Having the right climbing gear can make all the difference between an enjoyable, challenging climb and disaster. Learn more about climbing rope, shoes, crampons, ice axes, harnesses, crash pads, belay and rappelling devices by taking this quiz.
In which form of climbing are you no more than a dozen feet from the ground?
deep water solo climbing
Which among these is the most dangerous form of climbing?
What is the most versatile length for a climbing rope?
What is the outer cover of climbing rope called?
What type of climbing ropes are ideal for big walls and extreme use?
What type of climbing rope is lightweight and ideal for very long or difficult climbs?
What type of climbing ropes are lightweight and ideal for ice climbs and straight non-wandering rock climbs?
What type of climbing ropes are used in situations when you don't want the rope to stretch?
What type of climbing ropes can be used in any form of climbing?
What is the first shoe most climbers choose?
all-day comfort shoes
What kind of climbing shoe uppers let your feet breathe and absorb sweat better?
Uppers made from leather.
Uppers made from new synthetic materials.
Uppers made from carbon fiber.
What kind of shoe closure system do most experienced climbers and trainees use?
hoop and loop
What are the hanging tents used by big wall climbers also known as?
What are metallic attachments to climbing shoes, used for extra traction when you're climbing on snow and ice, called?
What kind of climbing harnesses are good for all kinds of climbing and all kinds of body types and budgets?
all around harnesses
What kind of climbing harnesses are good for kids and adults with thin waists?
big wall harnesses
What should you use to secure the ice axe to your hand?
What is it called when one climber secures the rope for another climber as he ascends?
What do climbers use to reduce the impact from falls during bouldering, sport climbing, and other tricky situations?
big wall harnesses
Which organization tests climbing gear to help ensure a safe climb and long-lasting, durable equipment?
The International Olympic Association (IOA)
The International Federation of Mountaineering Associations (UIAA)