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The dawning realisation that you actually, deep-down, hate slabs - mid-slab
© Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing, Jun 2016
Route: The Long Reach (E2 5b)
Climbers: Penny Orr
Camera used: Canon EOS M
Date taken: 2nd June 2016
VOTING: from 59 votes
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Just love the caption - so true!
Rog Wilko - 12/Jun/16Report
Wearing shorts on Etive slabs - brave!
Brendan - 12/Jun/16Report
Excellent photo [and also caption - really made me laugh].
abseil - 12/Jun/16Report
She has that look, the one where the really safe hold is just that one move away.
zigzag - 12/Jun/16Report
"You're only a 5m slide from enforced hot pants"
A friend's justification for his choice of homemade shorts, shorter than these...
Plungeman - 14/Jun/16Report
The reason for her terror is that she has no technique at all.
At that angle slabs should be almost relaxing.
"Nose over toes does it".
"Arse over toes doesn't"
tapster - 23/Jun/16Report
She's leading.
The rope is almost tight to her.
She cannot find her own balance with the sideways vector of force.
All this is done in the cause of making her feel safer, but really she shits herself every time the tension in the rope alters, so she can never get comfortable in her own climbing space..
This isn't a good way to learn to climb trad.
However, good luck to her.
tapster - 23/Jun/16Report
Tapster, reckon i can book you for some coaching? You sound like a proper guru.
conorcussell - 26/Jun/16Report
Especially when dressed in shorts and singlet, ouch! Great pic and caption
MadProfessor - 29/Jun/16Report
Dear Tapster,
I've seen some condescending rubbish on this site, but rarely at that level.
nniff - 01/Jul/16Report
I can only assume you’ve upset tapster at sometime in your life, Rob. Condescending? Not kidding. Great pic, by the way.
jon - 20/Apr/20Report
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