I'm just curious what people typically bring in terms of aid gear for a route that is almost all free but a pitch or less of aid.
Do you bring alpine aiders? Just slings? What about the second (who can't free the moves)? Does the second bring aiders + jumars?
For more context I was flipping through the guidebook for Colorado National Monument and a lot of the routes there have a pitch of aid or maybe just a few moves. I was trying to work out in my head what the best gear would be for such a route. Maybe something like Sundial Dihedral which has various short sections of aid.
I prefer having aiders and a fifi hook if I'm doing any aid climbing. It just makes the aid section a lot less strenuous. If your aid section is just a bolt ladder, people will say just french free by pulling on draws and stepping on bolts: in my experience this sucks unless you're a very fit free climber already.