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thrmaln


Sep 26, 2005, 8:04 AM
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First Trad lead! Woo hoo
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Hello all,

I just went to Jtree for my first time on Staurday. What a great place! Anyway, I just started climbing in March of this year. I never thought in my wildest dreams, I would ever want to try trad since it just seemed crazy when I first started climbing. I started sport climbing at Williamson this summer and learned how to lead sport, and have worked up to leading 5.9. So I decided to bite the bullet and start to buy gear building a rack. I had the chance to use my own gear for the first time and loved every minute. Even though my first lead was a paltry 5.2, I was sketched for sure at the start. All went well though and I hope to spend a lot of time in Jtree this winter honing my new skills. Hopefully, come next summer, I will feel comfortable enough to lead an easy multipitch at Tahquitz.

Oh on a side note, I had a chance to use my Trango Maxcams and they are very nice. My friend was unsure how he felt about them since he uses camalots and tech friends. After he used the maxcams, he loves them now. I have both C4's and maxcams and it was nice especially to a newbie like me that their sizes and sling colors coincide with each other. I just need a few more aliens and some more biners and I have all I need.

Best regards,

Marc Webster


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Sep 26, 2005, 7:14 PM
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Max Cams are way dank, congrats on your lead man
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