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The "downside" of placing good gear on a pumpy route - Clotted Cream,E4 5c...
© Brian H, Feb 2014
Route: Clotted Cream (E4 5c)
Climbers: Kafoozalem
4*VOTING: number of votes 12
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what happened to the cross loaded krab on small yellow cam ? got a later picture in sequence?
lithos - 17/Feb/14
I hadn't noticed that but seems that the load was taken just below the base of the wire gate, rather than on the gate itself. Bit worrying as earlier shots just before starting the crux sequence show that the krab was correctly aligned.
Brian H - 17/Feb/14
Well spotted. Just proves that shit happens so a gear cluster is preferable to a single piece. The gear survived undamaged. I suspect this happened because I carried the cam pre-clipped to the draw hanging off the middle krab.
Kafoozalem - 17/Feb/14
Ah - wrote my comment before Brian's so the explanation is simply that shit happens!
Kafoozalem - 17/Feb/14
Looking again I think the lowest gear on the red rope tightened first which flipped the krab on the unweighted upper piece.
Kafoozalem - 17/Feb/14
You have just put me off trying that route Pete!
Sean Kelly - 17/Feb/14
No wonder you fell off... there's a scary ghost coming to get you...woooohhhwww
andy_pemberton - 05/Mar/14
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