Checklist of Gear Recommended

Mountaineering in Colorado requires a certain set of gear. Here's a list to help fill your pack: 

Main Gear:
  • Water (plenty of water, heavy)
  • Oxygen (Life Saver, literally!, weightless)
  • Food
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Synthetic shirts
  • Synthetic long underwear
  • Fleece or Wind-Block jacket
  • Waterproof shell/jacket
  • Nylon shorts
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking boots / scrambling shoes
  • Hiking socks
  • Watch
  • Pack (that fits the hike/climb)
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses
  • Knife or multi-tool
  • Water bladder or bottles
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Maps
  • Tape
  • Whistle
  • Matches/lighter
  • 30spf+ sunscreen
  • TP (in ziploc bag)
  • Trash Bag
  • Cell phone
  • Extra batteries
  • Emergency supplies, including a first aid kit
  • SPOT or other personal locator device
  • Climbing helmet
  • Optional: Trekking poles
  • Optional: Water filter
  • Optional: Satellite Phone (expensive but extremely valuable in an emergency)
Colder Weather and Snow Climbing:
  • Waterproof shell
  • Waterproof pants
  • Mountaineering boots
  • Mountain axe
  • Snowshoes
  • Crampons
  • Gaiters (ankle or knee-high)
  • Winter hat
  • Ski goggles
  • Balaclava or fleece face mask
  • Avalanche beacons
  • Avalanche probe
  • Shovel
Gear for Overnight Summer Trips:
Backcountry Ski Gear:
  • AT/Tele skis / bindings
  • AT/Tele boots
  • Ski poles
  • Climbing skins
  • Climbing skin wax

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