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We've all been in that situation: mid climb, we stop, and consider getting off the wall, backing away from the summit, or making some other kind of bail on the climb that's starting to seem like it won't go as planned. Look over this flowchart: next time you're in that situation, stop before you make the call. While sometimes you have to bail for safety reasons, it's no fun and you often lose gear because of it. Important note from the guides author: This guide can’t cover every situation (the summit has free pizza [don’t bail], new episode of “Game of Thrones” is on in an hour [bail], climbing partner has terrible gas [complain, but keep climbing], etc.,) so develop and use your own good judgment.