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Deuce

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FailFalling Tips
« on: September 07, 2019, 12:15:46 AM »
Reposted from lost forum:
Solo Aid rule #75:
Do not wear headphones when you lead, this prevents you from hearing the sounds of the rock and any movement of your placements as you weight them.
Solo Aid rule #76:
Do wear headphones when you lead, this prevents you from hearing the sounds of the rock and any movement of your placements as you weight them.
Solo Aid rule #173:
Once you place your third bomber piece in a row, reach down and back clean the second piece. No need to carpet bomb the route.
Solo Aid rule #46:
Double check the back of your harness. Things hide in plain sight like they think they re in a refrigerator.
Solo Aid rule #113:
Climb at night during the winter. The cold is sometimes the only thing that will keep you moving. Freezing to death is a reliable motivator.
Solo Aid rule #4:
When falling asleep on top of a pile of your gear and rope after bailing from a climb, make sure that you are not precariously perched next to a sheer drop off on the other side of the game trail you re lying on.
Solo Aid rule #93:
Decide how long it will take you to retreat and rap from your bail and add one hour per pitch.
Solo Aid rule #94:
Do not pour out your excess water until you hit the ground during a bail. You ll need to stay hydrated once the winds and cracks devour your ropes and you get stranded at the top of the first pitch, trying to figure out if it would be worth it to just freesolo downclimb the pitch and walk home, abandoning all your gear for whatever sucker decides to climb the route next.
(the other tip could not repost--some syntax errors in the copy and paste--hopefully Kevin will post again!)