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Jorge Urioste leading third pitch, Armitron
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By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 4, 2009
A classic shot of a fine man.
By sarcasm
Feb 28, 2015
No disrespect to Jorge, he's a legend and I am forever grateful for his and Joanne's efforts establishing all those classic lines, but what's with the tape? Seriously, not trying to be rude, just curious. Was it just something he always did? I don't think I've ever taped up at RR. Doesn't mean shit though, I've climbed practically nothing compared to him. But, I don't remember any cracks worth jamming anywhere on that route. Maybe he did Nightcrawler earlier in the day?
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Feb 28, 2015
Dude, when you get old, your skin gets thin and easily damaged. Jorge is just protecting his skin- he's been wearing tape on climbs for ages now. He certainly doesn't need it for lack of skill.
By Cunning Linguist
Feb 28, 2015
I think the part of your comment that rings true is that you've climbed practically nothing compared to him. I'm guessing you haven't climbed with too many people who are climbing in their 70s-tape, knee pads, trekking poles, comfortable harnesses-many older climbers have figured out ways to protect themselves and make life more comfortable, which aren't in vogue with the 19 gram carabiner-Arc'teryx harness set. I have hope to one day have half the climbing resume that Jorge has. So, yeah, he's wearing tape because he's putting up routes like Armatron in his 70s. That's the reason.
By sarcasm
Mar 1, 2015
Thanks for the reply. I couldn't have tried to ask it in a nicer way, more then once alluding to my utmost respect of the dude, yet people still seemed to answer as though I were being an ass.
Your answers make sense and thanks.
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Jorge Urioste leading third pitch, Armitron

Submitted By: Andrew Carson on Mar 29, 2008
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Armatron (5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a )
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