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Nick Yardley stressing the very essence of fashionable sportswear. This photo of Nick on the first ascent of Captain Fingers may also be the oldest documented picture OF RUMNEY on this site!  Circa 1987.

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By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Campton, NH
Dec 3, 2007

Awesome...that must have been some cutting-edge fashion back in the day.

By Ladd Raine
Administrator
From: Plymouth, NH
Dec 4, 2007

Chris Duca wrote:
This photo of Nick on the first ascent of Captain Fingers may also be the oldest documented picture on this site! Circa 1987.



Oldest? that title might belong somewhere else, an example
But in any case, I think this is by far the oldest picture of climbing at Rumney that I have ever seen.

-Ladd

By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Dec 4, 2007

Nice - way to throw the DL props out Ladd!

By YDPL8S
From: Santa Monica, Ca.
Dec 4, 2007

Yeah Ladd, I have at least 3 or 4 pics from 1972 and close to 35 from the 70's in general.

By Chris Duca
Administrator
From: Havertown, PA
Dec 4, 2007

Thanks for noticing my blunder. I adjusted the caption for accuracy's sake.

By twellman
Apr 8, 2010

Is he using double ropes? On a sport route? Looks like it.....

By Derek Doucet
Aug 27, 2010

Calling Captain Fingers, in its original FA condition, a "sport route", would stretch the current definition a bit. Let's just say there were considerably fewer bolts on the route then, and falling would have been rather exciting in places...

By twellman
Aug 27, 2010

Wow... there are only 4 now, so how many were there, 2? One rope for each bolt! That would be a spicy adventure!

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Nick Yardley stressing the very essence of fashionable sportswear. This photo of Nick on the first ascent of Captain Fingers may also be the oldest documented picture OF RUMNEY on this site! Circa 1987.

Submitted By: Chris Duca on Dec 3, 2007
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Captain Fingers (5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a )