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Belly Flop
© Phil Ewels, Feb 2008
Climbers: Andy Coleman
Camera used: Canon EOS 400D
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Andy shows how it's done, performing an elegant belly flop onto the top...
tallphil - 21/May/08
haha is tht the problem up the thin crack??
tht is an ingenious way of getting over the top tho ive neve found it tht necessary! I'll tell my bro hoo needs a bit of help!
Duncan Campbell - 21/May/08
it is well named
peat - 21/May/08
Yup, the crack (i think the face is called the warm up slab?). The belly flop -> rolling your legs up so that you're lying down -> stand up.
Not elegant, but feels more secure than stepping up when you only have a slap for your hands ;)
tallphil - 21/May/08
haha good effort ye the whole face is the warm up slab - just wondering whether you ahd gone up the arete or sumthin crazy! lol
Duncan Campbell - 22/May/08
I believe the technical term is 'Beached Whale'
Jamdahll - 11/Apr/16
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