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Jan 23, 2013, 11:51 AM

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Re: [surfstar] Best approach shoes???
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surfstar wrote:
While we're on the topic of spray - I've climbed 5.8 in my Uggs.

since were all spraying ... and i NEVER miss a chance to spray ... Tongue

soft 5.11+ in my guide tennies

the daescents climb the best out of all the shoes ive tried ... but then they are not durable at all and mine fell apart in 2 months

i might just get another pair though as i want to send the "first 5.12 in north america" in em with hexes and nuts as a homage to those old geezers back in '75

In that year of 1975 Eric Weinstein free-climbed Sentry Box at Squamish, establishing the first 5.12 in North America, ground-up. He was armed with only the stiff-wire nuts and simple hexes of the day, a swami belt around his waist, no chalk bag, no cams, and 1960s-era rock shoes that were of less use than today’s approach shoes. Weinstein pushed his head out on his first 5.12 lead into a new level of difficulty for everyone. Anyone today can try Sentry Box with the same gear, onsight as a first 5.12, but it would take formidable talent to have much chance of success.

(This post was edited by bearbreeder on Jan 23, 2013, 11:53 AM)

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