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comment What's the difference between Sport Climbing and Traditional Climbing
@Phab: What you are talking about is a classic trad climb. There is a category of climbs, often referred to as "bolted climbs" which are not sport climbs and have large runout sections between bolts. Dike Route in Tuolumne is a good example: summitpost.org/dike-route-5-9/716885. As to your suggestion to add the difference to freeclimbing: both sport and trad climbing are forms of free climbing, which means you don't rely on gear for forward progress. Are you perhaps referring to "free soloing" (climbing without a rope)?
Sep
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comment What's the difference between Sport Climbing and Traditional Climbing
@fgysin: Those routes are friction climbs, which means progress is made by making delicate foot-placements on a slab of granite which is less than vertical. If you fall on a slab climb, the forces involved are a little different, which has coined the pretty descriptive term a "cheese grater" fall. To try to avoid this, people will try to "run" down the slab when they fall, but as you can imagine, for these climbs the old mantra "the leader must not fall" is still very much alive. It's all about your level of comfort for a specific kind of climb.
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