Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My best Spotting Send

My best spot ever:

Here's a classic! I've been dredging up some old footage, and this is James Litz climbing Fuc Yo, a sweet V9 at Hounds Ears.

It was wet that day and James fell off the last move, although this was an easy problem for him.

Luckily, I was there to catch him!

I would grade this spot at V9 onsight.

Unfortunately, it broke my nose... But James Lived!

I believe spotting is a skill, just like climbing or falling. Remember to train your spotting! focus on the climbers movement and center body-mass, not there hands, etc.

Try Hard to catch them at their center body-mass or at least take weight off their descent.

...I did send this climb as well and it is amazing!

Seek perfection of character, respect others & Try Hard. Noah as usual


  1. Holy crap. That was a v10 fall for sure. Nice save. Good thing the roles weren't reversed. He would have had more than his nose broken!!!


  2. I'll never feel scared when you're spotting me again. Nice catch dude!

  3. Nice catch Noah!... There are a ton of badass climbers out there and far fewer badass spotters. Definitely takes a lot of practice.


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