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jgsahm3


Dec 14, 2012, 12:13 PM

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Re: [lena_chita] Odd Lead Fall
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lena_chita wrote:
here's a guide to harness fitting, so you can check:
http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/...o-fit_a_harness.html

My harness is actually fit through this method. I have also tried testing it like people say by hanging in it on a toprope and I just stay in a sitting position and I don't tip back or end up in a close to standing up position.

The fall was partially intentional but myself and the belayer weren't really prepared for the fall. I was getting ready to take an intentional fall but I just lost my grip on a hold and ended up taking it.

I might have pushed off a little during the spur of the moment. I don't exactly remember where my feet went but I didn't go limp when I fell.

Getting my leg caught in a piece of gear, rope, or on a hold. This is what I am thinking might have happened. Would this be enough to literally flip my upside down?


My belayer was experienced, but not really experience in lead. So he probably took the fall hard. I'm guessing if he was more experienced in lead and would jump and take the fall a little bit soft that reduces the amount of swinging that will happen which could give me less chance of getting caught on something or hitting the wall as hard?

I appreciate the concern and replies though I will be working on my lead falls and double checking to make sure my harness is correct.

If anyone has anything else to mention feel free I appreciate any advice given and I really do appreciate it.

cracklover wrote:

Some (most?) folks understand how to fall intuitively. Some don't. If you're in the latter category, you probably need to practice falling a few times in a safe situation to get the hang of it.

Cheers,

GO

I might try a few practice falls next time I lead. This will give my belayer a bit of practice catching falls softer as well as giving myself practice falling. Thanks for the advice.



P.S. In reply to Syd: I don't know if you are trying to say I shouldn't be lead climbing or if it was just a reply to that video, but if you were trying to say that to me then I really don't appreciate that. Experience is the best way to learn and how can you experience something if people say you shouldn't climb lead? I know how to clip, how to climb safely, and how to rest and communicate with my belayer, but I wasn't 100% sure about a few things involved with falling so that shouldn't make me unfit to climb especially when I am seeking to improve on falling by making this thread.


(This post was edited by jgsahm3 on Dec 14, 2012, 12:27 PM)



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