This might possibly be my most favorite climb to date. This is the third pitch of The Daddy (5.7, 5/6 pitches) in the Linville Gorge Wilderness. My friend and belayer Brian is pictured here climbing up after me and cleaning up my gear. We started early in the morning with a minimal, non-fried breakfast so he's rather pissed at me on this route. This route also proved to be his first multi-pitch all gear route, so he was a bit skiddish. Afterwards, many months in this case, he told me how grateful he was that we did this climb and it inspired him to learn how to place gear on lead. It's a beautiful route, I highly recommend it.
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