Originally Posted By: GOclimb
...I'm mostly surprised at the fixed gear on KC that was there *before* you arrived. I don't think I've noticed fixed gear on it before.

There were a couple of fixed pins and 2 or 3 nuts on it when I did it learning aid....in 1974.

Many climbers who started in the past decade might be very surprised at how small a rack you could get away with in 1980, thanks to the copious fixed gear*. Classic needed only a stopper, a #1 Friend, and 8 QD's BITD, for example.

[*: which was actually reliable and trustworthy, for the most part, at the time!]
- Marc