FIT­NESS & OUT­DOORS

Orig­i­nal Wild founder and ad­ven­ture ex­pert Kyle Mo­ran picks his top rock climb­ing kit

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Want to give rock climb­ing a go? Here’s the es­sen­tial kit to get you started

ARCTERYX AR 395A HAR­NESS If you want a light­weight har­ness that feels like it was made for you, this is it. We use it at Orig­i­nal Wild, and it’s one of the best I’ve owned. $220, arcteryx.com

BLACK DI­A­MOND VA­POR HEL­MET

This hel­met is so ultra-light you forget you’re wear­ing it. Ex­tremely breath­able too, so you can climb harder. $143, black­di­a­mon­d­e­quip­ment.com

DMM PIVOT BE­LAY DE­VICE

A bombproof guide be­lay de­vice used at Orig­i­nal Wild. Enables you to se­cure a climb­ing part­ner in dif­fer­ent modes, with sin­gle or dou­ble ropes. $64, dmm­climb­ing.com

MON­TANE PRISM JACKET

When se­cur­ing your climb­ing part­ner, things can get chilly. A qual­ity syn­thetic jacket that fits over your har­ness and gear is es­sen­tial for ex­posed mo­ments. $160, mon­tane.co.uk

5 BOLDRINI APACHE 5

These climb­ing shoes aren’t the cheap­est, but they last. Com­fort­able, and a great­look­ing shoe that slides on and off a treat. $200, cold­moun­tainkit.com

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