Tower of Power Repeated!

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Tower of Power Repeated!

Postby LK Day » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:59 am

Ask Dan Beck and Arthur Cammers for details. I am totally stoked! Never thought I'd wait so long to hear of a repeat of my favorite 5.10 in the RRG.
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Re: Tower of Power Repeated!

Postby caribe » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:11 am

It is awesome. Bring 20 ft of webbing. You'll know why if you check the picture online. In the pic Larry Day is horizontal on the prow with a free-fall to the treetops behind him.
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Re: Tower of Power Repeated!

Postby dustonian » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:35 am

Great job fellas!!! I expect quality photos of Dan's ass from below next time though.
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Re: Tower of Power Repeated!

Postby caribe » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:58 am

dustonian wrote:Great job fellas!!! I expect quality photos of Dan's ass from below next time though.
Wolf is a hard man. I wished I had camera at more than a few points. We both mumbled about the lack of a camera at moments. :?
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Re: Tower of Power Repeated!

Postby dustonian » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:39 pm

caribe wrote:Wolf is a hard man. I wished I had camera at more than a few points. We both mumbled about the lack of a camera at moments. :?


Don't you mean to say, "Wolf is hard, man..."?
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Re: Tower of Power Repeated!

Postby Wolf » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:59 pm

dustonian wrote:
caribe wrote:Wolf is a hard man. I wished I had camera at more than a few points. We both mumbled about the lack of a camera at moments. :?


Don't you mean to say, "Wolf is hard, man..."?



Can't it be both?
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Re: Tower of Power Repeated!

Postby Yasmeen » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:40 pm

caribe wrote:Wolf is a hard man. I wished I had camera at more than a few points. We both mumbled about the lack of a camera at moments. :?


No worries, Art - the internet has your back. ;)
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Re: Tower of Power Repeated!

Postby Wolf » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:28 pm

Yasmeen, I love you.
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Re: Tower of Power Repeated!

Postby dustonian » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:32 pm

are those snotcicles?
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Re: Tower of Power Repeated!

Postby Wolf » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:52 pm

Just melted snow. I think. It was a powder day.
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Re: Tower of Power Repeated!

Postby Yasmeen » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:45 pm

lol, thanks, Wolf ;) I had to act fast before Andrew pulled out his sick MS Paint skills and put mine to shame.
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Re: Tower of Power Repeated!

Postby Andrew » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:14 pm

Yasmeen wrote:lol, thanks, Wolf ;) I had to act fast before Andrew pulled out his sick MS Paint skills and put mine to shame.



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Re: Tower of Power Repeated!

Postby toad857 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:19 pm

This route looks cool. So, there's a big loop of webbing slung around the nose of that thing, then attached to another to keep it from slipping off? Does that sound right?
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Re: Tower of Power Repeated!

Postby caribe » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:41 pm

toad857 wrote:This route looks cool. So, there's a big loop of webbing slung around the nose of that thing, then attached to another to keep it from slipping off? Does that sound right?
lasso the prow; snug it with an overhand knot; run horizontal protection to keep it from slipping off the prow in case of fall, couple small cams on long runners or more webbing.
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Re: Tower of Power Repeated!

Postby LK Day » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:45 pm

That's right, Toad. The photo is from the second time I did this pitch, sometime in the early to mid '80s. Both times I protected it more or less the same way. That is I unknotted and then tied three full length slings into one big loop, lassoed the flake then clipped it to a piece back under the overhang to keep the big sling on the flake. I chained together three slung hexes to reach the piece back under the overhang. Does that make sense? Perhaps Dan figured out a better way to protect the flake so you should get his beta as well. There is an absolutely bomber 1.5 tricam (slotted, not cammed) just above the lip of the overhang. Have fun and stay safe. I was typing at the same time as Caribe. I like his suggestion to snug the sling with an overhand knot.
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