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distantThunder


Jul 23, 2012, 6:47 PM

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Re: [Esnavely1] When it it safe to be the most experienced climber in a group?
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Esnavely ... here's a simple - but important - suggestion. It may be one of the most important things you can do to improve your safety, and also keep your friends safe.

If you are thinking about doing outdoors climbing, maybe with friends who are inexperienced, why not do a training session with a professional guide before you hit the rocks? I can guarantee you that the money spent would reward you handsomely - in terms of reviewing old techniques PLUS learning some new ones. If you just plan to go top toping, then a 1-day review with a guide on setting anchors, lowering off climbers, avoiding pitfalls, and showing new climbers "how to climb" - would be fine, If you plan on some simple lead climbing, then a weekend spent reviewing anchors, belaying, rappelling, placement of pro etc would be a very smart investment of your money.

I HIGHLY recommend professional instruction - throughout your rock climbing career. It's one of the best things you can do.

dT


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