I'm also pretty new to the sport but the gear that i've got is pretty awesome. I'm really happy with it.
I got myself a BD ATC-Guide, around R300, the shoes I have are Evolv Demorto's at around R750. Other than that, a BD Momentum AL Harness for around R450 and a nice chalk bag for around R150.
That's all I can really offer at this stage. I'm using my climbing buddies gear when I head off to the crags though. It helps.
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