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This is the flake above the pitch 1 belay station. The vertical crack is new, and shows how a large chunk of granite has essentially broken from the mountain and is currently maintaining position due to friction. If you put a large camming unit behind this flake and fall on it, the force could easily send this slab crashing onto the belayer below, tree ledge, then the base of several other climbs.
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Ross Purnell
Apr 6, 2015
This is the flake above the pitch 1 belay station. The vertical crack is new, and shows how a large chunk of granite has essentially broken from the mountain and is currently maintaining position due to friction. If you put a large camming unit behind this flake and fall on it, the force could easily send this slab crashing onto the belayer below, tree ledge, then the base of several other climbs.  
Jake Jones
Richmond, VA
Jake Jones   Richmond, VA  
WOW! That is definitely new, definitely huge, and definitely terrifying. Thanks for putting the picture up Ross. Apr 6, 2015
Sean Cobourn
Gramling, SC
Sean Cobourn   Gramling, SC
I was up there a couple weeks ago and thought that crack was new. Someone ought to trundle that thing ASAP ! Apr 7, 2015

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