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Big exposure on the Grand Capucin
© Mr Lopez, Sep 2009
Route: Swiss Direct
Climbers: Juha
Camera used: SAMSUNG VLUU L310W L313 M310W / Samsung L310W L313 M310W
Date taken: 6th September 2009
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Wow! Top pic.
Neal F - 07/Sep/09
Very nice Mr Lopez (have you done `O sole Mio` ? )
mr mills - 07/Sep/09
wooooah! thats intense!
tom russell - 07/Sep/09
Mr Mills, no, O Sole Mio was in the shade round the corner, cold enough climbing in the sun! Had a look at it while rapping off and it looked awesome.
Mr Lopez - 08/Sep/09
Damm wish id hung around and got on the Capucin with you, that looks awesome man!
Sheffield Sam - 08/Sep/09
This really is a wonderful image, just superb. Well done!
Sean Kelly - 08/Sep/09
Great shot!
Jamie Hageman - 08/Sep/09
Good snap there, and i trust youre good at multitasking. I remember getting awfully pumped at the end of the layback crack in question :P
yuha - 08/Sep/09
lets go climbing!!
Conf#2 - 14/Sep/09
awesome photo! As it came up on screen I actually got a moment of vertigo!
Scarab9 - 16/Sep/09
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKC Photos - 20/Sep/09
part of me wants to give a 5, part of me wants to comment on the crazy rope work, the rest is confused what is actually happening... not sure this is a great climbing photo, just a great photo... hmmm
Silum - 20/Sep/09
Agree this is a superb photo and also irritating ropework. The latter probably adds to the picture! Surely the purpose of any photo is to create emotion?
Oh and it looks like a great route by the way.
Mike421 - 20/Sep/09
Mmmmmh... Ok, rope work explanation.
At the point were the ropes cross each other there's a roof that is traversed right (climbers view) till you are below the crack with the opposing qd's. The green rope is extended with a long sling to give protection against pendulum if you fall before reaching the exit crack. Once below said crack the green rope will be 'lined up' above thanks to said extender, while the blue will be also aligned, hence avoiding a pendulum in case of a fall.
Hope this answer your doubts...
Mr Lopez - 20/Sep/09
Nice.... very nice
EBclimbing - 21/Sep/09
what grade is this route?
David86 - 22/Sep/09
This is fantastic - do you have a link to a full size version?
rrrock! - 22/Sep/09
Harder pitch (the one in the photo) goes at f6b and A0.
Pulling on rather loose pegs under the roof.
Mr Lopez - 23/Sep/09
No full res online, but you can mail me if you want it and i'll mail it to you.
Mr Lopez - 23/Sep/09
There is considerably more snow cover than when we didi this in August. And yes, those pegs are rather wobbly. felt hard at 6b+
Dan-gerMouse - 24/Sep/09
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKC Photos - 27/Sep/09
Oscar! Great, great shot!
Small world, it was good to meet you at the campsite in Cham.
oldgrey - 28/Sep/09
Fantastic shot - it makes me want to go there and do it right now.
Fraser - 03/Oct/09
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