I have been travelling for 13 months now and in that time have become slightly obsessed with mountaineering. To expand on the basic skills, I want to begin rock climbing when I get back home. I'm currently in Mexico, and just wondering if its worth buying some basic gear here to get me started as opposed to back home. I'm guessing that like everything else, climbing gear would be twice as expensive in Aus as the States, and Mexico been a neighbour, is it worth investing here?
Secondly, any recommendations? At this point even for shoes, harness and maybe some basic carabiners and protection gear?