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Zac Hansen and Bill Baer on the savory Bonnie's Roof Direct 5.9 Gunks NY

Zac Hansen and Bill Baer on the savory Bonnie's Roof Direct 5.9 Gunks NY

Zac Hansen and Bill Baer on the savory Bonnie's Roof Direct 5.9 Gunks NY. More at www.BenCarlsonPhoto.com

Rating:Average Rating = 4.66/5 | Votes: 41 | Comments: 33

Submitted by: yellowhouse on 2008-10-16 | Views: 5879

Comment 4 out of 5 stars lodi5onu on 2008-10-17
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HFS, WTF, RUTRYING2FUCKINGDIE??
you should wear a helmet climbing there
Comment yellowhouse on 2008-10-17
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Thanks for the tip, bro. I'll tell them... But did you like the photo?
Comment 4 out of 5 stars sonso45 on 2008-10-20
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Great shot, besides, you only need a helmet if you're going bald.
Comment 5 out of 5 stars Gmburns2000 on 2008-10-21
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nice shot
Comment 5 out of 5 stars Bagelo on 2008-10-21
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I love this shot. I don't think the pics of Bonnie's roof will ever get old. Well done!
Comment 5 out of 5 stars Arrogant_Bastard on 2008-10-21
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Awesome shot.
Comment 4 out of 5 stars sungam on 2008-10-21
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His foot is so ickle... good photo, though. I like the belayer's interest.
Comment 5 out of 5 stars scottb on 2008-10-21
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Made me say: "Whoa!"
Comment 5 out of 5 stars lwilson on 2008-10-21
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sweetness ! just did Bonnies for the first time this past weekend, but finished on the airy 5.7 pitch. nice photo!
Comment 5 out of 5 stars stickyfingerz on 2008-10-21
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Nice shot, Ben. This is still one of my favorite climbs ever. I don't remember doing it this way though...
Comment 5 out of 5 stars curt on 2008-10-21
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Boy, that sure looks how I remember it from 25 years ago. The direct finish is the only way to go. Nice pic of a fantastic route.
Comment 5 out of 5 stars cracklover on 2008-10-22
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Great pic! I remember being in that position and thinking "Uh oh, where's my next hold?!"
Comment 5 out of 5 stars boymeetsrock on 2008-10-22
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This is the best photo of Bonnie's I have ever seen. I like it because it doesn't give away the crux of that pitch. Colors, angle, framing, and subject activity are all great!
Comment yellowhouse on 2008-10-23
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WOW! Thanks everyone for the overwhelming comments. I've been working really hard to get better and better climbing photos. This feels really good. Easily one of my better shots.
Comment rrradam on 2008-10-24
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Sigh... This pic makes me miss the Gunks in a big way! Outstanding picture! Really captures why I like that place so much.

I don't have a helmet though... Does that mean I've been doing it wrong all this time?
Comment 5 out of 5 stars j_ung on 2008-10-26
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Only boobies could make this picture better. ;)
Comment boo on 2008-10-28
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Only your boobies j_ung! hahaha

Belayer is on, climber is in motion, cool angle....looks like a day worth remembering.
Comment 5 out of 5 stars j_ung on 2008-10-28
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Maybe "better" is a little on the subjective side. Haw-hahaha!
Comment 5 out of 5 stars xtremst80 on 2008-10-30
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Sweet pic dude!
Comment yellowhouse on 2008-10-30
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Nice. Thanks for the top rating! I can't wait to get back out there to shoot some more.
Comment 5 out of 5 stars piton on 2008-10-31
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excellent Ben!
Comment 5 out of 5 stars saphius on 2008-10-31
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I wish my Gunks pictures looked like this, damn!
Comment 5 out of 5 stars blueeyedclimber on 2008-10-31
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This is one of my favorite routes...ANYWHERE! I have yet to see this angle. Nice Job! You can usually get a decent shot from your belayer (from the ledge), so probably no one has bothered to set up this shot before.
Comment 5 out of 5 stars tradrenn on 2008-11-02
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Nice pic.
Comment 5 out of 5 stars 8flood8 on 2008-11-08
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is that a gear belay? pardon the ignorance. Never been up yonder
Comment yellowhouse on 2008-11-10
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It is a nest of tattered webbing, that, for some, may qualify as a 'fixed' anchor. But I always back that anchor up with gear and equalize for good measure.
Comment 5 out of 5 stars abe_ascends on 2008-11-11
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Beautiful. My pulse is going up just looking at it!
Comment vinniemazz on 2008-11-12
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Awesome shot. Great colors and action! Good work.
Comment 5 out of 5 stars brent_e on 2008-11-21
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magazine quality! good shot.
Comment 4 out of 5 stars scottydo on 2008-11-26
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very cool pic
Comment 5 out of 5 stars wonderwoman on 2008-12-02
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Love the pic! Love the climb! Bonnie's Direct is like an amusement park ride! Wheeeeee!!!
Comment 5 out of 5 stars gunkiemike on 2008-12-02
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Best. Bonnies. Shot. Ever.
Comment yellowhouse on 2008-12-03
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Woah! Thanks so much everyone! This is very encouraging feedback. It makes me want to grab my camera, rig up, and go get the next shot. Woohooo!