No Belays

Bill Crouse sits at a "belay" on the corniced ridge. In fact, there were no belays. There was breakable crust overlying bottomless depth hoar. All protection was useless, like trying to place a deadman in styrofoam pellets. The belay plan: "If I fall, you jump off the other side of the ridge..." The summit of Mount Hungtinton rises in the background. (If you expand the photo, look at the spindrift whipping off the summit of Mount Huntington.) Denali National Park, Alaska, USA.

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bigmac

bigmac - Dec 7, 2008 10:34 pm - Voted 10/10

Belay method

Thats actually not a bad method of belaying... works well enough...

Luciano136

Luciano136 - Oct 3, 2009 1:02 am - Voted 10/10

Fantastic!

I love it! Impressive and scary!!

Sierra Ledge Rat

Sierra Ledge Rat - Oct 8, 2009 10:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Fantastic!

It was more frustrating than frightening.

reboyles

reboyles - Oct 19, 2011 7:08 am - Voted 10/10

Oh man!

I had to smile when I read the caption, "if I fall, you jump off the other side". I've heard those words more than once.

Sierra Ledge Rat

Sierra Ledge Rat - Sep 9, 2012 12:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Oh man!

Fortuantely we never had to put that belay technique to the test!

runawayreignbow

runawayreignbow - Aug 17, 2012 3:08 am - Voted 10/10

10 stars!

For the belay method! haha..

Sierra Ledge Rat

Sierra Ledge Rat - Sep 9, 2012 12:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: 10 stars!

The product of necessity...

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