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Rock Climbing Photo: Traverse into crux at the beginning of the second ...
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By Paul Crowder
Feb 10, 2007
Rusty Reno, making the mixed crux look casual. New Year's Day 1989.
By Tavis Ricksecker
Oct 27, 2007
Cool photo! At first I thought it was photoshopped, then I realized that the rock must really have been black and white!
By J. Fox
From: Black Hawk, CO
Aug 6, 2009
Wow!
By N Nelsen
From: Thornton, NH
Nov 23, 2010
A stunning photo. Talk about committing.
By Ryan Barber
From: Rumney, NH
Feb 13, 2012
I found this traverse to be the crux of the route for me. My partner (seconding on a top-rope, of course), found the traverse to be easy and had much greater difficulty on the third pitch.
By Russ Keane
Jan 14, 2015
So you can't dry tool here? You have to rack your axes and go hands-only? Wow.
By Mark Lewis
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jan 16, 2015
Now that's intense!
By jackkelly00
Jan 8, 2016
real climbing...
By Tad Pfeffer
Sep 2, 2016
Russ Keane: "So you can't dry tool here? You have to rack your axes and go hands-only? Wow."
Dry tooling hadn't been invented back then (really!) - the ice tools prior to ca. early 90s really weren't suitable for hooking on rock.
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Traverse into crux at the beginning of the second pitch. Photo by Paul Crowder, 1989.

Submitted By: Rusty Reno on Feb 9, 2007
On this route:
Black Dike (5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b WI4-5 M3 )
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Photo Of: Rusty Reno