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Feb 1, 2011, 7:00 PM

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Re: [socalclimber] Daisy or metolius PAS
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I'll give you an example of just how much being tired can affect you. Granted this is not a wall, but a fairly low common denominator:

I had two young (18 & 19) Marines as clients 2 weeks ago. Both in great shape, far better than I am. We top roped all day. I taught them how to tie their basic figure eight early in the day. I also gave my standard lecture in the beginning how important simple systems are. Especially for the reasons of inspection when you get tired.

Sure enough, at the end of the day, last climb, both were tired. One of them walked up, started to tie his knot and couldn't. I quietly watched for a few minutes. For the life of him he couldn't tie the knot he had tied all day with out problem. I finally asked him if he would like me to do it, and he said YES!

I promise you, this is not a made up story to prove a point. This happened. It has happened with client in the past. It just illustrates why I dislike all the gadgets.

They are fine 99% of the time, but when you are really, really tired, the last thing you need is more gadgets to play with.

If you are comfortable with your choice of systems, and they work for you, then fine by me. I just won't promote them myself.

(This post was edited by socalclimber on Feb 1, 2011, 7:02 PM)

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