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Gelsa.  P1 is shorter than it looks, while P2 is longer than it looks.
The base of Gelsa, marked by the large tree growing up and out from the blocky crack at the base of cliff.  <br /> <br />The first belay point tree can be seen in the upper 1\5 of the pic parallel and on the right to the main tree. True color of rock is creamy yellow as seen in the other pics.
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Here is what the rap station for Gelsa looks like. It's about 40 feet to climber's right along the obvious footpath. For some reason people keep rapping down directly over Gelsa?
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By Chris Duca
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From: Havertown, PA
Aug 16, 2009

Why is the anchor tied off so high? I may be wrong, but isn't a tree anchor strongest when tied off by the base of the tree trunk?

By adrenalated
From: Thornton, CO
Aug 16, 2009

Yes, it's strongest when tied off at the base. But that tree appears to be so stout that it wouldn't really matter. I suspect it's tied off high to allow the rope to run at a better angle.

By J Antin
From: Denver, CO
Aug 19, 2009

Jeff's correct; there is a loop of cable fastened to the tree at a higher level so the rope will run smoothly and at a better angle. That tree is pretty beefy, I wouldn't worry about it.

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Here is what the rap station for Gelsa looks like. It's about 40 feet to climber's right along the obvious footpath. For some reason people keep rapping down directly over Gelsa?

Submitted By: J Antin on Aug 11, 2009
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Gelsa (5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c )
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