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May 29, 2010
From Duluth, MN
Joined Apr 29, 2008
2 points
May 30, 2010
Rock Climbing Photo: Above the beautifully positioned routes at Makapuu...
Right on. Like to see those in action on the Shield headwall.

Guess the official name will be "gekko hooks".

Cheers from Osaka,
John Shultz
From Osaka, Japan
Joined Dec 6, 2008
50 points
May 31, 2010
Rock Climbing Photo: Up on Rat Stew.
Solutions? Did she really need that aggressive of shoes? /sarcasm-kinda? Mark Kauz
From Madison, WI
Joined May 11, 2009
80 points
May 31, 2010
"Professional climber"? I don't think so.

We're probably still a few years off, but I think this will be available in our lifetimes. They will use MEMS technology to make those hooks microscopic, and it will be the best tape you've ever to attach and reattach over and over again without losing adhesion.

People will be freeing El Cap in an easy afternoon, and if you think our current debates about style are bad now....

It will be interesting.
Mike Anderson
From Colorado Springs, CO
Joined Nov 15, 2004
3,252 points
May 31, 2010
Rock Climbing Photo: wcp
Taint. SW Marlatt
From Arvada, CO
Joined Feb 8, 2006
56 points
May 31, 2010
Her style was reprehensible. . . couldn't you see her pulling out with her hand just before she completely weighted the Gecko-fishhook-frankenshit device? Any sensible, mediocre aid-queen knows not to do that.
Professional. . . pff.
Joined Nov 8, 2004
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