Half and Full Day Rock Climbing Checklist

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Phoenix Area Day Rock Climbing Gear Checklist

 Gear Supplied by Just Roughin' It


We Supply


What’s It For?


Day Pack


Day packs are included with your tour cost to carry all of your things while on the trail.




Trekking poles are included with all JRI guided trips. Essential for taking 25% of your load off your knees.



Protection for your head if anything falls from above.



Tight fitting shoes so you can grip the rock for your climb.


Required Gear Not Supplied By JRI


Stuff to Bring

Our Price

What’s It For?


Hand Sanitizer


Anti-bacterial gel to kill, well…bacteria.


Hiking Hat

$16.00 & up

Sun protection.


Hydration Bladders/Water Bottles

$7.95 & up

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


Lip Balm SPF 15+

$2.95 & up

Sun protection for you lips – no one likes to kiss chapped lips.


Personal First Aid Kit

$9.00 & up

Bangs, cuts, and scrapes care. This is the one item you hope you won't have to use!


Prescription Meds


Ask your doctor if you don’t know.



$48.00 & up

They block the bright sun from your eyes and protect them from UVA and UVB rays.


Sunscreen SPF

$9.00 & up

Sun protection for the rest of you.


Optional Gear Items


Stuff you might want to bring

Our Price

What’s It For?


Arnica Lotion or Gel

$7.50 & up

Necessary for those sore hiking muscles!


Bandanas (2-3)

$2.99 each

All purpose camp tool – use as headwear, dust cover, sweat rag, snot rag, wash cloth, napkin, etc.


Camera, Case, and Batteries

Cases $25.00 & up

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



$0.99 & up

Great for attaching lightweight, wet, or accessible items outside your pack.


Insect Repellent

$7.95 & up

To repel bugs. It's dry in the desert so there aren't many bugs. But one bug can be one bug too many.


Super Salve

$3.10 & up

Anti-chaffing, blister prevention &/or healing of minor cuts, scrapes, and chaffing.


 Stuff to Wear


Clothing Item

Our Price

What’s It For


Hiking Boots or Shoes

$120 & up

Sturdy, broken in hiking boots or shoes, light to mid weight, running shoes are fine. You just need the proper footwear for a short hike to the climbing area.


Short Sleeved Shirts or Tank Tops

$26.00 & up

Short sleeved shirts that are lightweight, light colored, and breathable – wicking materials are best for the colder months in the Phoenix area - late October through early March.  Cotton is best in DRY heat; in order to stay cool, avoid wicking material. 




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 Long Sleeve Shirt

$25.00 & up

Lightweight long sleeve shirt for cooler mornings or fall/spring hikes. 

Lightweight Fleece

$59.00 & up

A great third layer for additional warmth. For cold weather hikes.


Rain Gear

$1.19 & up

Only when dictated by weather. A lightweight poncho is usually sufficient.


 Tips & Tricks



Check local weather forecasts prior to the tour (see our additional resources) to help you determine what to wear. Use this link for updated weather forecast in the Phoenix area.


Essential Items

Please remember to always pack essential items such as passport, money, eyewear, medications, a change of clothing (including hiking shoes) and other essential items in your carry-on baggage, in case your checked luggage is delayed while you travel.


Layering Clothing

Temperatures vary about 20 degrees F from highs to lows throughout the day. Always test your layers before a trip. Your outer layer should fit easily over the inside ones without binding, bunching, or otherwise restricting movement.


Foot Care

Make sure your boots are broken in! Wear merino wool socks to help prevent blisters, and bring Moleskin for foot treatment in the event you get blisters. Also try Super Salve to prevent chaffing and blisters – great for feet, thighs, arms, etc.



You will want to bring your favorite non-perishable and durable (no bananas or chocolate) snacks to eat while hiking. Bring a good mix of salty and sweet! We recommend 4 snacks per person. Don't be afraid of carbs, sugar and salt on hiking trips in Phoenix. Trust us, you will burn it and your body will crave the quick energy you get from carbs.


*** This checklist is generalized based on season and does not take into account drastic changes in temperature (hot or cold). Shoulder seasons (late October and early March) 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 company vehicle on the morning of your trip. ***

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