Here is the kit list you'll need for most of our trips. I've broken it down into three parts: Day Trip kit, Weekend Kit, and option things.
Generally you should aim to pack everything you need for the day of climbing into a sturdy rucksack, a good capacity is 30-40 liters and your overnight stuff into another bag.
- any climbing kit you own including but not limited to: shoes, harness, helmet, carabiners, chalk bag, belay device
- a sturdy pair of shoes to walk to the crag in - we often use Approach Shoes but walking boots are also good
- food and snacks for the day
- water in a good water bottle - careful the lid wont accidentally fall off! I typically take a 1 liter Nalgene bottle but some people prefer slightly more.
- warm clothes, such as fleeces and a down jacket
- suitable outdoor trousers, synthetic joggers are fine just please don't bring normal jeans!
- waterproof coat and waterproof trousers (hopefully you won't need to use them!)
- any medication you need
- head torch
- sleeping bag - here is a great cheap one
- sleeping matt (not needed at Low House, Glan Dena or bunkhouses generally)
- clothes for both days of climbing (spare socks etc)
- clothes to change into in the evenings
- a small towel can be useful
- some money for food or other
- food for both lunches
- food for both breakfasts
- food for dinner Friday and Saturday night
Note: we generally don't recommend bringing things such as pillows as they take up a huge amount of valuable space in the cars. If you feel like you really need one I can suggest purchasing one like this inflatable pillow from decathlon - I use it on most trips!
- Pillow case (Low House and Glan Dena often have pillows)
- ear plugs
- sleep mask
- phone chargers
- spare buff
- spare gloves
- thermal top and bottoms
- full climbing rack
- climbing rope
- second water bottle
- warm walking socks
- spare socks
- spare down jacket
- sliders for in the hut
- sun cream