May 24, 2012
helmet, shoes, harness, stitch plate belay device, figure eight descender, brand new 50 meter (11mm) rope, a dozen quick draws, some nuts, hexes, tricams; genuine copper-head #5
recently (last six months) climbing top rope 5.6 to 5.8 at Ridgeline, Practice Rock, Gumby Wall.
safety first, demonstrated skill in belaying, responsible leading
Robert Flore, old climber who has not been out for a long time, trying to get re-connected with the rock.