Climb > El Cap:    
by Steph Davis
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On day three, waking to a severe hangover
Beth Coats on El Cap
and way too many sore muscles, I clung to the portaledge straps to hold myself up.

"Russ, it's your lead."

This was probably true, and if it wasn't, I hoped he wouldn't remember.

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Russ looked about as haggard as I did and, luckily, showed no sign of wanting to discuss whose lead it actually might have been, or anything else for that matter. Beth, on the other hand, was rustling around on her ledge and debating the possibility of doing one or two extra pitches today and maybe topping out tomorrow. I pretended not to hear her.

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