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Rock Climbing Photo: Gargoyle pulling over the crux on Dart Lady. Three...
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By dnaiscool
Jul 14, 2015
The cranky sequence of power moves to this point tax the fingers and drain power, power that is needed to pull the final series of slopers that await as you turn the lip from overhang to slab. Mike was tall, 6'4", and he had a big Ape Index, +5", and this came to his advantage on this route in particular, because he was able to skip funky intermediate holds by long reaches to better edges. That long reach enabled him to ratchet smoothly over the bulge he is has just encountered in this shot. Guardino was not only a gifted climber...he was also one of the funniest people you'd ever meet, and groups of climbers would close ranks around him just to share in the funny.
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Gargoyle pulling over the crux on Dart Lady. Three more moves and he had it in the bag.

Submitted By: dnaiscool on Jul 14, 2015
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Dart Lady (5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b )
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