Potrero Chico Gear Beta

Potrero Chico Gear Beta

Potrero Chico Gear
Potrero Chico Gear

Below is a list of gear you’ll need for your trip to Potrero Chico. It’s almost all sport climbing here so you don’t need much. Please remember to tie knots in the ends of your rope and use your helmet.  If you hire us as guides we provide everything for our clients, of course you can use your own personal gear if you choose to. 

You won’t find “gear shops” here. The few that claim to be don’t have much and what they have is expensive. It’s best to bring what you need with you. This is just a list of the basic essentials.

Climbing Gear

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Personal Gear

You’ll need clothes for both warm and cold days. The weather changes a lot and has a wide temperature range.

  • Large Backpack
  • Small Backpack for climbing
  • Comfortable approach shoes (you may want to use them for rappelling)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Puff Jacket
  • Headlamp
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • ClimbOn Hand balm
  • First Aid Kit


You can sometimes find camping gear to rent but it’s normally in pretty rough shape. I wouldn’t count on it.

  • Tent 3 Season
  • Sleeping Bag 30°F
  • Therm-a-Rest Type Sleeping Pad
  • Towel
  • Ear Plugs (Sometimes the party goes all night)
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