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bearbreeder


Dec 17, 2012, 3:02 AM

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Re: [Syd] Question for older climbers.
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Syd wrote:
Leading should not be the main reason to climb, unless you're some sort of macho man trying to impress. I've seen a great number of young blokes enthusiastically get into leading; scare themselves silly; then drop out of climbing altogether. I climbed indoors TR for 10 years before my first outdoor climb. I absolutely loved indoors but now I love outdoor climbing even more. If you are leading slabs and vertical walls, at some point you will seriously injure yourself. Once you are an excellent climber and climbing mainly overhangs, you will find leading much safer.

funny ... the people i know lead just fine without 10 years of being a toppu roperu tofu guy ...

if you dont want to lead its yr call ... just realize yr dependent upon others in the many places that dont have a TR access ...

i guess you dont want to do much multipitch ... because you NEED to lead ... unless youre always trying to beg a rope gun to always drag you up because you dont have the ability to get on the sharp end ... and even then many partners want someone who can lead some of the pitches

and yr simply projecting your own fears upon the tons of other people who DO lead safely because of your own insecurities when you tell em not to lead

Wink


(This post was edited by bearbreeder on Dec 17, 2012, 3:10 AM)



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