Mike Law on Debutantes and Centipedes
1981. Michael Law on the first ascent of his classic testpiece Debutantes and Centipedes (25) at Arapiles. This is one of my favourite photos of Michael as he works hard to solve the last few moves. There were obviously no quickdraws in those days, no pre-placed gear and his rope-work is a complete cluster fuck. I'm not sure if the EB shoes he was wearing (which had no grip whatsoever) would have made the route any harder but I do know that those long brown socks did nothing for his sex appeal.