Climber taping up on the...

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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rpc

rpc - Mar 15, 2006 4:36 pm - Voted 10/10

A great shot!

beautiful stuff - makes me miss L-worth!!

Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - Mar 17, 2006 8:10 am - Hasn't voted

Re: A great shot!

Thanks. And thanks for all that sandstone you've enticing us with.

Norman

Norman - Mar 8, 2007 5:53 pm - Voted 10/10

rock

Wow! Great photo and route.

Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - Mar 9, 2007 5:58 am - Hasn't voted

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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.

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