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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
From: www.FishProducts.com
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 E5 6a )
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