Sorry for the following noobish questions, but I am a trad climber and I dont know about all of this sport stuff. However I am going to rumney soon and I am curious about a few things, mostly being quick clips. So upon research I have figured out what these are, however.... They are for lowering, right? Can one top rope from these? Should you clip quick draws to anything?
Any other useful info would be great, or if there are any crazy things I should know about sport climbing.
If you have to bail, leave a biner, not a quicklink. They rust shut and then make it difficult for the next person to clip into the bolt.
If you must make tick marks (chalk marks on the rock to mark a hold) you should plan on cleaning them off before you go home.
Keep a a knot in the end of your rope, many accidents occur when the leader is being lowered back to the ground because the rope was too short and the belayer did not realize this until the rope slipped away from them.