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Ozymandias Direct Trip Report May 2011 22-May-2011 At 9:14:33 AM Organ Pipe
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Thanks for all the kind words gents - It was a pleasure puting the report together!

On 21/05/2011 brendan wrote:
>Quick question about the ledge set up in the last photo were you guys flagging the ledge or >did you just bust it out for the photo?

Flagged, well, sort of. Rather than attaching to the haul line along the long edge 'in line' above the haul bag, Phil lined both ledges up together (like stacking a deck of cards) and dangled them coathanger style from below the bag. It was an 85 meter haul (my estimate) from below the roof to the ledge at the beginning of the last pitch and they didn't seem to cop any bumps or scrapes in the process. We were chuffed.

On 21/05/2011 Fish Boy wrote:
>P.S. Does that talon have orange webbing?

Sorry Nick, 'twas blue. And in a cruel turn of fate, I actually dropped it later on the climb. It landed further down the hill from the P1 belay, but before the vegetation becomes significant. I'd actually love to spend a day on Comet collecting dropped gear. On my rap down to the base of the climb I spied nuts all over the place - but I had places to be so didn't deviate to collect!

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