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Jul 2, 2011, 11:28 PM

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Re: [quiteatingmysteak] How should I start sport climbing?
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quiteatingmysteak wrote:
Hey buddy

I would recommend starting off super easy, and best of all I would do 'mock leads' where you are trailing a "lead" rope while on toprope and clipping into draws. Also, you don't want to be the most experienced climber when you are out leading - not yet! Go with someone with more experience that will critique and help you to avoid making one of the many mistakes that litter the accidents forum.

Its all out there, just find someone to help you out to start, would be best. Paying a guide might seem "lame" but it absolutely will be the best investment in your climbing career - my young climbing partner did a few years ago and learned in a few lessons what took me years of mistakes to figure out!

Hmmmm Yeah, that's what I thought too. Going outdoors without an experienced climber is probably too risky. I can lead indoors but I've never tried outdoors >_<
Also, I've only given belays with a GriGri. I do have plans to get one too but are all other belay devices similar to use ???

And alot of people here have mentioned a lead class but I can already lead indoor as I mentioned above. I think it'll be better to join an experienced climber in an outdoor environment rather than an indoor class. Do they offer those in US gyms??
Thanks :D

(This post was edited by AamClimber on Jul 2, 2011, 11:29 PM)

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