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Into the crux
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Michael G
Apr 25, 2009
Into the crux  
Give the climber a break! You're looking at a snap shot of a climber in mid move. Taking into account the climbing position, position of the gear on both ropes and the position of both ropes everything looks fine to me. It could be that the red rope perhaps be 6 inches from what you may think is the perfect position, but there is nothing wrong with it the way it is. Furthermore the gear on the other rope that is off of his left hip in the flake is bomber and there is another piece just below that. Nov 12, 2010
J. Albers
Colorado
J. Albers   Colorado
In any case, leading FCD is proud. Cheers. Nov 9, 2010
J. Albers
Colorado
J. Albers   Colorado
I think that Anthony is correct in stating that putting your leg on the right side of the red rope would be worse. Surely you would clip an ankle. However, at the same time, you want to minimize any possibility of catching a leg etc, by not getting hip deep behind the rope. If you keep the red rope scooped near your ankle, you minimize the possibility of catching something on your way down. Just because in this particular situation you may hit a ledge before the red rope catches (which seems doubtful on a route as overhanging as FCD), doesn't mean that striving to always keep all variables in check is a bad policy. Nov 9, 2010

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