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Who needs Camalots?! One of Dusty Teal's wooden wedges removed from the Trinity Cracks, circa early 70's.

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By Paul Davidson
Oct 5, 2010

This is too cool...
I seem to recall this hanging in the Alpineer for years.
Anyone remember if that's true ?

By Karsten
From: Sacramento, CA
Mar 8, 2011

Very cool!

By Michael Clark
From: Irvine, CA
Dec 30, 2011

Dude, people had balls of steal back then.

By JJ Schlick
Administrator
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 30, 2011

Balls of steal, and pitons made of wood....

By Morgan Patterson
Administrator
Dec 5, 2013

That would be Balls of steel i hope...

By DanielRich
Apr 20, 2014

I wonder actually if the compressiblity of wood let you get a really firm setting. Similiar to how in woodworking you can use a dowel slightly larger than a hole to get a really tight fit.

Either way I agree on the cajones that this must have taken.

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Who needs Camalots?! One of Dusty Teal's wooden wedges removed from the Trinity Cracks, circa early 70's.

Submitted By: Scott Baxter on Sep 2, 2009