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Jan 23, 2009, 10:58 AM

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Re: [USnavy] Training to lead multi-pitch?
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USnavy wrote:
kachoong wrote:
USnavy wrote:
dingus wrote:

Get your ass on some routes and lead them. If you want to lead, LEAD. Stop hiding behind a training regime.

Suck it up buttercup - On Belay. Now STUF and start climbing, we have a route to send.

I donít have any multi-pitch where I live to climb. Thatís the point of the thread. I am trying to figure out what I can do in the two months I have left to help prepare for the multi-pitch routes when I get to Red Rocks.

And I have been leading. I have lead 90% of the last 75 sport routes I climbed. I always prefer to lead as so long as the route is not R or X. I have been messing around trying to lead some 10a trad routes lately instead of my normal 11+ / 12- sport regime to train for the multi-pitch routes and thatís helped a lot increasing my confidence climbing on gear. I figure if I can get to the point where I am confident on 5.10- on gear I will be fine on the 6's, 7', and 8' in Red Rocks. Smile

If you're going to Red Rocks at the time of the Rendezvous sign up for the Multi-pitch efficiency clinic and refine what you learn from now until then.

I was considering that. Right now I am signed up for hard sport, soft catch but I was thinking of changing it. Do you know specifically what that class entails? Obviously itís about multi-pitch but is it a ground class or do they actually take you to a multi-pitch route?

Well, the clinic details haven't been updated at all, but the description so far says:

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This is your chance to learn Muti-pitch systems with a focus on options for equipment, route finding, reading topos, belaying, safety, speed and rope management.

I would imagine it's taught on a fairly accessible "moderate" trad route, with some ground schooling taught at the base. I've never attended such a clinic so I don't know for sure.

If I were you, I'd ditch "hard sport" and take up "multi-pitch efficiency" instead, but it depends what you want out of the clinics.

(This post was edited by kachoong on Jan 23, 2009, 11:01 AM)

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