Looking down from the upper...

Looking down from the upper...

Looking down from the upper half of pitch 2 of West Face route. Shirley is belaying me from a nice ledge. I'm aiding at this point already (October 14, 2005).
on Oct 19, 2005 7:31 pm
Image ID: 131796


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Zzyzx - Oct 19, 2005 10:57 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice perspective

How do you take pictures in places like this? Pretty impressive.

Are these twin ropes? How do you like them? Do you ever use double rope technique?


rpc - Oct 20, 2005 11:34 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice perspective

Thanks Kris!

At this point I was already standing in an aider so it's pretty comfy for photo taking :)

These are actually rated as double ropes but most of the time we climb on them as twins. Switch to double technique on hairy traverses (to protect second in some cases) or off-route adventures that invovle lowering off :)


tomi - Oct 20, 2005 1:57 pm - Voted 10/10

great images

"guys", you rocks again.

happy climb


rpc - Oct 20, 2005 2:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: great images

thanks for the good word Tomi!


Kane - Oct 20, 2005 10:15 pm - Voted 10/10

She never...

stops smiling! She must love to climb!


rpc - Oct 24, 2005 2:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: She never...

Thanks for stopping by Kane.

Yeah, we're both pretty nuts about it but Shirley is probably even more so :)


rpc - Oct 31, 2005 1:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Shoes?

They ARE 5.10's but I'm not sure which model?? I've used only 2 of their models: this blue one and the purple ones. These guys are one of few companies that make size 15 rock shoe.


rpc - Oct 31, 2005 4:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Shoes?

Not sure if they go above 15 but 5.10's definitely make (used to?? I hope not...) 15's.

The purple ones are comfy as hell!! Went thru. 3 or 4 pairs of those. Great shoe IMHO!


rpc - Nov 1, 2005 2:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Shoes?

Yeah, I've heard that too. But whatever, they worked OK for me for years. And they sure are comfy.


Andinistaloco - Nov 12, 2005 12:38 am - Hasn't voted

Great angle!

And get your weight off your toes!


rpc - Nov 14, 2005 1:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great angle!



Aspen - Sep 10, 2006 4:47 pm - Voted 9/10

Nice Perspective

Now THAT's a shoe shot! :D



rpc - Sep 11, 2006 5:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice Perspective

THank you.


pcirani@tiscali.it - Mar 21, 2007 8:54 pm - Voted 10/10

Helpmate shoes on...

...Wingate Sandstone! Right? ;-) Bellisima foto! Paolo


rpc - Mar 21, 2007 9:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Helpmate shoes on...

Thank you very much Paolo!
This is called "Entrada Sandstone" - much softer & delicate than Wingate and very, very sandy in texture.

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