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Mick Dempsey

How have you older climbers changed your style in the last few years.

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I'm probably not old enough to be in here but I feel it! After a decent knee injury a year and a half ago I decided I either needed to advance my climbing technique or get another job. So I bough a load of SRT gear and to begin with, I hated it. After a week I could see the benefits and after a month there wasn't any doubt. I'm probably not as fast up and down as someone 10 years younger on DRT, but I find I get a lot more done while I'm up there than most of the nippers, and normally hit the ground quicker than them on a big tree. So I'm doing something right!

 

Don't be afraid of trying new things.

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I'm probably not old enough to be in here but I feel it! After a decent knee injury a year and a half ago I decided I either needed to advance my climbing technique or get another job. So I bough a load of SRT gear and to begin with, I hated it. After a week I could see the benefits and after a month there wasn't any doubt. I'm probably not as fast up and down as someone 10 years younger on DRT, but I find I get a lot more done while I'm up there than most of the nippers, and normally hit the ground quicker than them on a big tree. So I'm doing something right!

 

Don't be afraid of trying new things.

 

Good post, but..."hitting the ground a bit quicker" is an unfortunate turn of phrase:001_smile:

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I strive for efficiency now I am older. Planning my tree is more important & I take the time to look and assess, as opposed to running around like a deranged squirrel with ants in my pants.

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I'm probably not old enough to be in here but I feel it! After a decent knee injury a year and a half ago I decided I either needed to advance my climbing technique or get another job. So I bough a load of SRT gear and to begin with, I hated it. After a week I could see the benefits and after a month there wasn't any doubt. I'm probably not as fast up and down as someone 10 years younger on DRT, but I find I get a lot more done while I'm up there than most of the nippers, and normally hit the ground quicker than them on a big tree. So I'm doing something right!

 

Don't be afraid of trying new things.

 

I too am on Slow Rope Technique now. I am definetly not as fast up and down as someone of any age climbing DRT, I find I get a lot less done while im up there than most of the nippers and veteran climbers, and normally hit the ground last regardless of the size of tree :biggrin:

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I too am on Slow Rope Technique now. I am definetly not as fast up and down as someone of any age climbing DRT, I find I get a lot less done while im up there than most of the nippers and veteran climbers, and normally hit the ground last regardless of the size of tree :biggrin:

 

 

You're really not enjoying this are you Steve ?? Fair play to you for your perseverance.

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