Mr. Benedict dropping into Hammer Factor at 16". You can see how dropping off this shelf too early and/or not squared up decently might become suboptimal.

Shane's post with this photo and a video of the run can be found here:

One time I was the third in line charging through Hammer Factor at about this level, and the first guy was stuck getting worked in the hole. The second guy dropped in and pummeled the first guy, then after another 5 seconds or so I came through and skipped over his upturned boat a second time. After he finally clawed his way out to the pool below (still in his boat, a bit wide-eyed), he said he that knew what was coming ---- and was actually saying to himself, "there goes Ben"....and then a longer pause and "there goes Pilson".

Author: Shane Benedict   Location: @Green 2. Green Narrows, NC
Subject:  Rapid: Hammer Factor
Date: 12/17/11  Level: 16 inches
Size: 1.43MB  Format: png
AW Photo ID: 880831   AW Reach ID:
author of photo John Pilson Details