Mar 12, 2012, 6:01 PM
Registered: Nov 14, 2002
Okay, well in the same order as your post... first the answer, and then the clarification.
1 - Yes. The bare minimum would be a sling. You can also add a biner to save wear on the sling.
2 - If you cannot figure that out for yourself, trad may not be right for you. Trad and aid climbing are not paint-by-numbers. You *will* get in situations requiring you to improvise and problem-solve, where your life or limb is literally on the line. I'm not making a value judgement, but these are areas where some people are good at coming up with quick and successful outcomes, and others... not so much.
(This post was edited by cracklover on Mar 12, 2012, 6:05 PM)