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Rock Climbing Photo: Laybacking the tree at the top of Pitch 3 of The B...
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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
May 1, 2016
Can it be done without the tree?
By Steph Abegg
From: Bellingham, WA
May 1, 2016
There are some slabby moves out to climber's left that could avoid the tree. I tried to go this way on lead, but it required some pretty airy moves out left and above the last bolt, and the tree was the closer and safer option, despite the ungraceful vertical shwacking and the poor tree having to put up with me climbing over it. The rope kind of led Joe right into the tree as well.
By Eddie Allison
From: Seattle WA
Aug 16, 2016
I also used the tree on lead, exactly as in this picture, but my son Mark seconded neatly up the slab on the left with little difficulty. Just below this tree you have to negotiate a rather mossy/lichenous section of rock using a wafer-thin flake that feels like it might snap in your fingers, and, as Steph mentioned, it is by then quite a way above your last pro, so when you get to the tree you just want to grab it and hang on!
By Kyle Elliott
From: Everett, WA
May 22, 2017
I was on the big tree saturday (5/20) and below the tree and either side was wet, forcing me out left. the moves aren't too bad, but a bit heady.
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Laybacking the tree at the top of Pitch 3 of The Big Tree. Climbers below are on The Kone.

Submitted By: Steph Abegg on May 1, 2016
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The Big Tree (5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b )
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