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Rock Climbing Photo: (Damn that focal point!) Bill Geist making the mov...
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By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Nov 4, 2015
Jason...someone needs to learn how to clip their draws correctly. The end clipped to the bolt hanger needs to face away from the direct the leader is climbing and in the current orientation can interact negatively with the gate, while the rope end is oriented with the gate pressing against the rock, another bad practice.
By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Nov 5, 2015
Benjamin...I know how to clip draws and what textbook clips look like. In my 17 years of clipping bolts, I've never once seen the negative impacts of draw clipped "not optimally" so I go with personal preference most of the time and only really pay attention to it when I think it really matters.

I also wear a helmet when I want which isn't all the time.

But thanks for the concern.
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(Damn that focal point!) Bill Geist making the moves through the crux on the second pitch. Great crack through a smooth, beautiful face. April 7, 2007.

Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Apr 10, 2007
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