Chianti Spire

Me making the exposed traverse around the blind corner on the 4th pitch of East Face of Chianti Spire (photo credit Radek) (Aug. 12, 2006).

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Dragger

Dragger - Aug 15, 2006 10:56 pm - Voted 10/10

What a great shot!

Just makes me itch to climb. Thanks for making it so difficult to concentrate on work now!!! ;^)

hkutuk

hkutuk - Aug 16, 2006 8:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What a great shot!

Hehehe, sorry about that :)

Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Aug 16, 2006 1:09 am - Voted 10/10

Damm!

Sweet photo!

hkutuk

hkutuk - Aug 16, 2006 8:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Damm!

Before you turn the corner there is a short but barely protected slab move, you would have liked this climb Martin.

Lupino

Lupino - Aug 28, 2006 9:03 am - Voted 10/10

Curious name

Do you know the origin of the name "Chianti".
Congratulations for the photo.
Paolo

hkutuk

hkutuk - Aug 28, 2006 3:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Curious name

Thank you. I don't know the origin but it is a kind of vine. This spire is part of a range called Vine Spires, from north to south the spires are named Burgundy, Chianti, Pernod, Chablis etc. each one a different kind of vine.
-Haydar

Lupino

Lupino - Aug 28, 2006 6:54 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Curious name

Thank you for the explanation. I know very well Chianti region (and wine) while Vine Spires is completely unknown to me.
Cheers Paolo

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Sep 3, 2008 1:01 am - Voted 10/10

Chiante Spire

It's a good idea to make sure your belayer carries the camera. I should have learned that a long time ago when I could do stuff like this.
Incredible shot.

Corax

Corax - May 18, 2009 10:23 pm - Voted 10/10

Wonderful shot!

That's the kind of photos I really like and this one is excellent!

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