While climbing the rote with 2 leaders who were out of practice and one novice our progress was slower than anticipated. It was starting to become a concern that we would not make the decent which we had not done before in daylight. But rather than descend we continued on. while on the last pitch members of our party who had climbed a different route showed up to offer assistance with the decent.
Have a timetable in mind, research the decent, always pack head torches, If there is reasonable doubt about completing the climb and having time to descend safely while there is still daylight then it is time to ab off of the route.
Trad rock climbing
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3 June 2021, 05:52:08
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