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*** Conquistador By Claire Wilson  6/08/2012
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Yannick Branson at full stretch on Conquistador (23) at The Sun Gate in the Grampians, after this it's a big move to the pocket.

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Aidan
6/08/2012
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looks good...about time there was a new pic of the 'week' 

Pat
6/08/2012
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Nice pic- knot looks funky. 

pmonks
6/08/2012
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Noice! Noice! Noice! Noice!

(sorry - Chocky won't let me post with just one word) 

nmonteith
6/08/2012
That whole crag need some Gluies hold reinforcement. I was terrified of all the
creaking flakes. 

rodw
6/08/2012
Nice piccy would have liked to see more of the route though. 

IdratherbeclimbingM9
6/08/2012
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It is good to see a new pic.
I too, would have liked to have seen a bit more of the route below, though appreciate the comment about the next move being a big one to the pocket above, and makes me want to see that move!
Photographically it is interesting, and truthfully worth 3 stars out of 5, however I downgraded my 'score' (sorry), because as an old fart trad climber it annoys me to see photos of potentially good adventure with a bolt at shoulder height (and pre-clipped at that), while the last is still above feet height, ... further along with the fact that I can count 5 other Ubolt/brackets in the pic!
The rock looks great though the photographer has no control over the good looking rock features other than exposure of the shot, and these days it is automatic for the most part?

I like the perspective angle and appreciate that this would have taken some effort to get to.
;-)

@ knot looks funky
I am not sure there is any advantage in a figure 8 tied that loosely? 

stugang
6/08/2012
Rod - that is the whole climb...in fact you can see every hold in the photo. 

Duang Daunk
6/08/2012
Yannick got ripped off when he bought that beanie. 

will5686
7/08/2012
It's not a figure eight, its a double bowline with an overhand knot to get the
tail out of the way.

There are a lot of bolts, but he really wasn't that high off the ground!

Cheers,
Claire 

IdratherbeclimbingM9
8/08/2012
@ Claire;
Fair enough about the knot. I stand corrected.

@ stugang re whole route;
I obviously live a sheltered existence and need to get out more!
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