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Jan 8, 2013, 10:48 PM

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Re: [acorneau] ground fall at Frog Buttress
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acorneau wrote:
If you watch carefully you can see the bottom piece "zipper" as the rope goes taught and then the top two pieces pull completely, ending up with no pro at all.

Belaying wasn't great but the gear didn't hold at all.

Hope the guy is ok.

After looking at it on that great slomo link and at full screen it looks to me like all three pieces pulled top to bottom and that all three pieces were poor. Beyond that it doesn't appear he has a lot of depth as a trad climber yet as his climbing is quite tentative where an experienced trad climber would have laid in the pro and moved right through those moves to the better stance above.

So, from what we can see, I would think he needs quite a bit more time seconding solid leaders before jumping on things like that.

(This post was edited by healyje on Jan 8, 2013, 10:51 PM)

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