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Doug reminiscing about Prodigal on our rest day ride.
Starting the final Aid Pitch. (Photo: Doug Davis)
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You gotta love tricams... Last aid pitch placment between the bolt ladders.... <br /> <br />The tricam is sticking half out of the pod. It took me 5 minutes to commit to it! I've done C3 in the arches which wasn't as bad as this placement! <br /> <br />I 3 foot reach stick would avoid it.
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By mtnkid85
Apr 15, 2009

NICE!

By Bob Dobalina
Jun 3, 2009

Famous last words when talking about tricams: "yeah, nothing else would fit!" Love that photo... Blown-out Zion pin scar anyone?

By Ted Eliason
From: Westminster, CO
Aug 31, 2011

I had great luck with tri cams until just a few weeks ago when this same sized tri cam blew in a crack on me and sent me 15 feet onto a ledge, breaking an ankle. OK, maybe more stoppers and slcd's is OK.

By Ryan Kempf
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 14, 2013

Oh hell no.... but I do love me some sketchy aid placements. The bullshit you can move off of is impressive.

By Pete Spri
Nov 24, 2013

Maybe Brown would have worked better?

By Tom Kelley
May 12, 2014

It's funny, it's been over 10 years since I climbed this route, but when I saw the photo, I knew exactly the route, pitch, and location of the placement. And no, the 1.5 doesn't work here, believe me I tried. It's only a short step up on this sketch Tricam before getting a better placement, but the tumble would be really ugly if it did pop. Thanks for rekindling the memory of a fine route in a spectacular setting.

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You gotta love tricams... Last aid pitch placment between the bolt ladders....

The tricam is sticking half out of the pod. It took me 5 minutes to commit to it! I've done C3 in the arches which wasn't as bad as this placement!

I 3 foot reach stick would avoid it.

Submitted By: John McNamee on Oct 11, 2007
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Prodigal Sun (5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2 )
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