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    1/2 man,1/2 bear,1/2 pig ManBearPig's Avatar
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    Attire for indoor rock climbing?

    What attire to wear for rock climbing?
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    I would wear "after six" attire. they will treat you with the respect you deserve then.
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    Outdoor shorts (you need flexibility) and a t shirt are fine. Athletic shorts might be too baggy and thin if you are using a harness. Good shoes help. Short finger gloves for grip on the rope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Towlie View Post
    Going indoor rock climbing. I am a newbie and I don't care if I look like a poseur. All I want to know is what is typical climbing gear I should wear. Athletic or casual shorts and a t-shirt? Thanks.
    Yes.

    It all works, you'll see people in tank tops short sleeves, t-shirts, gym shirts, long sleeves, normal shorts, gym shorts, pants, etc. Just wear something thats comfortable and doesn't restrict your movement at all while not being baggy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Shorts and a t shirt are fine. Good shoes help. You don't need gloves or anything because the rock is fake.

    To the OP:

    Rent shoes from the gym if your friends don't have any that fit right that they can lend you, and Siu is right about the gloves, at most you may need to borrow a chalk bag, but for your first time I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Whatever you want - gym rats normally look like street people, but with less clothes. You can't be a poser in rock climbing - it is nothing about equipment in an indoor gym and all about skill and strength to weight ratio.

    Watch the tendons. If you don't understand that - you are a newbie.

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    Baggy shorts and commando. Show that stuff off big boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squegeeboo View Post
    To the OP:

    Rent shoes from the gym if your friends don't have any that fit right that they can lend you, and Siu is right about the gloves, at most you may need to borrow a chalk bag, but for your first time I wouldn't worry about it.
    I edited my post to include use of rope if applicable...
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    whatever you feel like. unless you normally wear skin tight jeans and a shirt that doesn't fit, you'll be fine. pay more attention to not dropping anyone (if they give you a gris, don't trust it) and having a good time. also, if you find yourself doing well, downgrade everything.
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    Oh, on the other side of the coin, you could go out and buy yourself some prana clothing by liz claiborne. You won't even notice the fact that it's overpriced crap because you'll be at total peace with the world.
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    dont wear umbro shorts.

    for some reason in this months issues of climbing they spent half the issue bashing them

    and since most of the time people tend to sheeplishly follow the fashion trends set before them(pink deep v's)

    you might get made fun of
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    Clown shoes, Sombrero, and yellow Bruce Lee jumpsuit.

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    I liked climbing in sweats - if I smashed into a wall, it gave some protection from abrashion. Sweats don't bind which is important when you are frogging it up the wall.

    No gloves for me - sleeveless shirt. Good shoes and my own harness. Chalk bag and you are set.

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    At the climbing gym here you see everything from the pros to guys just giving it a try. Its a really open community that generally doesn't judge. I wouldnt worry about what to wear. I suppose the only thing I wouldn't do, is walk in with 100's of dollars worth of high end equipment when you can barely climb a vert wall...

    I would love to climb, but I am just not built for it. Climbing is a lean mass exercise. I am a power weight lifter type. It just looks awesome when you see the guys climbing sub vert (I think it is sub vert) to vert walls. We have two sections in our gym to simulate that affect, and the strength, patience and coordination required are awesome.

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    I usually leave my tires on the bike and just take some climbing shoes if you will be doing bouldering only, a harness if you want to top rope.
    The best for climbing are the baggy capri type fitness pants and a tshirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    At the climbing gym here you see everything from the pros to guys just giving it a try. Its a really open community that generally doesn't judge. I wouldnt worry about what to wear. I suppose the only thing I wouldn't do, is walk in with 100's of dollars worth of high end equipment when you can barely climb a vert wall...

    I would love to climb, but I am just not built for it. Climbing is a lean mass exercise. I am a power weight lifter type. It just looks awesome when you see the guys climbing sub vert (I think it is sub vert) to vert walls. We have two sections in our gym to simulate that affect, and the strength, patience and coordination required are awesome.
    I know some pretty beefy dudes that can pull down. Just takes some effort. Also, I'm fairly sure the term you're looking for is overhang, or roof.

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    I am no flyweight - 190 lbs, 6'2" but I used to have my own rock gym in my garage. Man I miss it! I was into bouldering. Short routes with lots of gnarly problems - overhangs, dynamic moves, slopers - the idea was to setup a route that would take weeks to figure out. Just out of reach. My cave was 14 feet tall and half the garage. Nothing was flat, all slopes and caves. Newbies hated climbing in my cave.

    You get scary strong and agile. Such a fun sport.

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    No offence, 6'2 and 190 is a lightweight maybe your weight to size ratio isn't small, but at 190, you are at a weight I haven't seen since I was 12. my lean mass is 222 and currently I weigh a touch (hahaha) more than that.

    Boldering is huge about 45minutes south of here (squamish). Huge outdoor bouldering escarpments that rock a lot of peoples worlds.

    Thanks blimp, like I said, I don't climb, I simply admire . I am working towards my lean weight of around 235 to 240, when I get my bodyweight to strength ratio back to what it was when I was powerlifting I will give it a shot.

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    Just wear jeans and some T shirt. Athletic shorts/pants would be fine as well. The only actual rock climbing gear in my opinion, is the harness and the shoes. THat's all you need for indoor .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    No offence, 6'2 and 190 is a lightweight ......
    SERIOUS?!?!?!?!

    wow. and I thought I was heavy at 6'5'' and 180. That just made my day :-D
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