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bearbreeder


Dec 14, 2012, 12:42 PM

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Re: [jgsahm3] Odd Lead Fall
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jgsahm3 wrote:
The rope was running straight it was pretty much straight bolts up the wall, but the route start on the bolts, but then moved off to the side with the bolts staying to the side so the rope was completely straight but the route takes you off to the side.


chances are you clipped the rope swinging ... its sometimes SAFER for a pure traverse as you tend not to clip the rope ... than your case where the rope runs straight but youre left or right, in which case you really need to watch your feet clipping the rope or holds on the way down ... this is especially true on slabby or less than overhanging climbs

a hard catch will make this worse ...

be very careful with new belayers ... i know quite a few climbers who have gotten hurt because their belayer didnt understand the concept of a soft catch ...

in the gym my general rule is "keep me fairly tight on the first 3-4 bolts, then if i fall jump"

outside, well that really depends on the climb Wink


(This post was edited by bearbreeder on Dec 14, 2012, 12:45 PM)



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