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-==== Good Days at Table Rock (Climbing) ==== 
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-// For our next trip into the great outdoors, we again engaged Michael of the Climbing Place to be our guide on a 2-day family expedition to Table Rock,  // 
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-=== Good Days at Table Rock === 
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-For our next trip into the great outdoors, we again engaged Michael of the Climbing Place 
-to be our guide on a 2-day family expedition to Table Rock, NC.  Getting there was quite 
-the thrill, as it involved a 12-mile drive up an unpaved road. 
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-On the first day, the whole family came along, along with Michael'​s grand-daughter,​ 
-Nadia [who, having started climbing before she could walk, quite frankly can wax the lot of 
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-The second day was just Dad, James, Michael and Nadia, and it turned out to be something 
-special. ​ Just after lunch, Michael'​s eagle-eye spotted some "​booty",​ a passive protection 
-device that had been left behind by some Boy Scouts the day before. 
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-The laws of climbing are clear: if you find some equipment up on the rock and there'​s 
-nobody around to claim it, then assuming you can remove it from wherever it might be stuck, 
-it's yours! ​ Thus the name: booty! 
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-This particular piece, a  
-<A HREF="​http://​www.blackdiamondequipment.com/​rockclimbing/​pro_stoppers.html"​ TARGET="​_blank">​Black Diamond Stopper</​A>,​ is a wedge that fits into a crack and 
-locks itself into place with a slight camming action induced by the curves of the edges. 
-James and Nadia had great fun climbing up, setting the piece into a crack, and then using 
-a quickdraw (2 carabiners attached by a loop of webbing) to hook into it and hang from it. 
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-However, eventually Nadia locked the stopper in so tight that she couldn'​t remove it. 
-James proceeded to climb up, reach around behind the stopper (from above, down into the crack), 
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-Thus, it became his first piece of booty, and he proudly carried it off! 
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-While I was belaying Nadia, James decided to climb up to a little ledge. ​ It made for a nice 
-picture, until you zoom out and see just how high he "free solo'​d"​ -- and without a helmet, 
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-Back in the car, James shows off his "​booty"​. ​ And in the last image, Nadia shows off hers.  Down girl! 
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