They happened to be heading over to climb Ventelator. NOT WANTING TO DO THE SLIGHTLY RUN OUT 5.6 Pitch, I encouraged him to try that new 3 bolt 9+/10a slab face that brings you to the ledge both routes start off of. Guess who didn't send clean?
You make no difference between being safe and sending a route. When I had my shoulder dislocation, I climbed 5.8 and not over for a while. If I decide not to do the slightly run out and I try a 5.9 instead...that prove that the bolt was too close together and it is a top rope. Easier than 5.6, it is a top rope and my shoulder have been safe. If I climbed ventilator...I think that i don't want to do the 5.6 because it is too easy and I try the other variation. The run out in ventilator are harder than in bombardment.
Yes I try to be safe and, as I climbed with Base, he is the leader (Base rules as he like to say). Every body who knows Base know that he is very safe and smart to protect pitches. I learned a lot with him and I am still learning far from the competition of the : "Guess who" stupidity. I climbed for fun, I climb because I am not sure to make it and I CLIMBED SAFE. I remember one they walking at the bottom of the cliff, Base told me: look that route, I won't do that because it is dangerous, see that place you have to be care full there is a pendulum....and the far next day telling me; I took a twenty fall at the same spot because my feet slip, I make the move and I place three pro before I made a mistake and felt.
After my shoulder dislocation, I climb wedge: easy 5.6 with long run out. I was at the end of the second or third pitch, a long run out going strait up to the bolt anchor. My leg was shaking as I look down below me because my head remember how pain full my dislocation was (eight week after the accident) and the other part of my brain was saying: it is a slab, you climb on your feet...you still have the skill. But the mind is very strong and I barely made it to the bolt.
It has been a trad accident. A lot of you will understand that climbing is stronger than the pain. A lot of trad climber climb with injury.