If you EVER lead anything, especially trad..
PLEASE wear a helmet. I’m really disappointed in myself that it took me a horrific event experiencing/witnessing something today to realize how much a helmet can save a life.
I will forever wear one when I lead now, and please wear one too… along with all your partners. You won’t regret it. So much sh*t can happen in two seconds without your control.
Buy a helmet and wear it, when you rope up.
p.s. dont peer pressure anyone to lead if they dont want to, let them be a top rope tough guy.