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Alimali


Dec 3, 2013, 3:23 PM
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Age to start trad climbing?
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Hey everyone.

I was just wondering what you think is a suitable age for someone to start leading on trad? Just out of curiosity more than anything.


edge


Dec 3, 2013, 3:38 PM
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Alimali wrote:
Hey everyone.

I was just wondering what you think is a suitable age for someone to start leading on trad? Just out of curiosity more than anything.

It depends on maturity. I didn't let my daughter lead trad (first pitch of Cathedral Peak in Tuolumne) until she was 14, and she had been leading sport for 5 years and following trad since she was 6.


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I think that it depends more on the person than the age.
I know a 7-8 year old that could lead trad, but I also know a few adults I would NOT trust my life to making a good decisions placing a cam or stopper.
There is an understanding of how the gear works that needs to be understood first and some people just can grasp so concepts.


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