Sketchy Trad Fall Will Make Your Palms Sweat

Two pieces of protection in roughly 30 feet placed by a novice. Will they hold?

Roadside attraction is a beautiful trad climb in Red River Gorge, Kentucky rated 5.7. The line follows a hand crack, ripe with solid gear placements, for 120 feet.

But this video is far from beautiful. Watching it should make you cringe and your palms sweat.

Stay safe out there, and for those learning how to trad climb, we recommend taking it slow and easy, taking a class, or learning from a trad climbing veteran.

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