Topic - Winter soloing - how much back-up gear do you take?
| by - FrankBooth on - 03 Dec 2012
If you're soloing in winter, and assuming you're on a route well within your comfort zone, how much gear do you carry (as in technical winter gear as opposed to food/clothing)?
I did my first proper winter solo recently (ie by myself as opposed to soloing easy stuff with mates), but wanted to make sure that if it all went wrong, I wouldn't find myself completely stuck and so took:
Harness (BD Bod)
Short rope (20m x 7.8mm)
2 slings (1 long/1 short)
half set of nuts (I guess if it had been an icier route I hight have added a screw)
The idea being that it was just enough to back off a move, or in the worst case scenario, I could sort out a belay and wait for help.
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