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Old 04-03-2007, 12:49 AM   #1
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I led my first sport route on the weekend!! It was only a 15m grade 15 (5.9 for the US climbers), but i'm still pretty happy with myself. I had an experimental fall half way up just to see what it was like, and man, actually free falling for a few metres before being pulled up makes peeling off the wall a much more interesting (and scary) endeavour.

I'm going to attempt leading some longer routes this weekend.

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That's great!!!

We're all proud of ya!
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Great job!

"Attempt," my ass. You're going to lead some SUCCESSFUL routes this weekendB)!

Have an awesome time!
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Kick ass man, take a camera with you, have you got any trad leads in?
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Have a great time this weekend!
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Congrats.

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As I dont climb, I have no idea of the significance of "leading" your first climb....but for what it's worth~ congrats!!
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"Attempt," my ass.
See that everyone, when you're a climber people throw themselves at you. I'm flattered TP, but i think i'll have to pass on the offer of attempting your ass

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Kick ass man, take a camera with you, have you got any trad leads in?
Nah man, i have no education or experience with trad climbing, I've only just come from the world of top-roping. But, I have lined up a new climbing partner who does nothing but trad climbing, so no doubt he'll teach me some things.

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As I dont climb, I have no idea of the significance of "leading" your first climb....but for what it's worth~ congrats!!
Hmmm, lets see... If you lead a climb you're the first one up it, you're the one that finds out just how hard it is, you're the one that falls the furthest, you're the one that sets up all the anchors and protection, and you're the one that gets all the bragging rights.
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Ah, I see. That does sound pretty exciting! Now there's more meaning behind my congrats! haha
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Good job Nick! I can practically HEAR you grinning from ear to ear all the way in Australia! Proud of ya! Keep it up and make sure you take some pictures and tell us all about it.
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awesome! congrats!
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and you're the one that gets all the bragging rights.
I love the bragging rights! such as my personal favourite = I can guarrantee that I AM the Best (and only) Boulderer on the IoM.
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Nice rory. Very nice.
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can you say your the best boulderer in the Isle of Man? can you? No. Because i am

I WAS the best boulderer to ever set foot on the Isle of Man, but then that bastard Johnny Dawes (V.famous climber in britain) had to come over didn't he... Well **** you Johnny, **** you.
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I've got a lead/multi-pitch climbing course on this weekend!! Hopefully I'll be able to snap a few decent photos to post up here.


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See that everyone, when you're a climber people throw themselves at you. I'm flattered TP, but i think i'll have to pass on the offer of attempting your ass
....that's some comedy genius right there, how could everybody miss that one?
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....that's some comedy genius right there, how could everybody miss that one?
Yeah, you were pretty comedic...how could ANYBODY pass up TP's ass?!
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Well, i did my lead/multipitch course on the weekend, it was freakin great!! Multipitch climbing is bloody excellent, it's kinda freaky though being a long way off the ground. It certainly gets the adrenaline pumping.

I took a few decent whips while leading, the first couple scared the crap outta me, but then they sorta became fun. The mental game is way different when leading, there is a difference of 6 grades (au grading system) between what i can top rope compared to what i can lead...stupid brain.

...my days of top-roping are over.
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