Wednesday, October 6, 2010

“Muy Caliente”

Dave MacLeod climbs another hard climb (13A ) on cliffs in Britain. He says this about his preparation for the climb:

So we went to the cliffs and took some falls. We practised falling, taking 30 footers off ‘Test Case’ E3, in St Govan’s. It totally reminded me how often you have to practice falling. I was actually a little nervous before the first one. A couple of months of no trad falls and the unfamiliarity of falling plays absolute havoc with your leading confidence and climbing efficiency. If you don’t believe me you’re either a nutter, operating way below your potential, or more likely kidding yourself.”

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