Good words, Dave!
May I add something:
1. Be sure your are physically fit before climbing. Back in the spring,
for one of my first climbs of the year I climbed the club's 80 ft tower.
When I reached the top, I didn't realize how out of breath I was. Just
after I belted in, a wave of dizziness set in. I had to sit there a few
minutes until I was sure it passed. Since then, I have kept to either a
running or walking regimen to make sure that never happens again.
2. Try to keep one tower face clear of hardware and projections. Use it as
your climbing side.
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To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, December 11, 1997 12:23 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Climbing Alone
> Well, Ed's (K4SB) accident certainly has brought out quite a few
I do have a set of
>common sense rules that I try to follow, perhaps these might be good to
>remember (even though they probably seem obvious):
> 1. Never climb a wet tower (after a rain storm). If you
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