If you are a novice and lack shoes, you may need to rent some shoes from a local climbing shop in order to climb.
Shoes: Climbing shoes are a necessity. If you are trying out your first pair, go for comfort instead of a super-tight fit.
Chalk Bag:(optional, depending on how much your hands sweat)
Harness: I can supply a harness if you don’t have one.
Belay Device: I can supply a belay device and locking carabiner.
Helmet: I can supply a helmet.
Other items to collect for a day of climbing:
hiking shoes: flip-flops are generally a bad idea. Teva® or Chaco®-style sandals can be ok if you are accustomed to hiking in them, but a good sturdy trail running shoe is better.
loose-fitting pants/shorts: You need good range of motion, so tight pants aren’t a good idea. Short-shorts and harnesses are also a bad combination.
water bottle or Camelbak® You’ll need one or two liters, minimum.
small backpack: For carrying a rain jacket or fleece, sunblock, snacks, camera, etc.