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A tight shot of the cam while he was hanging on it.  I've seen shakier placements, but never a shakier placement that actually held a fall.  After lowering and traversing back to the belay, Jeff gave the rope a flick and the cam popped out and slid down the rope into his hand.  No cleaning necessary.  Very efficient of him.

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Apr 17, 2006

That is amazing and an amazing shot.
I hate it when I am climbing and make a big move up to something and the cam catches under something and pulls me down- happens plenty to me, though I have never yet been pulled completely off a route. I am a little klutzy, I guess. Just goes to show, they will hold weight that way.

By Ivan Rezucha
From: Fort Collins, CO
Apr 17, 2006

This looks like it's at the "point". If that's the case, I always just hooked a sling over the point. Thought that's what everyone did.

By Andrew May
From: Sandy, UT
Dec 30, 2006

That's nuts! I cant believe that it popped out and caught the tip of that point!

By Duncan
From: Salt Lake City
Mar 29, 2007

I'm so jealous and you are probably thankful! I had a similar issue on the Capitain and unfortunatly one broken wrist later and 4 months of recovery I'm finally back in action. Great pic and awesome luck!

By Avery N
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 10, 2007

Wow! BD should be using this to market cam-stops! Glad it held.

By climber73
From: Fort Collins, CO
Oct 11, 2007

I bet the only thing holding that cam in place is a little good karma.

By Slade
From: Gunnison
May 5, 2011

dang

By steitz
From: midcoast, maine
Nov 22, 2011

I wish I could rate this photo "Insane" instead of just "Great"

By Danie White
From: SLC, UT
May 20, 2014

Jesus.

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A tight shot of the cam while he was hanging on it. I've seen shakier placements, but never a shakier placement that actually held a fall. After lowering and traversing back to the belay, Jeff gave the rope a flick and the cam popped out and slid down the rope into his hand. No cleaning necessary. Very efficient of him.

Submitted By: Denis O'Connor on Apr 17, 2006
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Disney Point (5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b )