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So, where did you get pumped exactly?
Dan Arkle
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Route: The Rasp (E2 5b)
Climbers: Dan Arkle and Al Buchanan
VOTING: from 131 votes
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Or 'Look mum, no hands!'
When I was a youth, I took one of my first leader falls on the Rasp after getting completely pumped out after the crux. A few years later, Garan told me that you can get a sneaky knee bar rest, which got me thinking...
On this ascent I found four knee bars, a heel hook and a leg jam. So I'm downgrading it to HVS for anyone who's seen this photo ;)
Thanks to Al for belaying and using the remote shutter device.
Dan Arkle - 10/Nov/13Report
Excellent!
jon - 11/Nov/13Report
Brilliant Dan, your creativity knows no bounds
Mike421 - 11/Nov/13Report
Love it, good concept, good execution!
Nick Russell - 11/Nov/13Report
I bet Dan, that you were continually fluffing the moves and falling...!
Sean Kelly - 11/Nov/13Report
Really great, original and imaginative.
Dan-gerMouse - 12/Nov/13Report
Gave you a 5 for creativity but thinking of downgrading it a few points as you've now blown my onsight attempt.
Thanks Dan !
chris fox - 17/Nov/13Report
I remember having a similar experience, thought i was good on Grit until that spat me off with impunity. Good photo
!
thedehydrator - 17/Nov/13Report
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKC Photos - 24/Nov/13Report
Pure genius, really creative and original but, I`ll be up there soon and will still claim the E2 !
mr mills - 24/Nov/13Report
That face looks ready to topple with all that weight on it, nice shots (another computer generated composition takes first place tut tut ;-)
Garbhanach - 24/Nov/13Report
No head-wedge in the final niche?? Pfffft.
Fiend - 24/Nov/13Report
Thanks guys, this one was a lot of fun.
Dan Arkle - 24/Nov/13Report
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