Starting Out forum


View latest messages in My Forums
This topic has been archived, and won't accept reply postings.

Topic - Backing off routes?

Bertbee - on 20 Jun 2012
I've realized a 'block' in me pushing myself out of my trad-leading comfort zone is my uncertainty in backing off and cleaning routes if I bail on them. As a result, I'm not attempting any routes unless I'm certain that both myself AND my seconder are going to complete them.

This is a big problem if I'm climbing with a partner who is quite inexperienced. Perhaps I'll only go up a VDiff, so that I'm certain my partner can second it, usually resulting in an underwhelming experience for both myself and the seconder, who doesn't get an opportunity to push themselves.

So - In the scenario that I bail halfway through a route, or my seconder can't finish, what are my options? Is it simply that I've got to abseil down to clean the route?
... not showing 15 replies to this topic ...
Register as a New User or login to gain full access to the forums. Registration is quick and completely free.
If you are definitely logged on, press Ctrl+F5 keys to reload this page [read more]

Unregistered users can only read messages in the most recent topics.
ads.ukclimbing.com

This topic has been archived, and won't accept reply postings.

My Forums