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Rock Climbing Photo: Josh climbs p4 of Triassic Sands
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By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Mar 9, 2006
The flake just below and left of him was scary but plenty strong to pull and step on. Climb like a cat on it.
By Ian Wolfe
From: Fayetteville, NC
Apr 13, 2006
That thing needs to get trundled...too bad there are always so many people in the area. I managed to pull the moves without touching it. As solid as it seems, the last thing I want is a 500 pound block wiping my belayer off the face of the earth.
By Aerili
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jun 18, 2007
Nice photo...This pitch was sweeeeet!
By sean barb
From: winston salem, north carolina,
May 4, 2009
that loose block freaked me out!
Mar 8, 2013
That dagger now has a LOT of play in it. I put my left hand on it as close in to the attached end as i could, for a little balance as I moved past, and the whole thing tipped down and then back up.

I let go immediately, then avoided touching it or stepping on it as I went past. Makes the moves into the corner more difficult, but less likely to kill someone.
By Paul Taylor
May 6, 2013
DEFINITELY AGREE. That Flake should be removed. From pivoting back and forth too many times over the years it is now about to come out. Fairly certain it could be removed with a crowbar, and roping off the entire base area. In the meantime, don't touch it. I climbed by it April 2013, not touching or standing on it, but with only a very light touch with my hipps as I moved past, it pivoted about 6".
By swadeky
From: Moab, UT
Mar 19, 2015
I should have trundled it, but didnt know if people were below us. It moved A LOT when i bumped it. Should definitely be tossed safely, scary amount of chalk on that thing hah.
By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 20, 2015
The picture is 10 years old and the flake hasn't fallen yet!
By Jerimiah Gentry
From: Denver, CO
Mar 13, 2016
Regarding errors of induction and death blocks:


The fact that it hasn't fallen tells us nothing of the likelihood that it will fall.

I agree that trundling it would be a public service, although a tricky one to orchestrate. Perhaps two parties with radios, one on the ground in the parking and another on the route, hanging out at the top of the fourth waiting for the lot to be empty? I dunno, thinking aloud.
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Josh climbs p4 of Triassic Sands

Submitted By: John Hegyes on Oct 5, 2005
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Triassic Sands (5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b )
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