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Dec 7, 2012, 7:21 AM

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Re: [Libbster] Fear of Lead Falls
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Libbster wrote:
Ah I remember my first lead fall. I fell and my belayer botched catching me and I tried to grab back on to the wall. I ended up slamming the wall hanging upside down and my leg was tangled up in the rope. After I came down my heart was racing even though I was sitting for like 30 minutes.

Falling is apart of lead climbing, especially sport lead climbing.

Very rarley do I redpoint a route without falling once.

After awhile you get used to it and it can even be fun, JUST dont be the people who fall on purpose because that is stupid.

Part of rockclimbing is problem solving. If you are thinking about taking a risky move but the chances of you taking a big whipper or hitting the wall is increased you do what rock climbers do; problem solve and find a away to get through it.
What does this mean? If you fell while climbing a route, then it's not a redpoint. If you had not fallen on the route, then it still wouldn't be a redpoint (assuming you had not TRed or followed the pitch before), it'd be a flash or onsite.

And here's someone who knows a little something about climbing and disagrees with your advice about not falling on purpose:

(This post was edited by csproul on Dec 7, 2012, 7:24 AM)

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Post edited by csproul () on Dec 7, 2012, 7:24 AM

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