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Climbing lessons debrief: Ballet on the Wall

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This is a debrief from this week’s climbing lessons. I’m taking a course on belaying when lead climbing and a course in climbing technique. This week I took the third lesson in belaying (lead) and the second one in climbing technique. Course: Belaying - Lead Climbing Lesson 3 Goal: Learn to give out slack quickly with a Grigri by squeezing the brake. Rehearse everything we learned so far. Observations: Giving out slack quickly is especially important when clipping the lowest quickdraws.

Climbing lessons debrief

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This is a debrief from this week’s climbing lessons. I’m taking a course on belaying when lead climbing and a course in climbing technique. This week I took the second lesson in belaying (lead) and the first one in climbing technique. Course: Belaying - Lead Climbing Lesson 2 Goal: Start belaying with a Grigri. This time without second belayer with top-rope technique. For now without squeezing the Grigri brake. Observations: When the climber is low on the wall, it is possible to fall on the ground before the rope starts providing significant braking action.