A climbers' first lead is usually a memorable occasion. You no doubt served an apprenticeship from an experienced climber or had gone on a course, practiced down the wall or just jumped right in there. Placing those nuts or cams and moving above them is satisfying, but the prospect of a fall can be scary.
Every climber has a story to tell about their first lead and we would like to hear it.
How did it feel?
Which route was it?
Were you prepared? What led up to your first outdoor lead?
Did you trust your gear?
Who belayed you?
Are just some of the things you could include.
Write approximately 500 words about your first outdoor lead and supply an image of you climbing (not necessarily your first lead) and submit to:
In reply to nikinko: I've been gagging to see mine published. I'm so impatient. I could do with that rack aswell. I'm too skint to buy gear and I only have a set of rocks. At the present rate I'll complete my rack sometime in 2010.
Looking forward to reading yours and all the others.
It has been really great to see the entries so far, and the different experiences people have had. We're delighted with the response to the competition, so keep them coming.!! All entries will be published, and we'll use some of our Sponsored climbers including Nick Bullock to help with the judging. Might even hand out a spot prize or two !
I've submitted an entry (I think) - should I have had some sort of acknowledgement email? (It absolutely doesn't matter if you don't send them; I just want to check if I should look out for something or not. Thanks.)
In reply to antwan:
Sorry for the delay in responding, but I've been away for a bit.
We make the Truscrew in the Titanium colour but with a lime green gate in line with all our other lockers. Sorry but we have no plans to change just yet. Colours are so difficult to handle as opinions are so varied and we've all got one !!
Brand Manager DMM
In reply to stephen Rowley: Ps there are some really good ones out there it would be great if peeps published articles to some of the caliber of the ones up there all time. This site would then defo be the dog's nuts
In reply to stephen Rowley: I've been wanting to write an article for ages, but i dont have anything to write on about? any ideas? think there was only one that i personally though was not better than mine, but on a level par, making mine around joint last!
Small hint if the DMM guys havent decided on spot prizes yet, Some mid size nuts would be nice (or even one!), i dont have many