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Topic - Advice for long mountain routes (Grooved Arete)

Trevers - on 17 Jun 2013
I'm in North Wales for a few days from this weekend. I'd like to try a long multi pitch mountain route with my regular partner, who climbs at the same level as me although more regularly. The East face of Tryfan, and particularly Grooved Arete in particular, have caught our imagination.

I'm not looking for beta for a specific route but more general advice for routes of that sort of length and grade. What footwear would you take? Approach shoes and rock boot combo, or just big hiking boots all the way? Would you carry a pack each, or just one to be carried by the second? If two, would the leader carry his or maybe use a haul rope? I've never climbed with a pack before and I don't relish the thought of trying to squeeze up some of the chimneys you get at VDiff with one.

Any other advice anyone can give?
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