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Anatomy of a Punt

By April 21, 2012No Comments

What causes a climber to punt? What leads to the sudden and drastic failure of someone for whom success had seemed assured? The RV Project science team has just returned from the laboratory having analyzed, scanned, measured and weighed several punt samples. The following series of photos is a dissection of a recent punt, and should shed some light on this tragic disease that affects us all.

Setting up for the crux. So far so good.

Slap the sloper. Excellent. This is going according to plan.

Let’s zoom in for a closer look, shall we? That’s it, perfect.

Okay, move the foot. Easy, easy…

Target acquired. Locked in on final sloper.

Gotcha! Sneaky bastard.

And now to seal the deal…

Oh no…

…no no no no…

Mayday! Mayday!

It’s all over!!!!!!!


The rock remains, unflinching, undaunted by this latest onslaught.

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