Climb For A Cause Event
Zion National Park
Required (not optional) Gear:
- Hiking Shoes, 5.10 Canyoneers, a canyoneering specific hiking boot is highly recommended
- Telescoping Trekking Poles
- Neoprene Socks
THE ABOVE THREE ITEMS CAN BE RENTED AS A PACKAGE FROM ZION OUTFITTERS, LOCATED CONVENIENTLY NEXT TO THE CABLE MOUNTAIN LODGE FOR $15-$20
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS!! PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE 435-772-5090 Please visit them on Friday and get all your necessary gear rented, prior to meeting up with the group for our gear check Friday evening.
When you arrive to pick up your gear, show your Cable Mountain key card to receive a discount.
It is required that you show not only practice using, but are able to conveniently and quickly STOW your trekking poles. I like to have small carabiners hang from my shoulder straps so I can easily collapse the poles and clip them on for when I need to use my hands to scramble, eat, drink, etc. Quickly accessing trekking poles and water is important, not only for your own convenience, but to keep the team moving!
- Backpack with sufficient capacity to carry items below
- Water Bottles or Hydration Reservoir (3 liters minimum) Note: it’s good to have at least one bottle as a back up in the event the reservoir leaks. You must be able to access water without stopping to unload pack. Please practice doing this during your workouts.
- Means to replace water, by pilling w/iodine tablets or filtering river water
- Lightweight Rain Shell
- Head Lamp (w/fresh batteries)
- Sun and Rain Hat (or hood)
- Lightweight Synthetic Top and Bottom Layer (NO COTTON!)
- Bandana or small towel
- Light Pair of Gloves for warmth, and to protect against blisters from trekking poles
- Snack Food, include salty foods, like crackers sufficient for 13 hours – about 2000 calories
- Electrolyte Tablets, Energy Drink, etc. – sufficient for 13 hours
- Personal Medications
- Personal First Aid: Moleskin or similar blister treatment , triple antibiotic, bandages, gauze, scissors etc. (be sure to keep in water proof bag or other container)
- Toilet Paper (in zip lock bag to protect from precipitation, as well as to pack out everything you came in with)
- Small trash bag
- Drybags, double zip lock bags, or equivalent to keep items dry, very important
YOU WILL GET WET! BE SURE THAT ANYTHING YOU WANT TO KEEP DRY IS PROTECTED!!!
- Light Fleece Vest, Top, or Equivalent (if you get cold easily)
- Camera (w/fresh batteries)
- Bug Repellant
- Warm hat or Balaclava
Be sure to train with your equipment,
especially your shoes and pack, so you know how to adjust it for your comfort.
If you have any questions, please call us at 312 455 9498 or Email: