The 10 Multi-Pitch Essentials For your headlamp.
Food and water are a given, but what other items are crucial on long routes?
A climb may take longer than you anticipate, or you may choose to sleep on top and find the descent in the morning.
To rappel with a hands-free backup, or to ascend the rope when necessary.
If the ropes get stuck, to cut away old tat on a rap anchor, or to cut slings to create an anchor.
4) Athletic tape:
Helps to cleanly cut a damaged rope (wrap the core shot in tape then cut) and tend to various injuries.
5) Extra batteries: 6) Cell phone:
To call a friend or SAR for help.
7) Matches/ lighter:
If a climb takes longer than expected, you may find yourself on top and decide to wait until morning to descend. You can make a small fire with matches or a lighter to stay warm.
8) Extra cordelette:
For building and replacing anchors.
9) Extra layers:
When the sun goes down, will you still be warm in a T-shirt and shorts? Prepare for all circumstances.
10) Aspirin/ ibuprofen:
Helpful to help ease the pain of minor injuries.