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Comments by ajkclay (76)
Unb******lievable! Cool Shot. I can do that, I just don't wanna.
No, really I could, honest!.....
damn good shot. 5.13b you say?
This just HAS to be the best climbing shot I have EVER seen! You know it's all downhill from here, you won't ever get a better one. Absolute CLASSIC!
is this where you got the name? Top shot that! Absolutely Marvellous!
funny you should say that, two weeks ago, there was a koala in the tree directly behind me :-)
edit, err it looks like I'm psychic, I posted this after the koala comment, but it appears before(?)
cool pic, nice colours
I gave it a 10 because you just can't get this kind of pic, with all of the associated images, and thoughts that it makes you have, in your average mag style "pretty picture." This pic truly is worth a thousand words!
Great shot, but I still don't know what he looks like!
hmmm you look a bit like spiderman there, sticky hairy palms?
he climbs a lot there with me in summer, and every thurs at VR gym in winter
For those of you who are unaware of who HB is, he is probably one of the biggest climbing legends around. He TRADs things + grades most sport climbers wouldn't go near.
Hah! And to think I will be happy when I just get a chance to lead it! That man needs therapy, and soon!
doughboy, are you serious? Did you really solo pilot error?
nice, i love it, gonna give it a go
nice shorts. I think he must have raided his sister's cupboard for those babies!
now THAT is a damned cool shot!
Gave this one a 10, here's why - it's a great shot of an awesome feat (sorry about the bad pun), and my head isn't up my ass!
oh yeah! that place looks like it has it all! beach, sand to fall on, great rock...
that's a pretty good job with only 8 images, it's not easy to get the colobalance right between photos, and the less overlaps you have, the harder it can be, well done dude!
did you use any filters here? also did you set lower than 100?
That was me, 30 years ago *sniff* :-( **cough - bull$#!& - cough**
This climb is at Far Crag, the most visited crag in the Morialta Gorge, 15 minutes out of the city (Adelaide, South Australia).
argh HAHAHAHAHAA! Classic! How funny is that!? A Rex Hunt quote on an American climbing website! I bet there are a few heads being scratched. Nice shot too
just made it my desktop background. great lighting!
did he/she get strong by practising on a woodie?
one of the best shots I have seen!
looks like the limestone we get on the southern coast of South Australia, very sharp on fingers! if it is, those "roots" are fossilised sand-worm tubes.
now that is a great shot! it has a nice composition, but is able to break the mould of bold over saturated colours and straining muscles in a posed/staged shot. love the feel of this shot, gave it a 10!
looks great, but a little over-baked on the saturation adjustment don't you think?
Yeah but he's climbing like the devil, look at those eyes!
Now that is a great shot!
I'm with you guys on the "fake picture" side of things, the less photoshopping the better.
right on with leaving the red rope in grit-freak!
Too much "dressing-up" of photos today, to the point where doctoring pics is shamelessly suggested.
does that thing have ANY holds? nice shot
there's video of Lee Cossey doing it; he makes it acroos, then falls backwards and lands on the ground, looks to be about three metres up. Cool Shot though :)
edit, forgot to say name of video: EOS, Australian movie.
this is also an awesome pic!
nah, I reckon it's good, i like the occasional close-up
HB is THE man!
Nice pic too Neil
No, there's a bolt now. He had placed a cam but it blew as he had put in the flaring crack.
fantastic! I love the corona effect, it's great! Only complaint is that even with a widescreen, I can't have it as my desktop :(
No mate, just trees and farmland, not much water around at Arapiles :)
Gave it a 10, but I suspect it's photoshopped, how did you get such a clean white b/g? Also, edges are very clean (suspicious)
heh heh, he was climbing at pretty much his limit and the exposure didn't help... even though he is only about 25m up from where he started the valley floor you see is about 300-400m lower.
Nice place for a sandbag! tee hee
Clever angle. Question, what are the yellow lines on the ground?
hi fng, yeah, that's the thing with this route, standing at the bottom of it you are looking at something that just looks blank... plus you are at Moonarie a place with more than just a bit of a reputation for being really really sand-bagged. But when you get on it the holds are there if you look. The grade may be low, but the route is a ripper and the exposure is big too!
To give you an idea of height, the white dots in the upper left on the very edge of the shot are a farmhouse and sheds.
well, it doesn't really get all that much better does it?
no, it's not fake, wierd question... it's my 11yr old son, he doesn't have a pair of shoes yet, only been climbing regularly for about two months, he really is climbing and about to top out at 10m at a new DWS crag we discovered in January last year. And yeah, he's pretty gutsy :)
... he did and with a smile! lol classic comment!
braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadley, this rock is actually very good, quartzite, so generally no problems with holds breaking. onsight_endorphins: no, he had made a static move, but it looks good because he was working on technique, over-emphasising movement and loading holds right rather than using strength. Thanks mate, he liked it too, I think it's his desktop pic :)
Ha Ha! I gave it bonus points for the description! bloody funny!
Sh!!!!!!T! You know, every pic I see of Passport just seems to add to the fear factor of contemplating it, even on aid! A nice easy 5.10 start sure, but what a mother%#^&$& of a 5.10!
looks like my kinda route... what grade Phil?
not American... and he's been out of action for a while.
that is just insane! all that house needs is a pub next door and it may just well be the most desirable place on earth!
love the story and what it says, the focus should be more on the rock
Jay, classic comment. What I like is that the orange and black contrast well, I think Orange should be used more in climbing pics (admittedly it's my fav colour). As for the sexist jerks, grow up! Lines have definitely been crossed, have the decency to edit your posts. Adam
awesome stitching! What program did you use for it? Great shot too!
Ha ha! thanks Rob, yes a much better alternative I think!
nice shot Dan!
Dan I really like these shots, simple yet really good to look at,
Hey, what's up with your left arm? Looks kinda broked :)
An awesome way to wake up! This was the first time I had slept on a mountain and let me tell you that even though it's not very big I think i may have been bitten by the bug!
agreed, i like the b/g adds to the shot, makes it more interesting and spur of the moment and not so... staged.
wow! that's really interesting... i like how he's framed by the rope and the I bet you were thinking the bird was a nice bonus when you saw it, right?
I immediately emailed the link to friends heading over there soon, great shot, dunno if I'd have lightened it, maybe tweaked contrast a little... eh what do i know anyway... it really is a great shot :) Cheers
you know when i see shots like this it kinda encompasses the way climbing really is... when you're pulling hard on something like that everything except the contact between hand and rock seems to become blurred and fades into the background, just like this. Sweet shot! :)
hmmm, I dunno if you'll get much action in prison, shave the beard and that mouth might look purdy...
Heh heh, that's really funny tho, sign at the top.
I agree with craqb, steal the sign, may as well continue living outside the law :)
Hmmm... yeah, the plan was to get up and climb it at sunrise... I was up in time but the rest of the crew took too so long that I wasn't on it until 11.30!!! It was a series of shots that were either blown out or too dark grrr!
you know, from what I have seen of Jason I can't work out if the nails are shopped in or he actually did it :D
No, it's a marker on power lines, used to stop planes running into them. Some folks shop them out, but everyone knows they are there, so I didn't bother.
Nice shot... not a local so no offence intended, but why isn't it a trad route? looks like there's some decent pro there. Cheers Adam
I think it's trying get us to focus on the movement of climbing; so many shots are static and almost posed, or blurred if they are an action shot... this one is clear and yet the contortion of her body, flexing of muscles and the ponytail flying outwards gives a great sense of dynamic movement while being clear and focussed. Just my 2c. Adam
ahhh! reminds me of Tasmania :)
oh what is wrong with you people? that sort of contortion for a jam is wrong and perverted! And on a 5.10 for goodness sake! --- can you guess I hate jamming? :-)
I like the subdued colours, nice change to all the souped-up lolly-pop colours in many pics we see. Kinda makes it look English... dunno why.
I like the perspective too :-)
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