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jgsahm3


Dec 14, 2012, 7:16 PM

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Re: [lena_chita] Odd Lead Fall
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lena_chita wrote:
Facepalm!

Indeed, who would ever try to lead something on real rock for their first time? I wonder how people did it before the gyms? (/sarcasm)

Sounds like you might be in a bind. Your gym probably doesn't have very many routes below 5.7-5.8 (?) on lead walls. Do the best with what you have, keep practicing...
I forgot to throw in the /sarcasm in there as well (Was actually at the gym when I replied from my phone.) If I am rock climbing to begin with clearly the danger isn't something that would sway me away from doing it (Bouldering used to be my main style and I used to solo freeclimb some highball routes that I know I could do with the smallest chance of a fall before I had the gear to be safe while climbing at my limit), but you are right my gym only has a handful (IF that) of routes below 5.7 and the lowest I think is a 5.6. Also, the areas surrounding me don't have too many lead climbs available so I am pretty much stuck to the gym until I am able to set up a day long trip to somewhere that has lead routes.

I appreciate the advice from everyone though and I hope I didn't cause any hard feelings when I misunderstood a few things that were said. Climbing is something that changed my life and I am very passionate about it (Just as I'm sure all of you are as well.) I take in any piece of advice I get from experienced climbers and I really appreciate all the help everyone is giving me.


(This post was edited by jgsahm3 on Dec 14, 2012, 8:25 PM)



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