Good Choice in the Black Canyon

Last summer I went to go climbing in the Black Canyon of Gunnison. We had a full weekend planned, and we were ready to go. Racking up for the descent and first climb of the weekend, I realized that I forgot my helmet at home. I decided to go buy a helmet instead of risking it without it. Everything went well the whole weekend, except for the last pitch of our last climb. It was a 4th class scramble, with lots of loose rock, and as I was pulling a little lip, some apple sized rocks came off and one hit me right on the peak of my head. It wasn't traumatic, but it was enough that I would have been knocked unconscious. Needless to say I'm glad I decided to use the helmet, and I'm never caught without it! Thanks Petzl!

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