Say Luke- I'm being serious here- how many leader falls have you taken and what's the longest one?
I was the leader most of the time. I felt two times a year in general.
I climbed in remote area. On sight. A broken leg can end by a death where I climbed. No rescue. No phone or signal.
The,rock where I climb was not clean and I have all the natural features from a falling tree to loose rock. Cathedral is close to a rock gym when I begin to climb there. My topo was a line in a picture of a cliff bigger than canon.
We can't came back to those remote area. But safety is safety. And we think more to came back safe than to show that I did the 5.10 to look good.
Some 5.7 was very challenging and we came back very happy of the challenge. Route finding . Safety sunshine friendship where all present