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Climbing Communication (translated)

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, In : Top Tips 

There are some standard climbing calls that have been used since the Victorians were tucking their breaches into their woolly socks and embracing the perils of mountaineering. These are still heard today, but many of the calls commonly used by climbers need a little interpretation to explain what they really mean:

Slack – I (the leader), need more rope. Start paying attention; I shouldn’t have to say this!

Take – (Leader) I’m falling off, catch me!
            (2nd) I’m about to ...


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