Rock climbing (also known as bouldering), whether indoor or outdoor, is a good physical and mental activity that promotes a person’s wellness. You will need some of your equipment to keep you safe, especially if rock climbing outdoors. If you choose indoor rock climbing, the rope, harness, belay, and climbing shoes will be provided, or you can rent them. Your clothing doesn’t have to be specialist clothing as long as you take certain factors into account like comfortableness, flexibility, and moisture-wicking ability.
Clothing Below the Waist
Shorts, leggings, or joggers are suitable for indoor rock climbing. Shorts will need to be long-legged so that the harness will fit comfortably without rubbing on bare skin. However, long leg coverings are better, especially if outdoor climbing, to safeguard the legs and knees from getting scraped. Leggings can be a good choice because they are close-fitting, flexible, and allow for free movement, but a piece of more durable fabric will be required for outdoor climbing. Joggers with ankle cuffs are also good because they will enable the climber to see their feet and the foothold clearly, which is one of the reasons why baggy pants are not suitable.
NA-KD has an outstanding assortment of women’s trousers, including leggings and sweatpants that are perfect for rock climbing. Check out their selection of black trousers that are suitable for all occasions. Their range of black trousers includes chinos; jeans; straight, pleated, or cropped PU trousers; suit and wide-leg suit trousers; front and side slit trousers; slim fit, super-stretch; mid-rise and flared. The waists vary with stylish waist details, high waist, tie waist, and elasticated waist to suit all tastes. Of course, there are many other trousers in different colours to choose from as well as a whole host of trendy fashion wear and accessories.
Clothing Above the Waist
Any loose-fitting T-shirt, as long as it is not too baggy, will be suitable as it will allow stretching movement in any direction. Tank tops are also ideal for the same reason as the shoulders are free to move without any restrictions. Longer tops are preferable because they will not ride up when the arms are raised, and it allows extra fabric that can protect bare skin from getting rubbed by the harness. To stay cool and comfortable, many women choose to simply wear a sports bra on top.
You will need your own equipment if you go rock climbing outdoors as well as some other considerations to keep you safe. Basic equipment will include a helmet (not necessary for indoor climbing), climbing shoes, rope, belay, and harness. Indoor climbers don’t need to buy these things as they are available at the climbing gym or can be hired from them. Outdoor climbers still need the same lightweight, breathable, flexible clothing, but it needs to be more durable as rocks can be very sharp. It’s also necessary to take a rain jacket in case it starts to rain.
Climbing is great for your overall well-being and can be an excellent way to make new friends. You can opt for specialist clothing if you like, but it is not really necessary. Everyday gym clothes will work just as well.