobile-friendly indoor climbing guide and route tracker, this app does it all.
Climb Scan App www.climbscan.com
5. Clothing that you can wear on the wall and in the boardroom
Pivotte’s line of clothing mixes fashionable style and range of movement, for clothes that do double duty.
6. Chalk Brushes
Climbing brushes are key for cleaning off too-chalky holds. Scrub 'em off for a fresh start.
Sublime Climbing www.sublimeclimbing.com
For top-roping, a harness is necessary to keep you secure while climbing, so make sure you have a good one.
Black Diamond Equipment www.blackdiamondequipment.com
Cyrena Lee is the Regional Marketing Manager for Brooklyn Boulders. She’s a writer, traveler, proud Barnard graduate, lucid dreamer, former gymnast, and now rock climber.