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Rock Climbing Photo: Tanya passes scary detached block on pitch 2 of An...
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By Gunkiemike
Oct 3, 2009
Let me guess, never heard of "Pull down, not out"?
Oct 5, 2009
Good call, Mike - almost a textbook example. That block sure does rock back & forth! I'm going to guess that it's fairly well wedged in there, though - it sure has seen a lot of traffic. But I still wouldn't be pulling out on it!
By slim
Oct 5, 2009
i didn't think that block was too bad (although i DEFINITELY wasn't yarding outward like that, yikes...). i thought the pancake flake above was a bit unsettling as it was hard to not pull out a bit on it.
By rgold
From: Poughkeepsie, NY
Jul 23, 2013
Well, the block fell out---fortunately not while someone was yarding on it as in this picture. The fact that it just went one day confirms that the warnings about not pulling on it were justified. Thank god no one got hurt.

Meanwhile, this photo is going to go into the Annals of How Not to Climb on Real Rock.
By Gunkiemike
Apr 20, 2014
How do we know it fell out by itself? As opposed to someone tossing it off some rainy off-season evening and not telling anyone?
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Tanya passes scary detached block on pitch 2 of Annie Oh! Fantastic climb. One of the best at this grade at the Gunks.

This is the block that fell in November of 2012.

Submitted By: Ross Purnell on Jun 2, 2009
On this route:
Annie Oh! (5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c )
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