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Doing my first HS 4c lead
© Angela Paul
Route: Slab recess direct (HS 4c)
Climbers: valentinesbabe

User Comments

Not the best choice for breaking into the grade. It's a tough start, and a bit too close to the ground to feel well protected
withey - 08/Jul/09
Just liked the look of it and my mate who normally leads didn't :-) Found it straightforward enough despite the tough start. If you look closely you can even see I'm smiling :D
valentinesbabe - 08/Jul/09
good for you next v s then the gate is open regards brian
brian cropper - 09/Jul/09
:D Think I'll do a few more lower grades first...that one might have just been a fluke!!! :D
valentinesbabe - 09/Jul/09
It's a funny one; despite the hard start it is not sustained and I reckon there are plenty HSs which will feel more serious (if technically easier)
Jamie B - 25/Aug/09
Would agree with you Jamie...even the start wasn't that difficult...and it just got easy after that!! I haven't tried to lead anything that grade since...concentrating on Severe first and finding plenty of them harder than this one :-)
valentinesbabe - 25/Aug/09
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