@hikermorhas an absolutely fantastic recommendation! Mountaineering; Freedom of the Hills should be in every outdoor person's library.

The question itself begs all kinds of red flags.  Kind of like asking "I want to skydive, what kind of parachute do I get?"

Climbing is exhilarating but is/can be extremely dangerous if you don't think it through.  Go to a climbing gym, or a local crag, watch, learn, slowly participate with a mentor.

SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY

now of course, some more photos 😎

Stone Mountain, NCStone Mountain, NCSeneca Rocks, WVSeneca Rocks, WVMonta Rosa (dufourspitz) across the gorner glacier, on trail from gornergratMonta Rosa (dufourspitz) across the gorner glacier, on trail from gornergratcampground zermatcampground zermathornli hutte at 4am, breakfast before climbhornli hutte at 4am, breakfast before climbon way up Matterhornon way up Matterhornfixed rope section Matterhornfixed rope section MatterhornMatterhorn summitMatterhorn summitknife ridge between hornli hutte and climb start, massive pucker factor!knife ridge between hornli hutte and climb start, massive pucker factor!

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