ES­SEN­TIAL GEAR

Climbing - - NORTH CAROLINA -

SCARPA IGUANA

“You need a shoe that’s ag­ile for the steep, tech­ni­cal ap­proaches, but also light­weight to clip off to your har­ness,” says Miller. The Scarpa Iguana weighs 18 oz per pair, with clip-off loops and a Vi­bram Rep­tilia MG sole to crush the ap­proaches. $120, scarpa.com

C. A. M. P. TRICAM

Says Miller, “Tri­cams are in­cred­i­bly use­ful for the ir­reg­u­lar hor­i­zon­tal slot fea­tures where cams tend to open too wide.” He specif­i­cally rec­om­mends the black (0.25), pink (0.5; pic­tured), and red (1) for NC’s quartzite. $24–70, camp-usa.com

MISTY MOUN­TAIN TURBO HAR­NESS

For NC’s steep trad pitches, you’ll of­ten be har­ness-rack­ing. The light­weight Turbo packs small for long ap­proaches and then helps you sort your rack with four am­ple, web­bing-re­in­forced ¼” PE tubu­lar gear loops. $105, misty­moun­tain.com

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