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Hal Chorny pulling the hang on "Strictly".

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By Gunkiemike
May 30, 2011

That sling looks 15+ yr old (I had some of them but my guiding boss made me throw them out).

Just sayin'

By S. Neoh
May 31, 2011

This is hilarious. I had a few of the same pink slings too! I retired them about 5 years ago and they finally made it into the trash just last year. I think mine were closer to 20 years old.

By losbill
May 31, 2011

What's up with you guy's!!!??? It is a truly great shot. The dude is styling the climb! And styling the wardrobe with the shades and old school plaid shirt! And all you peasants can focus on it a stinking sling that isn't even pink to begin with!!!! Obviously jealous bastards. If Ed Webster ever did a Gunks guide this shot would be on the front cover.

By doligo
May 31, 2011

losbill, you obviously haven't been to Brooklyn or Lower East Side Manhattan: Plaid? check. Sunglasses? check. Ironic accessory in a form of an old school watch? check. The dude is a bona fide hipster.

By Joe Chorny
From: Golden, CO
Jun 16, 2011

You guys should give this guy a break with the Gunks dress code. He is 74 1/2 years old, has been climbing at the Gunks for 40+ years and is my father (though I'll admit that his slings are a little old). May we all be so lucky!!

By SethG
Jun 16, 2011

That is awesome. Props to your dad. (But get some new slings!)

By S. Neoh
Jun 16, 2011

"That is awesome. Props to your dad"
+1, definitely.

George Hurley is another example.

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Hal Chorny pulling the hang on "Strictly".

Submitted By: Joe Chorny on May 29, 2011
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Strictly From Nowhere (5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b )