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Credit: BRIAN HEMOND -- THE TECH

Nathan B. Ball ’05 hangs suspended from the ceiling of Johnson Athletic Center while testing a rope climber, as Daniel G. Walker ’05 belays and Tim Fofonoff G watch from below. Ball, Walker, Fofonoff, and Bryan D. Schmid G constructed the climber to enter in the Soldier Design Competition, to be held today at 6 p.m. in E51. The climber is design-ed to be capable of lifting a soldier fifty feet in five seconds.