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Comments by bandycoot (60)
Please, OH PLEASE, be in Stonenudes 2003!!!
yeah, nice trick making the wall look steeper. Just rotate the camera a little!
I just toproped that climb a few weekends ago. What a great climb! I'd love to lead it someday, but torn tendons = sissy toproping with falls. It was a blast none the less! Some of the moves were just orgasmic! Congrats on the hard lead pbjosh!
Is the face smear helping him stay on? Maybe he is crimping with his right hear... That $hit looks desperate!
Ah, my first 5.10a lead. I thought the "5.9" section was harder than the 5.10a section, but that's because it's more sustained I think. It's been a while...
I did that same thing to one of my friends! He managed to do the whole route no falls, and he enjoyed it a lot. What a great first climb!
I only see draws, couldn't some gear go in those pockets? :)
Speaking of first walls, I just did HD this month. The reverse view is just as pimp, except you don't need a porta-ledge.
Can't believe this crap picture made it to the front page. Way to go losers who are voting your crap real high. Someone needs to go through and clean house with a bunch of "1"s
There must be some more ergonomic way of doing that
Man diesel, you're a d*ck. Great picture man! Deserves to be on the front page. I have respect for those who put up routes in good style, and I hope that if I ever put one up I can do the same!
I can't stop laughing! Hope it heals quickly!
That looks like it should be called the "white river gorge." I would be all high an mighty about people shouldn't use loose chalk, but that's only because my hands don't really sweat! :)
Remind me of the sights I used to see skiing! Quality pic man!
jaricaurte - that was classic ignorance, especially since the post above it says AUSTRALIA in all caps! Great picture! I hope to do that route someday. Luckily my bro moved to Oz and is building a big house down under! :)
That's rotated about 30 degrees! Pretty cool though!
My snake has to have jugs to climb. The whole leg thing helps a lot eh? GREAT idea for a shot, glad to see this on the front page!
If it's really an "all points off" dyno then you can't use an undercling since that requires opposing forces...
I had a friend double gaston that thing once. He had to hang about every other move. It was pretty funny... damn gym rats!
Can't believe this is on the front page... I need to post a picture so that I can rate pictures. The caption should be "hey, look at my crotch!"
Bolted crack! Why the hell is he carrying gear?
FINALLY!!! A good bouldering picture!
The route goes strait up that thin crack until you get to the flake near the top of the picture just below the pine needles. There you traverse right and follow another crack about 200' perfectly straight to the top. I'll be on that sucker to two days!
That thing is scary. I lead one of those water tracks in that picture once. It was waterpolished highstepping goodness with a (bad) bolt every 40-50'. I was somewhat new to leading and couldn't appreciate the "R" rating until I did that climb...
Very nice picture, as usual!
Where's the picture of you climbing the FRONT of the statue?
That look sweet. I'd love to lead that sucker!
Blasphemy! You're not jamming!
Is that the field that goes from Curry Village toward the river and campground with the walkway through it? GREAT shot!
I don't think I understand the difference between the risk of decking/swinging indoors and outdoors when on top rope. ???
Actually that is pitch 5. The guide rates it 5.11a, but I think a hold broke off since it competely shut us down in a little 8' section.
I just rappelled down to the right of that corner. It looks beautiful! I'm itching to go back up there with a trad rack and give it a run!
It's really spooky when you log on to this site and see yourself on the front page. With the beautiful sunset came small amounts of rain and one hell of a beautiful thunderstorm in the distance. Luckily the storm never really broke on us.
Great picture! That was a really nice pitch, and the photo does it some pretty good justice!
Hey, Ian needs what he can get! :)
Dude, I heart Ian! Ian, are you cheating on me?
I like that in the top left of the picture is the hold that's the end of the crux. You get over that ledge, wander out on the tiny crimps on the left, then hit the chalked sloper that's in the corner of the picture. Great route.
This is ROCKclimbing.com. Pathetic this made it to the front page.
Um, look at the shadows relative to the fire. There is DEFINITELY another light source.
Obviously, you can put in gear earlier, but the more gear you put in the worse the rope drag due to the curve of the crack. If I remember right it's really easy to get established in the crack, the you just hand traverse it. If you're leading 11 trad, placing your first gear there isn't an issue.
Who cares about Layaway plan! MMmmmmm... Serrator the offwidth to the left... So pretty....
I'm just going to start calling Hristo "Mr Needles." Hard sends, poster child for the camera, there almost every weekend it seems! Nice picture Andre!
I think you have to swing your hips a little left in order to get it in if I remember right.
That pictures looks like it was rotated to look overhung. Just an optical illusion? Even the chalk bag is hanging the wrong direction.
I'm headed to Yangshuo next year! Just made this picture my desktop! :)
Your profile says you've been in Indian Creek, so I'm not even going to justify that with a response. Way to play dumb....
Haha, whatever, I had fun! :) Thanks, Mike!
Makes me want to climb the route! Maybe I'll put that one on the list. I'll have to start training though! Beautiful photograph. You've inspired me!
Link to my TR:
It's not only a beautiful climb, but the quality of the climbing is just perfection. It's impossible to recommend the route enough. It's such an experience.
To see more shenanigans from that weekend, check out this trip report: http://pullharder.org/2009/04/15/joshua-tree-sendtastic-wanger-banger-hidden-arch-father-figure/
$2 pants from Hampi, India! :)
First time I've ever heard of a guy (me) and his girlfriend (leading) called "homo."
Camera tilt is lame.
She had already set it. I cleaned the #3 so that I could wander away from the cliff and into the sun... :)
Nice picture. This reminds me of an old humorous tech tip I remember reading from one of the climbing mags about pinching the rope with your foot when you're below a bolt so you can rest without people noticing.... ;)
Check out the beta for the route and go get on it. It's one of the best in high sierra!
The first two pitches or so require gear as well. It's one of the best lines I've climbed in the high sierra. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: http://www.summitpost.org/route/457437/michael-strassman-memorial-route.html
It does go free at 5.13.
Awesome picture. That looks like FUN!
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