Photo Gallery: 8 Old School Climbing Photos, Submitted by Our Readers

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Upshot Belay Glasses - Blue_gn-web

To celebrate our 50th anniversary (yes, we really are that old), we asked readers to send in their best “old school” shots taken over the decades. Our winning shot for issue No. 372 was Roger Pollard’s image of him climbing on the 5.7 Ruper Traverse of Ruper (5.8), Redgarden Wall, Eldorado Canyon, Colorado, in 1976—note the white painter’s pants, tube socks, high-top rock shoes, and vintage slings, pro, and carabiners. For his shot, Roger wins a pair of Upshot Belay Glasses from Metolius Climbing.

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