You don’t need much to get started climbing and every dollar will be worth it.

Rock climbing can take you to some beautiful places, even if you’re a total newb with minimal experience. For a lot of would-be climbers, oftentimes the barrier of entry is having no idea where to even begin, but if you’re sure you want to get into rock climbing, then you’re going to need to invest in some equipment. Picking up a few essential pieces of gear will guarantee that you’ll be ready at a moment’s notice when the opportunity to tag along on a friends’ climbing trip presents itself. Bonus: you’ll never have to use the gnarly rental shoes at the gym!