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The cold world of alpine climbing.

The cold world of alpine climbing.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

"Home Field Advantage"


Montana locals schooling two of the visiting Oregon boys on "Home Field Advantage" just moments after the first ascent.

This climb and the photo has everything that I love about modern mixed routes. Bolts, natural pro, an obviously attentive belayer, and a sky pilot who is truly leashless!

How does that old saying go John? Something about, "One in the hand?"


The amazing action photo (and FA)  is by the legendary Montana ice hardman, Pete Tapley. Make sure you dbl click the photo for full effect. And please respect Pete's copyright.



John pitching and Brian catching. Bird Boy John Frieh's training blog has a link here on C/T.










And John again, just saying hello after another test of those angel wings :) Craig Gyselinck's photo

1 comment:

John said...

I thought the old saying was "if you're not flying you're not trying!"

Thanks for the shout Dane! Ill see you out there!