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Rob leading P5 of the W face of the Leaning Tower
This was a difficult lead, & anyone who's cleaned a traversing aid pitch might be able to visualize what a nightmare this was to clean as well... Note fashion-conscious head apparel. August '8

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DraggerFashion-conscious head apparel??

Dragger

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What is Rob wearing? (Or is it you??) Yes, cleaning traversing aid pitches is a nightmare. Sometimes -- for example, when the traverse actually goes down for a while -- it can get really interesting!
Posted Sep 9, 2008 3:49 pm

DigglerRe: Fashion-conscious head apparel??

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A downward-sloping traverse?? Sounds 'interesting!' Don't know how anxious I am to sample that! Rob was wearing a Gilligan-style hat to protect his skin :)
Posted Sep 9, 2008 4:33 pm

DraggerRe: Fashion-conscious head apparel??

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Yeah, check out this photo: http://www.summitpost.org/images/medium/301003.JPG
It's not easy to see but I actually had to lower myself out on the first few placements -- several of which were hook moves -- in order to clean this dang pitch. It was basically like down-leading except that I had a rope from above...
Posted Sep 9, 2008 9:32 pm

DigglerRe: Fashion-conscious head apparel??

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Sounds spicy! At least you had a rope above, I guess! I have yet to lead on hooks.
Posted Sep 10, 2008 11:40 am

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DigglerSubmitted by Diggler
on Sep 9, 2008 2:45 pm

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