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Offline JBrochu

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Re: on sighting a route with a leader
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2014, 09:20:07 AM »
It's really not all that hard to catch falls. On something like my 4th or 5th climb ever I caught a 15' leader fall from a leader falling out of my direct line of site. (High Exposure crux.)

It takes a lot more experience to become a great belayer with anticipation and all that, but lets not pretend that catching a fall is rocket science. Very few people get dropped, and when it does happen it often seems to happen with experienced people (complacency?) and a lack of communication involved.

Having said that, most people are smart enough to lead well within their comfort level when with a new climber.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2014, 09:23:12 AM by JBrochu »
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Offline tradmanclimbz

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Re: on sighting a route with a leader
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2014, 10:51:12 AM »
what, no Giff? only reason i clicked on this thread 8)

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Re: on sighting a route with a leader
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2014, 10:52:39 AM »
When beginners are involved  "the leader must not fall"   and some not so beginners as well.

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Re: on sighting a route with a leader
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2014, 06:33:24 PM »
Sometimes both the leader and the second are beginners.  :P


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« Last Edit: May 26, 2014, 06:38:40 PM by JBrochu »
Have a quiche, now, or maybe a tort.  You deserve it!
-bristolpipe

I like to keep things simple, even if it's faaaken painful and miserable.
-Stoney Middleton

This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord intended a more divine means of consumption.
-Friar Tuck