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14 Gear Essentials for a Weekend of Bouldering

And the one piece of gear you need to keep it all organized.


At its core, bouldering is a fairly simple endeavor. Shoes, chalk and a crash pad are all that’s required. But a handful of choice essentials can make your experience out at the crag infinitely better. A hand file and hand cream can help make sure your digits are in top shape for a full day of climbing. A headlamp can allow you to push for those few extra attempts on your project after the sun goes down. But keeping these items handy can be an issue, as they are easily forgotten on the counter at home. A rugged storage box stashed in the back of your truck can help keep everything organized and at the ready.

Yeti LoadOut GoBox 30

Yeti’s LoadOut GoBox 30 is the ultimate in gear storage solutions. It’s watertight, made of the same high-grade plastic that the Tundra coolers are made of and is built to be stackable — in case you need a couple of them to store gear kits for multiple pursuits. Its gasket seal is also particularly adept at keeping climbing odors inside and preventing them from overtaking your car. The high durometer rubber feet keep it from sliding all over the place and the Divider, Caddy and Pack Attic keep everything organized and in its place for easy access.

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The Other Essentials


FREE P2 by Leatherman $120
Bouldering Brushes by Black Diamond $8+
Rambler 12 with Hotshot Cap by Yeti $30
Gorilla Grip Chalk by Friction Labs $25
Secret Stuff by Friction Labs $19
Hand Cream by Climbskin $25
Nail and Hand File by Climbskin $13
Chalk Bucket by Static $52
Free Range Cap by Black Diamond $29
Bindi Headlamp by Petzl $60
Cobra Eco by La Sportiva $140
Rambler 36 by Yeti $50
Drop Zone Crash Pad by Black Diamond $230

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