I and a buddy took too much gear. You need 6 quick draws, webbing for the belay stations, 3 lockers, 3 runners, a set of small nuts, a .75, #1 and # 2 Camalot, a brain bucket, rope and shoes. A water filter is nice for the hike out if you are going to from the valley and back in a day. Stash it off the main trail somewhere. The cables decent is the scarist part: one of the fat tourists fall and take you out.