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What do you need in your bag of trick to go over the overhang?
QuoteWhat do you need in your bag of trick to go over the overhang?confidence
Magic 8 ball?
When doing 1st ascents, this situation is pretty typical,---has been for generations.Remember that old saying, "( when in doubt-run it out)".
Quote from: SA on March 13, 2013, 04:01:25 PMWhen doing 1st ascents, this situation is pretty typical,---has been for generations.Remember that old saying, "( when in doubt-run it out)".In that particular route, I remember that I had anticipated the movement and went to a rest...it was a 5.9 move rest (not good at all) and I had to anticipate the next movement. It was an hand crack in the overhang where you switch your feet from the left to the right, grab the corner and layback, if my memories was good. So much fun...as a first ascent. yep! I agree with run it out, and it takes balls to do that, but there is a time when you had to decide that run it out is too dangerous? or you decide to solo the route. I used the fall factor and I evaluated the distance of my fall, or I take a look higher and come back to my stance to rest. How do you decide when it is time to run out or solo the move? I don't like "confidence". It is too subjective for me. You are confident in a 5.11 because there is a bolt, but I saw a guy who can't climb wedge, 5.6, at whitehorse ledge because it was too run out...and wet also...that particular day. I saw a guy in slab direct (5.7) that fall on the firs move and he was a climber of 5.11 too. I don't know about you, but don't you think that the word confidence is too subjective?
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