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Fall at Mt. Arapiles 14 October 19-Oct-2010 At 4:43:31 PM juanes
Glad to hear the climber will make a full recovery. And thanks to the Araps Rescue crew. I hope to never have to call on you guys for help. But its a great to know you guys are there!

I have always worn a helmet, those who introduced me to the sport insisted on it. Given the option I would always wear one. Although I doubt it would have done me much good, had I fallen; when I first started to lead (my second lead was Siren). My placements where just horrible and would come loose at the lightest flick of the rope. I both smile and shake my head when I think bout it.

If I had to do it all over again I would practice a hell of a lot more on the ground and tried my luck on single pitches. Until I got solid gear and self rescue techniques. A rescue would be so much easier if all you have to do is lower the leader to the ground and or if they deck to extract them from the scene.

Just sharing my experience.

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