Ian Graham starting the knob crux.  Photo: Mike Graham
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Darrell Hensel
Aug 12, 2008
Ian Graham starting the knob crux. Photo: Mike Graham
This, the second pitch, ends at a cluster of bolts and a pretty good stance. I prefer to belay here for several reasons: 1.) you remain in constant contact with your second, so communication is easy, and 2.) You have a better opportunity to share the experience with your partner, and can share beta and relish in the movement as a team, and -most importantly-3.) The very first moves off the belay are the hardest of the route, and if you have 100+ feet of rope out, a falling second will drop quite a ways, so by using the normal belay stance, you minimize this fall. The undercling seen here is full effect "Tips" and not easy at all. Aug 11, 2014

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