What do I need to bring?

1. Climbing Gear:  If you are coming by yourself, we recommend that you bring:  A harness, climbing shoes, chalk, helmet, at least 10 quickdraws, slings and biners or a daisy chain to clean a route, and a rope (60 meters - 70 meteres preferred).  You might consider coordinating with other folks about the rope -- we will probably have plenty of ropes and, if you are coming from the west coast, you may not want to lug your rope on the plane.  If you are climbing trad, obviously you need to bring a rack.  While the vast majority of sport climbs are well-protected, some can be a bit run-out or mixed trad/sport climbs.  Read the guidebook to know which ones.  For those, you may feel more comfortable placing a few pieces of gear.  I recommend a set of small/medium nuts and one or two cams (.5-1.5 inches).  

2. All Weather Clothes:  Weather at NRG is crazy and the weather report is useless. Weather can change quickly with a high possibility of rain during at least part of the trip. BRING A RAIN SHELL! It will be hot and humid, so bring light, comfortable, breathable clothes and layers for cooler nights. A good pair of approach shoes will make a huge difference when hiking to the crags!

3. Food and Hygiene: If you need some special organic hippie food, please bring it with you. While there is a Walmart nearby, it may not have everything you need.  Addresses of places to eat and shop are provided on the travel information & suggestions.  In terms of hygiene, please bring your own towel, soap, and shampoo. The rustic cabins are basic, so you will need to bring your own linens and there are no kitchen facilities. The deluxe cabins have full amenities.