For some of the people that I haven't climbed with, Multi-pitch climbing is a lot different than the gym or single pitch out door areas. There is a lot of patients (waiting) involved.
I will give the basic plan for the day: I will lead a pitch (5.8) on double ropes (Joel belaying) and Joel and one other person will follow on the two ropes that I led up. The second follower (third person up directly after Joel) be trailing two rope behind her/him which the last two people will be belayed up on. This may sound a little complicated, but it's not that bad.
The third person up should have some good top rope belay experience, but if that's not possible we will set up a redundant system to insure that failure is not an option. I don't know everyone's skill sets so the order of the last three climbs will be decided on Sunday.
Sunscreen: Not much shade once we start climbing.
Water: 2 liter of waters, I'm bringing 3.
Lunch: We are eating on a ledge, so make it easy to eat.
Helmets: You MUST have a helmet. If you are hit by falling rocks, with out a helmet, death is very possible. If your belaying someone while this happens both could die.
This approach is no joke, but there are a few things that will make it a little more pleasant: long pants and shoes (closed toe). That being said, you will need a small backpack to carry everything up the climb that you bring to the base of the climb.
Storms: There is good chance of storms because of the season. We need to be climbing by 10am to give us 5 hours to climb before 3pm which is the normal storm time on the MT. After pitch 3, it's faster to go up, so we can make a weather call at that time.