Essential equipment for deep water soloing
This will not be a long and involved article! Of all forms of climbing, DWS presents the least expensive and the most gadget-free kit list.
In short, for a particularly ferocious day at the crag, you'll need a good supply of:
- Rock boots
- Chalk bags
For true devotees, the extras may consist of:
- A dry bag (to swim into route 'starts' with gear)
- Occasionally a short access rope
- And possibly a chalking stick (esp. small cave areas, like Cave Hole and the tightly-packed west cave at Lulworth).
- And of course, a camera to record those magic moments as your chums pit themselves against the rock so many feet above the water.
Mike has been climbing for over 20 years and has worked for several big-names in the climbing world including Rockfax climbing guides and Mountain Hardwear. He has written extensively on deep water soloing in areas of the UK including Dorset and Pembrokeshire and has used his professional photography
skills to record his achievements.
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