When I climb, I light to go light and fast. While I pack the kit based on the climb and conditions, usually my kit looks something like this.
- 2 ice axes
- 1 short piolet
- Light, minimal backpack
- Belay device on locking binner
- Emergency ascender on locking binner
- 2 light binners
- Set of small nuts
- Cordelette and sling
Not in the picture (yup, forgot to add them when I took the picture...):
- 2 Ice Screws
- 40m rope
I used a similar kit a while back when I went for the O'dells Gully on Mount Washington, or Mont Blanc on Chamonix.