Half and Full Day Rock Climbing Checklist

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Half and Full Day Rock Climbing Checklist 

All climbs include daypack, climbing shoes (some sizes may not be available), harness and helmet. 

Items with this (***) next to them means they are OPTIONAL


Stuff to bring

Our Price

What’s It For

Camera, Case, and Batteries


Taking pictures, protecting the camera & making sure the camera can keep taking pictures.

Hand Sanitizer 


Anti-bacterial gel to kill, well…bacteria.

Hiking Hat


multiple brands

Sun protection.

Hydration Bladder/Water Bottles


Holds water - you need this! Recommend 3-4 liters of carrying capacity. A 2 or 3 liter bladders plus additional bottles is a good combo. Our packs are compatible with hydration bladders of up to 3 liters.

Insect Repellent ***


To repel bugs. Not many in the desert but some people just don't like any bugs!

Lip Balm SPF 15


multiple brands

Sun protection for your lips - no one likes to kiss chapped lips.

Personal First Aid Kit


Bangs, cuts, and scrapes care.

Prescription Meds


Ask your doctor if you don’t know.




multiple colors

They block the bright sun from your eyes.

Sunscreen SPF 30


multiple sizes/brands

Sun protection for the rest of you.

If you wish to purchase any of the items listed above, please order well in advance of your scheduled trip to ensure product availability.
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Stuff to Wear

Many climbs require an approach hike. Be certain to have a good pair of hiking shoes or some kind of athletic shoe for this short hike.

Short and long sleeved shirts that are lightweight, light colored and breathable – recommend wicking material for the colder months, cotton for the shoulder seasons

Hiking or workout pants - denim is also good as long as you have a lot of mobility in them. Avoid clothing that you cannot move freely in and that will easily tear.

Lightweight fleece and outer shell for layering.

Rain gear – only when dictated by weather (rarely needed) and an emergency poncho should suffice.

Tips and Tricks


Always check local weather forecasts prior to the tour (see our additional resources) to help you determine what to wear.  We prefer www.noaa.gov.


Layering clothing is essential. Always test your layers before a trip. Your outer layer should fit easily over the inside ones without binding, bunching or otherwise restricting movement.


Snacks: Lunch is provided for full day adventures. Bring your favorite non-perishable hiking snacks that consist of a combination of salty and sweet:)

*** This checklist is generalized based on season and does not take into account drastic changes in temperature (hot or cold). Shoulder seasons (late September to Early May) present varying degrees of weather – late and early season cold/warm fronts. JRI recommends you over pack for the trip so you are prepared for any last minute changes in weather. Any items you do not ultimately need for the trip can be left behind in the vehicle on the morning of your trip. ***

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