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Comments by brianthew (102)


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4 out of 5 stars Hmmm...as far as I can tell from the photo, if one was only on that lead rope it seems the draw is a ways down...pendulum into cliff from long roof...ouch. Awsome shot, though. Great action and cool background...the white to blue sky is nice.

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Awesome pic...great shadows. Rock almost looks like an ice route of sorts. Crazy!

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Awesome!!!! Only complaint is the resolution/quality of photo/scan. Otherwise a solid 10.

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Stunning.

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me likes colors. Red shirt provides a great contrast to the washed out color of the rock and blue of the sky. Sweet.

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One of my favorite DL crack climbs. The photo almost looks like something from Indian creek. Love the shadows.

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4 out of 5 stars Awesome shot! 800x600 pixels, perfect....my new desktop wallpaper :-D

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4 out of 5 stars Yay, an ice photo on the front page....and a really sweet one at that. Makes me wish it was January.

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Interesting shot, the scenery reminds me of bouldering in Minnesota...middle of the vast farmlands, right next to the highway, sits a 25 foot boulder, and not another visible rock for miles. Who knows. w00t for glaciers.

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4 out of 5 stars Makes me wish I'd stayed in West Viriginia longer....but noooo...had to move to the midwest....

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Awesome, awesome, awesome.

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4 out of 5 stars Awesome shadow, sweet pic.

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4 out of 5 stars Cool!! Me like.

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4 out of 5 stars Nice moves, that looks like some scary ice. Awesome.

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3 out of 5 stars Cool..w00t for drytooling. What's with the lowish rating? Certainly deserves more than a 5.5.

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4 out of 5 stars Ooooooo this makes me wish it were January. That's an awesome formation there.

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4 out of 5 stars Sweetness!

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Was a digital zoom used? Kinda pixelated. Cool otherwise.

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5 out of 5 stars I'll take a stab at the error...is that a hair or something on the lens, or is that a very dark crevasse just to the upper right of the small hump at the right side of the base of the fin in the background?

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5 out of 5 stars awesome awesome awesome awesome

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4 out of 5 stars Very nice. Me like!

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OMG! A picture of a route in Wisconsin on the front page, and one that isn't at Devil's Lake! Sweet. And they say hard sport doesn't exist in WI...

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4 out of 5 stars Very cool. Nice angle.

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Big moves to big holds, that's Willow.

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4 out of 5 stars Quite simply, that is awesome.

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Sweetness. Keep up these shots....can't get enough of this granite.

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Superb.

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That is one mighty fine photo. Cool rock. cool move. Awesome.

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4 out of 5 stars Asaph, notice the category under which it was posted. And it sorta does have to do with climbing...after all, it's the New River Gorge. 'Tis most excelent.

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This is the best profile shot ever.

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4 out of 5 stars Sweetness. Only gripe is the climber position....kinda closed, not too revealing, the shadow is kinda distracting...but still one awesome pic.

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5 out of 5 stars This is absolutely awesome.

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4 out of 5 stars sweet

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4 out of 5 stars Cool shot, an angle not often seen....kinda funny, since it looks like the cam is cammed against the climber's hand.

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Haha....sweet. Keep doing that mantle and it's gonna fall over.

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Mmmmm....the lake. Cool shot.

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4 out of 5 stars braaaaadley...look at the category of the photo. I know this road very well.....many a day spent at the Lake.

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4 out of 5 stars Cool pic. Keep the LG pics coming, the_alpine!

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5 out of 5 stars Awesome!

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4 out of 5 stars Awesome. My new desktop wallpaper.

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Very, very cool. Yeah, the alien does look kinda big, but still looks like it'll fit.

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Looks cool, but I'm confused...what's up with the rope? Perhaps he's not clipped anything yet?

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4 out of 5 stars Sweet!

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Cool route. The first time I saw a GA ice shot, I did a double take...ice? Down south? You bet!

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4 out of 5 stars Yikes, that's thin. Cool shot.

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Cool. Every time I see/hear more about Necedah, the more I want to go there. On the "places to climb" list for the summer.

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5 out of 5 stars Sweetness!

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4 out of 5 stars ooOOOOoo another shot of some of WI's hardest. Gotta get me to Necedah this spring.

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One of my favorite DL climbs. I'm 5'8" and have a pretty average ape index, and it feels like 10a to me (perhaps a 9+++). And yeah, there isn't a crack on the thing, so it's pretty much a TR or free solo deal. Cool shot.

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Awesome. My new desktop.

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5 out of 5 stars this picture rocks.

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4 out of 5 stars That is some awesome rock, and an awesome photo.

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4 out of 5 stars Cool. Nice work.

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No, but I did see him do it. I put some more photos up at http://www.tc.umn.edu/~wray0016/silo/

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Haha, splendid analysis of the situation. You know this species very well, indeed. Gym rats in the mist??

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5 out of 5 stars Great shot. Thems be some mighty "draws."

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Nice shot; amazing setting. Why crashpad? Well, why not?

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Nice!

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4 out of 5 stars Nice shot. Sweet looking formation.

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5 out of 5 stars somebody didn't close their bold tag....</b> allow me.

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5 out of 5 stars Awesome!

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4 out of 5 stars I dig the color, the rock, and the climb. I also like the foreground against the background. Sweetness.

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5 out of 5 stars Amazing!

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4 out of 5 stars Cool. Not often we get mixed shots.

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3 out of 5 stars Hardest 5.6 EVER. Or at least I made it seem so.....

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Cool pic. And yes, as pointed out, bolts are often very close together at the start of overhanging routes to prevent decking.

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Nice shot. Typically don't see it from this angle...many folks don't realize how steep it is.

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Very nice. Kinda minimalist. Cool light. If only sky got compressed better...

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Heh. At first glance, I thought you were, in fact, at an anchor ready to belay the second or something.

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4 out of 5 stars Hahahahahaha!!! Nice one. I've never seen that old gag pulled off so nicely.

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4 out of 5 stars Nice shot, sharp as a tack. Indeed, it's a fun problem.

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This problem is awesome. Steep but juggy, good stuff.

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Very nice.

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Yeah, this was me working it before I was made aware of the heel hook. Makes life easier, that hook. Before I employed it, I was basically trying to campus to the little edges. Didn't work so well.

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Yeah, gotta get to Necedah this summer.

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Great shot! Got a high res?

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Once you clip the anchors, you clip a draw to your belay loop and to the belayer's side of the rope. That way, as you lower down, you'll stay tight to the wall so you can remove the draws. Still is a bit of a chore, though, due to rope tension. The first draws off the ground are usually removed by climbing up then downclimbing.

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I'm still wondering why we didn't stop in Moab on the way to Bishop....

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Cool. Perhaps the name is a reference to the number 21, which is 010101 in binary?

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Can't make out too many details, looks like the good old gri-gri toprope method, yes?

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Cool. I think the face in the upper right peeking out from behind the tree is kinda funny (both "haha" and "strange").

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I was very tempted to get on Enterprise while I was there. Had I known it had fixed gear, I would've gotten all over that. Instead, spent most of the time elsewhere. Ah well.

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Heh, in Minnesota, this is a big wall. :-D

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5 out of 5 stars Awesome!!! New desktop. Looks like a shot from "2001" or similar, only with a circle.

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High fashion. Heh.

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muhuhahahahahahaha. I've located these rocks. Sendage to follow.

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3 out of 5 stars Nice pan shot, though there's the obvious borders between the shots. Bishop is funny....sometimes it's like a busy night in a gym, sometimes you have the place to yourself. When was there in March, it was the latter....it was awesome.

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Woah. Nice reflexes with the camera, whoever shot this. Just the right time.

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4 out of 5 stars Nice. I like the subdued look of it. The stuff close up on the bottom and the corner could be cropped, but cropping that sort of view is almost a sin.

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Heh...howabout non-technical climbing? That same sign is used up here in MN, only without the red slash. There's a town here that actually uses it to promote climbing at its crags.

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Some areas of the world simply don't have much limestone....east coast being one of them. Nice shot, sweet rock.

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Heh. I was just shooting random photos at the crag, and my little picture somehow made it all the way up here in the ranking. I predict the generous intial rating will get lowered to something more reasonable. :-D

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The funniest thing about this shot is how far off route I got. :-D

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Very nice. If you enable rating, you'll see this thing on the front page in no time, like popol predicts.

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Another really great shot. Different character than the other.

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4 out of 5 stars Nice shot, proud send.

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Nice, the insert adds perspective. When was this taken? Does the ice just come in that much earlier up there, or is this from another season?

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Wow, that certainly is some very nice Midwest ice. How reliable is the ice down at Starved Rock?

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Jealous, jealous, jealous. We're still a week or two away from climbable ice down here in MN. Looks like an awesome place to climb.

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Mmmm, nice and blue. The way ice should be. Looks tasty.

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Heh, nice. Sometimes heel spurs come in handy.

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Ahh, the Crimb. Before people yell "OMG BOLTED CRACK!!!11" read the name. It's a pun.