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Bob Horan on 1st free, trad ascent of La Lune.

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By bhoran
From: Boulder, CO
Dec 5, 2008

This severely overhanging finger crack was originally lead trad by myself and repeat shortly after by Hideka Suzuki who confirmed its 5.12+ rating. Years later it was retro-bolted by a climber from North Carolina.

By stredna
From: PA
Mar 25, 2010

Since chopped?! Just wondering, and what does tape around the wrist do -- this is a serious inquiry -- sweat bands, tendon protectors, pulley prolongers?

By bhoran
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 26, 2010

I do believe it is still bolted, and has seen more ascents due to its less serious setting, The tape around the wrists was used as a minor tendon belt. The finger locks are rather knarly and the tape seemed to help. This was one of my peak performance traditional leads at the time.

By Joseph P. Crotty
From: Broomfield, CO
May 1, 2011

Bob, digging the Look soft good apparel at the base. The final icing on the historical cake that confirms this was a late '80s photo.

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Bob Horan on 1st free, trad ascent of La Lune.

Submitted By: bhoran on Dec 5, 2008
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La Lune (5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c )