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Rock Climbing Photo: Pete Takeda on Squat.
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By Bryan Gilmore
From: New England
Jul 26, 2007
Not a legit send, he's obviously taped his knee to fit, a tactic I thought reserved for "the best crag in Colorado"... Indian Creek
By Eric D
From: Gnarnia
Nov 30, 2007
Beagle - That is getting way too specific to judge a send with. I will sometimes not tape for thin hands and tape for teacups, as do many climbers. Would that technique also not count?
By Petsfed
From: Laramie, WY
Dec 1, 2007
According to his article in Alpinist 20, Takeda used the knee pad more to make the knee lock less painful. Have you done Squat, Beagle?

That's not meant as an attack, its just that of the people I've met who've done squat, its kind of mixed bag. I've not even attempted it, so I can't comment on the actual legitimacy of Pete's send.
By Bryan Gilmore
From: New England
Dec 17, 2007
I was totally joking, taping you knee to fit... c'mon! And yes I have done Squat, twice in fact, and I did tape my hands. Pete is a great climber and an even better person.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jan 16, 2017
Great effort, Pete.
Bryan...some people just can't take a joke.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Jan 16, 2017
Not bad at all!
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Pete Takeda on Squat.

Submitted By: JNE on Dec 14, 2006
On this route:
Squat (5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a )
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