Rope Training / Learning to Place Trad Gear
In addition to your shoes and harness, you need only a simple manual to understand the principles of a "yo-yo" belay (just like in the gym) and anchor systems plus a minimal selection of nuts, biners, anchor slings, and a short length of rope.
The best place to start practicing nut and cam placement is with your feet on the ground. Take turns making placements, building multi point anchors and having your partner check your work. Discuss "what if" scenarios and how to do it differently or make it better.
setting up an easy and straight forward top rope problem. Test your anchor
(both climbers aggressively weighing the rope) and watch for shifting
nuts, sharp edges and any obstructions in the landing zone.