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Jimmy 'Big Guns' McCormack on the classic bold wall climb of Lord of the Flies E6 6a.
© Jack Geldard, Jun 2010
Route: Lord of the Flies (E6 6a)
Climbers: Jim 'Big Guns' McCormack
Camera used: Canon 400d
Date taken: 21st June 2010
VOTING: from 85 votes
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Here Jim has reached the safety of a large pocket and good gear after the crux section. Jim borrowed a splitter cam from me to fit in the round hole before the crux section. A tri-cam would also fit.
Jack Geldard - 24/Jun/10
Great shot there Jack. Perhaps even better cropped to lose the ground on the bottom right and just the rock in view?
Anyway - have a 5.
london_huddy - 24/Jun/10
God, i want to do this route. Great photo :)
Will Goldsmith - 24/Jun/10
Nice one Jack.
jon - 24/Jun/10
Great photo Jack, interesting to see it with the r/h side cropped, still a 5* though
Nice one Jim, made up for you :)
mr mills - 24/Jun/10
The thing about a good climbing photo is that either it makes you really want to do the climb, or scares you off attempting it. Have a 5!
Sean Kelly - 24/Jun/10
A proper proper proper proper climbing shot - not enough of these on UKC!
One day!
Enty - 24/Jun/10
Was this on Wed?
Paul B - 25/Jun/10
Where's the canoe & lighthouse?
Its a nice shot
ChrisJD - 26/Jun/10
nice one jim from the Southern Hemisphere. Makes me miss the pass!
ad_power - 04/Jul/10
Which bit of gear is the splitter cam? and is the rest of the gear poor?
Ally Smith - 06/Jul/10
The splitter cam is the one that is on the far right and extended with a long sling, about 2 metres below Jim's feet. The gear in the large pocket just to the left isn't the best I thought, but I haven't exactly abbed down and magnified the whole wall, so it would be best to climb up there and make your own assessment! I don't know what that higher runner is, I didn't get that, I don't think, but it was a few years ago now that I did it. Cheers.
Jack Geldard - 06/Jul/10
Cracking shot Jack!
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 11/Jul/10
Ally i got there with no spitter cam or tricam to fit the pocket out right. I really thought id be lucky to not the the deck with the 5 bits of gear i did have, including two cams, on two lobes each, and a friction sling. If the old peg pocket gear is good its probably only E5.
Alex Mason - 15/Jul/10
P.s. is that sling on the right rope preplaced? tried to place that with my foot but in the end i dropped the sling.
Alex Mason - 15/Jul/10
Actually its never E5. ignore me
Alex Mason - 15/Jul/10
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