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Dec 26, 2007, 9:28 AM

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Re: [clymber] where did you learn how to trad lead climb
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clymber wrote:
one thing i used to do alot was goto a local bouldering area or even the cliff and start bouldering around with your you are going place gear build anchors etc etc....ppl give you some strange looks but who cares.....also depending on where you live hire a guide for a learn to lead class or try to find some trad climbers at your gym...i followed for a year or so before i started to lear my opinion theres no need to sport lead first..if you want to learn trad start thinking all the old hard core climbers back in the day didnt have sport to practice with before jumping into the trad lead

That has to be the funniest thing ever. Its good advice definately because you need to be ready for the extra weight while climbing, but I cant get the mental picture out of my head of someone walking to the boulderfield with a rack on them Smile

I would also like to recommend that you set up mock leads. Set up a TR and climb with your belayer giving you plenty of slack on your top rope. Take some small lead falls on your placements and see what holds. If it doesnt hold, then no big deal because you have your TR. I will say though that you need to be careful about your face. Gear could possibly pop out to your face if you fall at the right height. You dont need to go off to college or out to parties with a missing front tooth. But a kicka$$ scar could definitely

(This post was edited by wzrdgandalf on Dec 26, 2007, 9:30 AM)

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