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Learning to Lead Climb at Tremadog - Placing an Early First Runner

Note the crucial first runner (a pink cam) placed by the leaders chest. This is critical in avoiding a fall factor 2 whereby the leader climbs above the belay ledge and falls without placing a runner thus placing a huge load on the anchor and belayer. Even on long easy alpine routes....get that first runner in!