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Sticking the crux cross.
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Aug 14, 2009
Sticking the crux cross.  
Golden, CO
Monty   Golden, CO  
You mean the left the toe cam I'm doing? Nov 22, 2012
Sometime during the previous millenium I discovered that a downward left toe cam (actually in my conception I think it was a bit more parallel with the crack) followed by a clock-like left hand move was the key to getting that move. Tzilla, who also had been having trouble at that spot, was belaying at the time and I think I saw a lightbulb go off above his head, somewhat like a cartoon character.

Great photo! Such a brilliant route.... Nov 23, 2012
Yep, except I pointed my foot downward along the crack instead of straight in, a minor distinction, but it seemed to make the move much more static. It's great when you can sponge beta from one of your buddies and get the send! Nov 26, 2012

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