Mar 21, 2009, 1:25 PM
Registered: Jul 2, 2004
Seriously, Graniteboys got it right, the Texas flake shouldn't be a problem. If it is, you shouldn't be on the the wall anyway and it would be wise to bail.
You would much better serve yourself by dialing in your hauling, change overs, french free and onsight free climbing. The Texas flake is only a small 20ft section on a 3000ft climb. There will be much harder obstacles to tackle along the way than the lowly Texas Flake. Like fatigue, paranoia and Koreans etc...
Here's a pic looking down the thing... Sorry, only one I have.
Edited to add; It looks longer than it really is in the pic. If you look closely, to the left of me (about where the shadow line is) is the ground where the actual chimneying begins just below my feet. To the right is the short section of 5.8 Clint was talking about. I know it doesn't look like it, but it's just an awkward move or two into the chimney, about 8ft tall.
(This post was edited by salamanizer on Mar 21, 2009, 1:31 PM)