PTPP at the Poison Pill, Scorched Earth (view)
This is photo #24 in a series of 32. You can click here to return to Photo #1.
PTPP waves, "Later, eh?" (Hoserspeak, for bon voyage) from the Poison Pill ledge at the top of P6 of Scorched Earth.
The portaledge is clipped to cams placed downward in the crack behind the ledge, which is hardly visible here.
I went up the fixed line to the P7 belay, and hauled Pete's pig and Crab-O-Ledge.
As he cleaned up the belay, the expando Pill closed up on a #4 Friend. Pete
couldn't get the cams to move. I came back down the haul line to see if I
could get it, but it was solidly stuck. It's now Booty for the next
party who hangs their pigs from this expanding anchor and opens it back up with the weight.
This is the last photo showing the Cratered Pig and the Amazing Flying Whale before they slipped the noose and got away. It was lucky for me that I took my camera bag with me, and didn't leave it clipped to the top of the Pig.
I took this photo while dangling about thirty feet from the wall on a fixed line to P7. You can see someone on Sea of Dreams below and left of PTPP. If you look closely, you can see two guys on Mescalito, too. El Cap Tower and Texas Flake are on the skyline behind him.
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Submitted by: apollodorus on 2003-01-23 | Views: 1655