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- verb To climb down a climbing route, often for endurance training.
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On the descent the program narrator says "Chris is too unsteady to clip into the safety lines" moments later Chris is seen trying to downclimb and the narrator says "Its up to Chris if he is going to survive today"
I also would have liked to see the video and at least an update on how Macklin made his downclimb.
Same with those cornwall sea-cliff pitches where you have to downclimb first, and with the tide coming in, you have to get through three pitches of technical granite to get to flat ground, otherwise you will have to look up in the climbing guide how to describe the specific buttress you are on to the coastguard and hope they can get you out.
My friend Jimmy from Dallas also died soloing in Mexico a couple years ago, and one of my very early climbing acquaintances when I was 19 died in the Wind Rivers after a rope got stuck rapping from a multipitch and he opted just to leave it and downclimb 200 feet of 5.4.
My finger is seriously effed but I still managed to solo 14.5 (I climbed to the crux of Vanishing Point and decided it was in my best interest to downclimb) pitches at Turkey Rocks today.
Instead of running it out for the top (a bad option), I tried to downclimb and fell.
It's still unrated.) on the slab wall (though I did no-feet and then downclimb a new easy orange route, also unrated, but probably a 5.5 or so).