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Paul on the last tough move of Big Surprise.
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Brad Allender
Dec 6, 2005
Paul on the last tough move of Big Surprise.  
Ryan Nevius
Estes Park, CO
Ryan Nevius   Estes Park, CO
Don't get me wrong...I've been to that spot and agree a rope is a better idea than a pad. But, in this photo, the rope isn't doing much with the belayer so far from the rock and with the slack in the system. Jan 7, 2015
Justin Johnsen
Nor Cal
Justin Johnsen   Nor Cal  
That's a weird spot. The slab at the start of the boulder problem is steeper than it looks in the photo - plus it often has a bit of dirt and gravel on top - and a pad might slide downhill at the wrong moment. Jan 5, 2015
Ryan Nevius
Estes Park, CO
Ryan Nevius   Estes Park, CO
A crash pad would at least be more useful than this pointless/terrible belay, for sure. Jan 5, 2015

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