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Rock Climbing Photo: Randy Leavitt, 1981 or so
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By saxfiend
From: Decatur, GA
Dec 1, 2006
Nice! I really like seeing these "vintage" photos.
By Burt Lindquist
From: Madison, WI
Dec 1, 2006
Wow!! Look at all that 1 inch webbing Randy has wrapped around his waist. He must have 20 feet wrapped in 10 coils. Oh yes! The pre-modern harness days... even before the famous Willans (sp?) Harness showed up on the scene. I used to do the same thing way back then and remember always finding it hard to breath with all that stuff coiled around my waist.... I think I got my first Willans in 1983.
By Russ Walling
Dec 1, 2006
Randy has made the jump to 2" material in this photo..... but the 1" stuff was pretty nice too. I think the standard was 20ft or so at a time.
By Blitzo
Dec 22, 2006
By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Apr 26, 2007
I think the coolest part is the shoes... Climbing anything in those must feel like 11d...
By Pat C
From: Honolulu
May 27, 2010
Are those chucks?! WHAT?! Randy is a Machine.
By Woodchuck ATC
Jun 8, 2010
Shoes look like mean Vasque 'Ascenders', all thick full grain leather, stiff as a rail and great for aid or trad edgeing. The 2" 'swami' belt was a true classic. I couldn't afford my first Whillens harness until about 78' and still have it in my climbing museum today.
By Pat C
From: Honolulu
Jun 8, 2010
ahhhh. actual climbingish shoes. I was thinkin' converse allstars. Killer.
By Mees
From: Iowa
Aug 26, 2013
sweet historical shot!
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Randy Leavitt, 1981 or so

Submitted By: Russ Walling on Nov 2, 2006
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Hidden Arch (5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a )
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