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#59677 - 08/17/11 08:17 PM Re: Breaking into 5.9-- short cruxes, good gear [Re: rg@ofmc]
RangerRob Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/06/00
Posts: 3764
Loc: Ulster County, NY
I hear ya Rich. Bloody Mary still takes everything I have, with all the modern conveniences. As always, props to the old dudes!

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#59679 - 08/17/11 08:18 PM Re: Breaking into 5.9-- short cruxes, good gear [Re: rg@ofmc]
Dana Offline
addict

Registered: 07/13/00
Posts: 619
I once overheard Dave Craft talking about Turner, Craft said something to the effect of "He only carried about four f___in' pitons, and he didn't seem to know how to use them very well."

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#59714 - 08/22/11 05:21 AM Re: Breaking into 5.9-- short cruxes, good gear [Re: Dana]
SethG Offline
old hand

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 709
Loc: NYC
Triangle isn't a bad intro 9. I thought it was more fun than expected. Gear is good if you like old pins. One hard move to get the holds above the roof, then a couple steep moves with good holds and yer out.
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