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The Super Pooper as seen from the approach trail.  The upper belay is about 80 rope meters from the ledge where The Trough starts. It's best to brake the traverse into two pitches because of rope drag.<br>
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Belaying pitch 1 from the upper ledge is beneficial, there is less rope drag and the belayer has a better view of the climber.<br>
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On pitch 2, avoid the slab above the roof. Go left and then cut back right. Rope drag can get unpleasant here.
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steple
Aug 1, 2011
The Super Pooper as seen from the approach trail. The upper belay is about 80 rope meters from the ledge where The Trough starts. It's best to brake the traverse into two pitches because of rope drag.

Belaying pitch 1 from the upper ledge is beneficial, there is less rope drag and the belayer has a better view of the climber.

On pitch 2, avoid the slab above the roof. Go left and then cut back right. Rope drag can get unpleasant here.  
Jan Tarculas
Riverside, Ca
Jan Tarculas   Riverside, Ca
I belayed slightly different from the positions posted here. If you move slightly higher than what is posted, it creates a little less drag. If you look at this photo, pitch 2 belay/top of pitch 1, move about 10-15 feet higher to the next brush puts you closer to the roof/crux of the route and closer to your climber. Also for pitch 3 belay, you can move higher up next to the orange colored wall to belay. Jun 15, 2016
I did the route this way linking to the belay at the base of the 5.8 finger crack with a 70m rope. No rope drag with use of slings. Sep 17, 2012
x15x15  
this does seem like a different way to do the climb. with a 60m, you can combine the first two pitches, which makes for a nice belay ontop of the 5.8 cracks... i have not seen too many parties start SP from any other ledge than the one shown in photo. Aug 4, 2011

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