Perched high, Joanne saw the rope snake out from her harness and pull off into the air. She screamed and grabbed at it futilely.
The five things every gym climber must know about climbing outside are so simple you may not think about them, but crag access depends on it.
We all know, though these are personal decisions, that everyone should wear helmets for climbing. But I’m reminded that it is as, maybe more, important to wear one while belaying. Or even walking from route to route. And to be careful simply when pulling down a rope, which can dislodge something.