|By NiNe |
Jul 28, 2009
So last night I went out onto my local lake and found a huge face above nothing but water that is a couple hundred feet deep. Good hand holds (for the most part, some fell off when I grabbed em) and a nice face although its kinda dirty.
I found its such a different feeling doing that type of climbing, a little more intimidating actually. I got pumped out after about an hour and a half of trying to pick a route and go with it. Then about 35 - 40 feet up hit a crux and just kept falling.
I was wondering if anyone could give any words of wisdom or tips for DWS climbing? Anything at all.
|By Colin Simon |
From Boulder, CO
Dec 9, 2009
Sorry I didn't see this earlier.
Make sure you know how to fall really well before you get too high - a friend broke his back jumping (not DWS, just jumping) off a 40ft cliff. He just hit the water badly(he's fine now).
Not trying to discourage you; DWS is really bitchin'. Just be careful.
|By Adam Block |
From Tucson, AZ
Dec 11, 2009
I had a friend break her back the same way. Water isn't always so soft and cushy, in fact if you had a 500 foot tall building with water off one side and a parking lot on the other I don't think the end result would differ much either way you jumped.
|By Brad "Stonyman" Killough |
Jan 20, 2010
Your mind must be clear when you solo anything! Training your mind aand not lose your focus is key. The art of falling is as important, if not more than the climb itself! Have your mind set and be ready to except the outcome, which ever way it goes. Now, ask yourself; are you ready? well are you?