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Jonny frightened by the levitating, posessed cam at the start of Pinball Crack. <br />

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By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 15, 2009

Oooopsie!

By Karsten
From: Sacramento, CA
Apr 16, 2009

I would recommend retiring that piece of gear after the fatal fall.

Luckily I have a nice retirement home for old and beat up fellers like yours probably is. Yes, at the Duncan's Rack Ranch for dropped cams we can provide a non-threatening environment for your "damaged" cams.

By Pete Bresciani
Apr 16, 2009

What a great shot! Send it in to climbing magazine. You might win something!

By Doug Hemken
Administrator
Apr 16, 2009

Do you find you often have to toss the rack up to him, 'cause he forgot to take it with him?

By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From: Vegas
Apr 17, 2009

Karsten, our friend, Mr. Green is uninsured; he was a climbing bum most of his life, so he'll be recovering at Tent City in Las Vegas. He might end up at Jean Prison if Oscar Goodman is still considering rounding up the homeless, and housing them at the Jean "ranch."

Pete, I'm glad you liked it. It's my favorite unexpected "action butt shot" I've taken so far.

Doug, I'm so thankful he doesn't leave the ground without his rack, and fortunately, he very rarely drops gear.

And Jonny, your face expression, the wide opened mouth, and your eyes glued to the falling cam says it all. Fun climb, fun day! : )

By Karsten
From: Sacramento, CA
Apr 18, 2009

I think a more appropriate title for the photo might be, "Hegyes. . . use the force."

How cool would that be to use your Jedi force to place cams above you and never have to carry a rack. You could also use the force on the gate guy, "This is not an expired visitor pass, carry on."

By George Wilson
From: Las Vegas
May 9, 2009

Cool shot Gigi!!! I feel bad for that small cam! I imagine this was roll out, I can't see the great John Hegyes dropping a prized possesion! On the other hand, there is a name for the unfortunate soul that flings objects from thier gear sling..."Dick Fingers"! Hope all is well!

By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From: Vegas
May 10, 2009

Thanks, George! All is well, and happy climbing; maybe we could all get out for some cragging one of these days.

By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 10, 2009

Uh, thanks George. I've been called a lot of things but I can't say I've been called that before. Oh well, at least I wasn't on the grid when I dropped the cam, hey? And ditto what Gigi said.

By Shawn Mitchell
From: Broomfield
Jun 3, 2009

Everyone is missing the truth. Gigi is levitating the piece just like she levitates that deer thingy. When she fully masters the art, she'll become a professional belayer for free soloists.

By Lee Smith
Jun 11, 2009

If you zoom in really close, you can tell what word John is saying, and it ain't "cheese".

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Jonny frightened by the levitating, posessed cam at the start of Pinball Crack.

Submitted By: Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi? on Apr 15, 2009
On this route:
Pinball Crack (5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a )
Photo Of: John Hegyes