Shape and fit are the number one priority. All team members should have a climbing shoe with a downward pointed toe, preferably velcro or slip-on. The fit of the shoe should be snug and tight with little foot pain. Shoes should be sized for no more than six months of growth. Examples of preferred models would be:
Scarpa: Booster S, Boostic, Furia, Vapor V, Instinct VS
La Sportiva: Solution, Skwama, Miura VS, Testarossa, Tarantula
Five Ten: Hiangle, Blackwing, Team 5.10, Anasazi VCS, Rogue VCS
Evolve: Agro, Shaman, Kira, Defy, Elektra
CHALKBAG & CHALK:
Any chalkbag or chalk bucket will do, but a bag with a belt or cord to hold them properly in place is recommended. Loose chalk and a chalk ball combination is recommended.