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GLENDALE - Swiftwater Rescue firefighter and paramedic Troy Westbrook hooked on a line and belayed Wednesday toward a raging Los Angeles River.
As PortRoyal came under increasing scrutiny, her "Interrogation" by Monsieur Louis Bail, a cleric imposed as convent superintendent by Louis XIV, belayed his fears as quickly as it belied her intelligence.
Among the events they will compete in are the work climb, designed to judge the contestant's ability to safely advance through various workstations in the tree while using a rope and saddle, and the belayed speed climb, in which competitors climb a predetermined route from the ground to a height of approximately 60 feet, where they must ring a bell.