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Photograph caption dated April 3, 1956 reads, "North Hollywood High's outstanding rope climber, Steve McLean, shows how he scoots up the 20-foot hemp in 3.9s for the best time in the Valley League. McLean will be competing tomorrow afternoon against Canoga Park in a dual meet that's for the league championship. Note, from bottom to top, how leg kick plays such an important role in climbing the rope. Top picture shows how he straightens out just as he is about to strike tambourine (not shown) to complete his journey." See images 00162470 through 00162477 for all photos in this series.