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How NOT to Trad Climb

Sun came out, so we went climbing. This is a start to finish example of a traditional or "trad" climb with some thoughts given along the way. Trad climbing is where you have to place your own "pro" or protection and in this video we used cams which is actively placed pro as opposed to nuts and hexes that are placed in constrictions passively.

The beginning was a skit inspired by a funny video called "Sew it up" found at

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Quad Anchor break test episode

Thank you for the fun day outside Bobby Hutton, Mike Rogers @wolf_in_the_weeds, and TJ Gillick.

Edited by: Taylor Pike

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