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Rock Climbing Photo: shaking it under the flake
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By RyanJames
Nov 29, 2010
This route looks SUPER solid, except this huge exfoliating chunk of rock that he's knee baring on. Is that solid? Is is reinforced? Did you guys crank on it with the crowbar?

By 1Eric Rhicard
Nov 29, 2010
Double knee bar bat hung on this flake myself. It is a little spooky but it should be around for a while.
By Pat Mac
From: Tempe
Jul 19, 2011
"should be around for awhile...."

Ha Ha. It couldn't be any worse than Huck fin.
By Blake M
Jul 31, 2013
I thought it was quite sketchy. "Should be around for awhile" should not be an acceptable option when the flake will likely kill someone when it falls off.
By Luis Cisneros
From: Tucson
Feb 1, 2014
That flake was both pried with a crowbar to check that it was solid and then reinforced with glue in a crack on the right side. It ain't going nowhere dudes!

I is a bit spooky because it sounds hollow, but the back side of it is very wide and solid. Maaaaybe if some freak comes and start pulling out like a mofo on the right side, the crack could possibly start expanding more and more damaging the robustness of the feature. Well, don't do it and live with it. Rock climbing requires learning to understand the rock that you are climbing.

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shaking it under the flake

Submitted By: Luis Cisneros on Sep 20, 2010
On this route:
Granite of the Apes (5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c )
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