Multi pitch rock climbing- The Essentials

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dave729

Trad climber
Western America
Jul 10, 2014 - 09:06pm PT
Got to be able to look the gf directly in the eyeballs
and make her believe the big lie by slipping in some truth:
we can't rap off because the ropes not long enough
but hey, nice the mosquitoes don't fly this high!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2014 - 11:13pm PT
Lol awesome stuff!



As mentioned in the opening post. The essentials I listed are the ones I use around here in the land of 35M pitches with bolted rappel anchors that you can piss on a tourist gondola from & the spatter will hit the highway.

These essentials do not apply everywhere. That's kind of why I asked all of you, to see what you bring. A lot of good perspectives.

I have made the mistake of approaching long routes in other places than Squamish with the same casual attitude as we are able to get away with around here & have definitely learned a few lessons through suffering as well.

Lol just remembered my friend Josh approaching north six shooter in flip flops.


n the mountains of course essentials are obviously a whole different ball game & it would be impossible to quantify what is essential in such a vast realm of variable objectives.

This is why I asked specifically about multipitch rock climbs, the classics that are hopefully done with aspirations of not being late for work, or a beer back at the car or bar before the sun goes down.

Lots of classic stuff here & great info, but yeah brave cowboy seems to have sh#t pretty figured out :-)

Even though i meant material items, one would still gain much wisdom from climbing with the warbler methinks.





drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jul 10, 2014 - 11:17pm PT
Ok, I didn't quit this stupid forum ;-)

before the sun goes down

I bring a headlamp no matter what.
Once was enough.
SeanH

Trad climber
SLC
Jul 11, 2014 - 01:38am PT
Harness, 8 lockers, 2 metolius PASs, Bolt kit
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Jul 11, 2014 - 10:16am PT
From someone who knows a thing or two about the subject...

http://www.highinfatuation.com/blog/light-is-right-tips-for-climbing-long-routes/
locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
Jul 11, 2014 - 10:21am PT


"Ok, I didn't quit this stupid forum"...


Well if you're finally ready to learn how to climb I can suggest a couple of "Guides" that I know...


But do know that you WILL eventually have to get on some REAL rock dude...

Not just that plastic gym crap...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 11, 2014 - 11:00am PT
I bring a headlamp no matter what.

LOL! I guided a dude on a FA in the N Cascades in September. That's not the LOL part.
Well, I guess it really is in that back then the Wonder headlight was about yer only option. Of
course,the name does derive from "It's a wonder that POS is allowed to be sold." Anyway, we
didn't make it off before beer-thirty as planned, miracle of miracles. It being September might
have had something to do with it. Naturally the Wonder failed to perform, or even work. But I
wasn't totally unprepared, I had a regular flashlight too! OK, maybe it was the client's. Anyway,
It was a lot of fun downclimbing with it in my big mouth, especially the part above the schrund
where I was inches below his crampons so I could shine the feeble beam on the holds and
guide his boots with my one free hand. This was only a pass/fail test, right?
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