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FWA King of the swingers
© petemacpherson, Jan 2011
Route: King of the swingers (E3)
Climbers: Martin Moran
Camera used: Canon PowerShot G10
5*VOTING: number of votes 18
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More dry tooling.......
Chris Harris - 13/Jan/11
Looks wicked. Was it 2011 - says Jan 2010 on two photos?
RichT - 14/Jan/11
Very impressive. To the moron above, this is definitely NOT dry tooling, the white stuff on the rock is the obvious clue.
IainMunro - 15/Jan/11
A thin smattering of ice. This is aid climbing and its destroyng some of our best routes.
ruckman - 15/Jan/11
Iain Munro. At what point can you see crampon points/axes embedded in white stuff and loaded with bodyweight? A light coating of powder can't be climbed. Neither can frost. All his weight is supported by metal on rock. Just because there's a bit of white suff about doesn't mean he's actually climbing it does it? Idiot.
Chris Harris - 15/Jan/11
Hmm, no where because it's not an ice climb! It's a mixed route. Perhaps when the pressure sores from your armchair get unbearable you'll give it a try one day?
IainMunro - 15/Jan/11
Chris & Ruckman. Personally your arguments/comments only show your ignorance to Scottish winter climbing. It goes beyond bashing up a gully or hacking your way up water ice. Take the following as an example. /images/dbpage.html?id=130482 Do you consider this dry tooling or aid climbing? By your own definition what is the difference between the two ascents?
Sorry for the picture hijack - i'm bored offshore...
Mark020 - 16/Jan/11
Can we not all just get along and share the love?
t_stork - 18/Jan/11
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