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the hands WILL swet ,(I know : swet u will ,no matter how calm u can b under presure)... no chalk ... no way...not 1500'...
an island called Samothraki , Greece. no electricity, no cars , only trails , waterfalls ,rock ,and peace. its remote :)
Do you know me? Who has exprience all over the world . Not only in climbing but, paddling , surfing , kite surfing & mountain boarding, SCUBA, enduro swimming, free-diving (PB 18m 54' on a breath), spelunking , cycling , ski /snowshoe , ice climbing ,camping. Just to name a few. i have taken my falls like the rest of us, some without being hurt some with. (in any case -none that i would like to repeat).... i dont recall those areas being shut down. i know of many accidents and some fatalities, the places were also not shut down.... As far as adrenaline goes maybe that is another thing you do not understand and should read about. if you have been climbing for 10 years and still get a dose of adrenaline on a V0? maybe there is a problem and you should try another activity that you would feel safer doing .
Control ,discipline , and lots and lots of practice , not !adrenaline, no fear. the hight shouldent matter , a hit in the head the wrong way at 80' or 3' feet can = same. and a move at 2m is still the same move at 100m. the smart thing is to always be ready , think, look, listen , smell, and stay clam ;adrenaline should not be a part of it (it is fule for when you are in actual trouble). i train 20 hours a week on a wall and 20 off the wall (running swimming weights). as well as hold a good job and set aside at min. 20 hours for study every week. Your preaching to the wrong choir
this photo was taken in 03. probably long before you started climbing, of a climber who leads grades i doubt you even boulder. in short - you fear what you do not understand...
and have no say in the matter - as many climbers boulder and solo with = results if they fail.
whatever your reason is for targeting my friend , get over it. learn and read more about climbing and practice ... lots of practice. there are many diffrent kinds of climbers out there, and they all should be respected no matter what they prefer to do.
10.2 strl. , it worked well on the volcanic rock that kept breaking. it also made a boinging noise on the rock that seemed to call the sea lion who watched us make fools of ourselves.
i do not have many photos of me climbing. most of the time i climb alone. the day this was taken i was helping a friend who was working on a climbing video project. this was taken in 03 or 04 ,I will see if i have something cleaner from the area to post. ;)
it's a fun one, and great winter spot for play too.
The idea of being:" That the divinity within us never expresses itself most fully, as when what we are doing we are doing for the share intrinsic worth of the activity itself and not for anything external to it.”
I trained on these walls for years. Unlike a gym the routes do not change much, and most of the year half of the wall is under water. Now its just good morning cardio to keep me in shape. ;-)
“Man is never so authentically himself as when he is at play.” Schiller
They have been checking up on the place, I have been told. I have been going there around sunrise before work and no problems yet, but the water was lowered about 20' so now your soloing over rock. It just makes you make every move perfect. I like it best that way. :)
Thanks... I build them , they fall , I build them again... :))
I see that too, i am usualy more worried about that on hard grades. but you are very correct. very very BAD form. i took a fall a few years ago on a 12 and lucky i only got some rope burn when spun around.
he can climb better than me, for a treat... ;)
Its like pulling stalactites on the ceiling of a limestone cave. Its different from what we play on here, but it was fun to see what we could do and how fast we could adapt to that environment.
You should save up and go in the spring or fall, the plane ticket is the most expensive part of the trip. Food on the island is excellent , inexpensive and in huge portions. Fly to Athens off peak 850usd RT from JFK, take the Metro to the port 6E(last stop) jump on a ship and get a cabin 70E (no cabin much less) each way and about 12 hours to port. I have some hookups there, they come to pick you up at the port when you come in, and they take you to your ship when you are on your way back home. Very friendly…... I go to Greece almost every year. I can find you a kick ass studio apartment for about 25E a night. A motorbike is good to have too, they go at 10 to 15E a day. You can send me a PM and I can send you a connect there if you go there. I will be in again Greece May and June 09 but on some other islands on business and climbing.
i know this rock... good job Karlieto . don't let Aaron pick on you.
I found this one near , Moc. in NEPA.
What?!!! Its not a grasshopper? : ( …Thanks…
it will be in about 5 months :D
So young and already making expert moves…
That is not the Rambo wall...
Thanks Man : )
I think so too...
It looks like you get around too. : )
your not ;)
The first pitch is only 35â€™ and goes at tricky ,12.a / 5.10R ( fun and delicate slab moves). Iâ€™m told there was once a pin about 10â€™ off the deck at the 5.10 crux. It is not there now, so donâ€™t be surprised. The first piece you get is an old bolt at 20â€™ . ; )
Its pretty steep. I took this photo for r.com reference they have a nice route database and I thought it would be nice to help it along with some classic climbs from the area. Click on the link above for more info about this climb.
Let me know when you are back state sideâ€¦.
Home sweet home : )
We did a lot of climbing out there and took 3GB of photos.
This crack is on one of the upper pitches of â€śEscape form Polandâ€ť a variation of the Polish route.
The climber leading is Jason Lakey . He was there last season working on it. He cam back to wrestle with it again for the red point, and got it.
There is a good description of the route here:[url]http://www.mountainproject.com/v/california/high_sierra/incredible_hulk/106512114[/url]
All these shots came from an ancient den in late autumn. It is morning, brisk, and sunny. They were all sunning and dossal. Had it been summer and hot, they all would have been pissy and this would have been a dangerous situation. A friend is tracking several of these guys that had transmitters implanted in them. One still had stitches from the surgery and had to be recaptured and the stitches removed before going into hibernation for the season.
It would be in your best interest to use an autoblock system to back up your repel here.
Nice shot Liâ€¦ Rachel and I miss the Graniteâ€¦ CUSoon
Different part of the world, I am in the Whites of Peru. Laguna 69
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