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asp3

Senior Member
I feel more comfortable on the side of a cliff near the top roped in than I do standing behind a guard rail at the top of it. It's a strange quirk of mine, I get more anxiety being untethered at the top than securely tethered on the side.
 

FastTrax

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I feel more comfortable on the side of a cliff near the top roped in than I do standing behind a guard rail at the top of it. It's a strange quirk of mine, I get more anxiety being untethered at the top than securely tethered on the side.
Good Lord asp3 I don't know how you guys do that. I won't even go on the roof of my house. Have you ever climbed up a rock cliff just using your hands?

www.alexhonnold.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_solo_climbing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Honnold

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asp3

Senior Member
Good Lord asp3 I don't know how you guys do that. I won't even go on the roof of my house. Have you ever climbed up a rock cliff just using your hands?

www.alexhonnold.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_solo_climbing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Honnold

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I value my life and doubt my skills too much to consider free soloing. Although I only climb with my hands and feet, I'm always attached to a rope that should catch me if I fall.

I'm also extremely wary when going on the roof because I don't have a rope on me and no one is belaying me. (Belaying is managing a rope attached to a climber so one can catch them if they fall.)
 

Phoenix

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There is no way I'd do any of the stuff they are doing in those pictures. I am not afraid of heights per se. I just have a healthy helping of common sense.
 

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