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Rock Climbing Photo: Tobin Sorenson cranking the crux of Insomnia, 1973...
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By dnaiscool
Mar 24, 2015
I like how Tobin has his wallet in his pocket! The route had a couple of fixed hex nuts in it for his ascent, and ...keeping with tradition, apparently...the route continues to have fixed gear in critical places to this day.
By Bruce Hildenbrand
Apr 21, 2016
I thought that was his wallet, too. But, as someone else pointed out to me that is actually his belay seat.
By Chris Owen
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From: Big Bear Lake
Jun 9, 2016
EBs were French, named after Eduard Bourdineau - and copied from the original PA - Pierre Allain (a very famous and influential French climber).
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Tobin Sorenson cranking the crux of Insomnia, 1973...wearing a swami belt (no harness) a fresh pair of EBs (Ellis Brigham...made in England) and check out that rack!

Submitted By: dnaiscool on Mar 24, 2015
On this route:
Insomnia (5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c )
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