Climbing Gear for new people

For those looking for their first pair of shoes, you may wonder what size you should get, what brand, aggressive or downturned (or even what they mean

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This tread is actually a really good idea! :smiley:

If you’re going to buy something, I’d suggest google “[Insert gear item here] Andy Kirkpatrick”. His advice is normally pretty solid :wink:

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Some interesting descriptions of “climbing gear” listed from Amazon in the article here: https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/online_budget_gear_-_the_perils_of_the_bargain_buy-11904

Be sure to keep an eye on what you are buying, the cheaper alternative may not be quite what it seems…