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Repentance!

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Tom Sciolino on the first pitch of the New England classic "Repentance" circa 1980-81. Note the old school crampons, Whillan's harness, and Hummingbird hammer. My tools at the time were a Hummingbird hammer and Chouinard ice hammer, non-rigid crampons, and a tolerance for bloody knuckles. The crux of the route on this particular day can clearly be seen above, where 12 feet of thin ice leads to a 2 1/2 foot overhang created when an ice pillar sheared off. As I anchored both tools over this bulge, the 12 foot section of thin ice broke away all the way to bare rock. A fitting route to end a good season.

Rating:Average Rating = 4.67/5 | Votes: 3 | Comments: 0

Submitted by: edge on 2010-01-14 | Views: 3532


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4 out of 5 stars boymeetsrock 2010-01-20
5 out of 5 stars jaablink 2010-01-18
5 out of 5 stars edge 2010-01-14