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DaveE


Dec 7, 2012, 9:46 AM

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Re: [Alimali] Fear of Lead Falls
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As long as you are a couple bolts into the climb and your belayer is remotely competent, there is no way that you will hit the ground. Especially sport climbing in a gym, there is no way you will blow your last clip.

Get this in your head and the long, stretchy falls suddenly get fun :)

Dave

EDIT: As in remotely competent I mean someone with basic knowledge of how to belay. Gives slack when needed, Takes slack when it's not, Holds the break side always. Doesn't have to be flawless, but safe.

Maybe I should of said a belayer you trust.

Also, this advice is for climbing in a safe, controlled gym environment. Don't flame me about how this is terrible because having this mindset will kill someone climbing outside or something like that. There are only a select few I will let belay me when climbing trad or leading outside.


(This post was edited by DaveE on Dec 8, 2012, 11:10 AM)



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