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Rock Climbing Photo: JAG sets sail on "The Voyage of the Damned&qu...
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By Ross Purnell
From: Palmyra
Sep 11, 2013
I'd love to know what's going on in this photo, because it certainly looks badass. Is the climber leading or following? I can't see a rope except the one he is trailing. and it looks like he's clipped directly into to pieces of gear. Looks like an insane climb. I just wish I knew what was going on.
By G.McCay
From: Galloway, NJ
Aug 18, 2015
Here's my educated guess... It appears (?) that he is wearing a wall harness that has two gear loops, one under each armpit. If this is the case, if he has gear racked up on the right side of the harness, his lead rope could be hung up on his gear on that side, trailing behind him, and creating that illusion. His last piece of gear would be down on the slab below as to not create a "Z" effect under the roof had he placed any gear at the back of the roof, hence creating massive rope drag once he turns the lip and climbs above. He also could have placed gear at the back of the roof to protect placing gear further out, then once he clipped said gear, he would unclip and remove the gear at the back of the roof, the belayer up takes up the slack, he takes "a deep breath" and goes for the ride!
By Jeffrey Gagliano
From: Pennsburg, PA
Aug 19, 2015
I had two pieces in, since my belayer was also the photographer, rope management was not optimal. I was supposed to swing around the rope and into a huge inverted reach with my heel. I still managed to do that, but as you can see, I didn't clear the rope and it got caught behind me. Fun time unraveling oneself whilst in a heel hook.

VotD is an amazing climb. As good as some of the best at the Gunks...The Delaware Water Gap's more famous cousin.
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JAG sets sail on "The Voyage of the Damned"

Submitted By: Jeffrey Gagliano on Oct 19, 2010
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Voyage of the Damned (5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 )
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