Finding a climbing partner is not as easy as you think. When I met my first climbing partner last year through a class at Brooklyn Boulders, I was elated. She was a newbie like me, and we hit it off immediately. As my belayer, she was very attentive and an effective listener. However, there were times when I was not able to climb with her, and finding someone, who was in my area, was a little complex. Through some research, I eventually was able to find like-minded people in my area who were also looking for someone to climb with.
If you are curious about what to bring to an indoor rock climbing gym, you are in the right place. When I started climbing last year, I rented all of my gear at the gym. The more I started visiting my rock climbing gym, renting gear started to become a little pricey. So, I eventually bought my own shoes and gear. It took me some time to figure out which shoes and gear would work best for the level and that will work perfectly as I progress to the next level of climbing. To save you the hassle, here are some suggested climbing gear that you should bring with you at the gym.