The Gloves and Socks: You’ll need gloves or mitts for the ap­proach, at the be­lay and for the climb. If it’s warm, then thin gloves work for the climb. The thin­ner they are, the less pumped you’ll get. But al­ways have a nice warm pair for af­ter the pitch. If you can, keep them warm in your chest pocket. Shake your arms out of­ten to avoid the scream­ing barfies. Wear a high qual­ity pair of socks to stay warm and bring an ex­tra pair if you’re wor­ried about them get­ting wet. Have some camp booties in the car for the end of the day drive home.

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