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Yet another classic photo of Gargoyle Flake
© flat eric, Mar 2007
Route: Gargoyle Flake (VS 4c)
Climbers: Julie McGowan
4*VOTING: number of votes 15
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Julie completing the final awesome moves of Gargoyle Flake.
flat eric - 04/Mar/07
I have to say, this doesn't look like a good belaying position to me.
Jamie B - 04/Mar/07
doesn't look comfy anyway- guess if the climber fell they'd go to their left though so would pull the belayer onto the rope rather than off the edge?
nikinko - 09/Mar/07
just looked more closely... is he actually attached to anything?
nikinko - 13/Mar/07
You see that bight of rope coming off his harness? As I recall, that lead to a sling and a chockstone. I didn't have any concerns on the day about the quality of the belay or the belaying.
flat eric - 21/Apr/07
If you've no concerns, go back set it up again and fall off. Your mate will loose his knuckles, and then may be very tempted to let go.
freefall01 - 05/Jun/07
He had set up a perfectly good belay!!
JulesMc - 29/Aug/13
He'd set up a perfectly sound belay!
JulesMc - 29/Aug/13
I'm sure the belay is sound - more concerned about which way the belayer gets pulled if you lob.
Jamie B - 04/Sep/13
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