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Me seconding P4 of the Daddy with my partner belaying right below the P5 corner.
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Cres Simpson
Oct 16, 2012
Me seconding P4 of the Daddy with my partner belaying right below the P5 corner.  
Peter Lewis
Bridgton, Maine
Peter Lewis   Bridgton, Maine
Is that the typical place to belay? It seems that the nice ledge 20 feet below the belayer would be more comfy... Mar 16, 2018
Joe Virtanen
Asheville, NC
Joe Virtanen   Asheville, NC
Peter, no, it's not really a great spot to belay. The best thing to do with a 60 is to move the belay to the left end of the large ledge above the big tree (below these guys), and go to the top from there. Mar 20, 2018
Cres Simpson
Cambridge, MA
Cres Simpson   Cambridge, MA
Peter--

This is the place I've belayed the 5-6 or so times I've climbed this route. It's actually not as uncomfortable as it appears from this photo. There's some good gear in the corner and a chockstone that you can sit on where you can see my partner belaying in this photo. The ledge you can see in the photo below is actually less comfortable and also doesn't have great gear available.

As to what Joe said, you could combine pitches 4 and 5 - it would be a long pitch and if you topped out pitch 5 it would make communication difficult with your partner. There's also a ledge just out of frame where you could belay with better communication but you'd be stuck with a 10 foot pitch to top out and finish. I think where we belayed is more "typical" based on the topos I've seen, but any of the above would work.

In any case, it's an awesome climb - get on it! Mar 21, 2018

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Cres Simpson
Cambridge, MA