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Brendan Mealia climbing Bragg-Hatch 5.10+++

The weekend went off even with the rain and high humidity.  Brendan Mealia just missed the on-sight of Bragg-Hatch 5.10+++.  He is climbing really strong right now and it is fun to watch him go for it.  I climbed with Mark Folsom the other day.  Both of us got on routes we had not climbed before.  Mark on-sighted Protorsilex 5.9+ and I did a no star classic on-sight with lots of exposure call Cold Turkey’s 5.9-.

Top rope anchor building

Mark Folsom onsighting Proctor-Silex 5.9+

I also got to do some more Top Rope Anchor courses during the week.  I like to show people how to use the friction hitch back up as well for rappelling in this course.  Once you build the anchor up top you still have to get down safely, so it’s nice to be able to get over the edge of the cliff backed up.  This is a popular course for us and is really easy to teach new or experienced climbers a quick and efficient way to set up top rope anchors.

Brendan Mealia climbing Bragg-Hatch 5.10+++

Building three point anchors and rappelling

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