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Tobin Sorenson cranking the crux of Insomnia, 1973...wearing a swami belt (no harness) a fresh pair of EBs (Ellis Brigham...made in England) and check out that rack!
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dnaiscool
Mar 24, 2015
Tobin Sorenson cranking the crux of Insomnia, 1973...wearing a swami belt (no harness) a fresh pair of EBs (Ellis Brigham...made in England) and check out that rack!  
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
EBs were French, named after Eduard Bourdineau - and copied from the original PA - Pierre Allain (a very famous and influential French climber). Jun 9, 2016
I thought that was his wallet, too. But, as someone else pointed out to me that is actually his belay seat. Apr 21, 2016
I like how Tobin has his wallet in his pocket! The route had a couple of fixed hex nuts in it for his ascent, and ...keeping with tradition, apparently...the route continues to have fixed gear in critical places to this day. Mar 24, 2015

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Tobin Sorenson cranking the crux of Insomnia, 1973...wearing a swami belt (no harness) a fresh pair of EBs (Ellis Brigham...made in England) and check out that rack!