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Bill Crouse sits at a "belay" on the corniced ridge. In fact, there were no belays. There was breakable crust overlying bottomless depth hoar. All protection was useless, like trying to place a deadman in styrofoam pellets. The belay plan: "If I fall, you jump off the other side of the ridge..." The summit of Mount Hungtinton rises in the background. (If you expand the photo, look at the spindrift whipping off the summit of Mount Huntington.) Denali National Park, Alaska, USA.


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bigmacBelay method


Voted 10/10

Thats actually not a bad method of belaying... works well enough...
Posted Dec 7, 2008 10:34 pm



Voted 10/10

I love it! Impressive and scary!!
Posted Oct 3, 2009 1:02 am

Sierra Ledge RatRe: Fantastic!

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It was more frustrating than frightening.
Posted Oct 8, 2009 10:36 pm

reboylesOh man!


Voted 10/10

I had to smile when I read the caption, "if I fall, you jump off the other side". I've heard those words more than once.
Posted Oct 19, 2011 7:08 am

Sierra Ledge RatRe: Oh man!

Sierra Ledge Rat

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Fortuantely we never had to put that belay technique to the test!
Posted Sep 9, 2012 12:18 pm

runawayreignbow10 stars!


Voted 10/10

For the belay method! haha..
Posted Aug 17, 2012 3:08 am

Sierra Ledge RatRe: 10 stars!

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The product of necessity...
Posted Sep 9, 2012 12:18 pm

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Sierra Ledge RatSubmitted by Sierra Ledge Rat
on Dec 2, 2008 12:49 pm

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