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Finally discovered the Totem Pole, albeit in a support position to Andy Kuylaars' near flash of both pitches of the Deep Play/Back side free route.

Wonderful time.

I built Roger's model, and tried to update the lines on it–wondering if Roger has any interest in creating a updated version–took me a while to figure out the Gallegos line, but knowing those guys, and knowing the lines they find and climb, I think I see the way they aided their route (if indeed they went to the top).

Also wondering if people have climbed the original route, on aid, all clean.  Not climbing 27 at this time ((wink)), I was thinking it might be fun to give my dusty aiders a go in that wild cavernous gap in the ocean.

Photo by Derek Cheng

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  1. NB the editable vector version of teh model (which you can edit in Illustrator or Inkscape) is attached to the page if you want to update it


  2. Cool, good idea.  Fun to make the model!  I will see if Simon Mentz wants to help wit the artwork. Cheers

  3. Actually don't see a way to download the editable Vector version?  The link you supplied is the uneditable PDF?  can you email me the .ai version to


    Fortescue Bay

    1. Opens and edits fine for me in Illustrator CS5 for mac. Its also probably editable in Inkscape. There is no .ai, we always just saved these files as PDF, which is natively editable in illustrator.