I would get basic toprope gear and a bouldering mat. Bouldering will help you build movement skills better...and there are so many areas up and down the 108 that have good bouldering and toproping. Better yet, just get a pad since you need someone else to rope up with anyways...just make sure your partner has the gear.
I bought a mat first because I could do it alone. Anytime I climbed routes, I just depended on my partner for the gear...
I climb in your area all the time. Let me know if you ever need a partner.
(This post was edited by dont.trip on May 13, 2010, 1:07 PM)
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