and he still used mostly hexes. I have a duffle bag full of those that haven't seen the light of day in years.
Yes Marc, it is impressive to watch him. He had a bag full of new cams with tags on it, but he said that he does not like to use those. He sometimes climbs the whole pitch without any protection.
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I have a friend with over 1000 first ascents to his name. He fell 40 feet and nearly got killed because of not having a pro below him. I used to solo routes up to 10d. I once nearly fell 120 feet soloing a 5.6.
It's best to always use a rope and plug in pro whenever possible, no matter how easy or safe the climb seems to be. This is my humble opinion, only.
I agree Marc, but do not feel that I can express any opinion to a real climber. He says that it depends on his feelings for the day etc.
Interesting philosophy on Life..
So, you're saying it depends on what mood he's in, as far as protection for a particular climb ???
Hey, that's a tough call to make. I suppose
"Lady Luck" also has something to do with it.
"Hard luck and trouble is my only friend,
I've been on my own ever since I was ten..
Born under a bad sign;
I've been down since I begin to crawl..
If it wasn't for bad luck,
I wouldn't have no luck at all ..."
I'd agree with that...
well guys, he climbed for more than 50 years, he guided many clients, and never had an accident. I don't feel that it is my right to step in and tell him what to do.
Not to worry, Liba. Soloing is a personal decision and no one is expecting you to tell Mike that it's dangerous. He knows that himself very well. I was just voicing my personal opinion.
I myself would be jamming cams inside those cracks... still, it is impressive to watch.