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By dnaiscool
May 4, 2015
This 15 foot traverse should never be repeated unroped because the reliability of the edges should never again be trusted...especially after 30+ years of weathering. I only did it once, fall, 1983...North Face of the Physics Building.

To safely do this takes three people: belayer on the ground , a helper on the bridge, and the climber w/ harness standing in the deck, leaning out to see bridge person:

**Best to have the rope & ALL gear in a duffel bag to keep everything on the low down.

A.) Bridge person has rope, & wraps railing with sling + two carabiners.
Then tosses end of rope to climber, who ties in. Then runs rope
through biners and drops rope in that duffel down to belayer on the ground. Stays to
manage the rig, and de-rig it as soon as climber grabs railing.
B.) Belayer catches rope, stashing the duffel in the bushes, positions
self in the bushes below route and out of road. Puts climber on
belay.
C.) Once the belay is rigged, chalk it up and claw your way across the
edges, and once you get on the bridge untie quickly!!! Drop the rope
& anchor to the belayer who stuffs the entire rig into that duffel bag.

Optional 4th person...Photographer!
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"Physical Graffiti"5.10 (X), North face Physics Building. circa 1983, Peter Hayes climbing.

Submitted By: dnaiscool on May 4, 2015
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