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Jan 20, 2013, 9:52 PM

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Re: [michael1] At what grade should one free solo?
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I won't comment on the question of grades. There are too many variables. I'll just say the same thing I tell anyone who questions my soloing or asks for advice on their own...

The safety of a solo is almost entirely determined before you leave the ground. It's about accurately matching your abilities to the route. Get that part right and you will be fine, barring an act god, so to speak.

Sounds simple, I know, but in order to do that, you have to know what you are capable of and you have to know how to read the rock. The solution is mileage in both cases. Mileage is the single most important factor in being able to solo safely. It gives you the experience to make informed decisions and accurately match your abilities to a route. So climb outside (on a rope) a lot and work in to soloing very slowly.

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