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If In Doubt Run It Out

The motto “if in doubt run it out” was ringing in my mind as I eyed up my next bit of gear. It was a long way away and I was pumped out of my mind but “thats how you get routes done” I kept telling myself. I set off towards that next bit of gear. Once I arrived there, pump out of my mind, I knew I had made a mistake. There was in fact no gear and that cam I had placed just a few moments ago seemed miles away. I frantically tried to down climb as screamed the words
“FUCK… Chris take… Ah
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Of course, your always safe when Chris is belaying and my cam wasn’t
that far away but I was crying like a browny on the way down! I was
lowered to the ground untied and Chris took over the lead. He made
easy work of the climbing up to my high point but decided to get
lowered down in a more controlled fashion than I did. I found myself
tying in for the lead again and manage, in very poor style, to finish
the route.

All thats left is a clean ascent… Can’t wait..!?!

Steve Le F

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Guernsey trip planner

You forgot to mention it was on a VS 😉

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