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Topic - Essentially skills for a second (trad morocco)

Kemics - on 23 Dec 2013
Thinking about the Valkyrie rescue thread. I'm heading to morocco for a trad climbing holiday, the second is very in experienced. Can climb indoors so can tie in and belay. They can also tie a clove hitch.

What are essential skills for a second?

Every belay will be indirect as I'm leading every pitch. So that makes escaping the system/rescue/retreat very easy. I'll also be using a atc guide so can do a bit of hauling if they get stuck. I'll also buy some two way radios so communication won't be a problem. I'll be climbing on doubles, so worst case I can just tie them off and do a mega 100 meter bail. For that scenario would need to learn - passing a knot on abseil. Is it worth them learning how to Prussick up the rope? I've also taught them the rough theory of belay building, just to give my actions context. Any essential other essential skills?
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