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The short though superb 6c+ 7th pitch of Bada Boom, les Perrons de Vallorcine, during the first ascent.
© jon, Oct 2010
Route: Bada Boom
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Climbers: Hilary Sharp
Camera used: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 950 IS
Nice photo...looks a mean climb!
Sean Kelly - 22/Oct/10
It is, and this pitch is really good though quite short. However, below it is a fantastic 45m 7a+ and above is a 30m 7b wall. 11 pitches altogether.
jon - 23/Oct/10
hello jon good to read that you still get up the odd boulder problem. very imprest with your young lass did you swing leads olso to hilarys right is that your hall line or another party on a standard route. well done to both of you regards brian
brian cropper - 01/Nov/10
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Hi Brian, Hilary led some of the pitches as well. Equipping and cleaning the route took 19 days altogether, over a period of two years. This year we had 11 fixed ropes all the way up the route. On the Friday we took down 9 of the ropes and about 30 krabs and other stuff, leaving two static ropes - we couldn't have carried them down, we were carrying so much weight anyway. We left them on the harder pitches so we could haul up a sac with food and drink and warm clothes - that's the yellow sac you can see. It's been repeated twice, one party climbing it free on sight, the other frigged the two harder pitches. Thanks for your interest... Jon
jon - 01/Nov/10