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How many time have you hit the ground falling off 1-Mar-2012 At 4:12:09 PM dfinnecy
Proud member of the three times a lady club. The funny thing is I've decked more often than I've lobbed over a meter and a half.

Take it from me kids, don't follow my example. Learn to fall early, take a few big safe lobs. I am a total and complete coward when it comes to falling. I basically just don't do it. I'm pretty conservative I spose. On a sport climb I downclimb to the last bolt or grab a draw. No grabbing bolts tho, I have my pride. On trad I sweat and pray and shake, cry a little and things seem to work out. This is the one thing that has held my climbing back more than anything else.

But back to the deck:
1) Belayer Error - at Billy Goat Rock in California. Bolt at my knees, first real lead ever. I was climbing, scared as hell, told my belayer I was going to fall, and then I did. About 30 feet. How did I get down here? Why am I lying down?
2) Solo aid on some crap rock elsewhere in CA. Ripped the pitch but landed softly due to deep forest duff and a steep slope at the bottom. Everyone should have the pleasure of the suprise sound of a knifeblade fighting free. Schwingggg!
3) Least exciting, Rope soloing. Broke a hold while pulling rope to clip bolt #2. Saved again by the deep forest duff.

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