|Type:||Trad, 3 pitches, 150'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]|
|Submitted By:||Jeffrey Gagliano on Oct 19, 2010|
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By Jeffrey Gagliano
From: Pennsburg, PA
Oct 19, 2010
|Lead this on-sight in March 1995. I went home and slept for many hours afterwards.|
Sep 30, 2012
|What is going on in this picture? Is your rope around your back?|
From: Galloway, NJ
Aug 18, 2015
Here's my educated guess... It appears (?) that he is wearing a wall harness that has two gear loops, one under each armpit. If this is the case, if he has gear racked up on the right side of the harness, his lead rope could be hung up on his gear on that side, trailing behind him, and creating that illusion. His last piece of gear would be down on the slab below as to not create a "Z" effect under the roof had he placed any gear at the back of the roof, hence creating massive rope drag once he turns the lip and climbs above. He also could have placed gear at the back of the roof to protect placing gear further out, then once he clipped said gear, he would unclip and remove the gear at the back of the roof, the belayer up takes up the slack, he takes "a deep breath" and goes for the ride!
Was I even close Jeff?