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4 out of 5 stars Excellent angle to shoot from with very nice lines. The dark area on the left really helps to balance out your fine photo. Very good perspective the way that the roof curves subtley away really captured the texture of the rock. Great work! Oh and the climbing is nice too, LOL!

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I can not knock anyone for using Photoshop to enhance a photo. I usually limit my changes to color, contrast, and crop. You could have totally gotten away with blurring the background if you would have left the rock alone. The best photoshop work goes totally unnoticed. That said, wonderful looking shot with intense color. Nice work.

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4 out of 5 stars Mall rats yea! Excellend display of fine finger work. Great picture composition.

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4 out of 5 stars Great texture and the cloud fill in the background makes a wonderful contrast to the harshenss of the rock. As for the rating, who cares, honestly. Nice to know but I only use it to gage weather I should even attempt the route. The rating system is so subjective anyway. Just my 2 cents.

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3 out of 5 stars Nice lighting really highlights the texture of the rock. Perhaps a wider angle or different framing would have boosed my rating. Never-the-less nice work.

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4 out of 5 stars I love the great color you captured.

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2 out of 5 stars Goliath, such a sweet line! Great job of capturing the moment. It will be a few years, if ever, before I can even consider attempting that line. Great color too.

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3 out of 5 stars That's no bird, looks like a saucer to me! I bet just over that range in the background is an entire aramada poised for an attack. You sure you did not get an anal probe?

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Best way to learn is to lead. Being a newbie myself and just coming off my first weekend all on lead. I must say it is a whole different game as most of you know. It is more a mental block than anything else. Never-the-less well done on the photo, I love a good laugh.

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DOF use it when you need it, has been a little overdone lately. For me this photo has excellent qualities. First awesome perspective, I love the way you captured the hand and the shoe. Great line this photo flows well and leads the eye very well from the hand down the arm to his head, shoe, rock, shadow...nice. It would have worked wonderfully as a B&W with such great contrast. I get a little distracted by the greenery on the right. You should have cut down all those bushes before you took the shot LOL! Great Shot

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4 out of 5 stars Pogues Cave is the Route. The Tower area is the best site I have been to. All the routes are very well designed and very challenging. Most area's 2 and some 3 star routes would be a one star here. Scott here is at the crux on the 4th bolt, which is moving over the lip. Past that it is pretty much a cruiser, he was just too pumped to get established past the lip.

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Nice photo, better subject! How come all the hot women I meet climbing are taken or playing for the other team? Can't go on forever though. If you could have gotten some observers to pose at the base it would have given great perspective. Nice work.

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Perhaps this pilar is only 4 foot and this shot just looks exposed. If it were shopped then I would have to say that they did the best staging, lighting, and alterations I have seen. JFYI if one were going to stage a shot like has been accused here wouldn't you want to be on something way cooler like an Arch in Utah or something. Nice Shot!

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First, great shot! I hate to bring it up because some think it is a sin but, did you use PS to blurr the background? Never-the-less it really helps to focus on the subject. Just wondering if my eyes are playing tricks on me. I love cracks!

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5 out of 5 stars I think the pigtails are the real attraction for most of us fools ;) A woman that can drink like that I can never resist. Great shots!

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The blurr effect is artificial. Not a criticizm just an observation. The transition from crispness to a blurr is to abrupt. Sorry this is just my job to notice this sort of thing. All that aside great shot, I want that guys back!

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YOU TOTALLY PHOTOSHOPPED THAT! LMFAO, I saw that no one made the accusation just yet so it had to start somewhere :) It sort of looks shopped with the shadows falling in an unusual manner but it obvisouly was not. I see how the shadow on the right was generated but the left side has me scratching my head. What sort of formation created that shadow? But seriously now, incredible shot. I love the line this photo creates to really focus on the subject, a truly sweet picture!

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4 out of 5 stars Rating under nine? The composition is a little off, moving the subject down and to the left to display more of the celing and less of the floor would improve this photo. It is also a little washed out since that is not snow on the ground judging from the climbers attire. I know the limitations here and getting a great shot with this sort of lighting is incredibly difficult. All aside, great shot with a super strong looking move, excellent action.

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4 out of 5 stars Simple shot that were it not for the climbers, would lack any perspective. Your shot really conveys the size and the angle of the climb. Would have been awesome if the face could have more light but getting that sun moved is a little difficult. I also love that you can clearly see where the snow face fractured and broke away. Nice work.

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Nice shot! I like the fact that you can tell the pitch of the route by the hanging quickdraws. I love those jokers that try to exaggerate the angle with a little camera tilt :)

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5 out of 5 stars Now this picture really speaks to me. Such good focus on the subject, the expression is so good I can almost hear the grunting, the line of the rock flows so well across the shot to the climbers hand -arms - shoulder line looks sweet. The ripped climber is quite a sight. I think most of us climbing aspire to achieve physical results like Cam has. You should be shootin for one of the rags.

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Jesus saves!

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Bring a 70m rope or you will have difficulty getting off. The fixed gear does allow you to lower off though.

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5 out of 5 stars This print actually won first in a local photography show, just FYI, if anyone is out there.

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It looks as though they are climbing out of a Black Hole! Watch out of Maximillion will come out of nowhere with his blender hands and shred you but hopefully Dr. Hans would call him off just in time....man I am really showing my age with that one!

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I think I am always more nervous on belay. The climb, I screw up I die....on belay, I screw up, you die. The responsibility is immense and I sit and watch and try to anticipate the fall. Frays my nerves every time.

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I think the perception is that he is just off the water but it is more likely that he is 10 to 20 feet off judging from the wave perspective. At least that is what I initally thought. How is my aim :)

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Great Photo! I hate to see SAR because it means someone is busted up, but still fully appreciate their efforts. Good to hear all is well and climbing the next day.

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You Austin kids are sick! The only encounter I've had with area climbers was at Last Chance and some kid almost onsites a 13c....I guess I should get out more!

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Can't anyone make a funny off color comment anymore without getting reamed for being insensitive! This is a climbing site, if we were sensitive then we would be over at the metrosexual site! Warning - comments made on this site may offend some groups. Very nice pic by the way. I thought Zack Thomas was a lot bigger than that and played for Miami? Go Zack that new diet must really be paying off!

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Great shot, very original concept. I like the absence of humanity aside from the hands and feet. Criticizm - the sky looks very unnatural. It is oversaturated when compared to the rest of the photo and it would look more natural if you had used the linear gradient instead of the radial one. Just an observation though.

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Hottie Trad girl - Yes! Excellent comp though, great styling form from your subject too. Nice Shot!

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It takes a village? LOL Helment issues aside, wish I was on an 11b trad at 12.....well I just wish I was at 11b now! Nice work kid..good photo..as for the helment..I see more danger on belay wearing a baseball cap than the kid climbing..just an observation :) Climb safe

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That was a lame reference to the original motion picture "the Black Hole" Maximillion was the red robot assassin that rubbed out all who opposed Dr. Hans. Esoteric for sure :)

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Chalkbag!

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Photoshopped??? Looks sort of fake...why it looks so but not....You have a close shot of the climber basking in strong sunlight with fabulous color and contrast, the background is a distant valley plagued, but only slightly, by excessive haze, look further up the valley and it gets worse the greater the distance. This same effect give the appearance that the climber was cut and inserted into ths shot in post production. Had this been shot on a dry hot day it would not look fabricated. Also the rock at his left foot looks out of place since it's the only orangish-yellow one in the shot. Inclusion of more of the rock to the right might make it look more authentic but would kill the composition. Hidden rope always gets a cry of shopping it. I dream of shooting a shot like this. Incredible work, awesome shot, Jörg's the man!

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Great photo with good composition, IMO a little too centered, but that's neither here nor there. What I think is the greatest attribute to the photo is the climbers pose. Rotate the picture 90 clockwise and he looks like a panther eyeing his prey, waiting to strike! No words needed, this picture speaks for itself. Awesome work!

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3 out of 5 stars The 3 guy is just jealous. Nice shot, excellent comp but I agree with mr8615 about the depth of field issue. Not sure it that would fix it but it would improve the focus on the subject. Some shooting locations have limits and the talus in the background draws away too much. A higher shooting position might have been a good solution, but could have killed the depth. No more of my observations. I love the great use of contrast here, I like all the shadows on the rock by the climber. I can shop this up so he appears in the high hills of tibet if you like...LOL.

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Dude!!!!! That is some incredible twisting!!! Looks like your shoulders are facing us and your doing your Linda Blair impression. Sort of freaky after you look at it awhile. Nice shot

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Only people that can complain about you disregarding safety would be those on body recovery duty :) Sweet shot though, I could easily shop this so the cornice looked 3 times larger by simply shrinking the guy on top LMFAO..... less than a minute and already done.

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4 out of 5 stars Surreal! Just incredible! 2nd what sheep said.

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4 out of 5 stars I do like the darkness of this shot but I think my monitor and compression have killed any contrast in the darker areas. Nothing a light fill flash wouldn't fix, if you Nice shot, excellent comp, gotta love the lines his crossed ams draw.

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First, best shot of actual rock climbing that I would rate a 10, flawless. Second, LOL that Kalcario call photoshop, stupidboulderer acts shocked, and Kalcario was fully justified. Background was blurred slightly, and it is a tad noticable when you consider the depth of field working here, because his photoshop work couldn't be better. The blurring signals your eye that the ground appears to be much further away than it actually is because of the clear focus on his hand and face, the leaves and crash pad just look improperly scaled, that is being overly critical here. I just wanted to point out what tricks this photo plays on the eye. I also love the subjects expression and the fact that he is wearing jeans and a belt, right on!

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Incredible rock features, I love the way you captured all the rock detail in the foreground. Your subject's doing nice work as well and may I say nice divots on the back of her shoulders. Put blonde hair and a helment on her and I'd swear that's maw_sheep LOL.

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Hell Yeah!

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Fixed Draws? Well imagine trying to clean that roof section as you lower down. Fixed gear is the only way for this sort of climb to be set, IMO. Nice Photo!

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This SUCKS! I vote 1! ..................................... LMAO .... No seriously, such a good picture that I know that 1's will be coming, as the sandbaggers try to prop their buddies pics up to the front page and supress incredible work like this. Great work!

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4 out of 5 stars Just FYI, E-rock is in the hill country, not the desert. It does appear remote though. Excellent shot.

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5 out of 5 stars Horrible! It's gotta be a one!........................................................................................................JK

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New Years there! I cannot stress enough how incredible the climbing was. Everyone was so cool, I had the time of my life. Thoughts of heading down again for Spring Break. Did I mention the awesome climbing? Rockfall occours everyday so don't be me, stupid that is, and take a helment.

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Nice look down into Virgin Canyon!

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4 out of 5 stars The color almost give me a case Steinholm Syndrome! The blue sky, shirt, black pants, red bag, blonde hair, and the orangeish-pink of the rock all work to yeild a most impressive shot. Your blonde hair contrasted by the blue sky..... I am speechless! You even were able to avoid the abysimal butt shot that everyone seems to take, although in M_S's case that wouldn't be bad ;) .

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I loved that climb. Being 2nd most of the way turned into a speed climbing fest for us. The rap down took almost as long having to hop over a few groups.

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Awesome! I hate that feeling, unless your just going to town to resupply.

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Nice! The flash was throwing us all off. Unnatural lighting is usually the first thing we notice for a shopped picture. Awesome shot! I love the texture on that boulder that the flash brings out.

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5 out of 5 stars So nice! Did you use a Wide angle for this? Excellent shot great comp and lighting.

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Waking Life LMFAO...Ever see Slacker, filmed in Austin Texas by the same fellow. If you haven't go see it, it is the exact same movie just live action and a slightly altered storyline. I consider Waking Life to be intelectual masturbation with no money shot, they touch on so many good ideas but jump from subject to subject it gets frustrating. I guess you just gotta be baked!

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Awesome! So much of what makes climbing fun! I love the capture and focus on the delicate hand and footwork in this shot.

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Damn JPEG compression! Great shot.

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At first glance it looks PSed, Sorry Jorg! I quickly realize that it isn't. That foliage in the background just doesn't look natural, but then I am not used to seeing that type, it is usually pines or oaks in the background. Awesome shot, great color, and as usual perfect comp.

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It was on TR and fell back across his head and body and really was a major distraction. If he were leading it would have remaind.

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Love the focus and determination on his face. You photo really tells just how hard the climb is and how hare he is working. Top quality work.

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I'll second that on the freighteningly early climbing. Awesome trad shot, I enjoy the road in the background for perspective.

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2nd that!

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3 out of 5 stars Sweet, the Christmas Draws! My partner has those as his first ever set and we love them. But then again I love all the gear except when it fails! Nice shot, and my advise would be to give your subject a little border of space all around the edge to get a better composition. Great color though, looks like a spankin new rack, my gear looks beaten after two trips.

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Awesome Work! Great shot. How was the food? Love Tai food.

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Don't drink the coolaid in the red cups!

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I love women like this...she has such well developed muscle definition but hasn't overdone it to the point of looking mannish. I just love those arms, so nice. Route looks nice as well. Great shot and I vote keep the rope, it is so far to the side that I had to look for it. If you were to change anything to it perhaps a supression of the red in that corner to soften it would keep it from drawing the eye off the photo. JM2cents

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5 out of 5 stars I need to up my committiment if I am to ever get the opportuinity to get a shot like this. Getting up that early in the am is not my best time, but that is when you might get this sort of result. Fantastic shot, I wonder how much better it was to wee in person, as the picture is awe inspiring, it can almost never fully capture seeing the moment first hand.

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Love the tattered shoes!

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I just loved Mexico and this picture tells it all.

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Gotta love cranking on crimpers like that! Christina rocks!

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Hangdog or not it still an awesome shot. It is in unrated section so climbing ratings need not apply here, IMO ;-)

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Knowing the faux IR is there what makes it look so surreal is this shot is obviously illuminated by the sun, from the shadows, and then the sky looks overcast and doom ridden, causing the viewer to think overcast to cloudy. Just being overly critical, in short, awesome shot and great work with the shop. I contend the best PS work is the hardest to notice and most shots are usually overworked in most cases. Nice work here.

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4 out of 5 stars That is SICK! 13b? Arrrhhh! Strong woman is right! The fact that she is reaching towards the camera makes her arm look astonshingly sizeable for a shelia. Her forearms are sweet as well. A fill strobe down by her feet would have been a nice addition to an incredible shot. Awesome work from the shooter and subject alike!

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Sweet, she is climbing wearing her stubby! Checking her footwork, that is my kind of woman. Awesome color, just awesome work.

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I just love trad girls!

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Allright, lets settle down and discuss logically. Perhapsh a nice tasty route runs up the arete that is obviously next to this route. The bolts could be to protect that line were you limited to the working the face and arete. Or even less likely, the crack looks tasty here but if below and/or above the crack totally closes and is unprotectable. Or it was just sport climbers on CRACK! I agree leaving the cracks to the trad guys, sportos have plenty of faces to bolt that trad guys can't touch. One mans opinon.

Cool shot and awesome to see this guy climbing, and leading to say no more. Swinging Low.

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4 out of 5 stars Nice! That route looked pretty sick but consider that I should have but narrowly avoided decking on Chesier Cat, so everything looked freightful. Then Topher jumped on Glass Coffin another line with major deck potential. Pulling hard brother!

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A fall with more slack leaves the climber hanging 10 feet down and 10 feet off the wall so swinging back to the wall is very difficult and nearly impossible. Reguardless in this case there is enough rope out that it's weight is creating most of the tension. I guess I fail to see how a heavy belay would knock grades off unless it were TR.

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It has been graded at 12c by the Midland crew, but a few think it is more of a 12d. Drew said he would give it a 12c, maybe a 12c/d. It was an awesome send, he was even color cordinated for the occasion, Gentleman's Monthly will be calling soon bro. To the slack issue...this route overhangs so dramatically that falls will often force a ground up restart, this point especially. So kepping the floss tight is a desirable thing.

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4 out of 5 stars Nice! I did not read the caption before I thought, "Where is the Rope?" followed quickly by "She's Soloing!" I am still looking for the flamers to go off about your irresponsibility by putting yourself in such danger! LOL Great climb TR, along with my usual comments about stylish and attractive appearance ;-) Love to see you including your sheep in your endavor.

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Mythos! Hell Yeah!

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4 out of 5 stars Alf! You know the travelling resoler! He freakin lead this line in Reeboks! What an animal! Also, most people tilt the camera to make a route look more overhung, not less! You should have an easy 5-15 degree increase in the overhang judging from the belayers tilted appearance.

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4 out of 5 stars Nice shot, great contrast for the underside of that roof, I think the spotter adds interest to the shot, makes me feel like I am really there peeking over his shoulder.

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4 out of 5 stars LMFAO, you always have some of the best comebacks sheep!

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Great shot but the faux depth of field is very distracting to me. Still incredible shot!

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4 out of 5 stars Fill flash would be an improvement on an very nice shot. If you hate sport climbing, so be it, but stop with the ridicule already and just go climb. I haven't heard the sport'os railing against the trad guys for very much. Tradies seem to have a higher sense of importance that is way overblown in the climbing world. DGMW I love any sort of climbing, except when it involves the company ladder :-)

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The shot is very very nice! The girl...well it is obvious...I think her greater sense of fashion makes her all the more appealing.

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It looks tilted.......but not to over emphasize the overhang...if anything it plays it down some. I think the horizon is just ramping up into some hills that give the effect. That is all conjecture...Awesome shot, excellent color, and great composition.

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Good to see the bucket, your making it look good anyway! I look the fool in mine. Also, one should never be embarrased by struggling on a route, even if it is easy. Anyone who climbs harder has been in your shoes before and knows the struggle. Your keeping it out on the edge, that is what counts in my book.

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5 out of 5 stars I can't walk a slacklline for starter so this is way off the scale for me. The heels rule, and I love the subtle tat on the right ankle. Cherry.

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2 out of 5 stars Nice composition!

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Good to see that your wearing gloves....didn't your mother tell you not to pet WILD animials when you were younger?

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4 out of 5 stars Gotta get to Lost Dome! I have been over to Crab Eyes a few times but haven't touched the Dome yet. Great shot, love the lighting.

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3 out of 5 stars Heard it has been pretty dangerous up in Co. on the snow this year. Holding snowpack late, we crossed a late season avalanche area a few weeks back and it looked knarly. Nice work sheep!

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4 out of 5 stars Size 10 is not big for someone's feet!!!! JK. Nice Jorg (insert typical statement about how excellent your shots are). You photoshopped that guy in there...admit it....LMAO. I really wanted to compliment the shot you had in Climbing a few months back, it was cool to see your stuff in print and connect it back to RC.com.

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Bolts by that nice thin crack........you could throw in some micro nuts and be safe!!!! LMAO just kidding. Love the way you captured the shadow cast on the lower wall by the trees. Nice touch, great shot.

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Tragic...people ask why I would risk my life every time I go climbing...I fire back with you risk your life crossing the street...cars are so dangerous and too many take the power they possess for granted. Nice photo and kind words from all. My condolences to the family.

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Tough times in Arizona this year. This and then John Rostolt disappears on a trip to Vegas. My condolences to all involved.

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Jörg, it has all been said above and before, again, great shot keep it up!

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2 out of 5 stars I didn't shoot this??? JK, I hardly ever meet anyone of the same name as I. Cool route, I need to come visit that spot.

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Know the most dangerous part of any alpine climb comes after the summit. I am quaking at the thought of the downclimb.

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3 out of 5 stars Nice Shot!

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You have the best spoof pictures of anyone on this site! The kegstand....Dirtbag climber...gotta love the indulgence though..

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3 out of 5 stars The unrooted scale! LOL Nice work looking good.

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Cheater step!

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4 out of 5 stars The rare helment sighting! Hope that the belayer has one too, which IMO is more important than on the climber since, being the safety net and all.

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I think what I like best about this shot is the glow on his arm where the color and contrast seem draw the eye, and the cool colors of his shirt and the shadows really works perfectly. Nice!

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3 out of 5 stars Nice....gotta go back and do some boulders on the Madison...then fish...then swim! Montana Oh Yeah!

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4 out of 5 stars Great Shot, nice balance with the fill flash..

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3 out of 5 stars Nice! Love the thick heavy stuff. That's hardcore!

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Great composition in this shot...excellent work.

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Looks like the rails that we pull on down at LCC! Nice line!

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So weak....errrrr (cough)...sorry...Schweet! Great shot with great action...so sad the compression kills the wall the texture.

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No glass at the crag! If we were at the crag, you might actually have a knock, but we are walking down the road...in Mexico...

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4 out of 5 stars Nice work! Fine work like this, such great composition and the colors all balance out so well and lead your eye around the picture that you don't even notice. Seems the longer you examine this shot the more little details and nuances come out. The pad work is just genius! Excellent photo!

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First and foremost, nice shot! For my rant, from a safety standpoint you guys can endanger yourself however you see fit, but when it could impact others is where I take issue. Falling onto a bolt on a sport route from high above purposefully skipping a bolt places a lot of force onto that single bolt. Over time, sustaining multiple falls could cause premature failure of that bolt and cause a major accident. I can't really criticize, as I wasn't around during the all this fun and I have yet to sink my first bolt. I just wanted to raise some awareness that actions like these could have an impact in the future that might not be realized till years later. Looks fun, a great capture. Oh yeah, pose? I have to ask...how does one pose for a fall? I mean your falling, intentional or not, your still falling! A pose, at least for me, is staging events to appear to be doing something you did not or can not do. Unless he is hanging from a small psed out rope from above, guy is still committed to gravity!

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Didn't Reardon free solo that?

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Nasty problem! Great snap. Perfect color, this is so Hueco.

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Excellent! El Rito! I keep trying to get my crew to get up that way but they seem to be all about SW NM. I hear the Trad and Sport areas are both nice. Good to see someone willing to dawn the brain bucket for a photo. Nothing gets me going like a trad queen!

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belayer beware!

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4 out of 5 stars Man...the truly magnificient feature of this shot is the curled hair! She looks like a bow, drawn and ready to release, launching up the wall. Terriffic Shot Indeed.

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Nice shot! Love the fingers hovering above the hold.

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4 out of 5 stars So Rad! Great Work! Ditto the above!

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4 out of 5 stars Excellent shot! The rock texture and the depth conved in your DOF. Right on...I love in when you get great lighting like this. Formidabble send for sure! Trad 12, sickness.

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4 out of 5 stars Awesome get!

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Bigger image! This shot deserves to be larger. I love the lens flare. Did you use an attached filter or was it PSed in? I have a Lens Star one used at work to shoot jewlery that I have never considered taking into the field. Great shot, great texture and composition is excellent. Nice get!

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Ohhh, I love Mexico. Was there last year and everyone should visit this place at least once. It's the Yos of sport climbing and Mexico. Great shot. Really takes me back.

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!!!!!!......aaahhhh!!!

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4 out of 5 stars Great composition, excellent rock and lighting. Fine work.

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LOL! Some of these comments! You could live in Lawton and never know the treasure that lies up in the Refuge by the looks of the backyard. OK having world class rock suprised me when I discovered it. I am thinking those commenting are in the dark like I was once. Anyhow, killer machine, I agree, just might be borrowing this idea soon. Is the angle adjustable as well? Seems like a possibility, but would add to the complexity.

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Simply Awesome! I would love to see a high res version of that shot, it would make for a great pencil sketch! Loving the rattle texture!

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3 out of 5 stars Dirtnap? Great colors!

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Nice! A butt shot with some action for once. Looks nice an excellent route for sure. Will have to step over and check that out soon. Why can't we just make up a names for all these unnamed routes? All aside nice photo.

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Sweet Jacket!

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LOL, at first, from the thumbnail, I was thinking....TILTED...awesome shot...love the mist...excellent subtle use of color. It really conveys the days atmosphere. Superb work!

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Adam Sandler Climbs?

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Yeah! Nice to see the sheep with a new profile pic. Still working the stellar arms and back as usual. Great shot, and kudos on the strong line which is out of my league right now. Envy on this end fo show.

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Sweet looking wall! Looks like a great line. Can't wait, goin' to Utah soon myself.

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5 out of 5 stars Incredible work!

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4 out of 5 stars Nice, very nice indeed!

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Uhh! Don't want to part hairs here. Fixed draws around my parts have a screw link on one end and beaner on the other, not both ends? If you can set the draws on a route, then you can easily clean it. Just pull them climbing the route on TR. Way easier than lowering and cleaning.

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LOL! My bad on the ascetic, to bad spell check can't read my mind. I think aesthetic was the word I should have used. Thanks.

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4 out of 5 stars Excellent Jorg! You put up the quality stuff my friend. Great color and comp. You have the eye.

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Yeah! he could just have frosty ankles.

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4 out of 5 stars Forearm's of steel! Amazing shot! Terrific eye.

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4 out of 5 stars NIce, this one is probaby the strongest.

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4 out of 5 stars Looks like your fishing for red-backed-climbers. The rope seems so straight and then arcs back to the climber. Awesome!

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Gonna grab my flyrod and catch some fish on that monster. Sweet!

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I did not sharpen it, I only adjusted the levels using the curves tool in Photoshop.

Can't wait to get back to the tower this fall when it cools off. Thanks for the comps, and thanks to Drew for the great action.

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2 out of 5 stars I think it is just a weird angle. Good color though.

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Sickness! Your shots speak for themselves my friend. I am a big fan of photoshop, but I would call it the aid climbing of photography. The guys doing everything 'free' command way more respect than us gear pullers. ;)

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You tilted this to make it look more over-hu.....err....oh...wait, this angle looks less than it truly is. Just BS'n, nice shot, great scene, excellent comp. You do shoot some nice ones. I miss the Boze area.

Edit: after further examination, I think the lens distortion is making it look tilted, coupled with the angle of the rocks on the right. Again: Great shot

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3 out of 5 stars Nice shot. Route looks mean.

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So, I know everyone has been waiting to hear what I have to think! Sure? Well, everyone is entitled to their opinion, educated or not, weather they have been to the crag or not. I lean toward the when their is a place for gear leave the bolts out. I think most of us probably agree here. That said, local conditions might dictate otherwise. I love the heated arguments though, wondering how soon it will turn to violence? If it will flalme things up, I am going to get out my hammer and nails and head over for some aiding action, YEAH!

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That is a sick problem, funky landing. Nice shot

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Terrible!..............................................................that I can't shoot like that! Nice.

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4 out of 5 stars I love the chimney action. Coming from caving roots, I eat them up. Then again, I love offwidths too. Once you get the technique down they are easy. Great Shot! Phil shoots some great suff indeed. Use the HEAD WEDGE technique ;)

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Mystic! The 2 was just a dill hole that is photo bombing.

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4 out of 5 stars I will agree with it looking a little too cropped. Sorry to sound critical Phil, you shoot great stuff, and this is very fine work. Just throwing in my two cents. Grrreat shot though, you Aussises sure do pull hard.

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4 out of 5 stars I could go to Indian Creek!

First, I need a much larger rack!

Second, I need to be able to lead at least one line there.

Someday soon I am sure.

Fat Pic. Great comp and color.

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4 out of 5 stars LMAO, Rose I was thinking the same thing. Till you see a belayer brake an ankle standing back too far and casually from the wall and getting yanked in by a whipper, you just haven't lived. Great shot, nice crisp focus with perfect DOF to distinguish the background without distracting.

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Yee Haw Rules! If your thinking 5.7, take another pass at it, it will feel more 5.6ish then. I thought the grade was good. Interesting effect though.

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Sickness! I am loving the errie feel of the lighting on the rock below. What perfect composition too, following the rule of 3rds, light, dark, fantastic lines and great contrast. IMO, this is one of the best shots I have seen put up so far. Doesn't get much better Phil.

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Nice, Like old #7. Something hot about a woman leading on Trad gear!

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I think the angle of the shot is what is making this problem look so much stouter than a V4. At first I thought it was a roof problem but closer look I realized that it wasn't as overhung as it looks. Not trying to overlook the excellent shot and climbing form that is on display here. It just took me a while to see it for what it is. Excellent shooting, lighting and comp.

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Heard that it has now been sent! Mad Promps to Drew.

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It is a solid V2, no more. Nice landing though.

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Not to dissent, but how did that draw get clipped before the dyno?

To the photo, this is one of the best butt shots that I have ever seen. Nice work.

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EEEiiiiiaaaahhhhh!!!!!!!!!

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Daaahhhhh! Noooooo!!!! Bolted crack :(

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Over at South America, we all stopped and stared. Watching Tony Mayse, Oklahom Select author, work that one.

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LOL, I am terrible with names.... Thanks for the info berkly

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Those things are awesome!

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Like the greenery up top.

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I don't know, are those biners loading over that edge? Do you have a full set of those? Like the Tuna, 8oz Tomato Sauce, and the classic, Cambell's Chicken Noodle (I place that almost every lead!) I just don't trust the 28oz plus sizes!

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Man, what is happening, no calls of faking the DOF using PS! LOL! I am used to seeing the nay sayers chime in with the "great shot, but"

Seriously though. Your lighting and perspective is just incredible. What a shot!

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Your shoes look awful dirty from this POV. Nice looking route though. LOL, I always love your butt shots ;o Nothing sexier than seeing a fine woman with a big rack.....of cams.

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4 out of 5 stars FYI, blue tint usually means the white balance is off. Mostly because of the light on the rock to the left. Still great shot. Haven't been on this particular route but as with almost anything on the tower, they always look harder than they actually are due to the abundance of jugs. Crux being near the end has to be maddening.

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Surreal!

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Nice shot, looks incredible, great color. Different crop would help, but for future refernce, I would have shot it with the climber shifted to the left side to show more rock less ocean, but that is all in retrospect. Great work still.

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Not that I am an expert. Only that my experience is that most really great 'artistic' work, looks good no matter which way you rotate it.

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Awesome, I like having slack when I am clipping on 14c's! UHhh 10c's maybe ;) great shot excellent composition.

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Yeah, sheep. Awesome shot.

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Man, I could hang out up there and watch the race the the Formula One Circus comes to town. Incredible.

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Very Niiice!

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Enchanted Tower? Datil? Knees are good, but my girl Deb has them beat. A week at J-Tree, groveling up off-widths with me, she looked like a Thai Boxer in training.

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Love it! OW just means all business! Where is Angry?

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Yikes! Looks Chossy.....but then looks can be decieving. Got Glue?

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5 out of 5 stars Golden!

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great composition

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Love that climb! Takes gear so well, just a classic. Tip (if you will) would have liked to see more of the crack / line. Great shot, nice color and light.

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200' that must be a knee knocker your carrying around!

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OK is sic. Especially if you hit up Quartz. World class slab work. Great shot of CA. My first lead on gear no less....yikes.

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LMAO, the comments make the photo worth it's wait. Nice!

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Great Fisheye effect..assuming that it is...nice one Bozeman....

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3 out of 5 stars Nice! Good to see Panther getting some action. Thining of heading that way this weekend....??

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I know there are two bolts, but I really think it is three. Anyhow, the only placements are in the lower crack, unless you cheat off on Alice. The rest is run out slab. Just FYI

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I know that spot! LC is so fantastic. Wow.

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5 out of 5 stars Wow. The high res version is worth a second look....great capture of the area that I have not gotten from other shots.

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5 out of 5 stars Another sweet shot from Andy! Nice to see Lost Dome up and front for all to see. Such a beautiful route put up by good ol' Terry Andrews, that spawned Whipping Post. The Wichita's are so good. Awesome shot!

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5 out of 5 stars Perfect angle...WOW!

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LOL....you can't onsight when your top roping...

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In awe, so unique in contrast to the usual shots I see of the valley.

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Nice to see you guys working in my old stomping ground! I love that area, so much to do year round.

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Great shot! Using those tester cams? Review? We are waiting with baited breath... ;)

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Sweet, anymore shots of this one? Nice, oh how I miss Boze...

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very niiice!

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Maybe he means this is his First Ascent....Ever!

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Great Angle!