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Rock Climbing Photo: The traverse on Pitch 5, above all the loose flake...
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By Rob Dillon
Mar 7, 2008
Oh yeah, the roof. I guess I must have blocked that part out. NTB since the gear is relatively trustworthy and close by, and great exposure. At least it's not a slimy, polished snowmelt-covered no-pro slab like what you do to get up to it.
By Jay 1975
From: Bonedale,CO
Apr 22, 2008
By Dougald MacDonald
Feb 2, 2009
No pro? Obviously you weren't scared enough. Look at all my placements in this photo! Interesting note: I pumped out and fell off the last hard move on the roof before the belay ledge, and in the process broke a carabiner. I had placed a piece in such a way that the biner loaded sideways over the lip of the roof. The gate was permanently bent at about a 45-degree angle from the main axis of the biner, but, surprisingly, the carabiner still held the fall, with the rope just lying in the open biner as if it were a cold-shut hook. There was good gear below me, so it was no big deal, but still it was a good lesson to watch my placements more carefully for this possibility.
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The traverse on Pitch 5, above all the loose flakes: The traverse wasn't too bad, despite the soaking wet hand and foot holds, but the big overhang afterward felt like 5.11 with our cold, wet hands.

Submitted By: Dougald MacDonald on Aug 12, 2007
On this route:
Cannonball Corner (5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b )
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