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Comments by bigfatrock (58)
Ouch, my knee still hurts from jamming it into a crack on an 5.7 in an INDOOR gym yesterday. That is wicked.
I wish he would have been on lead for this shot, but we all struggled with the route. The 5.7 rating was way off. At least 5.9.
looks like centerpede, not bumboy
even if the photo was in focus and didn't have camera shake it would be a bad photo.
can you burn out the background a bit more?
After climbing this route again I would definitely say 5.7 is accurate. Just stay slightly right of the bulge in the rock. Don't vere far right.
Left side of rock bulge is a 5.9. Only a couple moves give it this rating.
the doll was never made, it as a concept, Sharam never approved it
This climb is not Larry. It is Corins Corner, it is a 5.6
Great shot, but I only gave it 4 stars because you have a controled environment and did not clean up your background. i.e. water bottles, white object on the ground and sloppy looking rope bag. Shooting in the "golen light" mighth have helped improve the shot as well, but granted it looks like it was an overcast day. But great shot overall.
I agree with dbrayack. Control your shots.
In Photoshop go to Curves (CTRL+M). HIt auto adjust, sometimes this will fix it. If not, go to your Color adjustment and tone down the Cyan in the highlights section. You may need to bump up your yellow a tad too. You can also use the Slective Color feature to single out the blueness. That takes a lot of expermintent to figure out. But basically add the opposite. In your case you have a blue cast so add some yellow and then tone the cyan or blue down slightly. There are lots of good books on color correction.
The photo is not a good photo. They are climbing in the shadows with a back lit background. It's only on here because it's a couple of chicks. Lame!!!
I can see how he busted his head. The rope is between his legs.
That is the easy part of the route, the other side of the ArÍte is wickedly overhanging with sick exposure.
It's water actually. It is a bit easier to tell when you view it larger.
It's also good ole Texas limestone. Not the best rock to place pro in. I have seen some trad climbers out there once though. There are a few corner crack climbs that can take pro, but that is about it, not many trad possibilities out there. This route also starts out overhanging on the other side of the arete. I don't think there are any groves on that side at all.
Fabe, I agree to an extent, I needed the climber closer to the 1/3 frame, but would have preferred more water, as it provides a clean background, but rock may have been nice too.
Kinz, it likely was, he was the FA for many of the routes out here and bolted most of them. I talked to the land owner a week after Forester's funeral and he sounded a little worried about what would happen to the crag. I'm not sure if Forester did the bolt maintenance or not, but I know he was still compiling the guide book.
Yeah, those are holds. Camp Eagle is a year round camp, kids come through here a lot so they have an easy wall for the kids that can't make it up any other routes. I would say the easiest route is a 5.7. The crag is great though, lots of stuff being developed. In the non-summer months you rarely have to worry about camp kids being out here.
Thanks, I will be posting a couple more later. I have a couple cool ones of Ben placing gear and the second coming up cleaning.
"causing another deluge of profanity"
no pun intended right?
nice! would have been much better if the climber was looking up.
Thanks drayack I actually did move a lot of the gear. I had some other shots with a clean background (shot tight) this was just my favorite wide angle shot. I really should have taken more time to move stuff further out of the way though.
Nice! The foliage on the ground seems to help lead the eye right to the climber
Five stars? It's a butt shot!
Had the weather been nicer, the background not so washed out and the climber wearing brighter clothing this would have been a marvelous shot!
I was going to rate this photo, but I see it has already been given justice!
Fantastic shot. How tall is that problem?
Interesting, I was trying this route last week after the gripper, I see John is going left hand to the large sloper. I had been throwing my right hand up while holding onto the flake. I might have to try it again if I can set up a TR.
Now retake this photo again with the lights off, position one flash directly above head and pool light on the subject. Then put lights behind the panels so the holes light up. That would get you a five star rating ;)
Lame! In fact to lame to bother saying it, but I'm so bored at work right now I figured I had to.
I have actually climbed this route on TR. It is definitely hard. I had to take a lot though, no way I would boulder it.
That photo is turned, OP is slab. Ha!
I agree. My camera is having issues focusing at infinity.
Thanks, the climber is actually just a tad bit out of focus on the full size image. My camera is having major focusing issues, especially focusing at infinity. I need to send it to Canon very soon.
It had to be overexposed, the climb was in shade but the sun was blazing on the rock behind her. I was actually using fill lash on this but this (the best) frame the flash did not fire. Thankfully I was shooting RAW!!!
needrock I am just going off of what I was told the route was named. I am not familiar with the area, but thanks for clearing that up, now I can sleep better. Just curious, did you base the rating of my photo off the fact I got the route name wrong?
JAB, what are you talking about? It's sized for web at 700px tall. It was saved at somewhere between 50 & 70% after that.
deep - The climber was at infinity! I have one more assignment this weekend, then a break. Sending it off to Canon for a fix during that time.
you photos is severely tilted
Is that your garage? Nice wall, I even like the trinity symbol painted on the right side.
gummy bears!! my "energy" at the crag. They always make me climb harder ;)
must be hard to climb with those stubby little legs though.
Love it, sell it to Black Diamond ;)
Great! Would have received a 5 if the exposure was on! :) Other than that, I LOVE this shot!
10b? Looks like a jug haul ;)
Would be 100x better if she was looking up
Nice man. Something about the framing bugs me a bit though, thus only 4 stars. But I love the colors and that you can see the focus of the climber.
needs fill flash, but good composition.
Reminds me of Wichita Mountains granite. I like the tilt, and MANY photographers do this. Only time I have a problem with it is in Photojournalism. This is not!
Whoa. Sad to hear this man. Did he hit rocks? One guy recently died here in Texas jumping off cliffs at Lake Travis. Not sure if he was a climber or not though. Will pray for him though.
Overall, great shot, but a few things bug me; 1) the climbers in the background, 2) The vantage point, it would be better had you been higher, 3) climber is too much in the center of the frame, 4) The colors he is wearing clash ;)
The tree in the foreground ruins it, plus the tree is in focus and not the climber. My eyes go straight to the tree and not the subject.
Is that a Valley Giant? Placed a VG12 just this past weekend! :)
Oh, wait I do so one piece of gear there now that I view the photo full size. Still long for a traverse thought.
Talk about screwing your second. dang!
More like 5.10b. The finishing move is TOUGH. There is also no way to get off this route unless you leave gear (there may still be some left up there, or you throw a rope over the top).
You can thank the leader of that pitch :) It was almost pointless roping up for that ridge traverse though. But had we not this cool photo would not have been taken.
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