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Feb 17, 2013, 6:51 PM

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Re: [curt] What should I use?
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curt wrote:

OK. You're weak.

And, Sentry Box was nowhere near being the first 5.12 in North America.


talk to gripped .. Wink

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 Feb 17, 2013, 6:52 PM)

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