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Rock Climbing Photo: Lacing up the start of pitch 2
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By Matt Kuehl
From: Las Vegas
Oct 18, 2012
Gonna have to call out the obvious back clip on this one...
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Oct 18, 2012
It's OK Matt... if he fell and the rope didn't unclip itself I doubt that bolt would do much to hold a fall... Good route!
By Tim Wolfe
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From: Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 13, 2014
yep. back clip alright. I kind of laugh at the concept though I try not too back clip. However this was never an issue the first 20 years I climbed and the first 30 years that guy leading climbed. Neither of us now with 75 years of combined climbing experience ever remember a biner unclipping (breaking yes, unclipping no). What is the actual statistical data on this back clipping? A case report, myth or actual science? I suspect the former. I do remember a case reported in climbing in the 1980's but that is the only case I ever heard about. Plus that bolt is shit so Andy is right.
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Lacing up the start of pitch 2

Submitted By: Tim Wolfe on Jan 29, 2012
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The Walker Spur (5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R )
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