Dec 22, 2007, 11:11 AM
Registered: May 11, 2006
and would like to live out the rest of my life out of a wheel chair so i want to get a very good understanding of how to place cams, and lead climb in general before i go out and try it and make a mistake....
first, that's a mature and reasonable statement.....i think you have the right attitude for trad.
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should i pay someone to teach me? or is it something that i can learn how to do by reading a book? or both?
can you stack and coil a rope quickly, provide a nice, attentive belay, carry more than your share of the gear, listen without undue questioning, suffer, and have shiny new gear? if the answer to these questions is "yes", then you are a perfect trad. apprentice. just find some old, hard dog, impress him /her with your patience, flash your new rack......and then follow, clean gear, and lead anything that is well within your ability once you get the gist of rigging anchors. and as was said above, all under the close supervision of your "master."
i learned exactly this way, at Skaha Bluffs, B.C.
(This post was edited by jcrew on Dec 22, 2007, 11:16 AM)