It would be helpful to know the sorts of routes you were thinking of soloing. As was taught to me, I would recomment a hardpoint anchor at the bottom of the pitch, advancing a clove hitch up the rope to the next spot you think you can place gear, managing the rope in a bag so as not to have a complete cluster-fuck tangle. The rope soloing I have done has been on aid routes, and has also been some of the hardest work; what with climbing, rapping down cleaning, then jugging. Hard work, but fun in a masochistic way. On remote free routes, though, I would prefer to just flat out solo with the occasional use of a self belay when I felt necessary, with a skinny rope and the same system of advancing a clove hitch. My two cents. Btw, I like the pictures of the volleyball girls' butts. I mean, I really like em, a lot.