Hi all. A friend and I have been climbing indoors regularly and want to try sport climbing outdoors; the quarries in the rockfax peak limestone to be exact. I'm guessing a 60 metre rope would be best, but we have no idea how many quickdraws we'd need, advice please!
Take a dozen, as others have suggested, then when you get there count the number of bolts on each pitch and take a couple of extras. Also, at least one sling plus screw-gate krab to attach directly from the harness to the top bolts.
If you are new to this, make sure you thoroughly understand the safe way of threading the bolts or chains at the top of the pitch: the key points are that you should never be detached from the rope nor should your second stop belaying you until you are back on the ground. Think safety first!
Also - why sports climbing? Don't believe that trad is out of your reach. You only need a bit of gear to be able to set up a top rope to start off with and trad will open up so many more routes on such great rock....