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GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 24, 2014 - 01:52am PT
Putting it all on the line on belay
Putting it all on the line on belay
Credit: GDavis


Bored and scared with nothing to look at but dank granite.
Bored and scared with nothing to look at but dank granite.
Credit: GDavis


A desperate slave to discomfort.
A desperate slave to discomfort.
Credit: GDavis


Why subject ourselves to this torture?
Why subject ourselves to this torture?
Credit: GDavis


Ok... so maybe they aren't all bad.


Any favorites?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 24, 2014 - 01:54am PT
yep
yep
Credit: RyanD
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2014 - 02:00am PT
Oh man. How do you deal? Looks just terrible up there.
enjoimx

Trad climber
SLO
Mar 24, 2014 - 02:03am PT
East Wall
East Wall
Credit: enjoimx
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Mar 24, 2014 - 02:20am PT
henny maybe (I'm having a senior moment) -- impending deck out/ run out, the belay unties, and runs away for the fear of it all.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 24, 2014 - 02:27am PT
Millican Dalton demonstrates his bomb proof belaying technique. We are...
Millican Dalton demonstrates his bomb proof belaying technique. We are coming to the end of an era in the history of rock-climbing.
Credit: footlesscrowd

http://footlesscrow.blogspot.com/2010/08/millican-daltonprofessor-of-adventure.html
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Mar 24, 2014 - 05:34am PT
Credit: Cragman
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 24, 2014 - 09:56am PT

Posted a bunch already but for sure fits here...

Credit: locker
...
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Mar 24, 2014 - 10:49am PT
Only belay photos I got,

BITD
Mid 70's Big Rock hip belay
Mid 70's Big Rock hip belay
Credit: T Hocking

Recent
Made it, settin up the belay.  <br/>
Double chain anchor made it easier th...
Made it, settin up the belay.
Double chain anchor made it easier than BITD.
Credit: T Hocking
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Mar 24, 2014 - 11:05pm PT
Any belay when Yerian is on the sharp end and it's "just me" on the other end. LOL and :)....but true.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Mar 24, 2014 - 11:14pm PT
Top of SnowPatch in The Trapps
Top of SnowPatch in The Trapps
Credit: happiegrrrl

Just another lovely day in the Trapps.

My friend wanted to take my picture,so she scampered off to the side. 3rd class to return to the line, so don't think I am a horrible leader who leaves people traversing with no protection!
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Mar 24, 2014 - 11:14pm PT
The cute one is Mrs. l.e.f.h. &#40;I'll let you figure out which one t...
The cute one is Mrs. l.e.f.h. (I'll let you figure out which one that is).
Credit: looks easy from here

ORG got bit warm in late June, but we had the whole thing to ourselves.
GuapoVino

Trad climber
Mar 24, 2014 - 11:44pm PT
Los chicos
Los chicos
Credit: GuapoVino

The kids seeking shade.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Mar 24, 2014 - 11:51pm PT
This was pretty rough as belay locations go...

Had a UN team of 'blue helmets' on scene to oversee safety
Mishka and Kev at the notch.
Mishka and Kev at the notch.
Credit: bluering

And this one was reallly rough
Mammoth Brewing's Nut Brown Ale!
Mammoth Brewing's Nut Brown Ale!
Credit: bluering
alina

Trad climber
CA
Mar 25, 2014 - 12:32am PT
come on, you're on top rope!
come on, you're on top rope!
Credit: alina


it's safe...
it's safe...
Credit: alina
surfstar

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Mar 25, 2014 - 01:30am PT


Throwing one back on a throwback trip.

I call this the Beerlay.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2014 - 01:35am PT
Wow... my palms are sweating right now. Hard.

Locker lives in the 'death zone.' The man is on the edge.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Mar 25, 2014 - 01:39am PT
Midevil Turdtickler
Midevil Turdtickler
Credit: The Larry
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Mar 25, 2014 - 01:53am PT
Professional Subbie.
Professional Subbie.
Credit: The Larry
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Mar 25, 2014 - 02:32am PT
I'm impressed!

Most of those belays are downright horrendous. They give new meaning to the adage: "It's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it."

I'm afraid I just don't have the obviously needed titanium testes.

Hats off to you folks: tough as nails.
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