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Heel hook made in heaven

Heel hook made in heaven

This is the heelhook that comes after the upper crux of Guernica 8a (.13b) in Kotečnik. Im gonna use this photo for an article im writing, but any criticizm is still welcome.

Rating:Average Rating = 3.25/5 | Votes: 4 | Comments: 5

Submitted by: overlord on 2005-09-14 | Views: 4043

Comment letolives on 2005-09-15
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looks nasty
Comment heiko on 2005-09-15
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First of all big respect to anyone getting up an 8a... unfortunately, due to the tension on the rope and the last draw, it looks as if the climber is sitting in the harness, which is really a pity.
Comment overlord on 2005-09-17
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i dont know if hes really sitting (i really doubt it) but since he fell on the next few moves it doesnt really matter ascent-wise. and its more of a belayers mistake because i cant remember him yelling "take" on any of the attempts. no need for "take" on this route because oll falls are really clean because its about 45deg overhanging.
Comment 3 out of 5 stars thomasribiere on 2005-09-18
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handmade draws?
Comment overlord on 2005-09-19
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i think "improvised" or "homemade" is a better word for it. theyre a quicklink+11mm static line+biner formula. kinda fixed on harder lines, especially in the cave (whod want to remove them anyway) and perfectly safe because theyre new and shielded from water and (almost) sunlight.