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© JamieSparkes, May 2010
Route: Blade Runner
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Climbers: J. Sparkes
Camera used: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Is the gear on the left rope pre-placed or have you stepped down?
Just wondering because I've been thinking about leading this route but I'm not sure about how bad a fall would be from the mantle with just the gear on the right rope.
Brendan - 26/Jun/10
the gear on the left rope was pre-placed as we were taking it in turns to get through the mantelshelf move. The fall from here without the gear is fine, but I would advise having a second belayer sit on the green fence to minimise the swing as the groove can hit you in the thigh and flip you over into the hawthorn.
also worth putting a low runner in the groove on the right rope to stop it doing something similar.
JamieSparkes - 27/Jun/10
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Brendan - 28/Jun/10