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jgsahm3


Dec 14, 2012, 12:54 AM

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Odd Lead Fall
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So I hit up my first ever lead climb today. I was doing a 5.7 route which was pretty simple when top roped, but with the added factor of having to clip and such I ended up taking a fall. This fall ended up jerking me pretty much upside down (Luckily my harness fits well so I didn't fly right out of it) and I almost smacked my head right into the wall.

Before someone says it was backstepping let me clarify some points:

- I did not backstep. There was no body part in between the wall and the rope.
- The bolt was about 2-3 feet to my right and probably about knee level.
- The draws were not z clipped.


Honestly this experience has left me a little concerned about what happened. It doesn't make me fearful of falls (I later did a 5.9 on a route that overhangs for the first 3/4 and was not worried about falling at all), but I just want to know what could have caused this so I don't let it happen again.

Thanks for the help :D


(This post was edited by jgsahm3 on Dec 14, 2012, 5:44 PM)



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Post edited by jgsahm3 () on Dec 14, 2012, 5:44 PM


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