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jeepnphreak

Ice climber
Bzn, mt
Apr 14, 2013 - 01:26pm PT
Yes I trust my life to this guy, Best climbing partner and solid belay.

At the crux?  Cool bro I got cha!
At the crux? Cool bro I got cha!
Credit: jeepnphreak
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 14, 2013 - 01:31pm PT
Single anchor - "Are you feeling lucky today, punk?"



Credit: Reilly
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Apr 14, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
rjstefani

climber
Apr 24, 2013 - 11:11am PT
Long's Last Spring
Long's Last Spring
Credit: rjstefani

Girlfriend's feet on some off-route belay on the "steps" on Long's Peak. Awesome day.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Apr 24, 2013 - 11:16am PT


DMT
treybomb

climber
Apr 24, 2013 - 11:26am PT
Snapped a photo of this one a while back on the back of a Rice Krispie...
Snapped a photo of this one a while back on the back of a Rice Krispies box.
Credit: treybomb
carlos gallego

Ice climber
Spain
Apr 24, 2013 - 11:42am PT
... natural...

Credit: carlos gallego
duncan

climber
London, UK
Apr 24, 2013 - 12:06pm PT
Seat (possibly SEAT) belt. Riglos, Spain.




More Riglos:




D Fred

Trad climber
san francisco, ca
Apr 24, 2013 - 08:01pm PT
Here's an excerpt from last months rock and ice describing an amazing anchor Hayden Kennedy put together while first ascent'ing in the arrigetch peaks Alaska with tommy Caldwell and Corey Rich... Yikes!

Credit: D Fred
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
WA, & NC & Idaho
Apr 24, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
Vitality,
I think yours wins,

I use to climb at Cooks With Nathan B all the time last decade~!!
Sh*t rock, but some good routes, fun FA's with the Nathan!!!

Once trundeled a block, after asking on a new route, I hit is brand new North Face Fleece, he was kinda pissed, still owe him a fleece!!!!!
Pennsylenvy

Gym climber
A dingy corner in your refrigerator
Apr 24, 2013 - 10:00pm PT
Not too sketchy but on topic....

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S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2013 - 10:06pm PT
how dare you let belaying get in the way of chugging that beer!
Hard Landin' Brandon

Trad climber
Happy Camp
Apr 24, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
That's one way to belay pitch 2. She caught a 20 ft leader fall not lo...
That's one way to belay pitch 2. She caught a 20 ft leader fall not long after this photo.
Credit: Hard Landin' Brandon
Well that looks SERENE.
jiff

Ice climber
colorado
Apr 25, 2013 - 02:55pm PT
At least she is knot rapping off of her gear loop.
Blanch

Trad climber
Media, pa
Apr 25, 2013 - 06:02pm PT
At Sandrock in AL ... this is a no sh!tter! We saw this and I immediately made my friends fake pose for a picture while I actually zoomed on the fine gentleman in the background .... Don't worry though, that 7 mm cord was girth hitched around a tree stump that when kicked wobbles and falls apart from termites. :)

Ahhhhhh
Ahhhhhh
Credit: Blanch
jiff

Ice climber
colorado
Apr 25, 2013 - 06:21pm PT
jesus!
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 30, 2013 - 07:23pm PT
What the hell?!?

Credit: S.Leeper
Crackslayer

Trad climber
Eldo
Apr 30, 2013 - 07:40pm PT
Don't worry though, that 7 mm cord was girth hitched around a tree stump that when kicked wobbles and falls apart from termites. :)

Damn! At least he is a big dude! That's darn sketch. The only sketchy belayers I have seen were at the gym.

The worst anchors for a belay I can think of are in the desert. To get back to the river after climbing barney rumble tower you have to rap off of a dead tree trunk half buried in the sand. Then there is the anchor on the first pitch of vision quest. It is a drilled pin equalized with cord that has a knot wedged in the crack. Easy to back up but if you decide to bail after the first pitch... There was a picture of the rap anchor off of the top of sparkling touch in climbing in magazine (2005 maybe?). I am sure someone has added cord to it since then but that doesn't add structural integrity to the deteriorating huecos of the rotten summit cap. And the worst anchors by far I have seen are on Argon tower in arches.

stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Apr 30, 2013 - 10:08pm PT
Curt

climber
Gold Canyon, AZ
Apr 30, 2013 - 11:21pm PT

Heh.

Curt
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