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a rather commitiing sequence above a not-so-good piece of protection

Commitment describes a state, or route, that is committing. Once a climber has started the committing sequence, pitch or route, he has to keep climbing to the end. there's no climbing back. A dyno is an example for a committing move.

Another way of putting it is to say that you "commit yourself to the route".

You need more commitment when one leads on trad routes, on multi-pitch aid routes, when ice climbing]] and on alpine climbs. It is harder, but possible to find committing sport routes too.

A committing route is one you cannot rappel on, or bail out of.

A few examples:

  • A series of moves on thin placements and hooks when Ad climbing. As a matter of fact' every pitch thats graded higher than A3.
  • A long sequence on small holds and no protection, one that once you've started, you have to finish.
  • A route with a long traverse (or traverses), so that you cannot rappel from.
  • A long route that you have to finish to get to the descent route.
  • A long route that you climb without bivvy gear, so you have to finish in a day or keep climbing at night..

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