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First time leading a route since losing my leg 4 years ago.
© Marc Elliott, May 2020
Route: Alison Rib (D)
Climbers: Marc Elliott
Camera used: Iphone 5
Date taken: 13th May 2020
VOTING: from 32 votes
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First time leading a route since losing my leg 4 years ago. I lost my knee, so it's easy to leg the prosthetic behind and climb without it. using the stump to give momentary friction support as I move my right foot - this method works pretty well. What I need though is a rubber or leather sock to place over the socket as smearing on crystal sharp granite is bloody.
excruciating! :) It felt great to place runners again!
Marc Elliott - 19/May/20Report
"leave the prosthetic behind " should day
Marc Elliott - 19/May/20Report
"leave the prosthetic behind " should day
Marc Elliott - 19/May/20Report
Fantastic to see you out on the rock again Marc! Hope all is well.
tomrainbow - 19/May/20Report
Well done Marc, lost mine last year in a climbing accident and starting my long road to recovery. Great to see I am not alone! Nice pic.
jshields - 19/May/20Report
Great to see you out leading
Michael Hood - 19/May/20Report
Well done Marc!
gartmorn - 25/May/20Report
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