Dec 5, 2013, 11:18 AM
Registered: Jan 20, 2013
It's great that you're psyched, but you're getting way ahead of yourself.
Find yourself a trusted mentor, and tag along with them for a couple seasons. Learn how to climb on rock, place gear, manage rope, set anchors, all the things that you don't learn in the gym. As you climb with this person, take note of what gear they use, and how they use it, and start making a list of what you think you might need.
I know it's tempting to jump right into it, but trying to teach yourself how to do all these things is a recipe for disaster, ESPECIALLY in the 'Daks. There are no amenities there, no bolted anchors, very few bolts at all, tricky route-finding, committing routes, no one around, and it's a loooong way to get help if anything goes wrong.
(This post was edited by skelldify on Dec 5, 2013, 11:22 AM)