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Jasper Quartzite

Jasper Quartzite

Terri climbing Hilti Hotel above the scenic valley.

Rating:Average Rating = 4.58/5 | Votes: 33 | Comments: 44

Submitted by: erick on 2009-10-18 | Views: 3763

Comment 5 out of 5 stars cracklover on 2009-10-20
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Wow! Gorgeous!
Comment 5 out of 5 stars cracklover on 2009-10-20
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I like the storm in the background. Gives the photo a little extra "punch".
Comment 5 out of 5 stars Gmburns2000 on 2009-10-22
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I really like the fading landscape in the background. The rock looks great, too.
Comment darkgift06 on 2009-10-28
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what a place to climb!! great view, crystal blue glacier water in the background. I bet you could mess with the color setting on the camera & get just a crazy shot of this.
Comment 4 out of 5 stars Basta916 on 2009-11-06
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very interesting....I wish climber was in a better position related to camera
Comment 5 out of 5 stars yanqui on 2009-11-06
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Makes me wanna be there.
Comment 5 out of 5 stars sungam on 2009-11-06
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Absolutely stellar shot.
Comment 4 out of 5 stars CrazyPetie on 2009-11-06
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Awesome. Also wish the climber was in a better position tho, maybe not wearing a helmet on a sport climb.
Comment granite_grrl on 2009-11-06
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huh, this photos makes the lake look like it's going to spill out.
Comment 1 out of 5 stars curt on 2009-11-06
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Yep. Yet another photo where someone mistakenly thinks they absolutely must tilt the camera to make the climb appear steeper than it really is. Too bad and it ruined an otherwise nice pic.
Comment agentmm on 2009-11-07
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You're frame of reference is incorrect...I've climbed here and the terra firma (ground) is cutting away...the climb is accurately represented
Comment dudemanbu on 2009-11-07
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I don't understand the bolts.
Comment 1 out of 5 stars curt on 2009-11-08
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Nice try, but water in a lake must be perfectly horizontal.
Comment agentmm on 2009-11-08
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HA! That's ridiculous....have you ever seen a photo of the amazon river from 15,000 up? it's not horizontal...you can't take 3d pictures, hence the issue with orientation...OMG THIS LAKE ISN'T HORIZONTAL! http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetail.asp?photoID=225037&catID=493&contestCatID=&rowNumber=63&camID=
Comment 4 out of 5 stars tallnik on 2009-11-09
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I like the shot too... oh the rockies.
Comment 5 out of 5 stars styndall on 2009-11-09
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I think it's very pretty, in spite of the fact that the camera angle makes a massively juggy-slab climb look like a massively-juggy slightly-less-slabby climb. Alternatively, this shot could be taken during the beginning moment of some incredible geological upset, and the water is seconds from spilling down the hill.
Comment dudemanbu on 2009-11-09
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I still don't understand the bolts.
Comment 1 out of 5 stars curt on 2009-11-09
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I like how he thinks this is a photo of the Amazon River, too.

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetail.asp?photoID=225037&catID=493&contestCatID=&rowNumber=63&camID=

Idiot.

Comment 4 out of 5 stars tradrenn on 2009-11-11
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Pretty nice run out for a sport route. Is it a sport route or a geared route with a bolt in it ?
Comment erick on 2009-11-11
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This climb is a very spectacular sport route all the way up. For all who are all concerned about the ethics of bolting at this crag, Hilti Hotel is one of only three sport routes at this crag, with another kilometer of pure gear climbing on either side. If you don't like bolt pro, this will still surely become your favourite crag regardless.
Comment jasminelux on 2009-11-12
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!!! You put it on! Happy! I gotta get on hilty next summer! love the shot, and good editing mon amour...
Comment agentmm on 2009-11-14
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the amazon river? whoever said that picture had anything to do with the amazon river....look at the picture i posted, the point of origin is centered, the axes are in plane and yet the lake "looks" slightly slanted because of altitude....read properly
Comment erick on 2009-11-14
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brilliant critique -- yes maybe i should tip the photo so that a naturally asymmetric valley looks equally sloped on both side -- and so that the lake looks like it's being viewed from its side instead of directly upstream... and so that a vertical/overhanging arete climb appears to be on a 45 degree angle. ...mmm....great solution...
Comment 1 out of 5 stars curt on 2009-11-16
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Or, you could just tip it back even more than it already is--and make it look like a roof.
Comment erick on 2009-11-16
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You are full of good ideas aren't you. I can only hope to one day be able to edit photos as flawlessly as yourself.
Comment 1 out of 5 stars curt on 2009-11-18
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It's easy, you simply don't exaggerate the angle of the climb by tipping the camera. I really can't single this pic out, though, as this seems like a fairly well accepted practice these days.
Comment 5 out of 5 stars styndall on 2009-11-20
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I don't think the tilt is for the purposes of exaggeration. The climb doesn't look particularly hard either way. It'd be hard to rotate and crop the photo so that the horizon lines up properly without clipping out a lot of the top and bottom of the photo.
Comment carabiner96 on 2009-11-21
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I want to go to there.
Comment Fabiana on 2009-11-25
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wow nice view :)
Comment 5 out of 5 stars uni_jim on 2009-11-27
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BRENDON!!! you aren't supposed to show Pictures like this!!! Nice shot by the way.

Oh, and to the camera-angle haters out there, this is an overhung arete, I climbed it with the lady in the photo, Erick, and Brendon that day. It is graded 5.10c I believe.
Comment ConverseClimber on 2009-12-01
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the angle looks ok to me. sick shot
Comment kevthegerman on 2009-12-02
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um, trees grow straight up.. these trees are all slanted to the right..i am not hating on the pic cuz it is great with the teal water and valley and all that good stuff but the trees are slanted.. if you tilt the trees to 90 degrees the climb would be a slabby jug haul.. still looks great and i wanna climb it..
Comment 1 out of 5 stars curt on 2009-12-09
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Exactly.
Comment raingod on 2009-12-15
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And yet those of us who have been there know the climb is accurately represented. Oh and for the helmet guy there are some places where a helmet is a good idea even on a sport climb.
Comment 1 out of 5 stars curt on 2009-12-16
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It must be that same funny Canadian gravity that makes the carabiner and chalk bag on the climber get pulled into the rock too.
Comment erick on 2009-12-16
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haha biner pulled in to the rock? ....ya it's crazy curt, when you shift your hips on a climb and the carabiners move around, it creates a crazy magnetic field that makes the quickdraw stick straight out from the rock too. but only in canada.

man what will you come up with next. Keep em coming you're the best comedian out there.
Comment fudog on 2009-12-17
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I would have to agree with curt in regards to the angle of the picture not being 100% accurate. However, I think it is a fallacy to make the assumption that this is a purposeful misrepresentation for the purpose of glorification. Moreover, I don't share his conclusion that an image, once rotated, becomes 'ruined'. If I hang a beautiful picture, painting, etc. on the wall slightly less than level does that infringe on the inherent quality of the image? I don't think so. Not that anyone cares but I think this is a great picture with great composition, color, and subject matter. If I want it to be an accurate representation of the laws of nature than I tilt my head 3.5-4 degrees to the right (which out of 360 degrees means that the photo is only 1% out) but I enjoy it either way.
Comment 4 out of 5 stars aerili on 2009-12-17
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I think sometimes people accidentally tilt their horizons while taking shots--this has happened to me many times with a digi. (Often because I am not holding it right up to my eyes or because the lighting makes it difficult to see every detail in the LCD.) I try to correct this by aligning and cropping in PS. Also, lenses that are less than 52mm can make it difficult to make proportions near and far all look exactly correct in dimension, steepness, etc.

Anyway, the photographer may not have done anything here 'on purpose' for deception. And the photo is still beautiful to me. Nice job.
Comment gunkiemike on 2009-12-18
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If the camera were level, the reflection of the cloud off the lake would be directly below the cloud. Looks like it may be off a degree or two. Nice shot though. (For serious camera tilting see Climbing mag cover #278)
Comment 1 out of 5 stars curt on 2009-12-25
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OK erick, I'm a comedian and you're a liar.
Comment 5 out of 5 stars uni_jim on 2009-12-26
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merry christmas curt ;)
Comment quiteatingmysteak on 2009-12-27
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Oh you guys are such drama queens.
Comment pdpcardsfan on 2009-12-30
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it does seem if you tilt your head slightly to the right the rope, biners, chalkbag, and trees go verticle and the lake gets horizontal. good pic none the less.
Comment 1 out of 5 stars curt on 2009-12-30
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Yeah, funny how that works.