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Not for me. That crosses the line between "boulder" and "no way" :D
Sweet, I've got several friends who have been up there, but I haven't, yet. I plan to though, probably next summer. I'll be sure to pay my respects to your dad.
Twisted...or maybe it's tilted. ;) Not a bad shot.
Must have been taken a few days ago though, no fall colors around anymore. :P
Heh, a sweet shot. I think I might try this with a tripod and see how something like this works without the blur. :D
Stopit! Now I'm dying to go climb! rrrg....
wish I was there. :( Awesome shot.
yeah, that's a little bit of a runout. 80
dang, wish I could have been there. Looks like everyone's having fun in that pic. :D
nice cams. :D I have thought of using something like that and climbing a building. Did they work well?
one word springs to mind....but I forgot it in my amazement. Truly... uh.... beautiful artwork there.
heh, I thought that was pretty cool too. Both the pumpkins that were there were very cool. Makes me wonder how the heck they did that.
Not bad man! My friend who was out on the trail during that slideshow said he saw something like this, but he didn't have his camera. I'll print this off and show it to him. :)
Nice how the mountain stands out against the silhouettes of the trees. Great shot there.
That's pretty cool. Wierd how biners can get eaten away like that.
Very cool picture and a very cool route. Good job!
That's a sweet rock. Thatnks for posting this shot.
What the picture lacks, the description makes up for. 17 bodies, geeze. Wonder what the folks who had gone swimming there thought....
Man I wish I had that much room to make a wall!
Someday, I may paint my crashpad as an open mouth or something like that. It would make shots like this seem so much more intense. :D
looks thoughtfull... couldn't get the stove started?
ooh, I see him! Hiding there in one of the cracks! Do I get a prize? :D
heh heh, that's kinda cool. :P
Hard to tell from this angle... is that a jump across a gap onto a slab, or am I missing something? Totally sweet, whatever it is.
hehe, same clothes as the other pic of him, which is Jörg's second highest rated pic, after this one. I guess the clothes do make the man, eh? Or at least the ratings...
Probably not, I'm thinking a better camera than the rest of us have, as well as awesome grasp of light and angles. :)
heh, looks like a sweet climb. Shouldn't that guy be rescued or something... ;)
ooh, those rocks look like fun to land on... :P
I wanna go there! Looks like some great boulders.
The ladder consists of those two ledges, the one my foot is on and the one above it. Just two fingertip pull-ups and some smearing to get to where I am there. :)
I try. :( There's just not anything here, and winter makes it even worse.
hmm, you took that while belaying?
Awesome! Love the lights on the wall, that's sweet!
Nice! Very cool to load the front page and see a place I have visited right there. Now I just gotta get my pics of McKinley on Christmas eve developed and see how they turned out. :)
wow. That's awesome, especially since it was made entirely on the computer.
nope, no cheating. It's just a fingertip pull-up or two and an undercling/lieback type thing to get your feet to where mine are there, and from there it's just an easy reach.
makes me jealous, seeing someone climbing in the winter. Wish I could do that here. :P
Gotta love a good ape index. :D
That's awesome! Wish I had a pic or two that good of me. :P
lol! nice. :D
Very cool! :D Thanks for clearing up the confusion.
yeah it does, the colors are wierd. Looks cool though. :D
Yeah, I really like the contrast of the black and white here. It worked nicely.
Went there today, and I can't figure out how the heck Pete got this pic. :P I'll post pics of my attempts to find where he was on the rocks when I get home.
Nice camera angle too, very cool. :D -- ColdClimb
sweet, never seen anyone actually use a figure four before. Nice pic!
Makes me wish I could see who voted on my pics, cause I know this isn't a one, by any scale. :(
I used the flash on this, but it's still dark. Any tips on brightening pics like this more?
very nice! :D
Thanks Tom, never thought of that. I appreciate it. Now I just wish I had the chance to do it again. :D
Very cool to wath him work through this day by day. ;)
heh, that's pretty cool Jeff. :P
edited it and uploaded a much crisper version. :)
nope, Paint Shop Pro here, but thanks for the suggestion. :)
wow, check out the forearm to bicep size ratio!
All true. The weather is insane.
wow, very nice zoom for being so far away.
totally sweet pic!
Sweet shot! Almost makes me want to leave school and take a hike today instead. :D
no way, I'm planning on hanging out there all summer. ;)
Another very nice shot! Awesome.
hey, that's kinda cool!
lol, that's pretty cool.
Hey, I've been there! ;) Very nice shot Doug, now we just need one looking down from POW/MIA... like mine from Byer's Peak, which is straight to the left of that pic: <a href="http://www.morffed.com/panorama.jpg">http://www.morffed.com/panorama.jpg</a>
lol, I wondered that too Jaybee... or maybe his climber is just way up there.... A very cool shot though. This is part of why I love climbing so much.
If you read the description, it says he just pulled off a mega runout... which isn't exactly possible on TR. Sweet shot!
Very sweet picture!
now that would be a sweet place to get a 360 picture, or at least a bunch of pics, and then piece them together. Totally awesome.
This kid is so lucky!
What's the guy in the background doing? Just wondering...
nice, and a very familiar sight from my home. I have friends who tried it last september the day that it first snowed, and turned back because they weren't quite prepared. Gotta love the valley!
now that is just surreal!
Nice crimp, and another very cool picture!
The staircase is just steps, with no vertical riser thingies, so it's got perfect holds. And yes, the TV is on, but I can't remember what commercial was showing. Now who voted this a one, and why?
heh, nice! Just got a pic like this of me, but it's an unrecognizable blur. This one turned out pretty good.
Yet again, a nice pic is voted one. Who's the moron that did it this time?
That is awesome!
Innovative way of sticking it permanently at the top of the all-time rankings. Not bad.
The three bolt anchor at the top of the crack. I climbed Hide it From the Cops, traversed, and was at the anchor rigging a TR/rappel on the crack when I got the pic. I liked the little rain cloud there. And as for ratings, my pics are backwards. Most of my best ones are low, while my sucky ones are high. Oh well, I'll just live with it and keep uploading.
Totally awesome!!! How's that cave for all us wimpier above water climbers?
love the colors, especially in the sky.
there's more pics up now for you skeptics.
now that part looks like awesome fun, but I don't know about going much higher. ;)
I need to go there!
that looks like a tight line. Nice pic.
Are that climber's arms, head, and feet on backwards, or is it just me? Very cool pic, now I wanna go do that! :D
I need to go there now!
My jaw just dropped! Totally incredible rock!
lol, I didn't see it until a second glance after reading that. Thought the ground was right there. Nice pic.
LOL!!! I've done that on pullup bars, but never had a chance to try it on a route. Sweet pic!
hehe, my spotter was in the kitchen drinking POG. :D
I love doing that, but I don't have a tripod, so doing climbing sequences like this is difficult. It's so fun to do though. I've done several of me just sitting around my living room and other stuff like that. I need a friend for a cameraman though, my timer doesn't go long enough for me to take climbing shots. Yours turned out awesome! I'm gonna have to do some good ones like that sometime.
lol, I love how the water is the only color in the picture. Looks sweet.
is that some cool sunburn too? You look red. Nice pic!
Very sweet. That's one of the reasons why I love this place so much!
Crazy formation! Is there a route behind it?
Nah, it was all in the lighting. I should know, I was there. ;)
geeze.... that seems like it would be really hard or nearly impossible with two people. :P
I wonder if my spotter would have treated you with the same disregard as he treated me. Actually, when I think about it, he was probably too busy thinking of you to be any use as a spotter. That would explain why he always responded to everything we said with "Huh?"
Haven't done that one yet, but I've heard that the race down is really fun!
I'm gonna have to take this one again someday and try for a little more light.
yeah, I had no partner, so I had to use the timer, and this was the best spot to shoot from and get a good view. In case you wondered, I'm pinching a hold with my right hand, with nothing for my right foot. :)
Best ten days of the summer! :D Thanks for climbing with me before you left.
Ever tried crawling under it? With a bit of worming, you could go directly underneath it, which is kinda cool. :D
I believe you had already started on the trip home... I think this was either the day you left or the day after. ;)
That's a very nice "orange overhang" ;)
wow, that is really sharp!
On a completely different island. ;)
heh, cool angle.
hehe, if you think this is edited, try looking at all the other pics that look exactly like this one.
lol, gotta love this. "Rear View: This is the view from the side." :D
lol, love the legs!
if this is the awesome view from the belays, I think I'll skip it. ;) j/k
bolts every three feet? wierd.
I just thought about this, and I think it's actually the scanner that's doing that to these pics. If you check out some of my other scanned pics, it takes the color out and adds a bit of whiteness to everything I scan. I'd have to go find the actual pic to be sure, but from my experience, that's probably the problem. :( Thanks for the advice though.
Does this one hit the top of the list of high rated butt shots?
Is this thing gonna have to be really big in order to fit all the cool stuff on it? Cause in that pic, the metal looks really skinny... is it that the metal is skinny, or that the thing is big enough to make the metal look skinny?
so do you flag his ledge too?
hey.... is that Pete <b>free climbing?</b>
gotta love beach climbing! :D
Those were my exact words on seeing this pic!
exactly what I was thinking!
Now that is one anchor that I would absolutely trust. lol, very nice setup.
lol, it sure has been sweltering here lately 49er. ;) We've been setting record highs, like up to 83 degrees (insert laughter from you southerners here). Course this last week has sucked... Nice pic, now you just gotta buy him his own gear and get him started leading!
pic looks awesome, climb looks great, but the hair.... ;)
Trad leading is definately fun! :D
hehe, I always love pics like this. Very sweet.
sweet rainbow! Mine pales in comparison, literally. ;-)
lol, now that's an awesome picture!
lol, the self-comment is the best part of this pic.
I love gear, and especially placing it! ;-)
Totally incredible! I love it!!
nope, nothing better than Alaska! ;) Very nice shot!
Check out another pic of the same boulder, but a slightly different route than my modified one: http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=Show&PhotoID=17619
I checked out that boulder. Looked like some sweet problems, but I didn't try any at the time.
I hit that boulder on an off day. I will return and recieve payment for all that skin removed from my arm someday. Sweet pic.
Awesome! The composition of this area is very close to <a href="http://www.morffed.com/climb/aug/benlocalmotionrap.jpg">this pic of mine.</a> Kinda wierd when I first looked at it.
Sweet! lol, so what is it, real or edited? Looks incredible, whatever it is!
would make the chalk interesting. ;)
The point is speed, not challenge. Those routes <b>are</b> easy.
sweet! Another orange overhang from orangeoverhang.
As an added note, that blank wall beside it is the crux of my house traverse. ;)
Not sure on the lights question, sorry.
lol, there's one exactly like that at my high school. Exact same type of doorknob, same sized hinges, and the roof is about the same height, and I did it repeatedly using only the hinges and doorknob, and even in rotting sneakers. ;) I agree that there's no chance that it's 5.12, but geeze kman, you don't expect him to free-solo, do you?!? ;)
across the creek from the end of the road, and up and to the left. Check out http://www.morffed.com/guide/5.php
Wow, something about this pic made me react with "Oh, sweet!" when I saw it. Very cool.
wow! Can you say "slab"!!!
wow, that guy is skinny.
I love gap jumping, but it seems like a lot of people have no trust in themselves. Sweet pic man, better than mine.
wow, how does that thing stay up? :D
hehe, How's that for <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=44750&highlight=maculated+hates">a different view of the ironman traverse?</a> :D
You'll probably meet me up there doing the same thing. Maybe we should plan another meet-up of rc.com members next summer. :D
hehe, if you think his barefoot rappel is cool, you should have seen my frantic barefoot attempt to catch his falling shoe while on rappel. :D I actually caught up to it once, but it pulled away in a straight stretch and ended up in the grass. Provided for an exciting rappel race though.
Hey man, should have been there for the comp! It was great fun. We've gotta meet up and climb sometime man.
The rock is granite, and the cliff <b>is</b> really awesome. ;)
hehe, looking at this pic makes me wonder just what the temperature is there? ;)
Just noticed another thing too... the wall is actually, perfectly vertical or a degree or two overhanging up to the point where my hands are at, but the camera is a bit tilted. That accounts for most of the difficulty, and it's not nearly as slabby as the pic makes it look. ;)
skinnyjim: it's Colony High School
hehe, I have several sunset shots a lot like this. You got your colors nice and strong. Sweet!
hehehe, love your typing. ;)
Man, God made some pretty sweet rock formations! Nice pic, and an incredible rock. :D
talk about a butt shot. ;)
almost like home... :D
I want that boulder!
Ever played the game "Hot Coal?" :D
Don't ever be sorry for submitting something beautiful. ;)
People who make fun of climbing when they've never done it are kinda funny. ;)
lol, some interesting comments. ;) Looking forward to climbing with you. :D
hehe, almost could be standing in front of a picture of it. ;)
Taken at about 9:30pm, by the way. I love Alaska and summer sunlight. :D
hehehe, close, but no that's some sort of Russian pontoon float. A tree fell on it last winter in the huge windstorm and killed that one section, but the rest still floats, and tips over even easier now too. ;)<br><br>And that's a rosebush under Ben, on the left. You don't want to fall there.
Approved by popular request, and awesome pic!!!
mmmmm good. Walked past that slab a bunch of times last summer. This summer I'll go up it. ;)
wish I could have met Matt. Nice pic.
he's not jamming! ;)
Love the local scenery. :D
moabbeth: pics like this just aren't the same for you females. ;) The girl makes this pic beautiful, far beyond just another ordinary picture. lol...
ahh.... topropers are expendable. ;)
ahhh, I miss summer
Love the tree.
Woah, definately cool.
love the "bomber" term. ;)
That actually startled me when it flashed up on my screen! :o
waaaaiiiit a minute.... isn't that a rifle scope in the upper left??? :D
He could pop one, that's for sure. ;)
Just uploaded a much better version scanned from school. I wish I had a new scanner. :(
One of the best collages I've seen. Nice job.
Treebeard: I just stuck a pure blue layer between the layer with the hand and the layer with the gear, and applied a different blending method to it.
the #.75 and the #2 are brand new. You hit it right on the head about the cold. ;) I bought those both this winter after the climbing was over.
I gotta admit, that does look like a fun trip down on a snowboard. :D
cadaverchris: I tried a few different positions before settling on this one, mostly because it was compact, so it allowed a closer-up frame and therefore larger cams. The slings hanging down looked good too, but was just too tall for me. :)
yeah, it was difficult. I'll get a better one sometime in the future when I have more preperation. I had to go in and draw those shadows myself. If I set this up right, I think I can do a fairly decent job next time. :D
hehehehe, nice! :D
Tried a few different crops, and this seemed like the best at the time. I dunno if I could have done better or not. ;)
Roughster: Yeah, the blur was from the pic itself, since the camera was focused on the middle of the rock. I agree that it could have used a little less in the middle around the climber.
This place is unreal. Nice pic!
The crack is only about a half-inch deep, and then it's filled with rubber. :( Sad.
Awesome! I really wish there was a place like that around here.
Call me strange, but I don't like shirts much at all. If I weren't required to wear one certain places, I would hardly ever be caught with one on. ;) About all they're good for is layering in the cold, and most of the time I don't need much of that. At the time this pic was taken I was trying out different tightening systems, so I was getting quite warm from pulling that line.
The rock here is good, and the ice and mountaineering are incredible, or so I'm told. ;)
The ocean is tilting!!!! ;)
It's going in the yearbook. I made sure of that. :D
Hehehe, I love this place!!! We've got a pic of a moose sticking its head in our door a few years back. :D
mmmmmm, I wanna go climb!
Now that is cool!
haha, pretty neat! Creative indeed. ;)
duskerhu: This was the first attempt. ;) That's probably why the other one is better.
it's a semi-transparent layer over the top of the background. ;)
I have since modified the desk to put a second monitor where the cupboard thing used to be, so this route is no more. :(
And plus, it was snowy out. I had to get a shirtless snowy slacking pic just for the heck of it. ;)
This mountain's made the front page here a few times. Nice shot! Looks so incredible from the base, looking up that face.
The thick book is a PHP/MySQL book. I haven't been able to read much of it. The finger length is unedited, so I'm not sure what you're seeing there.
Gotta love being bored with a camera. That's how I get the coolest shots. :D
Seen so many cool pics of this route. Very recognizable. :D
Had three of the sisters in my yard all day today. Kinda made hauling dead trees to my firepit a lot more interesting. ;) When is spring going to get here???
One can never have too much time to do whatever one wants to do. ;) I feel sorry for the rest of the people in the world who have no time. :D
The holds are actual rock, stuck into concrete. Makes for a <b>really</b> nice man-made wall.
hehehe, fun stuff!! :D
Pictures like this are what makes this site worth browsing.
Mordor... <br><br>...Completely incredible picture!
until it gets packed down. ;)
I'd vote high quality as well.
One or two. ;) I own more shirts than pants, anyway. I even use them sometimes, like when I go to church! :D
about nine or ten feet, maybe.
hehehe, sounds reasonable sharpie. ;) Lucky for you it won't be on the front page again. I actually didn't expect this much of a response for this pic. Quite surprising to me. Thanks all! :D
What about flying?
woah... that is odd...
As far as technical specs, this was a Fuji F700 6mp digital, using the "chrome" film setting.
haha, nice! I quickly taught myself how to slack in shoes this winter. ;)
mrtristan: It's just a simple pic of gear, but it wound up rather pleasing to the eye. I would guess that this is why it's rated highly. :)
Nope. Check the other pic and it might help show a little perspective, the feet are a couple feet off the ground.
As for hearing the water flowing underground but not seeing it, we estimated that this was about 50 feet down through a bunch of twisty wet cracks: http://www.morffed.com/climb/aug/waterrocklick.jpg<br>Definately watch your step here. One can be wandering along on perfectly nice hiking boulders, and come to a 60 foot drop out of nowhere. Makes for somereally fun boulder jumping pics:http://www.morffed.com/climb/aug/rockjump.jpg<br> One boulder up there has a face over 100 feet with a huge roof at the bottom. Almost makes me wish I has bolting gear. I love this place. Deserves a thread all of its own!
hey.... isn't that my shadow?
No way this is a two though. A two is barely one step above the absolute worst pic, and this is a lot better than that, regardless of the subject. Nice!
Sheesh. Who cares about "real photography" or whether it was altered on the computer or not? It looks cool. I give it an 8.
kshon: too true. I try my best to just let it all breeze by. There were probably three or four times when I wrote up a reply comment for this pic, and then just closed the window without submitting. ;)
haha, that pic actually shows a glow around your body! :D You must be as white as me!
I'd have had to have been paid to do something like that. Somehow money always helps me get over fear of doing things I know I can *probably* do.
looks loose... I hang upside down in my harness at times, and it doesn't slip that far up my legs. :0
I like it.... actually captures the movement of slacklining.
yeah it took a while, mostly to get the motivation to work on it. ;)
I would leave that in a crack somewhere just to mess with someone's mind. :D
moabbeth: Can you girls just sit back, smile, and take a compliment? The day I stop myself telling a girl she's beautiful is the day I lose my self-respect. What kind of gentleman would I be to not compliment? Although I do agree with you about some comments which go a bit beyond "beautiful." ;)
Definately a lot of skill here, but man, it's just hard to get a slacklining picture that provokes a "WOAH! THAT IS AN AWESOME PICTURE!" response. I haven't been able to get a REALLY good slacklining picture yet, and I've tried everything I can think of. I guess slacking would be a good reason to advocate video clips on rc.com. As far as this pic goes, it's better than a lot I've seen (all of my own included), but it's nothing stellar.
No words.... 10 for sure!
I love doing that. People think it's impossibly hard, so it leaves a good impression. ;) Yeah..... I'm a showoff. Very awesome pic!
This effect really works for this picture. Nice!
haha, love the sign! :D
The way you could miss it is by not jumping far enough. It's over 6 feet from hand to hand. We both managed that one after some work.
the rock is edited to make it black and white. In reality it's not quite that grey, but it's darn close. Those black splotches by his hand really are black.
More solid evidence of the fact that all you need to do to win a photo contest is have a cute little girl and an animal in the picture. ;)
I don't like chalk. :( Nice pic though.
His hand isn't even in focus though... I'd like it a lot more if SOMETHING was in focus. Just a suggestion. It's still a very cool looking pic.
Yeah, I used the flash to soften up the shadows. That's what makes it look surreal with the lighting. It was just too sunny for taking pics. The editing I did was rotating the horizon, and therefore being forced to clone in some of the edges.
Rudi: true, I guess I shouldn't have used the word smooth. What I meant was that there's nothing to latch onto, not even a nubbin. The rock itself is rather rough though.
It always amuses me how some people think you fall on your face if the leader falls. Like you can't move your feet or something? Fun climb.
haha, vulgarian, you're right. The shadow of that rock in the lower right corner does make it look like it's just floating. Crazy!
Me too. To stereotype any huge group like that is wrong. Awesome pic though! As usual.... ;)
Roughster: The exact word I thought. :D
You can see the one UFO coming in to land already. I'm sure there are more hiding in the sun.
haha... the neck is so unnatural. Don't we all hate that position? :D
I would use a pickup line, but apparently all I have to do is walk down the street and I automatically get picked up by people who recognize me from rc.com! :D Nice meeting you Katie, now we have to get out and climb.
Awesome pic. :D Good job.
Someone wanted to make <b>sure</b> the anchor was bomber enough to lift a truck. Geeze.
haha, I like it!
I like this.
Happiegrrrl: You're right. I edited it and stuck it in artistic. Not sure what I was thinking. :) It took a little over a month to do this, but only because I was too lazy to sit down and work on it. Actual time spent on it was only a few hours. Fun stuff! :D Thanks for the comments everyone.
Paint Shop Pro. Photoshop is great also, but I'm just too used to psp to switch.
man, I gotta comment again. Such basic shots like this are missed a lot. I caught some flak for one of mine, but man, the color and detail of macros like this is sweet. Again, good job.
may be a tasteless and cruel joke, but..... it's Epic_sped! ;)
ooh man, this place is like a field of granite when you get out in the middle and look around. All rolling slabs of grey rock. You can definately trust your feet here. Awesome climbing!
Not photoshopped. See his arm hair? ;-)
looks like you guys were out late today too then. :D
Thanks a lot guys. I'm really worried though... I gotta find a way to top something like this now! :D
haha, awesome shot. I gotta get south and slack with you guys sometime. Seriously!
hehehehe, this picture is awesome. The sheer number of climbers made me bust out laughing looking at it! Nice job! :D
Awesome!!! I love it!
Nice framing. Good job with this pic.
hehe, yeah you can't hardly climb the boulders here because they're still well coated in lichen, and there's plenty of moss and grass under them to cushion a fall. Castle hill stuff looks awesome! Nice pic.
haha, very nice pic! :D
ok.... but on the front page?
I get it anywhere, it's just kinda slightly easier to sit back in your chair and look instead of leaning into the screen.
Focus on getting three images instead of two. That may help. :)
<i>"looks almost biblical"</i> hehe... "And the Lord spake unto Moses and said 'Go Ye unto the rock, and crimp,' and Moses went and did, and the Lord showed his blessing of the crimp."
Qwert: yeah, check out <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=62876">this thread</a> for a link that shows how to do it. Way cool stuff.
Hmmm, so there IS rock in Nome. How good is it?
dietzpa: thanks for the criticism, but I already knew about that. ;) That's the sun not cooperating for me. Once I figure out how to move it around to the right angle I'll be getting some seriously nice pics! :D And actually, there's some other problems with this pic, but I'll leave the fun of figuring them out up to you guys, since I cheated. ;)
valeberga: I'm trying. Got an ordinary one or two that I'm still putting together one of these days, but hopefully I'll be able to make some really cool stuff soon! Gotta think about what would work really well...
valeberga: yeah they make cameras with two lenses for catching action shots with perfect timing. I just don't have a spare three grand on me right now. Maybe sometime in the future. Hehehe....<br>rwaltermeyer: yep, you just take two pics and move the camera a slight distance for the second. It's really cool how easy it actually is.
hehe, nice. Which day was this, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday? I was up with faust on Friday in Archangel, and with sirclimbsalot and winstonfb on Saturday in Reed, on Snowbird Slab and the Derma Wall. Awesome area!
Hey, awesome man. I haven't had the chance to get up here yet, so this pic will make it easy for me to find them. We oughta hit some of these walls sometime this summer!
Turtle - I'd really love to do that. Maybe one of these days I'll make it down there. :)
it's a 5.10. Amazingly the easiest route on this wall, despite the hundreds of chickenheads.
I think it could be worse. ;)
Hehe, I've got pics up from this day, Faust has some, Cgailey has some... Yeah it was a rather photogenic day.
That's always a chance too Phil, but not anytime soon, sadly. Eventually I'll make it there though. Definately one place I want to go.
Interesting... my fingerprints usually go with, leaving my fingertip smooth for a few days.
Nice... still wanting to go there myself.
haha, nice! I still have yet to find a nice over-water slacking spot around here. :D
I'll be the first to say <b>OUCH!!!!</b>
One cool part is that the rock you see just at the right edge of the pic is a cliff that drops down a good fifty feet from the upper end of this ledge. Quite a cool spot to climb.
hehe, I guess free soloing isn't technical, is it?
hehehe, the cowboy hat told me it was you before I saw the username. Interesting...
Brave is one word for it. :D
So how deep is the water...? Deep enough to try backflips?
chugach: When was that? You the one who wrote the "engaged here in 93 - this used to be a cozy place" in the cabin? ;)
haha, tweaked! :D
HAHAHA AWESOME!!! You did a way better job than I figured you would. Nice one man! Very nice!
I tried looking for myself in there somewhere, but couldn't find anything recognizable. The one in the middle is a flower I think.
man, these pics look fun!
Got rained out again today. Sucky weather lately. Why can't we have two weeks ago back?
Love the clarity. Another stellar shot. Awesome!
I gotta say it... beautiful. :)
I'm with Mrtristan. And I think Hillary may be on to something. ;)
Micah.... isn't this both the twin peaks? Goat rock is further left, right?
Easily my hardest trad lead, but the crux has some handy bolts, so it was great!
woah, weird rock! I like it.
oooh, not fun at all. :(
hehehe, nice! It's awesome what you can do with a little time. Keep it up man. :)
so did you protect from the groundfall potential at this clip, or just run out through it? Nice shot. :)
Sweet. That's how we wound up doing it. :)
hah! I have an idea now! :D Thanks man, and awesome job thinking up this one. :)
lol... but the face is hidden!
Gotta love it!
hahaha, can't be! I'm sure there's lots of houses in Minnesota! ;)
no, dynamic. I just fixed the lead rope and rapped.
No idea on the bolters, I could only guess at a few of the big names from the 80s, sorry.
Mark: the rock extends some underwater there. I'm jumping behind it.
I think me and Kristian figured the corners probably were black dog. Can't remember exactly where he climbed when he was doing that route though. :(
Micah: yeah I think I love that rock now. One of the best camps I've ever had the pleasure of enjoying. :D
lol, awesome picture, just for the weirdness!
haha.... that handprint has six fingers. Mutants climb here!
Psych: Digital. And actually, me and John headed up before Winston, so when he showed up, the way he found us was by spotting the bright white specks on the wall. :D
hehehehehe.... but have you ever caught squirrels with your HANDS? Now THAT'S fun too. :D Wear gloves...
Higher res and slightly clearer version at <a href="http://www.morffed.com/climb/invisibleman.jpg">http://www.morffed.com/climb/invisibleman.jpg</a> for those interested.
sheesh... how does that happen!?
Ty: hehehehe, I don't think it would work as well without the accompanying "accident post"...... ;)
On a crystal blue day, this pic would be incredible!
Fun stuff! Use those hand jams man!
Catt wins. No prizes for the rest of you! :D It was just really funny to watch him try... lol
Sorry I wasn't clear enough in my description. There's about 35 feet between bolts here. Read <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=65524">this thread</a> for a tale of falling from here. ;)
don't be too hasty though guys... you probably haven't read the thread, so I'll just say here that even though this is kinda shown as a sport climb on topos, you can manage to get some gear in on this runout if you're looking for it. More retrobolting here would be bad, methinks.
dude.... you just gave me a cool idea. Thanks a lot man! :D
now that looks like fun!
I made it up and down this in 9:20 once! :D Nice job man, and good luck next year!
ah, sorry, I'll go upload that one now. ;) The slacking kinda sucked though, cause I need a new line, and the boulders limitted positioning and length.
The camera adds some darkness compared to eyes, especially with the flash. It wasn't really THIS dark.
it's a normal single length sling.
holy crapload of chalk, batman!
I'm with Micah. Definitely a greasy climb.
nice. I especially like the effect the blur has, but the edges are a bit visible. ;) Sweet pic though!.
I love it. :D
Use the bolt to back up your placement if you're not comfortable leading trad yet. Helps begining leaders gain confidence in their own placements, and if the gear blows, the bolt catches them.
I kinda tried for that look monkeyarm. In actuality, he was moving his hand between holds, but it COULD be crimping that crack, so that's where it is. ;)
WUSS!!!!...... er... that looks cool. :D
Oooh, sponsored by Volvo!
Sorry the description is kinda lacking. It's for an article, so it really shows nothing other than the length of my line. So.... nothing much.
Got the webbing off ebay, so I dunno if it's Beal. Thanks for the tip turtle... I'll have to see exactly how you do it when I get down there next month. :D
re-uploaded a bordered version just to try it out. :)
wuss is one word for the sport climber's condition, I guess... :D
heh... Ask Winstonfb about clipping the second bolt on a foggy day... :D
Fun fun fun. :D
I went that way too. As did sirclimbsalot... and faust. ;)
Did you use the firewood I horded there? It was too wet for me to use, as hard as I tried.
Chalk... I never thought about chalk! Oops... Might have been pretty cool.
True Micah, and as long as that bolt stays on the highway, I'm perfectly happy. ;) I do hate to see cracks bolted like that, especially this low, but in a place where you can hear the cars, you're not going for pristine anyway. Might as well leave it to help the noobs learn, even if it is a shame.
This is an awesome picture.
So did he STICK it? ;)
Free your mind.
oooh, very cool. Really captures the moment.
BUTT SHOT!!! :D
Whoa... what's with the tie-in?
barefoot kneedrops hurt my toes... but they're doable. ;)
Drove by this place and wondered about all those rocks. Very cool looking from the road, so the climbing has to be sweet!
hehe... I've drank from that bottle. :D
Awesome pics! Were these taken on your camera?
The right one is 25', we never measured the left but I think it's about 15'.
woah... indoor pic makes front page. That's when you KNOW it's a sweet pic.
ouch, compression killed it. :( I vote high quality! Awesome pic.
hehehe, I think I like this pic, because everyone who looks at it has to agree that I'm way too hot. :D
Hey, nice jacket! ;)
haha... browsing through really fast approving pics, and somehow this guy looked familiar. Made me do a double-take. :D
Well if they're made for powerful edging, you'd think they'd at least stick to normal edges. Three is average, and I believe this is an average shoe.
Haha, looks like an awesome spot to climb. :D
well I have my reasons for considering this an average shoe, and just about all of them have been recorded in my review. I don't believe it deserves a four, so I gave it a three. Can I have my own opinion? Please? ...... Sheesh.
hehe, yeah I think I will do more of these. Look for them this winter, when I have lots of time to do nothing. ;) As far as where this Zulu Wall is, it's in southcentral Alaska, just north of Wasilla/Palmer. Follow the linkage above to see.
half inch, then rubber.
Sheesh, try having an opinion......
I didn't even want to touch this one. Props to Shawn! I'll be posting up my own pics of this soon.
I really hate wind now. It didn't stop after you guys left.
hahaha... this is definitely way better than I thought it would be. :D
Love that problem. Nice and hard.
The edges of the line dig in when you catch, and also he may have just been still wearing them from when he did the tyrolean to tape it up, which beats up your hands fast.
right.... like I said, hard. ;)
There's a ton of skiing shots here. One was even on the front page for a long time very recently. Of course that one did also involve goats...
Haha, gotta love the good Chugach razors. You need to head out to Hatchers sometime and show me the good problems up there. I only know a couple.
haha, very nice!
<a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=Show&PhotoID=32357">Goats.</a> ;)
wulfy: Need to see a fall? Try <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=Show&PhotoID=40094">here.</a>
I mean just think. If none of us could rig or climb, what would have happened to Shawn's sandal, and Larry's poor little hat? ;)
Wulfy, that line didn't get to the other side by itself. ;) And heck yeah, it's great fun! If you ever come to Alaska, be sure to look me up, I'll be setting up some highlines next summer.
Correct Yosemite. :) It's not just one.
Photon, I was refering to where you said walking leashed is no big deal. Just wanted to see you try it, but I guess that will never happen, from the tone of your messages.
Photon: to match your 5.12s I've got a measly little 20 foot high line up in my yard here that I challenge you to come walk with no leash. No big deal, right?
I was told that that building half out of sight there is an equestrian center being built, and the property is theirs. The community is gated off, which is too bad, cause it would make a sweet angle for photos.
hehehehe, great! :D
A dog on the front page?
hehehehe... I don't show my mom those pictures. ;)
Guess I should have said <b>rock</b> climbing season in my description, cause as Micah says, there's still plenty of climbing to be done, if not more. ;)
hahahaha.... talk to Larry about what happens to the hat!
Thanks pirate, I wondered about that when I was messing with the colors. :)
This is a seriously sweet woody!
Oh man... good memories. I kinda like that cave.
Heh, nice shot! At least you can still climb there. The rocks here are so snowed over and in that you need skis just to get to them. :(
Mmmm, good memories.
haha nagual. Yeah, practice is all it takes. Heck, practice is all <b>anything</b> takes. I believe Shawn, however, needed much less practice than the rest of us mortals. Next time you're in Alaska look me up, we'll go set up a line. :)
Not conspiracy moonshine, just repeated aggravating attacks by people who don't slackline, that's all.
I love it when horrendous butt shots look good. That takes skill! :D
I guess I should consider myself lucky, eh? ;)
alucard: It's redundant.
What she cropped out was Tim's bare foot in the corner... hahaha. I just noticed that on my copy. :D
Wow, I always love coming upon giant chunks of rock that look like they're about to fall off. Somehow it just adds to the experience.
Cathedral indeed! Awesome!
Haha, cloudbreak and trenchdigger, this has got to be one of the most photographed problems in the world! You guys are very unique! :D
Oooooooh, ouch. Get better man! :(
Hah! Love the frame! :D
Hmm, thanks for answering my curiosity so I don't have to. ;)
Yeah, but remotes cost money, and sadly, I don't have much of that. Plus, this way was exciting! :D Haha...
FEC: Please don't think I didn't think before jumping. ;) <br>And Clausti: yeah, it makes for some long days of climbing when you never have to turn in. :D
You guys suck. Stop submitting these insane pictures of hot desert while I'm stuck in the snow. *sigh* Ten for sure!
Wow, awesome timing makes for a very cool pic!
Haha, the ultimate of photoshop calls, trying to say one of Jorg's pics is photoshopped. Sheesh people, this guy doesn't NEED to photoshop (unlike me).
Yup, longest to date.
Well sure it's been done, but when you're there and someone's climbing, it would be dumb not to snap the pic just because it's been done. ;)
Hmmm... does it pay well, and is there any room for climbing research subjects? ;)
DOH! I could have gotten a whole extra second! lol... dang. Oh well, thanks for reminding me, now I can do that next time. :D
thomastan - I've taken timed photos, is that what you mean? Or did you mean camera in hand while on a highline?
Is that route as short as it looks...?
Mmmm, dry rock.
woah... I love the trees! Awesome shot for a self portrait!
I love how I've never been east of Wyoming, and yet I can pick this route out of a photo lineup and give its name and rating. :D
Next summer I'm setting up a highline and a swing on this tongue. You guys <b>HAVE</b> to join me.
Ooh, fun way to make the catch!
Who needs a portaledge when you can bring up the camper?
Approved at medium because this really IS a good shot for someone planning to climb it. :)
It was awesome to just float it up and down almost six feet in the middle, and we got it tight enough that it wasn't all that hard to walk. Just a really long walk. :)
Is this pic tilted, or is the route really 45 degrees?
Haha! Nice :D
Uploaded a version with slightly better shading, since I had a momentary lapse of laziness. ;)
Hey, the people rate up what they want to see! ;) I can't help it if I'm better at making pics than taking them... hehehe :D
I think this beats me carrying a crashpad through the snow. Nice shot!
Knol: Yeah, that's a bummer, but I had to work with what I had. It's not perfect by any means, but I'm happy with it. :)
With all due respect, I rated this a six which is <b>above average</b>. If you want my critique, it's rather dull since it's all grey, and the only thing to look at is the guy in the middle, which isn't enough really. The extra line is also distracting. The thoughts associated with highlining and taking falls are quite cool, but this picture alone doesn't do much to stimulate the same response. A better photo than a lot of them on this site, but nothing exceptional. My photos are available in my profile if you are interested. :)
With so many pics of one problem on one climbing outing, I can see time passing in the shadows. :D
uh huh. You just didn't want to look like a Southerner, bundling up in all that while we're walking around barefoot! ;) Hehehe...
I've seen a few pics of the PBB lines, and I think even some video. Looks like you guys had a blast! Wish I could have been there.
Oh man, AWESOME!
By then jpeg will most likely not even be a recognizable format. :( Really makes ya wonder....
Phil: Nuh UH! ;) Gollum (er, Kole) had a slice of red shirt under his harness and was placing a #2 Camalot.
Wow... nice runout.
Approved at medium because this is just cool! :D
Nice! Gotta love highlining!
Hahaha, this is funny enough to deserve medium! :D
No Prez, goat rock is the bigger peak to the left of this photo, I'm dead positive now that I know more. ;) Mislabelled on topos though, so it's understandable that it would be mistaken for one of the twins (these two here).
Yeah this is rather cool. Probably one of the better things I've seen come from the weird filters these graphics programs have. :D
Got quite a few tightens in there actually, just sliding or re-tying the gold one and moving the blue one back up, then pulling again. Didn't have near enough static rope to max out the system though, it was still rather easy to pull even at the tightest I've ever personally strung a line.
*sigh* One of the only sucky parts of living in Alaska is that all you great photographers all climb together elsewhere... hehe. Awesome shot!
talk about a butt shot. :(
Hey, nice. I hadn't seen this pic before till just now. Good stuff! Man that was a fun day.
New helmet? No more scared little boy in a viking suit?
That IS rather cool. Nice job. :)
Tight! I'm looking to get out here this summer and climb some. Probably not this tower, sadly, since we're not all that aid proficient yet, but this looks like a totally incredible climb from what I've seen. Sweet stuff!<br>Edit: Actually, maybe we will be up for this tower. We'll see. ;)
Perhaps only to beat Gill to it! ;)
Very nice! I think this beats my metolius one, even though I don't drink. ;)
<b>WE</b> are hardcore? I don't think slacking in the cold even comes close to a highline in a swami belt Larry. ;)
Gah! Winter is killing me! Awesome pic!
MAN that looks sweet! I can't wait for my chance to climb there.
On a completely unrelated note, I carried a giant moose skull and antlers around a mall today. Good times.
No fair! You guys have TEN people who are going to vote this picture a ten! Hahaha...
Haha, that lichen coated granite and tundra looks JUST like a few spots here in AK. ;) Good stuff!
There's something about macros that makes a plain old boring picture halfway cool. :D
Tough to sharpen though... do they make a straight bladed version?
Haha, very cool photography!
Good enough for the medium type! ;)
Sweet. I have yet to take mine to the playground, but since it's right next to the skate park, I probably will this summer, just to see the reactions. ;)
Good enough for medium quality. :) Nice panorama!
Normally this should be low, but since it's a sweet shot of a major part of climbing culture, it's fine. :) Excellent job!
Hey, not a bad panorama at all. nice job!
Nice one Zek! I really like this stuff.
*sigh* I still have yet to find a body of water skinny and deep enough around here. Going to have to look harder this summer I guess.
Just got back from a comp, where I met Adam. Quite a cool guy, and a LITTLE bit better climber than me! ;)
Nice! I've tried this so many times unsuccessfully. Very good job!
I think I want a little corner like that! :(
WOW, you don't often see ice climbing shots that are this good. Nice job!
Sweet! Did you send?
Well he's gotta do SOMETHING on his rest days.
I must admit, I usually hate and deny baby pics no matter how "cute" but this one was clever and skilled enough to be let by. I'm still a grump though, so don't be thinking I like babies now! :D lol. Nice job!
Nice shot! Awesome job!
Dude! That's a BOULDER!
This sort of thing could actually turn into something good...
hahaha, very nice!
hehehe, a totally recognizable route even in the thumbnail! Love those pockets. Nice shot.
Don't lose the bag. Supre's banana is his identity in these pictures. Conforming because it looks different would be a sad thing, to me. Besides, the pics are still excellent.
Flying is a <a href="http://www.alaskamountainforum.com/album_rate.php?pic_id=74">ton of fun</a>!!
That's some nice air. Next time keep your FACE to the camera though! lol...
Hahaha, yes! I was just off the right edge of this shot, and I have a couple pics too. Not nearly as good as this one, but I did manage a mid-fall shot. ;) Nice job Mark, and Becca too!
Way to go Becca. One of the gutsier girls I've had the pleasure of meeting. Awesome pic Mark!
Haha, that looks tight!
That's a rather fun route. I haven't sent it clean either, and on lead it's R at least.
Approving this as medium since that beats five "low" pics even if there's no one climbing. ;) Nice wall.
I miss the jesus, but the bunny stands out. Is this wrong....??? :D
My first response was "Hey, that's cool!" Nice rock and a good angle. I really like this pic. Was the blurring done in PS?
Excellent shot! I like it. Just looked through your website and you've got a LOT of sweet pics. Awesome stuff!
Haha, this is cool. Love the description and the face! :D
Haha, I'm loving your photos! Awesome stuff!
Hehehe, no worries there. This thing is still sitting with the battery out, unregistered, uninsured, and I have no license. All MY money goes to climbing. :D
That's a lot of chalk. Even for a chalked up route. Looks like a sweet climb though!
And thank YOU mr8615, I appreciate the comment. :)
haha that's rather cool to get double reflections. Must be sweet blown up.
Is the water at all deep? I'm still trying to find a decent water landing to get a line over, myself.
*sigh* The shoes weren't a waste of money, because I got them for free. Oh, and let me repeat myself: based on all the factors considered in my review, I believe this is an average shoe. You will NEVER convince me otherwise. LET IT GO.
Yeah, excellent job here knol! Sweet rock too.
Wait... an old guy with a neon harness taking pictures of b0lderers? ;)
codhands: You've got that right. More pics in <a href="http://www.alaskamountainforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=751">this thread</a> on AMF if anyone is interested, but this is my favorite. Thanks for the comments all!
Did he send? :D
OK, this is awesome enough to be medium quality. Amazing shot!
Ummm.. I don't trick people with my photoshopping man, it's either blatantly obvious or I tell them it's fake. This picture is completely real... My left foot is slightly concealed by a piece of granite sticking up in front of it.
CraftedPacket: a Fuji Finepix F700. Not the world's greatest, but it suits a climber fine. :) Thanks again all!
Nice shot Karl. When were you there? I just got back yesterday. Kinda disappointed though, most of my pics are just butt shots and touron snapshots, looking through yours is quite awesome! :D
LOVE this one Zek. The climber is an added touch that makes it way awesome.
I second what Thomas says. Seems like most of the world's best climbing photographers all work together there. Anybody know where I could camp for free for two months in Australia next winter? ;)
no. tucked behind the harness. ;)
Yeah, man I wanted to hook up with you while you were up here, but being in Wasilla with no ride makes it tough to get to Anchorage. Ah well, we had fun, and James came quite close to sending!
You make that look way too easy. If I were less intelligent I would totally call photoshop! :D Nice job, and nice photo.
This looks like something I need to do.
Edge, send me a good pic of you climbing and I will totally make you thin! :D
Great stuff! I liked that route. Loved the no-hands rests on the massive tufa. :D
By the way, for those interested, <a href="http://www.morffed.com/climb/thaipanolarge.jpg">here</a> is a nice and huge version that's a lot more fun!
Used both Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro. Photoshop's photomerge tool helps a lot, but it isn't as good as doing parts of it manually.
Hahaha, awesome! I love the shot, and the setting behind it. Makes me want to be there.
That does look sweet.
Nice photo of an awesome area!
yeah the darkness I'm still unsure on. I could lighten it slightly without much trouble. I dunno if I'll bother or not, I'm just really lazy. ;)
Dude... Dan and Clausti... I think I need to get south and climb with you guys sometime. This climbing looks awesome, I love the photography, and of course, everybody in the WORLD wants to meet Clausti! ;)
Cool enough for medium quality, even if there's no one climbing. Nice shot!
backclipped: I think the depth is fooling you because this photo covers something close to 180 degrees. Good memories and an excellent job on the shot!
"Up rope!" ;)
It gets better. There's a cute little log cabin on the lake, which is owned by the Butts.
Usual policy is to allow larger sizes on request from the mass of users. If you'd like, submit this as medium, and I'll approve it on the basis that higher resolution was requested repeatedly. :)
Excellent break from the usual Ironman shots. It's funny, because of my time spent here on rc.com, I can recognize and tell the name and grade of quite a few climbs in areas and states that I have never been to. This problem is one. ;)
Hey, cool to see another local around on the site.
Haha, looks like a blast!
Matt: Yes, it's absolutely stellar. We're heading back up this week to
have MORE fun in the sun!<br>
FEC: well this one's not exactly mine. I did tell him where to stand
and how to aim, but I didn't take the pic. ;) Thanks though!
yeah that's the whole thing as shot. My bad on the crop. The lighting is also funky with the dark red arm, but it's all natural, somehow, and I really like it. :)
Hehe, I always love the combination of a good pic, and a pic of the photographer taking it. Nice work. :)
Cowpoke: somewhere in the upper fifties is my guess. Late August on a cloudy day with the wind pulling our ropes.
Yeah, it's reflections of the clouds, from what I can tell. I was quite pleasantly surprised when I checked out my pics after the trip. This was the only one that was any good.
Apline: I didn't dodge, or actually any selective manipulation at all. That's what makes this one cool to me. She glows, and I didn't even have to fake it! :D
Sevrdhed: I think what you're seeing is the mud flats. The tide isn't all the way
in there, so there's a bit of mud still above the surface. :)
Credit for the shot is mine, that's Skogan on the left. The story is a good one! :D
But that's a sport rack...!
My friend's iguana couldn't even climb a chain link fence. What sort of training does yours go through?
Awesome Crotch! Glad you guys made it out there.
Fixednut: The great thing about Alaska is there's actually not very many suckers down there under the clouds, relatively. :D
The hair is incredible. Nice work!
I like your stuff Matt. This pic is great!
You KNOW Matthew's website is going to get big time hits now... haha.
Yeah, I think they actually parked the bikes and walked closer underneath the line, out of the shot when I snapped it. You're seeing the bikes.
Bit too much city for my taste, but still beautiful.
I broke my camera right there. Somehow I couldn't even feel all that disappointed at all. Good times!
Looks pretty killer Mark. Nice shot, I may have to go back there sometime.
Awesome shot, from an angle I've never seen before. I like it!
Hard to forget that morning... guys in short shorts and dresses... it gets kinda etched into the memory. ;)
Nice! I have nothing this good from that line. Awesome shot!
Hey that guy has a cool hat.
Hehehehehe... I'm still laughing. Especially when I think of how hard SETH was laughing. :D
Well it's official, I clicked this from the front page. You made it.
Pants came from the beach in Thailand, hat came from South Africa, and the vest I won at a climbing comp far from either place. :D
Prez IS an ogre. ;)
Haha... I like it. Very cool!
sidepull: the grey is caused by the jpeg compression, the ever-present curse of today's online image formats. :)
Shows the exposure well, nice!
Hmm, not sure. The scanning adds some of that too. You might be able to tweak the brightness/contrast to get rid of most grey, and then save with less jpeg compression, although that means a larger filesize. It's a tradeoff...
Larry, that hat looks new. Did you not get yours back from the Gemini Bridges Dog Hole?
Hmm, glad I went during the off season. Awesome place! I've got a shot of me bouldering the same move, but I didn't go higher.
Wow that's cool. Certainly looks different than when I was there.
Hah, people are so picky here on rc.com. I've met her and seen her belay, and I'm not worried. ;)
Yeah that Chamonix one is sweet. Thinking of maybe doing that here in AK sometime.
Hehehe nice, looks like fun!
Heh, I like this, and I like the way you phrase the caption too. Great work!
That's either Clay, Corbin, or Dylan. My guess is Corbin. Nice pic!
The colors standing out on this are cool. Nice work!
Nice! Who rigged this line? Looks fun! Is that a single line though?
I'm with you Jay. Makes me smile too.
Awesome Mike! This pic is Dylan, or slackinghigh here on rc.com. Did you happen to shoot any of the guy in green Thai Fisherman's pants? Not sure if I was walking the long line that day, but I was there...
Indeed. But hey, any good pic on here gets the photoshop comments. Sometimes they're true, as in my case. It's gone so far that it's really a compliment, as it means the pic is too good to be real. ;)
Crankdown: yeah, he sent.
Hehehe... So Dingus, twisting what you said a little means my photoshop work looks just like the real thing? Double compliment! :D
Haha looks awesome! Nice shot too!
Sure going to try to Clay. I don't know yet if I'll make it, but I'll be trying.
Yeah, we know that NOW, but we were sketched on that move at the time. After doing it, I definitely wouldn't bother fiddling with pro here.
Sweet crashpad. I want mine to change based on the environment like that.
Gunkie: yeah you never highline on single lines. In this case there's
two threaded lines and one single, making five pieces of webbing
altogether, and he's tied off to the line. The anchors for this line
were bolted in the eighties I believe, massive chunks of iron and huge
Not bad, cool stuff Casey. Hey, that's me in silhouette! :D
Hey, good stuff. Glad to see some shots of home while I'm on the road.
Sidepull: The tourons walked up. We used our hands. Also, the tourons had nicer clothing, smelled better, and were not covered in dried blood and layers of dirt. Some of them had better cameras too, and all of them had more food. :D
Did you happen to be climbing with a guy named Winston at the time? He's a good friend of mine who was on that wall at that time, and wrote up an article for the Anchorage Daily News here in AK that included a picture very similar, if not the same one. Crazy stuff, thanks for sharing!
Geeze... and this was just over a week ago...
Vegan: the Thai pants are still around, but got severely damaged in Tahquitz this trip. They're awaiting repairs. :D
keinangst: yeah this line is hanging from the mouth of the Monkey where the highline is rigged from, although it's on a different anchor in this shot due to where the route enters the mouth.
coolshoes: yeah, this A-frame design is copied from Scott Balcom (slackdaddy), and is the simplest and easiest A-frame setup I've seen yet. The dowels come right out and the boards stack together and slide into storage quite conveniently. Bolts would work too, but we wrap the line around the dowels, so the wide radius helps that system work a little better than a narrow bolt would.
WinkWink: I led Prez up this climb. I'm not telling whether I stepped
on the bolt, or whether I flailed like a baby the whole climb, or
whether I was covered in blood, or whether I pulled through french free
with a blue camalot for the entire last half of the climb, or whether I didn't
even care about the bird crap because the climbing was so desperate. I'm
just not going to comment on any of that. Maybe I stepped on the bolt,
maybe I didn't, I'll never tell! :D
Well it didn't take long, I actually did it on the spot and only one car went by while the work was in progress. :D
Darrin Carter has as well, I'm told.
Golden Gun was on a nearby island though, not Happy Island, which I
believe is the one pictured. Am I right? ;) All these movies only add evidence to
show how awesome this place is. Great shot! I've definitely gotta go
I do miss Hatchers, but by the time I get back to that part of the world, it'll be time to snowboard, not climb. :(
cf: Desperation is relative. :)
unreleasedenenergy: Thanks! Did I happen to meet you personally at
Miguels, or were we just two in that massive horde of climbers?
Man, looks like an awesome time. Nice pics too!
Haha, actually there's two cars, you just can barely see ours in the lower left. We got there early and got on first, and it was sunny all day. :D
Right. And a pitch is somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred feet, and that bolt pictured is somewhere around 20 feet off the belay.
Cinder: yeah, that's the place.
Uh, yeah, it is 5.4. Show me where I said we were sketched and I'll concede to the weenie accusation.
Yeah, definitely. The runouts are oddly enough one of the major factors in making this a fun climb.
Hmm, I actually have no idea. Looks like maybe two or three, cause I can see pitch one pretty clearly.
ajkclay: I used Photoshop's automerge feature to place them and layer them, then I did a little fading and tweaking of the layers myself to make it a little bit better. I had to streeetch the rope over a bit just above the little pacman on the left side, which is just noticable if you look. ;)
heh, thanks a lot guys, I'm blushing! ;)
I love pics from this angle on El Cap. Looks imposing.
Thanks for the great comments folks, I appreciate the kind words. :)
I've stood right there where you stood to shoot this.
I believe the darkness up top is because of the angle and shallowness of the lake there, it's just less reflection.
Nah, the tat is a wolf in front of a moon. Kelsey's proud of it, I think he picked it up on Railay Beach, or someplace in Thailand.
Downclimb was no problem. If you want, you can rappel past the crux.
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