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Oct 18, 2012, 11:17 AM

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Re: [Fred20] Getting over lead falling
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Fred20 wrote:
when i fell my leg wasn't behind the rope...when rope swang me to the left my left leg got caught, not sure if that makes sense, makes me wish i had a video to review, unless being to one side of the rope means it is given your foot is behind it...

As far as OP, I agree only that in order to be comfortable with lead falls you should practice as safely as possible, since i've taken falls before i wasn't expecting my leg to get caught, but it did.
Your leg should be behind the rope; ie the rope should be between your leg and the rock, not behind your leg. If you got flipped upside-down then almost certainly your leg caught on the rope or on some rock feature. Since you said:
Fred20 wrote:
Not sure there is anything I could have done to avoid getting my left leg caught by the rope...

I can only assume it was the former.

After reading Bearbreeder's post, I can see you may be talking about the rope below the last bolt catching your foot. This is a bit different, but I still don't see how this would flip you upside-down. It'd spin you, but I can't visualize how you'd get flipped.

(This post was edited by csproul on Oct 18, 2012, 11:21 AM)

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