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S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 19, 2013 - 10:03pm PT
Couldn't find another post on this topic.

I'll dig out some pictures later...
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Mar 19, 2013 - 10:30pm PT
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2013 - 10:39pm PT
love it!

great smile
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 19, 2013 - 10:56pm PT
A stubby Leeper pounded into choss. What's not to like?
Credit: Reilly
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2013 - 10:58pm PT
Well..being a Leeper myself, I love it!
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:28pm PT
I was always to frightened too pull out the camera in those situations...

But I did snap a photo looking down from a sketchy belay station on the Muir Wall. The bolt hangers were all L-shaped aluminum thingies, and they were all broken. Unfortuantely I don't have a photo of the actual broken hangers...

It was, by far, the most scared that I have ever been. Can you say panic?

Has anyone else seen those big, thick, L-shaped aluminum hangers around the valley back around 1978-1980?

Muir Wall - more than 30 years ago
Muir Wall - more than 30 years ago
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 20, 2013 - 06:06am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#274068
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Mar 20, 2013 - 07:35am PT
^^^great shot Nor!
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Mar 20, 2013 - 07:42am PT


Its actually the belayer that's sketchy, though I don't know if that's what you meant in your photo request...
WBraun

climber
Mar 20, 2013 - 08:19am PT
This is how you're supposed to go climbing and belay. (above)

Modern climbers carry way too much sh!t and way too much sh!t in the heads.

Simple and elegant is the way .....
Rocky IV

Social climber
Mar 20, 2013 - 08:21am PT
It ain't technically a belay, but it 's like 5 feet from one, and I was freaked out A0ing off it

Finger of Fate mank
Finger of Fate mank
Credit: Rocky IV
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Mar 20, 2013 - 08:37am PT
Wake Up, Eric!     <br/>
 :&#41;  <br/>
 <br/>
JT <br/>
 <br/>
Wake Up, Eric!
:)

JT


Credit: Leggs

Biotch, I'd take that belay any day. Great photo.

~peace
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Mar 20, 2013 - 08:42am PT
Pass the Pitons Pete....champion sketch belayer.

photo not found
Missing photo ID#256137
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Mar 20, 2013 - 08:44am PT
Darkmagus on pitch 2 of "Leonids", El Cajon Mountain.
Darkmagus on pitch 2 of "Leonids", El Cajon Mountain.
Credit: darkmagus

This picture was taken of me by my belayer!

"Only had you off for like, two seconds!"

I never even noticed!
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Mar 20, 2013 - 11:12am PT
Don't have a picture but my sketchiest belay was hanging off a single .5 cam (Occuns) on top of the BLack O in Red Rocks while belaying 2 seconds in the dark during a 60+ mph wind storm. While hastily trying to link the last 2 pitches I ran out of rope at the base of the final easy corner to the top with only 1 cam! No communitication, you could see anything, it was shenanigans for sure. Very dumb I must admit.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Mar 20, 2013 - 11:25am PT
Has anyone else seen those big, thick, L-shaped aluminum hangers around the valley back around 1978-1980?

YC stamped hanger, still in place and usable, sometime in 2005-2010 &#...
YC stamped hanger, still in place and usable, sometime in 2005-2010 (I used the bolt and left the hanger in place). I did remove one of these marked hangers when rebolting once.
Credit: Clint Cummins
Did they look like this?

The homemade aluminum hangers were probably Chouinard's, placed on the first ascent. The anchors got a helpful upgrade when Scott Cosgrove and Kurt Smith did The Shaft (with Greg Epperson). In the 90s there were still some original aluminum hangers left on the bolt traverse which goes out right from the big left facing corner where the Shield continues up left.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Mar 20, 2013 - 11:29am PT


Pulled out that green alien twice, but left it in so it looks like we have a 2 piece anchor. Stomped out a real nice ledge though :)
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 20, 2013 - 12:55pm PT
Yes, Vitaliy ... Stance is key!

Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Mar 20, 2013 - 02:02pm PT
Just saw this in a GE Credit Card ad

Caption - dude, you belaying or trying to get laid

Credit: Jon Beck
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Mar 20, 2013 - 02:23pm PT
looks like a cruxy mantel
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