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Looking confused as to how I got up "The Pincer"
© ablackett, May 2010
Route: The Pincer (HVS 5b)
Climbers: Andy Blackett
Camera used: Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

User Comments

Not sure how I got up this one! HVS 5b apparantly, felt more like E1 5b.
ablackett - 25/May/10
Well atleast you got some good weight training in with all that gear. How many bits did you get in, 3?
Aye_Right - 25/May/10
I have to agree, why do you need all that rack for scu a short ascent
Triggerhappyteacher - 26/May/10
Because he's weight training obviously. Or maybe he likes the sound of his cow bells too much.
Aye_Right - 26/May/10
In my defence, I didn't carry all that that was the gear I took on the next route and then I came back down for the photo. What I did take up The Pincer was, 5 cams from small to medium (small ones for the undercut, mid size for the break at 2/3 height), nuts, small to large (small for the undercut to back up the cam if possible, large for the top third) and a set of 4 torque nuts because they don't weigh much and I could have got one in the top third. 3 or 4 quick drawers so I had one on each side handy, a sling for the belay, belay device, prussicks and penknife because we have all seen touching the void.
Considering this route was near the top of my grade I have ever attempted I wanted to be sure of getting any gear placements that were there.
What should I have left behind?
ablackett - 26/May/10
You should have left behind whatever you didn't use. And once you have mastered how to do that you can let me in on it :)
Looks like a cracking wee climb.
Aye_Right - 26/May/10
I've also just spotted where it is. I spent 3 days in Northumberland a few weeks back. I must of missed this one some how.
Aye_Right - 26/May/10
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