Mike Dewey: The Art of Observation


[Photo] Axel Hermann

Did you ever wait on a ledge with the haulbags while your partners say they will climb a couple pitches and then do one really long haul? It seems like the rope hasn't moved in forever, so you start making a drawing of the Cathedrals. The rope still doesn't seem to be moving, and you start to get worried that maybe they're stuck on some horrendously hard pitch. Then you discover that they saw a shady ledge off to the side, so they rapped down to it and are taking a nap.

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