Climbing is and exciting and exhilarating sport. While knowing your equipment inside and out is extremely important, knowing what clothes to wear is almost as equally important. The type of clothes youll need depends on the type of climb youll be doing and the climate of your location.
Base layer pants or briefs and undershirts proved thermal protection for cold climbs and allow for easy movement. Its important to have your first layer of clothing close to the skin to allow perspiration to evaporate and keep air circulating.
Choosing the right shirt for your climb is also important. Its essential to keep your wrists, elbows and shoulders free to do critical work with your equipment and only in extreme cold weather is warming the arms important. Youll need a shirt that allows for room in the shoulders so your upper body movement is not hindered.
The type of pants or shorts you wear is more of a matter of preference and depends on the climate. Most climbers prefer to wear to shorts on less challenging climbs in warm locations. Shorts should stretch without clinging to your body and should be durable so they can stand up to grazes with the...