New Mexico Underground – Gear list

Posted by on 03/26/2012

The New Mexico Underground suggested vertical cave gear list, based off of Stalagmike’s current rig (3/2012). NMU Suggested Gear List

    • Caving suit  (FDS)
    • Helmet
    • Headlamps (3 minimum)
    • Video spot light: Brinkman lithium
    • Gloves
    • Multi-tool
    • Garmin GPS—surface only
    • Primary caving pack
    • First aid kit
    • Vertical pack

DanO on rope

  • Harness bag
  • Boots
  • Kneepads
  • Caving harness  (GGG)
  • Petzl Croll ascender with adjustable chest harness
  • Petzl handled ascender with custom foot loops, oval maillon-rapide
  • Petzl Tibloc, emergency ascender
  • Cowstail with locking and non-locking carabiner
  • BMS micro-rack descender
  • Figure-eight descender
  • Locking carabiners
  • 3 pt. rapid link
  • 12’ 8mm handline
  • Etriér (rope ladder)
  • 80’ PMI static rope
  • Rope protector (garden hose)
  • Nalgene water/pee bottle

Not Shown: High energy food, spare batteries, lighter, spare webbing, undergarments appropriate for specific cave environment, socks, maps, video equipment.

Note: This content is merely suggested gear for a safe, vertical cave experience.  For more information, contact your local cave grotto, and learn the most current safety information, and the proper use of  gear and technique, from a trusted cave mentor.

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