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Climber taping up on the ledge at the base of the 5.9 crack, Flame, named after the man-size outline of a perfect candleflame in lichen. Derek & I were surprised how interesting it was just to get to the base of Flame. The route itself almost did us in. If the leader had fallen below the belay ledge (which seemed imminent much of the time), he'd have been over a rope-length up, with overhanging, drippng moss in front of him.

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rpcA great shot!

rpc

Voted 10/10

beautiful stuff - makes me miss L-worth!!
Posted Mar 15, 2006 4:36 pm

Eric SandboRe: A great shot!

Eric Sandbo

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Thanks. And thanks for all that sandstone you've enticing us with.
Posted Mar 17, 2006 8:10 am

Normanrock

Norman

Voted 10/10

Wow! Great photo and route.
Posted Mar 8, 2007 5:53 pm

Eric SandboRe: rock

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Thanks! It's one of my favorite shots. The serenity of it belies the intense, desperate struggle that followed. (Desperate for me, anyway.) Kind of a calm-before-the-storm thing.
Posted Mar 9, 2007 5:58 am

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Eric SandboSubmitted by Eric Sandbo
on Mar 10, 2005 1:57 am

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