Put your gear rack on a diet and br ing only what you need. You’l l likely be constr ucting belay stations or slinging natural features (trees or blocks), so you’ l l need a couple of long cordelettes. Also, single-length slings with wire-gate carabiners are way lighter and more versatile than quickdraws. You’l l need a light weight atc- st yle device that can be used for both belaying and rappel ling double ropes – leave that Grigr i at home. Choose comfortable, supportive rock shoes that you can wear for hours at a time, not down-turned slippers designed for pimping on the boulders. And f inal ly, you’ l l want sticky-soled approach shoes or perhaps even light weight mountain boots (if you plan to travel on snow) that are burly enough to handle the approach, but light enough to car r y up the climb.