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Rock Climbing Photo: You gotta love tricams... Last aid pitch placment ...
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By mtnkid85
Apr 15, 2009
By Bob Dobalina
Jun 3, 2009
Famous last words when talking about tricams: "yeah, nothing else would fit!" Love that photo... Blown-out Zion pin scar anyone?
By Ted Eliason
From: Westminster, CO
Aug 31, 2011
I had great luck with tri cams until just a few weeks ago when this same sized tri cam blew in a crack on me and sent me 15 feet onto a ledge, breaking an ankle. OK, maybe more stoppers and slcd's is OK.
By Ryan Kempf
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 14, 2013
Oh hell no.... but I do love me some sketchy aid placements. The bullshit you can move off of is impressive.
By Pete Spri
Nov 24, 2013
Maybe Brown would have worked better?
By Tom Kelley
May 12, 2014
It's funny, it's been over 10 years since I climbed this route, but when I saw the photo, I knew exactly the route, pitch, and location of the placement. And no, the 1.5 doesn't work here, believe me I tried. It's only a short step up on this sketch Tricam before getting a better placement, but the tumble would be really ugly if it did pop. Thanks for rekindling the memory of a fine route in a spectacular setting.
By Craig Childre
From: Lubbock, Texas
Sep 25, 2014
Would a Totem work? Nice pic!
By Chase Bowman
From: Baton Rouge/Durango
Dec 2, 2014
would some brass offset work in the crack above and below it??
By Rob Warden...Space Lizard
From: Between Zion, Vegas, LA, and my van
Dec 20, 2014
the purple totem makes this sillyness unnecessary
By will ar
From: San Antonio, TX
Jan 20, 2015
Wow, just saw this on the front page and instantly knew what route it was and remembered making the placement.
By Ted Baker
From: Caribou, CA
Feb 8, 2015
Yea I remember this placement. It was dark on a one day ascent and I believe I used a red camalot with one set of lobes and just tried to move fast and not weight it much. It held. That was maybe 10 years ago though so that probably won't work anymore.
By ParkerKempf Kempf
From: atlanta, GA
Jul 21, 2015
so funny i recognized this placement immediately too, though its been 5+ years... i hand placed a #3 beak in the bottom of the pod, bombproof baby!
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Dec 19, 2015
OH, so nice. What's not to like about that? Pink and red Tricams are awesome.
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You gotta love tricams... Last aid pitch placment between the bolt ladders....

The tricam is sticking half out of the pod. It took me 5 minutes to commit to it! I've done C3 in the arches which wasn't as bad as this placement!

I 3 foot reach stick would avoid it.

Submitted By: John McNamee on Oct 11, 2007
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