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Rock Climbing Photo: Brett completes the crux sequence of Black Dagger ...
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By Doug Hemken
From: Madison, WI
Mar 26, 2008
I'm pretty sure I used those exact same four placements! This pitch would be better protected and produce less rope drag if you belayed from 15 feet lower, closer to the shrubs in the foreground.
By sqwirll
From: Las Vegas
Apr 6, 2009
That looks brutal. We belayed like Doug suggested and it worked smooth. You can see the crack in the bottom left that I used for my anchor. There's a small ledge below the crack. The crack takes 2-3" gear.
By Sherri Lewis
From: Sequim, WA
Mar 30, 2011
That block that his second piece is placed next to did not seem all that solid to me. There is a bomber #4 cam placement just behind and above the block, where the roof itself is attached to the wall.
By Ryan-G
From: San Diego
Apr 5, 2016
That seems like a good way to pop some gear, not to mention horrible rope drag. Maybe that's the only way to get pro...but it seems like you could just angle up and right from belay and avoid the two 90 degree turns in the rope.
By Doug Hemken
From: Madison, WI
Apr 6, 2016
It's harder than 5.7 that way - better to belay lower like sqwirll.
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Brett completes the crux sequence of Black Dagger p2.

Submitted By: John Hegyes on Sep 13, 2007
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Black Dagger (5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 )
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