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Jul 15, 2013, 2:18 AM

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Re: [Rinch] Single vs Multi-Pitch ?'s
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Forgive me if this has already been mentioned but one of the things that comes to mind in multi pitch, or even a single pitch away from a climbing gym is, your belayer often can't see you. Its a good idea to practice blind belaying in the gym but to begin with, have someone back up your belay. Learn and understand about the feel of the rope as the climber moves.

The other thing I would mention is weight. Rucksack, walk off boots, fluids, weather provisions and extra gear, ascendes, extra biners and friends ( I always take a few trad friends when I mp and more often than not I will use them). When you are used to gym climbing, where all you are carrying is your own weight and half a dozen quick-draws, carrying extra weight on your back may feel unnerving. correctly pulling through and safely balancing a heavy rope when you are belaying off a tiny ledge, isn't so much dangerous providing you have good anchors but it can be exhausting.

In France we have short multi pitch ledges in the gyms, along with instructors who can work with you.

You can also get used to carrying a full backpack whilst climbing at the gym.

(This post was edited by DemolitionRed on Jul 15, 2013, 2:31 AM)

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