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Rock Climbing Photo: The classic shot from the boulder field...
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By Tavis Ricksecker
From: Bishop, ca
Mar 5, 2007
  • pucker*
By Eric Foster
Jun 2, 2007
Is that protectable? It looks like a lot o' fun, I'm going to the tower in a few days, could you send me a message on some info and thoughts about the route.

By Arnold Braker
From: golden, co
Jul 29, 2007
If you look carefully, you'll notice that he is simply trailing the red line but the lead line is clipped to loads of pro.
By Matt Richardson
From: Longmont, CO
Aug 4, 2008
Did Dede take this pic, Guy? I am assuming that's you...
By Guy H.
From: Fort Collins CO
Aug 4, 2008
Yes, Dede did take the photo. She always gives me a hard time, since I never give her photo credits.
By Guy H.
From: Fort Collins CO
Aug 5, 2008
At 6'4", I was able to start stemming early. If you are shorter and/or inflexible, you might be walking funny for a while.
By Stacey S
Oct 29, 2008
That is sick!!
By Tim C
From: Lakewood, CO
Mar 5, 2009
That red line threw me off for a sec too. I was thinking that was quite the run out.
By Martincjm
From: Longmont
Sep 19, 2015
Awesome photo. I'll never understand why some climbers toe the left crack, though. This is meant to be a box stem. I was just there last month, climbing right next to it , and saw some guy hanging on every piece with the same technique. It looked exhausting.
By Woodchuck ATC
Sep 24, 2015
Yup,,,took a series of pics from same spot I'd guess, of climbers stemming up the route, way back in late 70's..think of the lack of gear they had to go on back then! Few if any cams owned by the average climber then,,and only 6 sizes at first.
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The classic shot from the boulder field...

Submitted By: Guy H. on Oct 8, 2006
On this route:
El Matador (5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b )
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