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Heinz57 Jugging on the Tangerine Trip

Heinz57 Jugging on the Tangerine Trip



This is photo #5 in a series of 32. You can click here to return to Photo #1.

This is a shot I took from the second belay of Scorched Earth on El Capitan. "Heinz57" is jugging three ropes he used to fix the first four pitches of the Tangerine Trip (ed. note: Heinz said he fixed the first five pitches).

This is the steepest section of El Capitan, and his fixed lines hit the ground about 70 feet from the base. Fixed ropes here have been known to fail, and two people have died on this jug.

Spooky.


[When I introduced myself to Heinz at the base, he instantly recognized me from my writing here at RC.com. But when I asked him his user name, he didn't have one - he was a lurker. Heinz was struggling with the traditional Yosemite system of jugging, until I fixed him up with the Petzl Frog System.

[If you are interested, you can click here to open a new browser window and read Heinz' testimony as Dr. Piton's Wall Patient. Heinz most assuredly "gets it. - Pete]

Tired of hanging around at the base? Itchin' to get on the wall? You can click here to jug to Advance Base Camp.


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Rock Climbing Photo Location Photo Location: North_America: United_States: California: Yosemite_National_Park: Yosemite_Valley: El_Capitan

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