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Dude, that's terrifying!
When kalcario dies, he'll go before Satan who will tell him, "Puny mortal, you may leave My domain, but to do ssso, you mussst climb out on thisss ssslab." And there before kalcario will materialize... Stone Mountain, NC.
Drooling. Drool on.
High-ball body-munching chimney? No thanks. Cool shot, though, mksclimb.
Fantastic line. The best on that section o' wall.
Man, y'all have some of the kickinest rock down there.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: y'all have the coolest rock down there. And, orangeoverhang, you do a great job of showing it to us. Thanks!
It's super low, rope_burn, but also super featureless. Storm in a Teacup's a good route, kilgymrats, but the one on the arete to the left, Yankey Go Home, is one of the best in the state. Do that, if you haven't already!
It doesn't look like you're enjoying the view. It looks like you're checking out your feet. :)
One of the better butt shots I've seen. Like the perspective on the rope.
I'll echo jhump's Q. How did you manage a sixty footer at sport crag?
Fun route! Pumpy. This section of wall has several classics and this is definitely one of 'em.
Where's his machete?
Screw the helmet, get your leg out from that rope!
Go spraylord. Seriously, nice pic. I would have loved to see it mid flight.
Wow, sweet shot. I love the colors on the wall. Even the shrub looks cool. May have to get on this one when I drop by this Spring.
OOooo... That looks fun.
12a? Not V5?
PS - Everything is relative, however, take any 5.8 climber from most of the crags in the world and place him or her on this route and watch him or her crap his or her pants. Fun for the whole family!
Everything at Stone is scary; this route is no exception. Of course, therein lies the secret to Stone Mountain slabbing: stay calm and you send. Panic and you lose skin by the square foot. Good work Aaron! Yankee Go Home is next!
It is, but it's also virtually holdless, and this climb has an 80 foot 5.8 runout. You keep your cool, you send. It's that simple.
It is, but it's also virtually holdless, and this climb has an 80 foot 5.8 runout. You keep your cool, you send. It's that simple.
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Holy crap. Is that all varnish? *shudder*
Oh my God. That's stunning. I must have her. She will be mine.
Yikes, I hope that's not the approach back there. Fun looking route.
Most famous? I've never heard of the area. Outstanding shot, though!
I take there ain't no jams in there... Man, that wall looks pretty.
It would have been easier to hang on with your right foot flagged below you. ;)
My only regret is that I got here too late to post the first penis joke. Story of my life.
Ow! Crap! I got burl in my eye!
I think it's Look Who's Pulling (11a).
Did anybody notice the topless chick in the background?
Is that a giant bowling pin on the right?
Damn, girlie, we're gettin' some fine pics from you, these days. Keep 'em comin'.
Rock Wars, eh? Hmmm... (BTW, what's the route behind it?)
Wow, those holds really ARE the size of buicks. ;)
Sweet backstep/twistlock. Boulder's technique is far better than Bisquit's.
Judging by the amount of gear on his rack, I'd say that his last piece of pro is exactly where he planned it to be. He's on his fly. (Or he's done it a few times prior.)
BTW, Neil, you've single-handedly changed my dream area to the Grampians. Keep 'em coming!
Hmm... I've never been to an area where the ethic is to clean your chalk off the holds after you climb. Is that something the second should do? ;)
No direct sunlight... black clothes... pasty white guy... Yup, it's england.
Sweet shot, though brighter clothes (maybe red?) would have really made it money.
Ah yes, one of the few good routes on Table Rock. Glad you liked it!
That's a pretty swank voodoo hold for that little cutie's knee.
You look like a crack climber.
Yet another perv-sponsored front page pic. Sorry, climber_chic, but I rated your profile pic a 1, in an effort to get your mug off the front page. I'm sure you're a very nice person.
Headed there this Saturday -- Woot! Nice shot Aaron!
Nice pirate. I love this route. This pitch is a little cruxy if I remember correctly.
I agree. This seems disorienting to me. Good route, though. This is the last pitch before the dark band, right?
You should crop your crotch out.
Is that a... slab dyno?
This is one of my favorite routes of all time! The indirect version (with the 5.9R traverse) was one of my first ever serious leads. I remember when it was protected by a mankest-of-mank 1/4-er. Even with the shiny new bolt, it's still a bold, exciting line!
What are you talkin' about? That sh1t's truck. I'd hang my mom from it. ;)
alp, mission accomplished! This is a great shot of a truly great line. Hillary, I'm glad I don't have your monitor. ;)
A rail like that on a slab like that just screams high step and mantle. Beautiful! And what's wrong with the fall on this? It's practically vertical.
Nice ass. :P
What a fake. That is soooo NOT Linville Gorge.
That's a very well-organized kitchen, but I gave the shot a 1 in hopes of getting it off the front page. Sorry man.
Kinda neat. I like it, though I'd rather see a lot less pant and a lot more fingers on holds.
This is better than your other drawing. You should draw the final position darker than the rest. Going forward in time, each figure should be darker than the last. The way you have it here, it's just too confusing.
Is ALL your gear so new? :P
Good skill with photoshop, but it would be a better shot if the rock and climber weren't so dark.
I see London! I see France!
yanqui, check here: http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=Show&PhotoID=33951 for an up-close-and-personal view of the crux. It's one of the worst sandbags ever; the feet are at shoulder level, the hands are either tiny or slopey (depending on which one you're pimping) and the gear is garbage! But if you pull through, or even French-free through, you're rewarded with one of the best dihedrals of all time (see above). Must be Carolina!
Thanks Joe! The rope's hidden, that's all. I assure you, Phil didn't solo the Book!
Would you believe that in 18 years of active rock climbing, I've never climbed limestone? I need to do something about this... seriously.
"This was a fun crack we found while hiking through Indian Creek." :P hahahahahaha!
Oh, man I love this route... and the shot captures it's nature very well -- delicate, balancy. It looks harder here than it actually is, but it does keep you thinking all the way. This is bar-none the best pure eyebrow route on the Glass, which also makes it the best pure eyebrow route on the planet!
Nice shot! It really captures the flow of a long easy freesolo. Sticky granite, big holds and no rope -- it doesn't get any better!
That landing is also emotion eliciting. Sweet shot!
The shallow DOF is part of what I like about it. Soloing is similar; the background fades away and you're in your own world.
Yeah, that kickin' chalkbag cancels out the tube socks. ;)
It's a pretty cool pic, but what really makes it look good is the black border. Nice touch.
The only beaches within weekend striking distance of Charlotte have no boulders, so to me, this seems exotic. I love it!
This is the first time I've ever rated a photo a ten. Thanks blondgecko.
That's a cool rock and pine tree. What's all that stuff in the background? ;)
Right syyyyyyde! I've been around the block a few times, but whenever i get the chance to climb the lime, I tend to also have the chance to hug some sandstone. God I love sandstone.
Euromullet! (Pronounced oo-roh-moo-LAY)
Nice shot and sweet lookin' line!
Oooooo... Aaaahhhh... Ooooohhhhh... Very nice, especially for us Eastcoasters.
Is that a guy falling in the background?
Wow! That crash pad is enormous! Nice shot, too!
"...a fall at this point would not be nice!" You mean because he has a bolt at his knees instead of his chest? ;)
Perhaps you should buy an auto-focus camera.
BOOBIES! BOOBIES! However, in an attempt to keep it off the front page... I gave it a two. Err, umm, a one. Sorry.
You've done a pretty good job with these pics, but damn, what a crappy wall. The colors are the only good thing about it.
I was checking out this page of new shots, and to be honest, I was beginning to despair of seeing anything worthwhile. This is awsome.
Did you get any?
"My baby! My baby! Someone please save my baby!"
"My baby! My baby! Someone please save my baby!"
Yikes! I hope your anchor was more than just that!
Ick! Perhaps Grendel would have been a better route name.
I second the hi-res request. Any photo mods agree?
Sweet! My new wallpaper. Thanks, man!
Aaron, the sooner you stop coddling the boy, the sooner he'll become your rope gun. Hand him the sharp end! Sink or swim! He should hanging your draws by age six!
Great Falls! Cool! A much better crag than Carderock, IMO.
Nice shot! Very clean. Very balanced.
He's not taking a big fat dump in this shot?
Beautiful shot! You just need to crop the funny white border thing on the left.
Sweet! You, my man, are a PS prodigy.
Nice shot, but a ten it ain't. Too blurry.
I might rate this higher if you rotate it 90 degrees counter clockwise.
Nice work, guys! Excellent shot, too.
Hillary, it's hot when chicks say the word "boobies". :P
Are those the Carrots I've been hearing so much about?
I'm... going... to... throw up... S-so... scared...
Dumbass! Keep your leg out of the rope!
Obviously NOT the magical drinking shirt. :P
Not a ten, but I gave you high marks. It definitely deserves a little front-page time.
Awww, dude... that sucks -- this would have been a fantastic shot, were it not for the blurriness.
Ground up... sweet. Powered or by hand?
Your mom know about that, junior? :P
At first, I thought this was Hawksbill trad. I'll have to check it out if I ever get my thumb far enough out of my ass to make the short drive up there! What a loser I am.
Very nice, but I don't know about a ten... Maybe if the top left and bottom right weren't so blown out. I still rated it high. Love the toe hook. :)
Does she know something you don't? :P
Nice sox. ;)
Outstanding climb, and yeah, you'd best bring the stems!
Ah, to have the tendons of a ten year old...
Stunning, maculated! Good eye.
Nice shot! I like the composition.
It could probably take a spray grade, but it's still a damn-fine pic. Thanks for sharing. :)
I like it, but I wish I could see his face and that he wasn't quite so centered... maybe a little lower. Keep 'em coming!
Why are the surreal climbing areas nowhere near me?!
I love the pic, fawkes, but to be honest, I'd love it a lot more if you cropped or photoshopped that date out of it.
Look at the fingertips of his right hand. That's an "eyebrow". It's where the gear goes.
Hey, this is a great shot! Makes me want to climb it.
I think you should add this area to the DB. ;)
Ugh! I hate hate hate slopey mantle top outs.
I can't stop looking at the big black spot. It's good, but I like your other one better.
Beautiful! Good camera craft.
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I like it, but it's a little dark, and I'd really to see what her hands are on.
Lookin' good, 2-Ls! Steve, good composition. Can you brighten and sharpen any? That would step it a big notch.
Why did you submit twelve of these? They're all so much alike.
Felt like it there, too. I did the colors on the computer. God, I love digital.
No, there's nothing there. It's typical of Carolina sport routes that the easier sections are a little run out. But, that's one of the things I like about this shot.
I've sledded down that. Fun times.
EEEEK! He has no head!
You should take off the ring when you climb.
The color saturation goes really well with the Spiderman duds. Otherwise, I think it would be way too much for me.
coloclimbergog, the rock that I think you're asking about is actually lichen covering the rock. The route follows the clean streak inbetween. Tim, I tweaked the contrast a little on the computer. It was also originally a color photo. Oh, the shame!
Hey 2Ls, there are sport routes at the Bill. You just have to know where to look. Oh, and some of them don't have hangers. :( EDIT: We seem to be doing that weird out of order posting thing. Hmm...
Snow angel! Make a snow angel!
Suh-weet! Post more DT pics, Tim! Not that need any help getting psyched. 12 more days!
Thanks, yanq. I owe you one.
Soooo... do you rope up for these or pad them? ;)
Hoo-boy! That line looks sublime. Very nice shot.
An animal and a mineral? Isn't there a church bylaw agains interkingdom fraternization?
Oh sweet! I love this shot! Fantastic colors.
Now that's what I call indecent exposure. Very nice!
Very nice. I just bought a D-70 and am head over heals in love with it.
Dammit! I knew it was one of the two! I took a wild stab and called it BOG. Oh well.
It's easy. 5.8 on bolts with one or two pieces of gear. Apologies for the angle of the photo. Still an OK shot, though, eh?
Yah, Nate, we missed you out there! It didn't start raining until like 4:30. We had a great day settin' 'em up and knockin' 'em down.
wow, that is terrific. ;)
Hi Chris! Needles, Spearfish and DT, with most of the time spent at DT. Thanks for the guidebook!
Heh, thanks Steve!
Will you be adding this area to the route d-base under the name "the While-watching-the-final-episode-of-the-first-season-of-Curb-Your-Enthusasim-on-DVD-while-driving-from-Jaskson-Hole-WY-to-Flagstaff-AZ-at-3:00-in-the-morning-on-alternate-89-mile-marker-284" boulder? :P
Yay, 2Ls! Damn fine work! Damn fine!
Krispywawa, this would be one of my favorite shots on the site were it not for your leg behind the rope. No, you're not supposed to solo (if you don't want to), but if you tie into a rope, you are supposed to know how to use it.
There are anchors on this needle, but some others don't have any. Those require a "Needles-style rappel," which is a variation of a simul-rappel. I won't bore you with the details.
Were I Denis, I would seriously consider blowing this move. ;)
Great profile pic!
Hey, why are my posts out of order? Arrg.
It's a beautiful picture of a somewhat basic mistake, regardless of where the bolt is. Sorry, smeargle, if safety offends you.
You know what, forget it. It's a beautiful shot and I rated it highly. I'll leave it at that.
WOW! I'm blown away! This shot is on fire.
Stunning! Oh mothership, mothership... when are you coming back for me?!
OOOOOHHHHH... That's why it's called Monkey Face... Thank you!
duracellbunny, think of RC.com as a toilet bowl and these guys the scum under the rim. :) Cute baby. This would make a very nice profile pic.
I kinda like the colors. Sweet shot, John! Maybe my favorite slackin shot on the site.
Ugh... I feel dizzy.
You're right, squirrel. Let it be known that, despite my safety-nazism, I rated this beautiful shot a nine. It's by far the best one of this area on RC.com!
Yeah, there's some gear. The bottom 3/4 is actually very well protected and you can kind of see the last piece below me, in the seam. I think it was a #2 DMM Wallnut.
Anybody else want to see this in high-res? I'd be happy to if a few people want and the photo eds give an OK.
I'll never stop, Nate! Bwahhahahaha! Thank Wendy for this one. She's a whiz behind the lens.
I'm sorry... do you mean holds breaking? Break dancing? Regardless, climbing is very much alive and well at DT, I assure you.
Thanks EL. Yup, .11b, all gear except the anchors.
If ever a shot needed to be cropped, this is it! The stretching guy needs to go and this will be rated much higher.
It's just a cordalette for the anchor. The route is two pitches and just barely requires a two-rope rappel to get back to the ground.
This would be so fantastic if it weren't so dark!
Is this a joke? Who rated this a 10?
Dear God, another one of these? More! More! 10!
Count my vote, too: bigger, hi-res.
You may not have climbed, but it looks like the day was beautiful, nonetheless. Good luck to you and BEC!
What pretty rock!
My bad, Greg. At least I only posted pics of the Tenpins. I left all the REALLY good areas out. Oops! Damn it. :P
Almost exclusively, though a sport route or two can be found if you know where to look.
Oh yes! I'm right back where I was a few weeks ago. Thanks, Chris.
Nice shot, man! Did he stick?! Did he!?
Captain, sensors detect an abundance of flora. ;)
It's small, but it's all good, DMB. Staying un-pumped enough to place it... that's another story.
Very nice Frank! Were you guiding this party?
Don't worry John! If one falls off, there's another behind it to take it's place. ;)
"Mr. Monkey"? Hahahahahahaha!
Holy 10, Batman.
Great shot! I hate to be fashion pussy, but the red shirt really makes it.
EVERYBODY at Stone Mountain is soloing.
I can feel my heart breaking that I'm not there climbing it myself! Nice shot, man!
Yah, scary when he breaks that hold off.
!! Kimmy in NC! No way! Where else did you go?
I just gotta say it again: This shot is fantastic.
Very nice! Great shot benpullin.
Oh, dude. That's some major suckage. This pic is definitely not for the faint of stomach.
PS -- "...likely set in full auto mode"? heh heh.
Dear God! Is that you, Hillary?! I'm *sniffle* so proud... you're on crack...
This shot is so good, it's almost worth a few stitches! Glad your bro's OK!
Nice shot, markguycan! I've always wanted to visit Zion. This gives me another reason.
timstich: fashion maven. :P
dbrayback, you and clausti have blown countless onsights with this series of shots! (That's a compliment, BTW.)
Southeastern sandstone! Woooooo-Hoo!
Very nice! Pretty rock, too.
Crowder's ain't exactly known for its quality lines, but man, Electra sure is sweet.
Hey, nice! I like this a lot.
No wait! It's the Traverse, isn't it? I just noticed that the rope isn't below her. ;)
I HEART Hawksbill. Is that Swing Your Partner? I like this pic and I'm rating it high, but still, I wonder how it would look as a B/W.
Yet another great shot, Merrick! Keep 'em coming.
Verrrrry nice. I was wondering when we'd start to see some HP-40 photos. I'm not disappointed!
It's a slab, though it sorta doesn't look like it. I like this shot, BTW!
Very nice, very clean shot. Carolina in the Autumn, oh baby!
msbrenne, it's west of Stone Mountain -- by about 50 miles as the crow flies -- on the rim of Linville Gorge.
I love a good action shot. ;)
No, no... That's just the second piece of protection... on the second of three pitches.
Wow! She's hot. I'll give it a ten. ;)
Why do they call it S Wall? (j/k)
Oh, that's pretty. Very very very nice, fbyron.
Outstanding! Judging by the chalk leading up and left of the route he's on, that hanging flake takes gear, no?
That's called depth of field. A shallow DOF is used to encourage a viewer to zero in on the action, in this case the climber.
Niiiiice, Frank. Hope all is well at the Tower!
Great work! This is outstanding.
Oh, man! That's the best Rock Wars shot I've seen. Huzzah!
Wow, beautiful! I've now seen some pretty sweet climbing pics from all over Scandinavia. Maybe it's time to start thinking seriously about a road-- err... plane trip.
I think I would have rated thois higher if it had rotated into landscape format. Just a personal hang up. Still a great shot.
Aye, Hill... that's one of the advantages of being a guy. ;)
This is so clean. There are only six things in this picture to look at: the boulders behind you, the mountain, the sky, you, the boulder and the yellow spot, with you and the spot commanding -- by far -- the most of my attention. 10, I say! 10!
Very nice! Looks like a fun route.
It's very Gunks-like. Same kinda rock. Oh, and the ropes only look crossed from this angle.
Aye, daddy-o, those are Sceamers. He's probably being a little overcautious, but most of the Sauratown bolts are in need of replacement.
Yowzah! That's some old school slabbin'.
The term is often used in slacklining, too. It has some merit, since every line is different based on the materials used, the length of the line and the tension at which it's pulled.
Ho. Lee. Shit.
No wonder you were pumped -- 3 pieces all within a foot of each other! :P
Oh shit, that's funny. :P
The original is OK, but I like what you did with it better. Very nice.
I hear the front goes at, like, 5.2. ;)
WTF? Are you guys actually bitching him out 'cause he climbed a route that had a bolt next to a crack? Bitch him out for the size of the photo instead. Bigger! Bigger!
This is the exact spot where I took my first ever fall on gear. Thanks for the memories!
I love pics of this place, but I keep staring at the rope behind the leg. Ouch!
That thing looks like a ticking timebomb to me. And yet, I find myself longing to climb it. Arrgh!
OMG! Is there already a route up that headwall arete? Stunning!
Oh, no way. I used to work with her at Eagles' nest a long time ago. Tell her Jay Young says, "hey!"
I really like this shot. Bob's got a lot of character. I'm sure he'll be sorely missed by all of his friends.
Veeeerrrry nice shot! But he's wearing trad clothes on a sport route! :P
Elvislegs, I would venture a guess that there are more trad routes at the New than sport. Just a guess. I always bring a rack, everytime I go there. The New is just plain the best craggin' on the right coast, no matter what your pleasure.
Dear God, that move is so freaking hard. Fun moves the whole climb and then... HALT. Go no further. Great shot, Chris.
Go Pat! I can't believe that thing went free. Jeez...
What, you guys have never cinched a wired nut over a hangerless bolt? :P
That's what you're going to miss in the Southeast, Thomas! :P
This should be rated higher. Now it is.
Nice legs. When was this taken? Is that a hip belay!? This is very different. I'm gonna rate it high.
Haha! Nope, I think he was too hela pumped to see much of anything. He got good gear right where he was looking, though. Good eye, P! The rock looks a little Gunksy, you think?
telluryan, .11a. piton, when you're around again, give me a call. As good as this route is, the .10d next door is supposedly better. I've done this one. The other is at the top of my ticklist.
I rated it high, but I think I would have gone even higher if you had cropped the shot just right of the stump.
cragmasterp, he led it all in one pitch. IMO, that's the only valid way to do it. ;)
heino, I made a minor tweak to the contrast, but left the color alone. Thanks for the advice, I've been struggling with the white balance thing for some time. Back to the drawing board!
mr8615, It sure wasn't too warm that day, but yeah, we're just about at the end of Sauratown season. Same with Rumbling Bald and Stone Mountain, IMO.
P-purple... urp... ell... p... :P
Pat, why is it that you can never see meesh's mouth in your photos? Just kidding!
Good action. [armchair photog]I might have cropped the bright spot off the right side.[/armchair photog]
Wow, he lost a leg AND his head and still climbs! :P Seriously though, I climbed with Malcolm Daly a few weeks ago. He's another very inspirational individual.
Oh harsh! I think he just geared his next fingerlock! :P Nice shot, Phil!
This should be rated higher. It really makes me want to climb this route!
Yowzah! That route's tough.
I was thinking 90 degrees...
On camera flash = snapshot. :(
I like it, but I think I would like it far more, if you rotated it 90 degrees counterclockwise.
That's a great shot, mate.
Very nice! I like it a lot.
I think it would better without the other rope, Phil. But other than that, It's great! Keep 'em coming!
Nice MR! Wish I coulda been there!
Nice shot of a fantastic route. Good on ya!
Not too shabby; your mom's got a good eye.
Fantastic! That looks like a great route!
D'oh! Sorry Dave. She must have been a very special woman to raise such a great guy.
Ahhh, Tricouni Nail... very fun. Great shot.
Nice shot! Love the DOF.
And just think, you've kissed THAT. :P
Second that question. And great shot, BTW.
Oh, hell yeah! Damn fine shot!
This should be higher. Oh, and... I know the secret spaaaahhh-aaahhht!
A four?! I'm sorry, that was me. I was trying to add it to my existing 10 for a total of 14.
Never trust a man whose pants don't fit. :P
Cool shot! Not sure if hitting the rocks or the water is worse.
Now that's a splitter! Do we need a "Buildering" category for photos? ;)
johnsor, pipes = slang for arms.
Oh my God! That's fantastic! Where were you to take this?
Yeah Phil! Great shot!
This should be rated much higher than it is.
Holy ten, Batman.
Rasto, you guys eat a lot of goat over there? :P Good thing you had a camera handy, double! Fun shot!
Oh, man... the time code hoses what would be a really nice pic. Never seen this area in photos, BTW, looks like fun.
"Did Brad place gear that often on the whole climb?" FYI: Stacking gear before a crux is common practice. Nice shot bbbach, but I wish we could see more of the route. It almost looks like he's on a boulder problem. Haha!
I'm dying to know what happened next.
Cool formation and great photo!
Priest Draw makes me want to boulder and that's saying something.
Wow! Nice work!
Beautiful deanlords. Absolutely stunning.
I agree. Lucas, if you crop, say, 1/2 of the black from the bottom, you'll have one hell of a shot! I still rated it high, though.
Haha! That's Phil! In his defense, that section of the route is riddled with good stances and bomber gear ops. You're a suckafool if you don't sew it up before the crux.
I blame your monitor. :P Seriously, though, it looks like crap on my old work monitor -- exactly like you said -- but at home on my good monitor, you can see a lot more.
He has two belay devices and is tied into a non-load bearing harness part. The Vitruvian Man is a gumby. :P LOL!
Popol, that's beautiful! I know it's not climbing, but thanks for posting it, nonetheless.
Nice shot, Lucas!
I could be wrong, but it looks like his brake hand is exactly where it should be.
Oh, good! You took out the bad tie-in and the second belay device. Now we're talkin'!
I think I was the first at Pies and Pints the other weekend. Damn fine ink.
This should be rated higher. I'd love to see it hi-res.
How'd you guys get there without drivers' licenses? (I'm just kidding you. Looks like you guys had a great time.)
That's two site managers who have requested hi-res. Pleeeeeeeese... and one who begged. ;)
48k is not an unreasonable restriction considering the obscene size of our photo database. We're not just talking about one picture. Still this is a great shot with more than just a token alpine feel. I'd also like to see it bigger. Go ahead and resubmit if you want. If a photo ed won't approve it, please direct him or her my way.
Some damn fine shots coming from you Montana folks. Represent!
Thanks Danno. I followed your suggestion. For those asking, the route is near the upstream end of Junkyard Wall, right around the corner from Four Sheets to the Wind. It's rated .10c.
I've already commented once, but I have to again. This shot is so fantastic.
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Hahahaha! Awesome! You're like the Penn and Teller of RC.com photography.
Why "Jaws"? Is it sharp inside?
This is a sweet shot, but i think it would be even sweeter if you cropped 3 inches off the left.
Nice Dave! Looks like a sweet route.
Normally that's good advice, but it happens either way at this bolt. And, it's one of two bolts on this route that have the same problem. This one is the first bolt -- the angle is steep, the holds are 1-2 pad slopers and the landing is 100% talus. At the second of these two bolts (which is far worse, BTW), if you fall and the biner fails you have almost enough rope out to kick talus. In this case, bad bolting IS the problem. Lockers are a better, though still not perfect, solution.
Goddam! I must climb at Frog before I die.
Yes, definitely do! It would be a crime to leave such a beautiful shot so small.
Very nice shot. However, and I can't believe I'm going to say this, it would be better if his pants were a different color. OK! Gonna go get a half-caff, double soy latte now. Please excuse me.
I think I ran into Benoit in Vegas around Rendezvous time. Glad to see he's still out and about!
A little wide for my likin', but great shot, Hill.
Looks a little like Stone Mountain, NC, but a tiny bit more featured. I'm guessing many of the routes are bolt protected, but far from being "sport routes," no?
It seems the experiment was a success.
Haha! I immediately thought Don Quixote, too.
I agree. Great composition. Poor light.
That ain't even the hard part. ;)
Another good one, Matt! Keep 'em coming.
Motion blur and chalkdust... in the same shot?! Unbefreakinglievable, I tell ya.
I like, but the shot is pretty blown out at bottom left. I'd crop that out.
What fantastic contrast and composition! This is totally calendar worthy!
Obviously, this shot is fake, too. It looks like you superimposed a pic of her having a seizure onto a slab, which you then rotated to appear steep. Hahahahaha! Seriously, though, damn fine shot. Don't mind the guys commenting about the other shot.
Lichen? Good to see you back crankin' hard, man.
Is that what you look like? DNA's a bitch, huh?
One of the first routes I ever climbed in NC. Love it!
Ah yes, I've been there then. Seriously, sunsets on that exact ledge. What a great place.
Stunning! What a great shot.
Oh, that's sweeeet. Keep 'em comin' Munster.
I like it, Jorg, but I don't think it's one of your better pics. I can't seem to stop staring into the light.
Fantastic! Definitely makes me want to climb it! I think this should be rated higher than it is.
Very nice, JL. I've never been to Tallulah. Still really want to go sometime... even though I just moved farther away. :(
That's a mighty purty piece of stone.
How's the winter weather in Tallulah? Does it get any of those sunny-and-50 days? Maybe I'll try to make it in January. Is there a falcon closure?
I heard Gollum yo-yoed that route. Nice work, legs, and sweet shot, Hillary!
This is not your first night bouldering shot, correct? I like!
Wow! That's pretty rock.
Straight Shooter isn't the only gem out there. Brass Wall is well worth a day off from the long routes.
It's been too long since I climbed in the NE. That's a fantastic pitch.
Same size and everything?
I'd love to see this in color.
That's a mighty purty crack! Nice shot!
Thanks, Tim. That's beautiful!
I think those are maples. But anyway... Wow.
Not shopped in the slightest. This pic is 100% natural.
pink_chalk, apology accepted. The rest you bums have a little growing up to do. It's getting so you can't risk posting any shot of any woman climbing anything without without some asshole with his penis permantly glued to his hand making a comment better suited for 12-year olds than adults.
Haha, the snowed-under trees make you look like a giant sasquatch. :)
Great photo caption!
"plug_n_chug"? That's the best username ever! Nice shot, too.
You climbed at CROWDERS?! Just kidding; Hidden Wall definitely has some worthwhile stuff. Way to crank!
That's a really unique shot! I thought you were Mike Turner from NC. haha!
Nice James! When you gettin back to the new? Got somethin' to show ya.
Very nice, trenchy! I'm really enjoying your work these days.
Down to the nitty GRITTY! My palms are sweaty just looking at the pic. Got anymore like it?
Very pretty! I heart the Black Hills.
Photo Finish, baby! Home, indeed. :)
Less typical than climbing itself, I think.
Or released when you wanted to move up? Hahahaha! Lookin' good, Mal.
There's just something about orange stone, isn't there?
Ooooo... Helette takes a mean pic. That place looks stunning. South Africa? Nevermind, I'll follow the links above.
Yes! F-ing tradical!
Cool lighting. Reflector?
Hey, you need to clean your lense. Seriously, though, great shot!
I love this!
That's one deep hueco.
Cool shot, Hill-o. I for one like the colors.
Climbing shoes do not climbing make.
Great shot! And funny username.
That doesn't look like a smile to me. Looks like concentration. Yet another good shot!
Goddamn, that looks f-ing killer.
That's funny. I thought I lived in sandstone heaven. :)
Hey, why do they call it "Red Rock"? (Another great shot, Matt!)
FYI: you're looking at (I think) two routes in this pic. Air (5.11a,
trad) runs up the arete and the Photo Finish (5.9+, trad) traverses out
from a dihedral out of frame to the right and then pulls the roof right
where you want it to. The dihedral out of frame is Supercrack, 5.9+.
End guidebook program... ;)
Oh, man. That looks fuckin' sweet.
Damn... tough room. Another great shot, Matt.
Thanks, but I was going for a bit of a chaotic effect with that. I think I have one that's level, too, though. Maybe I'll submit it sometime.
I chuckle hard everytime I see this. :)
Suh-weet! That's a beeeee-yeeeww-tee-ful wall.
Yet another nice shot, P!
Beautiful stone. What are the crack close to us and the face in between?
Oh, yeah! Tradical!
That crack made my eyeballs fall out. But it's OK. My tongue was there to catch 'em.
Shaggy, I like this one best of the series.
Mostly a crack climb. The crack ends just above him. Then, the route steps right onto a face and all you get are slopers to the top.
I always wish that I had climbed more at Old Rag. Sigh...
I'm sorry for your loss, Mike. It's a beautiful photo.
Hahaw! Sweet, dude!
Taipan Wall is the most amazing chunk of stone I've ever seen... in photos. I need to get there in person some day. Nice to see a shot of YOU climbing for a change, Jorg! But pre-placed gear? Shame! hahahaha!
Luis, I checked out your JOY photo album. Stunning! You should post trip reports, too.
IMO, this shot would be perfect if it weren't for the second party. I'll go 9, though.
Every once in a while, a shot just makes my heart skip a beat because I want to climb the route so bad. Though it's a butt shot, heh, this line has absolutely captured my imagination. If I ever get to Cochise, it sits snugly atop my ticklist. Thanks Mark. :)
Suh-weet! I love the shots of hard trad lines.
Lookin' burly, Kirk!
Tell him to send me money. :)
Yeah bitch! Go Kirk!
Not your normal Sharma shot, for sure. :)
What a cool lookin' route! It's hard to go wrong with roofs and diehedrals, ain't it?
Matt, lately I feel like I was at IC with y'all. Keep 'em coming!
Kate, I think it's one that got chopped up into little pieces.
The photo descriptions make them even better.
I think this just made it onto my Vegas ticklist.
I suppose the yucca could be lower... but then all we'd be looking at is talus.
Fuck, yeah, Bentley. Get that shit.
Nikon D70, purposely underexposed just a bit, with the contrast brought up to compensate. The new can't wait to have ya, Danno. Definitely let me know when you get into town.
Haha! Chris, fucking fantastic!
Your monitor stinks. :P
Several reasons, actually. One, what mulcahy said. Two, the flake below me is hollow like a bass drum (you can see behind my left foot where a piece broke off). Three, the bolt below me is the first protection on the route. Four, the landing is deadly. Five, just out of sight below me, there's a semi-loose coffin-sized block. In the end, I decided to leave it, since I don't THINK it will fail. I'm not sure how it would affect the flake, though, if it did fall off. It about broke my heart to add those bolts, but after several days of consideration, I just felt it was the smart thing to do. If it helps, the crag has a majority sport lines, and I did keep the top two thirds of this all natural. Thank you for bringing it up, though. Seriously, I'm not afraid to answer for my actions and I encourage you to call me on them whenever you need to. :)
Ain't it? haha!
Finger locks or pine box! Tradical!
That route's old-school 10b, for sure. And the crux ain't exactly safe, either. Good onsight.
Get your ass back up there, Nancy-boy. And quit whining. :)
I would rate this much higher if it bigger. Hint... hint...
I was kinda wondering about the webbed hands, too. Of course, great shot, regardless...
True, that's the OR line, but the yellow (the White Ramp) is the better route and the 10c section is really more like 9+. :)
Gotta love ladders of inconsequential crimps. Can those even rightfully be called holds? The right one looks more like an "irregularity" to me. Haha!
And in shorts, no less! Ha!
I haven't seen this angle of WR before. Nice shot.
Whaaaaaaat!? How cool is that?!
I agree. I'd be interested in seeing it with more color.
Though the temps, they be cold, this pic warms my heart. Looks like a happy day.
New and improved!
Perhaps because I've had so many beautiful afternoons like this one, they all blend together. As such, this photo evokes more a feeling than any actual memories. Makes me smile.
You mean, like, V0? :)
Only a true self-righteous moron would pass that judegment from a low-res photo of 30 square feet of rock. I'm also not joking.
Haha! The combination of that expression with that hat is priceless!
That's how I roll, bitch. :)
Well, it is a buttshot. I'd love to see one looking down on the climber with a slight fish-eye effect.
Hi Jessica! Good shot!
I attempted a similar move about the same distance out from my last piece just this past weekend. I was not as successful. "Oh shit! I'm out!" Hahahaha!
Good shot of a fun route!
Hey BVB, do your suspenders predate your wearing of pants? I have a mental image (startling, eh?) of you as baby, cloth diapers held tits high with tiny little elastic straps... over three tank tops. :P
Beautiful shot of a beautiful route!
I thought I'd seen that before... Sick, Ana!
I've said it before and I'll say again now: you CANNOT tell from a picture of a 20' section of route whether or not it should be bolt protected... Even if it's a terrific shot, as this one is.
Looks to me like it's the only crimper in a sea of jugs. Haha!
See, now that there's some good spottin'. Yay me!
Hey! There's me and my dog! And neither one of us is spotting.
And to think, I was waiting in line to rappel only meters away. :)
I won't jump on the socks pile, no matter how much I want to. Sweet looking route and this shot makes me want to climb it!
It's up to the photo eds in the end, but I'd also like to see this in hi-res.
Looks a little like some of the rock at the New.
That is one beautiful shot.
You couldn't tell others about it?
Great sequence of one of the best routes on the planet, Danno!
Agreed. Getting to that spot ain't exactly a walk in the park.
Haha! Fucking fantastic, dude!
Draws? Is this an onsight burn?
Those muscles are more for show... so nobody messes with him for owning a Cocker Spaniel.
I'm really looking forward to your slide show at Inner Peaks, Chris. :)
Dan and Lam, I love seeing this on the front page!
Ass. Kick. Yeah.
Thanks Tom. The light that day was insanely perfect.
You're NOT doing a slideshow!?
Oh, man. That stunning purple Acadia rock... I gotta get back. Great shot, Gabe!
Cool effect, Brian!
This one's my favorite of the bunch. I like the symmetry of blue and green, with a big red dot in the middle.
The rock was sssooooo sssticky that day. Ahem... NOT.
Smiling on the Scowl! Good work!
So, in other words, you told other people about it.
The site's definitely benefitted from your recent trip! Keep 'em coming!
FYI: The slot that used to hold the pin takes a 00 TCU, fairly well.
I'd also love to see this in a higher resolution! Fun times.
I like the tree framing the shot, Brian, but the action is a little bit weird. Personally, if I can't see the climbers face, I want to see some of the holds or a wider range of landscape.
Looking back through the Thompson guide... 10a. I agree jgardnerphoto, it's one of the best I've ever done here, for sure. And I don't think the pin should be replaced.
Heck yeah, bro. Way to get all sendy!
Good shots! You nailed it with this one.
Sweet, Will. Lemme know when you cats are comin' in!
Holy 10. How bad does that make me want to go back to the Gunks? VERY.
They look longer than they are in this shot, but they are 18" -- I keep them tripled, trad-draw style. Yates sewed them on for me. I cut the number of slings I carry in half and mostly only use them for stopper placements.
Thanks Dave. Louis loves you. :)
What a fun pic!
Good shot! Would like to not see Tyler in the background, though. Haha!
Love to see this hi-res.
Nice Brian, but it could have been better if you could have leaned out more to see the route below. Like this it looks like he's only a few feet off the water.
I've passed by that crag so many times, but never climbed it. How was the rock quality?
Oh, hell yeah. :)
Much photographed and done well here. Beautiful!
Another one?! You guy are on fire, Mike!
Front page, yo!
Thank you, sir! May I have another?
How vertical is that?! Very nice shot!
Hey, let's go boating! :P
I smell something self righteous. Fantastic shot, nswelton!
Great route! Too bad it gets lost in the sea of Butcher Branch sport routes.
Goddam! If only we could see that other foot!
Tradical! That's the best of the bunch, mate. It should be a fucking poster.
Wow! Nice ass!
Is that brass knuckles?
Funny how rumors get rolling. It was actually only a toy key-chain biner, but I still didn't walk right for a week.
He wouldn't give in to your demands so you posted the pic? :P
Haha! That's fantastic. "I'll have the sandstone with a side of chalk grit, please."
Cha-ching! Veeeerrrrrrry nice.
"BS," is when a few people who live nowhere near a crag and have never climbed there want to control its bolting.
WTF, dude. :) I have time to surf this site, get my work done AND average 3-4 climbing days a week. How many do you get? (Guiding doesn't count!) I will defend the NC, ground-up trad ethic as vehemently as I do ORG's bolted crack ethic. I suppose you're entitled to your "opinion," but locals and land managers determine acceptable ethics, not anonymous wankers from across the country. And just so everybody knows... Tradlodyte and I are best friends, often climbing partners and former roomates. Any shit we give each other will be backed up by beers and belays later.
The arete to the right is Scenic Adult. And, WOW, what a climb that is. You can sort of see the start below me in this shot.
That pin in the background made me want to vomit, but then short approach set me right. :P
The buzz is lookin' good, Paul!
I know I already drooled text all over this, but DAMN, what a beautiful shot. If I could rate it 10 again, I would.
Yah, the ponytail makes it. I like this better than other one of her.
Hell yeah. CCC. Reprezent. :)
Oh, I know where this is. That's Carol's Crack way below you, no?
I like this a lot. Different from what we normally see here, and I think it works.
I think you should Photoshop a huge hand holding you. (I'm talking to Mal, not the fish.)
Hahahahahahaha! Fuckin' classic.
Steep and juggy -- gotta love it. :)
Is it even possible to take a bad shot at this place?
Satan's tits! I thought the roof I climbed this weekend was big. Nope...
I guess those who clicked to read the comments also read Playboy for the articles.
Great shot, but damn, I hate that route. TotallyTammyTrivia: It was originally bolted to be a harder line that runs left of where it goes today. That's why climbers sometimes have to step left to clip, then step back right to climb.
It is steep there. My feet are at the lip of one roof and my left hand is under another.
Get better, granite_grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl!
IMO, this should be rated higher. Very nice!
Like it -- the tree shadow, especially. I think this is the highest I've ever rated a butt shot. :)
Sorry just commenting again... I absolutely love this shot. Everything about it. Just the way it is.
I like it in its current orientation. It gives it a nice little touch of vertigo!
Hahahaha! Kinda makes the crash pads seem a little superfluous, eh?
Oh, sweet! That's one of the shots I took. Came out great. Damn... that's freaking high. Haha!
Murcury's Lead was my first real Stone-Mtn death slab. Gawd, what a route. Though technically easier, it's a far bigger mindfuck than the well-protected Fleet Feet.
Hahahahaha! Went to bed with a stunner and woke up with a dog! But, oh, what a dog. Louis of the Hills!
Hmmf... I should have extended the yellow TCU more.
I think I'm growing a rep as a gear eater. Har-har! I should have extended the yellow a little longer. Blah.
This is definitely my favorite of the bunch. Looks like the light worked out fine afterall!
You can't tell what's black pants and what's shadow on my monitor, but I really like it, nonetheless. It's a great shot.
Fantastic shot! Way to get in there.
Goddam! That's a fantastic shot!
Holy moly, this makes me want to climb it.
Beautiful! Daniel, have you climbed here?
I have a topo of this route right above my computer screen. Someday...
Heh, the yellow one is Magnus. But lo and behold, it wasn't quite long enough! The rope line straightened out considerably when I stepped higher, so no biggie, but a few more inches would have been nice.
So much action, I can hear 70s funk in background!
Can you say, "golden hour"? Very nice!
Nothin' wrong with that landing! Good shot, Magnus.
Beautiful shot! Is that a rack of tied slings he's carrying?
The climber is Phil Hoffman, AKA, Tradlodyte. And FYI, he tried to get into position for the bat hang for several minutes before finally plunging into the icy depths below. Once in the water, the sharks circled close, but Phil fought them off by swatting them with his shoes... just like a girl. He didn't fare as well against the pirates, though, who captured him, raped him, made him walk the plank... and then fished him out, took his wallet (which they had forgotten previously) and did it all over again. When we finally pulled his battered, bleeding, freely-farting carcass from the brine, all he could say was, "I'll get it next time." Go Phil!
Beee-yootiful, Jay! What a great spot.
All you need's a plane ticket the Charleston, dingus. We'll take care of the rest.
Holy grid bolt!
You do know what rappelling is, right? ;) Looks like you got your photo captions mixed up.
Is that the last guy to attempt this route next to your belayer? Shouldn't some one carry out the body? :P
LOL I thought I might hear about that bolt, Kush. It's the only one on the route. Had to run it out to manage the pump, but it's so steep, the fall potential is squeaky clean. This was my third attempt over the course of 2 or 3 years. Onsight, there's no way I'd'a had the man-tits for it.
What is that weird plant?
No offense, but this is rated 10? I'm sure you're psyched and all, but c'mon. Was it taken with a cell phone?
Holy stunning. Why do they call it Bridal Veil Falls? (kidding)
Definitely my favorite of your latest round.
Great to see your shots again, Neil!
Check out that talus chunk on the left. Llllloooook out beloooooow!
Very nice shot, John! I've got bump Maple up on my hitlist.
Biner to biner -- crazy Euros. :P
Gracias, James, but I can't take all the cred. It may actually be impossible to take a bad shot of this route!
Nice round of pics, remo11. You guys getting off the deck, huh? Keep 'em coming!
Love the palm-tree shadows. I was gonna ask if he was headed all the way up, but then I saw some of your other shots. Good stuff!
Sweet! Good trip, I take it?
More on the way!
What's it like to hang in a harness way off the deck, just to take a picture? Find out here: http://www.rockclimbing.com/photo/photo_show.php?id=77793
Amazing light. Amazing route. Goddam, what a day.
What's it like to hang around taking pictures like this one? Find out here: http://www.rockclimbing.com/photo/photo_show.php?id=77792
Watching this was one of the most exciting climbing-spectator experiences I've ever had. I literally thought she would fall at almost every move through the crux, which is like ten moves long. She grabbed the wrong hold... I thought she'd pop off. She stuck it. She blew the key sequence... I thought it was over. She stuck a desparate lunge. She wobbled, teetered, dynoed, pimped and otherwise fought this route to the bitter end and, finally, she was the last one standing. I think I aged a year in ten minutes. "Shuler," BTW. ;)
Heh. It shows in her face how hard she worked on this send.
Wha--? Damn! That's something.
Is it worth it like to hang several meters off the deck just to shoot your friends climbing? Check this photo: http://www.rockclimbing.com/photo/photo_show.php?id=77761 and judge for yourself.
Is it worth it like to hang several meters off the deck just to shoot your friends climbing? Check this photo: http://www.rockclimbing.com/photo/photo_show.php?id=77760 and judge for yourself.
IMO, it's far safer to belay from the ground, LB. No reason to put the entire party at the mercy of one (rusty) bolt. FYI: the whole route is slated for rebolting in the next 2 weeks, as are Tony the Tiger, Scenic Adult, Bimbo Shrine and Tit Speed. :)
Nice! Love the expression.
Beautiful shot. I've never even heard of this place. Wyoming?
You're a little bit weird and so is the person who keeps voting these a ten. ;)
I can just imagine stepping around the corner with a group of friends and shouting, "MINE!" first. Hahahaha!
Thanks, but this one is Dan's shot. Follow the URL in the comment above to see mine, which I took at the exact same moment!
The holds are there and it's not a bag for the grade, but it's real live 11d for sure -- mostly because the crux is a sustained 20 feet long, climaxing right about where Dan is in this shot.
AND, you could totally place gear there, too. Haha!
I have personally tested that bolt on numerous occasions. har-har!
Sorry, we ran out of cameras. ;)
Ah-hahahahahaha! Fuckin classic.
Huh. Seems to have woiked. Nyuk nyuk nyuk...
Now that's damn purty. What a kick-ass formation.
Gunks... bigger and with sea views? sigh... dreamy...
Crop the beta guy out and it'll be much better. :)
Way to catch the moment. "See Spot Run?" What a great name for a highball! hahaha!
Yay! One of my first ever leads at Seneca.
Little white dot over to the left? Beautiful shot, BTW.
Now that's purty rock. Good shot.
Nice John! Eastcoast colors... aaahhhhh...
Satan's tits! That's a fine, fine shot. Eleven, for sure.
Crisp, clean, well composed. Perfect as always, Chris!
Hah! I was wondering if we'd see any of these shots online. I love this!
We climbers call that rope drag. ;) At 80 feet out, it doesn't take much of it to make the rope look tight, even though there's plenty 'nough slack down by the belayer.
48K??? You're allowed to submit photos of actual climbing at Super size... 128K. "Preferred" is for climbing-related, but not actual climbing, shots. The only one you're not allowed to use right off the bat is "Magazine quality." Now make those shots bigger and bolder! :)
Attaway. Get 'em started young.
Pretty wild composition, but I wish the colors were more vibrant.
Nice! Love to see it bigger.
Wicked exposure. And I'm not talking about the shot, though that's nice, too. ;)
Randy, knock it off. If I have to look at another insanely stunning landscape against the gray background of my cubicle wall, I'll papercut myself to death. Do you really want all those teensy little droplets of my blood on your hands?!
He's in Charlotte, actually. He's gaffin' for some movie called Patriotville right now.
Hot damn! I need to check this place out sometime.
Wow! What a killer place. Keep 'em coming remo11.
Looks like it worked. Fantastic!
Nice Paul. And elvislegs, eewwww... no it doesn't.
I have shot of me doing the exact same backflip off the exact same boulder. Ah... the lake... how fun.
Amazing. Your lanscapes are the best I've seen on this site.
Very nice composition. That's such a purty wall, too.
Beautiful, Hillary. Damn purty rock, too.
Hahahahahahaha! ... http://www.planetdan.net/pics/misc/georgie.htm
CLICK... "Got it!" Hahahaha!
Nice shot, Dave! Hope y'all are well!
I thought it was maniacal laughter, Joe. That's what I'm telling people, anyway. And no problemo; can't wait to see you guys back up here again!
Damned right! Plug and chug! :)
Nice shot! I've always wanted to do this route.
Yes. Get them down to size before posting and the compressor won't give you the shaft. This one is 94k, but you could have had it as high as 128k and it would have left everything alone. I shrink the size of my shots so they just barely don't fit on a single screen, then tweek the resolution to get it just within the 128k limit. Another trick is to hit the sharpen filter once before posting. Despite getting whored by the compressor, the shots are still amazing. I like this one best, for sure.
Fucking A. These guys pulled out all the tricks, yeah? Thanks for posting these. The shots are outstanding and it's nice to see the 'Dacks getting some... ahem... exposure.
sigh... the Gorge is so dreeeeaaamy...
Yet another good one, Wes! Always a pleasure. And the route name? PERFECT. :)
This is my favorite RC.com butt shot of all time. I like that you don't always follow "the rules," Randy. It makes for some outstanding shots.
And we'll continue to milk it 'til the you-know-whats come home.
Beautiful, John, and very unusual. I tenned it for sure.
Too sweet for words. I'll STFU now. :)
Damn, Mike! Way to go! Matt, it great seeing you guys the other day. Give a shout when you're back in town!
Happy happy! What a fun way to spend your birthday.
Sure do wish I could see the whales, though. ;)
The climber is off to the left of the rope line, which makes his leg placement correct.
Altered or not, I quite like it. Pretty unusual and it gives me some ideas of my own to boot.
Oh, hell yes.
Fantastic. I normally don't care for bouldering shots. This one I like.
Beautiful! What a unique spot.
I like this one better than a lot of your other shots. Shanti's a BAMF.
No freaking kidding. SAND. BAG. (Unless you're 9 feet tall.)
It's totally my favorite climbing shirt. To be fair, Dan, that's route's probably a hair easier than 11b.
He totally botched the crux sequence and still made it look easy.
Great composition, but I agree that the climber is a little lost in the rock.
Nice shot of a fantastic route. That and Satisfaction Guaranteed are my two favorites at the Lake.
This shot is fantastic.
Damn! Doesn't look easy. Beautiful shot.
That route's becoming the crag slut. ;)
A second ascent!? Pat, you guys are far too badass.
I like your selection of shots. Good fun with DOF in this one.
Oldest at the bottom, I think.
Ah, good call. I think these are my first photo uploads to the newness.
Oh well, at least he didn't bolt it. ;)
Grrr... stinkin' Childers! LOL
Nice! Good way to wake up, huh?
Nice shot! Good to see you boys gettin' out in the cold.
Oh, man, I've always wanted to climb that. This is a great shot. How was the weather?
Is it possible to take a bad picture at this place? Haha!
Weeellll... I'm sorry, but add me to the crew who think the background is distracting. I don't mind the gear on the ground so much as I do the belayers face being right up in there. Makes it a little weird. I might have stayed off to the side some more. I do think it's a good, interesting shot, though, as I do for most of your photos.
It's happy crux time. Grab the flake on the right! :)
Why do new things freak so many climbers out so much? You'd think it would be the opposite. C'est la vie. I think your child has a long, happy, healthy life ahead of him/her with an active mother such as yourself.
Woooooo-HOOOOOO! What a fun shot! How high off the water are you?
Those are the exact same reasons why the New is my favorite trad crag. :)
John Koelle! No fuckin way! I think Kris V and I were just talking about you the other day. Are you sure Phil took this and not Nathan? --Jay
I think that's Cowboy Love... maybe. If so, the better line goes a little right of that bolt, rather than left. Good shot of it.
I thought I had already rated this. Turns out I hadn't. This is my favorite current bouldering shot, for sure.
Aye, the feedback helps me, too. That's some damned purty stone, too.
Haha! At first I thought it was some different Great Arch and that the rolling hills in the background were more rock.
Jeez, you guys need more holds.
That's some pretty heinous fall potential.
Ooooo... something new to try. Thanks for all the great photos, Tim.
Heh. Kind of like pre-Photoshop photoshopping. I definitely like it, but for the weirdness of it, not the climbing.
Some will scoff, but I love shooting in gyms with natural light. Case in point...
Late model Boreal Fires (pronounced FEE-ray), unless they sold the name to another company.
Good exposure. You can see in the shadows and the rock isn't blown out.
The above says photo by "Unknown."
Where is this? Great shot!
Stunning! Good work, guys.
The lighting's a little tough, I think, but you did well with it, for sure.
Oh damn! Stunning shot.
I freaking love the contrast on this. Great pic.
Words to live by: Make every clip as though it's your last. Haha! Great shot!
Hidden Valley Campground, I believe. I couldn't send, but what I could climb of it was so damn fun. What a great boulder problem.
Did that cam placement even hold rope weight?!
Great story! It's easy to see why both of you will cherish the memory and photos for the rest of your lives.
Damn! Nice shot.
She's thinking, "Why is this sandstone so soft?" :)
Damn the man!
Steeeeeeeeeeph... come back to the Neeeeeeewwwwww...
Hmmm... the Torres del Paine skyline seem... different somehow. Where did that new Torre come from?
Don't get me wrong -- this is a great shot. I fived it. But with a fish-eye lens... wow.
Oh dear Gawd!
Damn. Having trouble processing.
What city is the belayer in? ;)
Sonya, did you rate your own photo a one?
Nice, fshizzle. Unfathomable to me, but nice, nonetheless.
Butt floss! Hahahaha!
Compared to the slab up and right of her, yes. Still a decent shot, though. :)
Seems like yesterday, I was rating shots of you holding a basketball-sized little DB. :)
Ha! That's fantastic!
That's killer. Good contrast and I like the graininess.
1000 feet of jugs... what's not to love? Glad you guys enjoyed it! Your shot definitely conveys some familiar emotions.
When I loaded it, the climber was below the fold and I full-on thought it I was looking at a hand crack. Scroll down and... OMG! Terrifying! Good sense of the line's characteristics and a great shot.
This is a very well composed shot, but I'd much rather see the climber in focus than the rock in the foreground. Do you have any others from this session?
Haven't seen you smile like that since you had yak penis 18 inches up your bum in Outer Mongolia. I seem to remember something about you trying to play off those monstrous farts the next morning as the result of an alien abduction. I also seem to remember me half believing you. Wouldn't be the weirdest thing that ever happened to us, eh?
Hell yeah, Phil!
Dude, that looks beautiful. Congrats!
I love contrasty shots like this.
Then Euros and monkeys are bad belayers, just like this guy.
Looks okay to me.
Is that bolted? It also appears to be a good bit more slabby then it lets on. Still, beautiful rock and a fantastic setting make for what must surely be a fine, fine route.
The bad belay has nothing to do with the damn Gri-gri. My belayers stand up or they're not my belayers.
So many memories. :)
devkrev, are you trolling? Look at the route, man. Cracks like that are all over the Red.
Must be a camera trick, but how far back is the belayer standing? Haha!
Nice shot. I disagree about the colors. I think it's just fine.
Outstanding! What a spot.
Phil, this is one of the best shots I've ever seen on this site. Maybe one of the best I've seen anywhere. The perspective is so unique.
Nice, man! Looks like you've posted some other work like this, too. Good stuff! Post more!
Oh come one! The climbing's practically over by then! :P
Ick! Slab slide?
Just plain stunning. Thank you for sharing this. I'd also welcome it bigger.
What an unusual picture.
Ha-haw! "Moobs." :)
Weeelllll... she's a little blurry, she is.
Nice! More trad shots, please!
VERY nice shot. I normally don't care for most bouldering pictures so much.
Break dancing! Hahahahaha!
#4 Bolts every meter :P
That stone looks like it may crumble if I call it names or give it a dirty look.
This is one of the best balcony belays in the Gorge. Not to be missed if you've never sat there. Clip and lower if you're in a hurry.
What route is this? HEDGECOCK!
That's a beautiful shot!
Every pic I see of this route makes me drool.
I forget the name, but that's a pretty damned fun boulder problem. Good shot, Dave!
<Long low whistle> That's a helluva piece of stone.
Some of the first rock I ever climbed. Thanks for posting maslarkr.
Is that a cave entrance or just an alcove type thing?
All that with buttshots. Good fuckin' work!
Are you kidding me?! What a beautiful line.
Beautiful! I always love your pics, atpeaceinbozeman.
Outstanding! I'd love to see more of the cliff, though.
Hey what's up with the face rock-right of the corner? Is there a route up that?
Sweet! Might be this coming October. I'll buy the beer.
However... heh... I do think the shot looks better rotated 90 clockwise. That really makes it explode off the screen.
This route sits firmly atop my Vegas tick list. I will NOT go to Red Rock again without climbing it.
A well-composed shot. Too bad the routes are so squeezed; I think I would like it more without the other rope in there.
Did you rate your own pic five stars? Haha!
Haha! What a fantastic shot!
Is that a trad rack he's carrying or just a mess of draws? I sure don't see many places for gear. Great shot, too, BTW.
And yet every shot I've seen of it shows a woman on the sharp end -- Jessa or Michelle. Haha! Hi Jessa. Lookin' good.
Looks more than climbable. Looks easy.
"Broadway?" Or is it "Boardwalk?" D'oh! Hahaha!
Oh, man, I never see anybody climbing that, let alone leading it. How was it?
Did you climb all the way out there to get this shot? If so it was worth it!
Heh. Nice Phil. Is that two people in a hammock on the right? That can't have been comfortable.
Yes! I saw this on the front page once before but didn't click on it and then couldn't find it again to rate it. I've been waiting for it to pass my FP again ever since. I love this photo.
Beautiful. Just a damned great shot.
That rock looks bitchin'.
Doing my part to up the site's weirdness level just a wee bit higher. :)
Fantastic shot. Madrusski, I'm really digging your work. Keep it coming!
Oh, now that's just plain fantastic.
Not too hip on the whole bolted crack thing, but the spandex and Nikes fucking ROCK.
It's good, but I think I would crop out the belayer's head and the ropes on the right.
This is a neat shot, but your focus is on a swatch of rock somewhere between the action and the camera. If her face were the focus, I'd love this one instead of just liking it.
This is a neat shot, but your focus is on a swatch of rock somewhere between the action and the camera. If her face were the focus, I'd love this one instead of just liking it.
Outstanding! Trad, doubles, obscene holds, dramatic face... this photo is the complete package, IMO.
Yet another. You're a machine, man. A machine. :)
I'd love to see the obvious boulders. ;)
Purdy rock, purdy view!
Well, I have to say that's a very appropriate name.
Unusual! I really like this.
That's damned purty.
That's freaking rad. I love the Screamers. :)
Excuse my noob-ass question, but I've never climbed desert towers. Is it a massive pain in the ass to move around at the base of those things?
That looks like it's about to get a wee spot difficult.
I love the shot, but why not clip from the truckedy hand jam instead of the heinous crimp?
I guess the part where you need testicular fortitude is somewhere else on the climb. Nice shot, BTW. Good moment.
My feelings about eliminates aside... [sarcasm]Oh, gawd, no! Don't move the rock! [/sarcasm]
Is that normal?
This is beautiful shot that exemplifies climbing in the forests of the southeast. Love it!
I've always thought voting on your own pics is a little lame, but adding, "I took this pic," changes the entire dynamic for the better, IMO. Good show and good pic!
That's a fantastic route. Possibly my favorite at Seneca.
Hi Ladd. Good portrait. How'd you like the route? I love Cathedral Ledge.
Huh. That's kinda cool. Flash or splash -- sport style.
World-class rock and world-class whitewater all the same shot. :)
Whaaaaaaat!? That's bee-yoo-tee-full.
Nice shot! I'll do my bit to keep 'er on the FP a while.
I'd love to see a shot of this with the climber farther along and without the crowd on the ledge.
WOW! What a spot!
Bomber if you're a hamster. Where'd you get all that tiny gear?
That's so f-ing hott. I can't believe how aroused I am right now. Seriously. Perfect yellow Camalots do it to me everytime.
You should get a cat and name it Plummet.
It... isssss... aliiiive...
The thumbnail of this totally looks like some weird, pre-historic, South American art skull.
Sweet, Jess! Good to see you pullin'.
Jer, you still in KC?
Is this a photographic troll?
He shoots. He scores. GREAT photo.
Niiiice, Chris. Good to see your work here again.
That's purdy. Go pops!
Gabe, at a guess, it's to rap down. Never been to IC, so I might be talking out of my ass.
Hey hey hey! Nice shot and a pleasant surprise on the FP.
So, where's the snake pic? I <3 snakes.
Stunning. What a great shot.
I like the composition (and the tree), but think, overall, it's too dark.
Who's the bottom-rung, low-life shithead that did this and what's his address? I'd like to send him a turd. Have these been removed yet? I 5-starred this to get it on the FP, in hopes whoever did it ends up in hiding.
Nice, Phil! Great shot, Paul!
A notchLESS screwlock. Are those pears in the background also notched I wonder?
Fires, sweat pants, slung hexes, nappy hair do... It's awesome!
I haven't felt ANYTHING since my entire family was eaten by wolves... until now that is! 5 stars!
Lick my balls and call me Nancy! That's one helluva shot.
Amy's Jugs. :)
That's Wendy's Jugs.
I like this a lot more than the other one.
This would be about ten times better if we could see her hands. I really like your other one.
I love contrasty pics. Five from me.
Nice! More and more, I like climbing shots that show a little scenery or exposure.
How many cameras did you find? They're all different guys.
haha! Nice spot.
And this is here... why?
Dood, at least look at the camera.
Who cares if the Totem Pole falls into the sea? Looks like you Ozzies have 'em to spare.
Aw, yeah, more Kingsbury shots. Love 'em!
One of my least favorite things in climbing is pulling through a roof onto a slab. VERY nice shot, though.
Gives new, slightly more urgent meaning to the saying, "sit in a bathtub filled with ice and hold your breath for an hour while live rats gnaw on your fingers and toes." I'd give it a five if we could see the summit in the shot. :)
Is that Ilchester?
Now if only you could grow a head. ;)
Are you dry-tooling an established rock route?
Well, it's your body.
Holy grid bolted.
And WTF is up with that crazy anchor?
Nooooooo! Leave it there!
Haha! That's ballsy!
Doesn't look like much of a crack, panda.
Ugh! Holy Hell, you fellas need to go on a road trip.
Your pics are absolutely beautiful.
I think you pretty much have to be a non-climber to not love the Gunks.
What a weird boulder.
Or with your rope!
Nice! I rarely like bouldering pics, even my own. But this is terrific.
Wow! Nice shot.
Good thing you guys have a crash pad. ;)
He's a regular badass until it starts raining.
Nice. Makes me want to climb it.
Bombs Bursting... what a good route name. And welcome back!
I'll take the chickenhead, hands down.
Hey, nice shot. Good to see somebody finally do something photographically interesting in a gym.
Wendy and I are checking out your shots, Dave. Totally jealous!
Up rope. ;)
So... you're just gonna stand there in front of that stunning piece of stone with a shit-eating grin and NOT tell us where or what it is?
Aww... sad for you. Glad you guys had so much fun, though.
He's not just skipping bolts. He's bypassing fixed draws. That's even badder, IMO.
Bullet hard, p0bray01, with bomber gear all over. There are a handful of routes in that shot, all of them steep, airy, pumpy and 100% trad.
You bums can always count on me for a fourth or fifth star. ;)
This would make a killer B/W, too. Fun shot.
Also, you have really hot shins. (Sorry. Feelin' a little goofy.)
That's some purty rock. Too bad the helmet kills the pic. (kidding)
Hahaha. Great photo title.
I predict your anchor will be the topic of much discussion.
Wow, whatta place.
Beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.
Ooooo... Romania, eh. Not too shabby at all.
Wheeee! Nice shot. Great light!
Beautiful! Looks like it was a great trip.
Nice shot, Bob! Brings back memories, it does.
Umm... is that route as short as it looks?
Great shot of a great route!
Does the route continue up and left?
Oooo, that looks fun.
Try to get less crotch and more face.
"Something Interesting to the Dangler," sounds funny. I mean, what, exactly, would a dangler find interesting?
Oooo... good memories. After Bonnie's, try the direct variation of this.
I bet that gets fucking gnarly at higher flows, huh?
What climb is this?
And you replaced this profile pic with one of you grabbing a beer like it's your cock? Fucking awesome! Haha!
It's not New Yo. There's no fence down and left of the start. I was thinking Labor Day in the Rock Shelter Cave at Bridge Butt.
I have so many regrets surrounding this. Rest in peace brother.
Wow, Mt. Lemmon is purty.
Goddammit. There's a lot of bad news around RC.com these days. Get better Basti. Keep fighting.
Your harness is on wrong!
You could boulder it, though.
There's not actually any such thing as a TR FA. I'm just saying. :)
DAMN! That shot really shows it, huh?
See, everybody? This is what you get when j_ung tours you around the New. (That's the first and last time I'll refer to myself in third person!)
Fuck! That's awesome. 5 stars for sure.
Good PS-ing. I really like this.
Only boobies could make this picture better. ;)
Maybe "better" is a little on the subjective side. Haw-hahaha!
This is stunning, Manny.
Ooops, a test photo from a developer working on a bug. Hilarious!
Nice art. :)
That's awesome, dood. Congratulations!
Nice. What route is this?
Cluckers! 5 days left to submit!
Still 5 days left to submit!
Niiiice. I looked at a few when I was approving shots this morning. This one stuck out (along with a few others, and I had come vote on it. I really like the effect.
I'm sure this will spend ample time on the front page. ;)
Is that postage stamp down there? ;)
As funny as the photo is, the title is even better. LOL
That better be a climbing vid under that there coff-ay!
I don't it's chopped. I think it's a great moment caught on pixels.
Heeyyy... not a bad butt shot. Love the Fires, too. :)
Fuck. You guys my heroes.
That place looks awesome!
Go BVB. That's awesome.
Jesus and peanut butter, that's a good shot.
Are you wearing a hostage hood?
Camera tilt, yes, but still a damned purty shot!
Welcome aboard, Lazlo's gal. Don't step in anything funk-ay! Ow!
Because under vibration of normal use the biner's lock begins to succumb to gravity and unlocks itself. But, I think maybe you should be given a pass in this case. Very interesting shot!
Don't forget to set the brake. ;)
Someplace, I have a shot of myself in the exact same spot. Gawd, I had such fun times at the Gunks.
They're atop the lower Meadow cliffs, K.
Looks like a lower-in TR. Beautiful shot!
Didn't Sasquatch end up being an alien-designed robot?
Hmm... not seeing it...
Next time, leap to your death, you drunken thieving bitch.
Drunken thieving ho.
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