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Rock Climbing Photo: If you have the wingspan, this is probably an easi...
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By Peter Lewis
From: Bridgton, Maine
Jul 31, 2014
That is such a slippery spot! Take your time to protect that move well---been a lot of nasty slips from that move.
By Russ Keane
Oct 2, 2014
Is that last pro extended a little too much?
By Aaron Livingston
From: Moab, UT
Aug 3, 2015
Who are you guys, the gear police? Peter Lewis you wrote the same comment on a different photo of this same move a year before you wrote this. This route is 5.7 with bomber gear, and if someone slips here leading, they shouldn't even be on the sharp end for a clip up. Chill out. Let people take the digger.
By Peter Lewis
From: Bridgton, Maine
Oct 19, 2015
I was just trying to be prudent and helpful (twice, it seems). I find "Let people take the digger" to be less helpful somehow. One of the best things about MP is climbers encouraging other climbers to have fun and be as safe as possible. We have a climb here in North Conway that is also notorious for nasty slips (the crux moves on the last pitch of Recompense, 5.9), and when I have the opportunity with visitors (if they want the beta), I tell them how to best do that section as safely as they can. (When people take the Recompense "digger" they sometimes break their leg.) I can't remember the last time a visitor stopped me and said, "Nope, I'd rather shatter my tib/fib, but thanks anyway."
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If you have the wingspan, this is probably an easier solution to the crux on pitch one.

Submitted By: Michael Kullman on Aug 12, 2004
On this route:
The Bastille Crack (5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b )
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