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Dec 8, 2009
Hi there,
I'm pretty new to the sport.
I was looking at the Do Chi Chi route when doing a research for a possible trip to JT in January and came across the term "intermediate belay".

Anybody cares to enlighten me to what it is?

Thanks.
carocaro
Joined Nov 19, 2009
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Dec 8, 2009
That's when you only need a belayer that is decent, but not great...

Sorry I just couldn't resist!! Can't tempt people like that!! :o)
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
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Dec 8, 2009
The intermediate belay is a belay station (i.e., more than one bolt) near the top of the first pitch of Dos Chi Chis. It is the end of the first pitch of Yasmine Bleeth.

You will not use this belay if you are climbing Dos Chi Chis. Instead you will keep climbing past a few more bolts to a slightly higher belay.
PRRose
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Joined Feb 11, 2006
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Dec 9, 2009
PRRose: Thanks for the explanation. Cheers... carocaro
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