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Staring the Cobra
I was feeling super psyced and really strong, but at this point I was a little scared. One poorly placed peice was all I had and I was above groundfall potential at this point. Not the best rock quality either. Larissa cheered me on even though I knew she was not too happy about the situation. Oct, 2007.

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Dan DaltonRe: How did you..

Dan Dalton

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Twas a bitch, and almost as scary as climbing that high in the first place. No other way though, I could not have even left gear behind since it would not have held at all! Good practice for free-soloing I guess.

Dan
Posted Nov 2, 2007 2:34 pm

rpcRe: How did you..

rpc

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Dan - would slinging the neck of this thing (guess a bit above your head in this photo) provide the mental comfort needed to pull it off? Or is that too low anyway by the tie you're into the crux?
Posted Nov 2, 2007 2:42 pm

Dan DaltonRe: How did you..

Dan Dalton

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I have heard of people doing this, and quite frankly it did not even cross my mind. I would definately provide a much safer option and mental comfort for pulling the move, although if you were to blow while clipping you would still take a 10 foot fall or so and probably hit some rock on the way down. Who knows how stable that neck is! If I were to do this again, this would be the route I would want to take and I recomend this to others as well.

Dan
Posted Nov 2, 2007 7:20 pm

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Dan DaltonSubmitted by Dan Dalton
on Oct 29, 2007 1:48 am

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