In this video, Rebecca Coles explains how to increase efficiency at belay stances. Speed is crucial when alpine climbing and making simple processes as time efficient as possible is vitally important and often overlooked.
That was... truly Alpine: stripped back, ultralight, minimalist instruction!
Couldnt have been much quicker, but it didn't cover rope management (what if you're using 2 ropes) or leading in blocks rather than swapping leads etc
Not a great ratio of info to advert time.
Now, now. There was a demonstration of how to tie an overhand and how to look at your phone. There was also some suitably earnest music. Credit where it's due.
Why wasn't the brew ready on the Jetboil for when the second arrives?
So unrealistically simple, might as well have been at home. Single rope as mentioned, no wires restored to their rightful place and masses of space. How about a small ledge and a load of rope to manage in a tight space
Yeah. That was pants. Didn't reorientate the belay device for leading through, wonder if they had any upwards pull anchors etc.
Far quicker to lead 2 or 3 pitches in a row, than changing leads and racks every pitch.
Not sure you need to get a phone out. An alpine description might be a whole paragraph for 10 pitches, it's not like the UK with detailed blurb for every 30m.
In this week's Friday Night Video, we join Kaya Lindsay, Mary Eden, Samantha Mac, and Mercadi Carlson for a skin scraping, gruelling, month-long trip to Vedauwoo, Wyoming. The four of them aim to tick some of the hardest cracks and...