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Rock Climbing Photo: Richard Rossiter starting the first pitch of the W...
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By rob bauer
From: Golden, CO
Feb 23, 2009
Funniest caption I ever read! AND, it's almost exactly what I in 1977. (I was the other guy who had a RoosterHead.) Hell, I guess it's what we all had back then.
By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Feb 23, 2009
T'was always snowing back then, too, and nobody wore goggles.

Stubai solid ice screws? Wasn't this called an ice piton? Good thing this is all in the Smithsonian, or the AAC climbing museum in Golden!
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Richard Rossiter starting the first pitch of the West Gully, 1977. Photo by Tim Hogan. The gear is novel: Galibier leather boots, hinged crampons, wool knickers, Dachstein mits, home-made sit harness and rucksack, oval carabiners on 1-inch webbing, Stubai solid ice screws, Forest Mjolner (ice hammer), Rooster Head axe (right hand), Ultimate climbing helmet, et cetera. This is not an actual climber of course, but a manikin in a glass case, at the Smithsonian.

Submitted By: Richard Rossiter on May 5, 2007
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Black Lake - West Gully (WI3-4 )
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