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The Pillar of Pain

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By Stymingersfink
Dec 26, 2007

In this shot, one can readily see the partially healed 4" horizontal fracture just below my feet. Knowing it was there required me to hold off on placing alternating gear (i clipped only the one rope) until I had inspected it and gotten above it. Up to this moment in my life, I had never gotten on something so f@cking hard. For the remainder of that season, most everything else seemed like a cake-walk, including the upper pitches of Stairway to Heaven.

By Buff Johnson
Nov 2, 2009

In Spirit, Stymingersfink!

Your climbs ended too early!!

By Rockie
From: U.K
Aug 6, 2011

I remember you sent me this picture privately and said the same thing on Rockclimbing.com sometime before you died.

You certainly were taken from the world far too soon, still miss you Sty

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The Pillar of Pain

Submitted By: Stymingersfink on Dec 22, 2007
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