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Rock Climbing Photo: 1981. The Fat City Direct crux en route to the fir...
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By Chalu Kim
Sep 24, 2011
What is that wide red thing on the climber (I assume it is you)?
By Ivan Rezucha
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 19, 2015
The "red thing" is the tails of a 2" tubular red webbing swami belt tied with a water knot, very common at that time. Home made legloops are 2" flat webbing.
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1981. The Fat City Direct crux en route to the first continuous ascent of Requiem via the Fat City Direct variation. Fat City Direct climbs straight up to where I am in the photo. Requiem climbs a wild feet dangling hand crack over a bright orange roof just out of the photo to the right. The true Requiem crux, originally aided, first went free at 12 something, and then a hold broke (but maybe still free). The large right facing corner at the left of the photo is Gelsa, 5.4.

Submitted By: Ivan Rezucha on Feb 22, 2006
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Fat City Direct (5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 )
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