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Padding up the padder
© Laurence, Nov 2005
Route: The Padder, E1
Camera used: Olympus C-60 Zoom
Has there been some digital trickery on this - where's the rope?!
jamiemoss - 21/Nov/05
Why don't girls solo?
Laurence - 22/Nov/05
I get the same impression, that there's been some rope removal, but I'm not entirely sure why, it just looks wrong (and no, not because she's a girl, or wearing a harness).
Anyone with better eyes than me - does the shadow of her head look odd? Could that be where the rope was going up?
adam carless - 22/Nov/05
Nothing to do with 'girls don't solo'. I've done this route and what you can't tell from the pic is that this position is 10-12 m off the deck, with an unthinkable soloing fall down the slab, then over an overhang and onto steep rocks below. The climbing is also a bit precarious. There's great gear in that obvious break, so you'd have to be a bit mental to solo it.
But if she it soloing, then upmost respect to her.
jamiemoss - 22/Nov/05
If you'd like to checkout me leading & the real photo, I've just put them on. Not sure where you'll find them like, maybe search for aaronthehippy.
This was my first E1 and my mofo of a mate edited the photo of his missis, just to piss me off me thinks
aaronthehippy - 22/Nov/05
It makes a lovely photo though doesn't it guys?
Oxley - 24/Nov/05
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Nice photo for the people involved, but makes Padder look like a short, easy angled boulder problem. Perhaps it is!
Klippan - 03/Jul/07