2. Additional Aid Gear

In this video we look at more of the gear involved in aid climbing.

Personal Kit: Tape, small knife, chap stick, topo of the route, and other smaller items

Hooks – Advanced aid gear used for climbing face features, thin cracks, or some roofs. These include traditional hooks, cam hooks, and three-pronged talons. They range in size from small to large, and can be used on horizontal face features, in vertical cracks, and under roofs.

Rivet Cable – Small cable used to aid through sections that are linked together with rivets. Consult the topo to determine recommended quantity.

Cleaning tool – Primarily used for removing nuts or stoppers, but can also be used by the leader to remove dirt or small plants from cracks to create a placement.

Below are additional gear considerations if you’re planning to spend more than one day on the rock:

– Sleeping bag
– Sleeping pad
– Head lamp w/ extra batteries
– Haul Bag
– Hauling Devices
– Haul Lines
– Lead Line
– Tag Lines
– Portaledge
– Water
– Waste System

We hope you found this video helpful. Feel free to comment below with questions or thoughts!


Please remember, climbing is inherently dangerous. Climb at your own risk.