Swithich wrote:Hasn't happened yet (I keep realizing at points about 10 feet above the previous bolt how much that is going to hurt someday).
BTW, how is a 30 foot fall not a bad fall. You can easily die from a 30 foot fall. Just saying.
Buckaroo wrote:...A week ago rope soloing the 6 pitch Davis Holland-Lovin Arms at Index, crux of the 3rd pitch, and crux of the climb...Held by the smallest piece on the rack, the 3/4 DMM Wallnut. It was such a surprise that I didn't jump off, just skidded down about 15 feet unhurt....
me, 2005 wrote:I remembered that chucK had said a #5 HB Offset was the ticket to protect this section, and happily I had one! So I racked it close and tried again. Sure enough in a tiny flare I fit the little brass nut securely. "Whew a bomber piece!" I said. Here I lost my chance for a free ascent because as I passed the nut I couldn't resist...pulling on it. 5.10c Index faces apparently scare me a little bit! Another move or two and I was above the face and placing a nut in a small pocket that appeared excavated by eager fingers. I continued on rapidly easing terrain to the belay station which has a fantastic position high above the town.
Buckaroo wrote:I used to climb with a partner that was into falling. He would intentionally push beyond his limits very frequently. He took some big falls and even pulled gear. He encouraged me to "climb to fall" more, which I did somewhat while climbing with him. Another thing we would do was to intentionally jump off on good gear just to conquer the fear. I've have since gone back to the alpine mantra "leader must not fall".
Nice thread topic BTW
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