Pitch 7 of Scorched Earth
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This is PTPP in action, going up the A4 loose rock of pitch 7 of Scorched Earth.
We fixed this pitch, and spent the night at P6, the Poison Pill block (scene of the infamous Cratered Pig Incident the next day). This overhanging pitch traversed to the right. The next day when I lowered out to jug the fixed line, I found myself thirty feet from the wall and fifty feet east of where I started.
[The steepness was the least of my worries! See that flake all my gear is stuck in? It's not expando, it's loose. You could likely pull it off with your hands. Ripping to the belay is possible, though hopefully not probable. - Pete]
From the top of this pitch the next day, I took a telephoto shot of a traffic jam on the Nose.
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