Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Mountain Project continues to expand with Hiking Project, and we're giving away loads of gear from Arc'Teryx, Superfeet, & Zeal. Check it out!
Cruxy summit slab.
Id# 106333672, 900 x 675px View full size
Comments on Photo Add Comment
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Jan 8, 2009
Shot taken as I think to myself.....

"great I'm going to lose my man AND my rope!"
By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Feb 24, 2009
Why the heck is he climbing in his socks, carrying his shoes, and dragging the entire rope??! I think it's funny that the fancy magnification of his feet was taken from a different photo. This dude is obviously a rank beginner. ;-)
By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Feb 24, 2009
n00bs.... they never cease to amaze!
By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Mar 15, 2009
hahahaha this is THE BEST!

my new hero...
By Pete Elliott
From: Co Spgs CO
Mar 21, 2009
At least they're black socks... I heard they are waaaay stickier.
By Richard Fernandez
From: Flagstaff, AZ
May 10, 2010
Get real, it's just the 5.11- variation.
By Sims
From: Centennial
Nov 28, 2010
Russ
I hear the new sticky rubber socks are the bomb for slab climbing. When are you coming out with the new line?????
I saw some jay brew guy with your proto type off-with socks. Sure look to save some skin . They will be great for Vedauwoo next season.
Suz tell that Fish guy to get busy.
By bernard
From: birmingham, al
Mar 8, 2014
Appears to be trailing enough rope to rig a small suspension bridge
By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Dec 5, 2014
hahaha! I love it when this one pops up on the screen!
By USBRIT
From: Keswick Cumbria.UK
Jan 31, 2015
Fun shot.. In the 1950's in the wet UK it was common practice for us kids to climb in our WOOL socks in the rain.One could use just socks or pull a pair over your gym shoes.. however over shoes they tended to wear out faster!. . When guiding on Whitehorse Ledge slabs in NH in the 70' and 80's caught out in rain I used to get the clients to remove their shoes and climb in their socks. Wool socks and to some extent cotton work on wet rock remarkably well .. try it sometime
Photo 1 of 10
Avg Score   4.8 from 12 votes
Your Score   

Cruxy summit slab.

Submitted By: Russ Walling on Jan 6, 2009
On this route:
Ides of Middlemarch (5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a )
 Printer View

Photo Of: Russ Walling

Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!