Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Climbing R-rated Routes

For some reason there has been a fair amount of talk regarding falling on gear, and it isn't just about falling on gear but more about how n00bs learn how to trust gear. Of course, there is a lot of information and advice out there that people can sift through, and some of that advice is pretty good. However, sorting through the crap and the good advice is difficult, especially for a beginning trad leader.

I thought I'd share a good video regarding one climber's take on climbing R-rated routes, or, for the very new of us, as the definition states in the video's opening, routes that have poor gear, poorly spaced gear, and / or routes that can cause serious injury if one falls. The point? Know your limits, know your gear, and know your climbs. Here's the video:


Dan Blomberg said...

Great Video!

GM Burns said...

I can't take credit for producing, but yeah, it's a great video for sure.