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.
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?