This page is for the parents and carers of the Rock Tots and Rock Kids.

For those of you who have a little clamberer on your hands, who might want some knowledge about the gear out there for tiny climbers, or those looking for advice about how best to support their mini adventurers.

Gear

Climbing Shoes

Climbing shoes are not always needs when starting to climb but we do find as children become more experienced on the wall, climbing shoes can be very beneficial, allow them to progress with more complex climbing techniques. To start off with we recommend the Decathlon

SIMOND JUNIOR ROCK CLIMBING SHOES 

As they are the most cost effective climbing shoe we have found, that go down to a small enough size.

We also love the look of if the wide toes on the Gripit from Sportiva. Many adults climbing shoes can squeeze the feet and especially toes, which is definitely not a good idea for feet that are still growing.

Full Body Harnesses

SIMOND FULL SPIDER 

BLACK DIAMOND MOMENTUM

Edelrid Fraggle II 

PETZL SIMBA

Chalk bags

No all children want or need to use chalk when they climb but a chalk can be handy especially when climbing in warm conditions. A chalk bag is generally used to keep chalk or chalk balls from spilling or getting everywhere.

Spotting

Relevant Articles

Taking kids on walks/hikes can sometimes end up in some big emotions, here is great article from Cliff-mama to help us through.

Climbing Outside

Here is a handy document from the BMC about climbing outside