Any rock climbers/climbing enthusiasts out there? A local place finally opened up here in the Cold Frozen North, and I'm looking to buy my own gear. I'm somewhat confused about shoe sizing since I've heard advice that was "buy smaller" and also, "buy larger." I was just going to buy a pair of climbing shoes (open to recommendations, nothing special, just comfy and worth the purchase) that was my actual size, but I'd like to avoid buyer's remorse. The local EMS closed a few months ago, and the closest REI is pretty far, so no place around to try on shoes either. Help me, dear readers. I have long and narrow feet and I wear US womens 9.