Its funny how the written word misleads Randy - the title of this didn't work for me until the thrid time I opened the picture. I saw the left as opposite to right!
What a messed up mind I must have!
But Jethro loves left over gear!
I changed the title. It did need improvement.
That sling reminds me of a climb I did years ago in a popular alpine area. I looked up to pick out a line and saw a sling half way up. Wow, it looked like it would work out nicely and with protection. After working my way upwards it occurred to me that things really were not as great as I thought. In fact I found a lot of trouble, and the sling that I saw from the ground was some poor guys escape route. Now I was the poor guy that need to escape. Before getting to the sling I found a rock about 18 inches long and levered it into a crack. The other side hanged out and I carefully rappelled off of it.
So every time now I see a sling I wonder if it is truly on route or some guys escape from a dead end.
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Photo taken in King County, WA, USA
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