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5 out of 5 stars Geez, you guys should see me after I get out of a <b>cave</b> after like two miles of crawling!<br>
Sheesh.<br>

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5 out of 5 stars <b>LOOK CAREFULLY,</b> and you can at left, a guy on <b>El Cap Towers,</b> and a guy on the <b>Texas Flake.</b> The dude in the red is going round the base of the huge dihedral on <b>P.O. Wall.</b> You can see buddy sitting on his portaledge. It is <b>because</b> of the amazing morning lighting and golden tone of the granite that this photo is my favourite!

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5 out of 5 stars I used to <b>dreeeeeeeeeam</b> of <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=1777"><b>nude climbing</b></a> when it's so warm.....

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5 out of 5 stars What you guys and gals need to remember is that the <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/listSection.php?SectionID=1922"><b>Southeast Face of El Cap</b></a> is incredibly <b>concave.</b> I was on a neighbouring route when I took this photo, and was shooting 100 ASA Fujichrome with my 100-300m zoom lens at F5. It really <b>does</b> look I took it from out in space! And when <b>you</b> get up there, Adds, you'll <b>feel</b> like you're in space!

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5 out of 5 stars Like, <b>take OFF,</b> eh?!

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5 out of 5 stars Oh my gosh! Ain't she just the <b>cutest darn thing</b> you've <b><i>EVER</b></i> seen? What a <b>HOTTIE!</b> I'm a <b>total sucker</b> for a girl with <b>mud</b> on her cheek! <b>Woo-Hoo!</b>

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Holy frig! He's <b>cheating!</b> The draws are <b>pre-clipped!</b> Sheesh. Did you clip those for him, Richard?

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5 out of 5 stars <br>Holy frig! It looks like <b>emmenthal cheese!</b><br>
But I don't <b>"get it"</b> - what's with the bolts? Surely you could place some cams or tri-cams?

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5 out of 5 stars My <b>first</b> climbing shoes <b>were</b> EB's!

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Holy! What a hottie!

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4 out of 5 stars <br>Here's <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=3724"><b>another drawing</b></a> of the knot that you can look at. I still prefer to tie my <b>figure of 8</b> by tracing the ends through, rather than tying the "half a double fisherman's knot" on the end. <b>Adam</b> - please <b>remove foot from mouth and consult dictionary for spelling.</b>

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Damn! That dude's <b>cut.</b>

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Right on! I applaud stylistic purity!

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I've led up to 11b trad, back in the days when I bothered to train. I'm not sure I could have cranked the nasty crux on that one. I'd give me 40-60 against off the couch, 75-25 for after a month in the Valley.<br>

<br>Hey, wait a minute.....what the hell do I <b>care!</b> I can lead A4+ off the couch!<br>

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5 out of 5 stars Uh, like I <b>did,</b> eh? You wouldn't expect me to climb a wall without my <b>solar powered shower,</b> would you?

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5 out of 5 stars Are those Russian Aiders on the right there Richard?

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Even Robbins wasn't <b>that</b> immodest, Ammon. He wrote either "....in American climbing." or in "....North American climbing."

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But....but...how did you get the <b>ropes</b> up there???

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5 out of 5 stars Babe-O-Licious Beyond Belief! They should use <b>you</b> in the <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=9246&forum=19&1"><b>Metolius catalogue!</b></a><br>
Hottie.<br>

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4 out of 5 stars Damn, Paul, my biceps were only <b>half</b> the size of Lisa's! She's a Female Bodybuilder! She told me that when I wanted to launder my clothes, I could use her <b>abs</b> as a <b>washboard!</b> I only have <b>one</b> other <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=1786"><b>bicep photo</b></a> - otherwise I am known round the Bouldering Circuit as <b>"Weiner Arms."</b><br>

<br>If you want to see some <b>real</b> biceps, then <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=4186"><b>check out Neal!</b></a> Holy, is that boy <b>cut!</b> He told me he could climb Gunks 5.10 off the couch, and I verily believe him.<br>

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What the <b>hell</b> is going on with a <b>bolted</b> crack climb? Not on <b>MY</b> bloody crag, mate! Vandalism like that is a fricking <b>disgrace!</b> <font size=-1>[Nice photo, though...]</font>

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5 out of 5 stars <br><b>Heckling from above:</b><br>

<br>"Hey, <b>Hoser!</b> Yeah, you - <b>Dudley Do-Right</b> with the <b>schoolteacher pose!</b> Hey, <b>Mountie,</b> like where's your <b>horse,</b> eh?<br>

<br>"Whaddya mean, 'come down'? Aww, take <b>off,</b> eh?! Like, why don't you come <b>up</b> and <b>get us!</b> Like, I thought you Mounties <b>"always get your man!"</b><br><br>

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....if you don't mind rain....

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5 out of 5 stars Dang! I HATE it when she has bigger biceps than me. Sheesh.

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5 out of 5 stars <br><br><br>Glad to see I got the exposure right...<br>

<br>So look, when it comes to climbing big walls, it's not just about the <b><i>climbing,</b></i> eh? It's also about <b>facing down your fears.</b><br>

<br>When the first thing you do in the morning (after drinking your coffee, of course) is to jug out from your portaledge, fifty feet from the wall and <b>fifteen hundred feet</b> off the deck, you know it has to take some balls, er, uh, ovaries.<br>

<br>It means you have to have the passion, it means you have to have the desire, and it means you have to really <b>want</b> to succeed.<br>

<br>Yvette did great and I felt really proud of her.<br>

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5 out of 5 stars No whippers, but Tom <b>has</b> tested his cams to failure, which I believe was in the approximately 5000+ pound range, making them more than twice as strong as commercially manufactured cams.<br>

<br>When Tom gets back on line in a few days, he'll be able to give you his empirical data, and link you to his website.<br><br>

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5 out of 5 stars These machines are <b>superb.</b> They did not walk at all.<br>

<br>Tom'll be on line in another day or two and can give you the weight specs. The Valley Giants rock!<br>

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Have faith, and remember the name of the LORD - Yahweh Rapha, the LORD who heals.

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5 out of 5 stars Like, thanks for the beers, eh?

Cheers, mate!

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I hope you took this on your way up the third pitch of Modern Times - what a killer pitch THAT is, eh?

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5 out of 5 stars Ha! I remember that one! The piece I left for you on the penultimate pitch of Excalibur. That was pretty amazing how that #4 Camalot rotated 90 degrees, yet still held your fall.<br>

<br>Tom's <b>Valley Giants</b> are just superb!

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Beauty photo! But man, am I ever <b>glad</b> I'm not on the wall when it was taken. <b><i>Brrrrr.....</b></i> See that wall on the far right, Yvette?

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Gee, uh, Tom - your <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=5017"><b>equipment really IS big...</b></a>

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5 out of 5 stars Isn't that an <b>amazing</b> crack?! It's just so <b>splitter,</b> right up that clean granite wall. Damn, what a <b>fine pitch!</b> Only A3 plus-ish, but it had me whimpering a bit as it was the first hard one of the trip.<br>

<br>Yes, the little blue cord is just a tag line - it's 5mm, and we use it to pull up the haul lines later. This is a pitch we fixed - we camped where this photo was taken - so I had to rappel down the haul lines to get there.<br>

<br>Er, at least I <b>would</b> have, had said haul line been available for the purpose.<br>

<br>Uh - Tom? Are you going to 'fess up about the little fiasco that happened here, or do you want <b>me</b> to tell everyone???

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5 out of 5 stars <br><br>Dang! That's funny! I'd forgotten about most of <b>those</b> fiascos!<br>

<br>No - what happened <b>here</b> was you lost the end of the zip line! There was no way for me to pull up the haul lines, so I was stuck at the top of the pitch in the dark with no way to rappel! Fortunately, the pitch was fairly straight, and not overhanging, so I was able to rappel down the lead rope, lucky for me. So as it turned out, no big deal. But it would have been a pain had we not been camping at the base of this pitch.<br>

<br>Listen up, people - the zip line is a <b>critical link</b> - attach it to your leader with a locker, and don't drop the other end! (And make sure the bottom end is <b>securely</b> fastened to the zip line bag, so you don't lose it like Tom did.) The next day the zip line was securely clove hitched to the zip line bag carabiner, and further fastened by some of Tom's trademark yellow duct tape.

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5 out of 5 stars There's room for you on <b>my</b> double ledge, T.

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5 out of 5 stars The beauty thing about the coffee press is that it's wrapped in closed-cell foam and duct tape, so well insulated a cup poured forty minutes later is still hot enough to scald your tongue! Civilized, that - can't leave the portaledge without it.

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5 out of 5 stars The eight-inch crack protects <b>very</b> well, as long as you happen to have a pair of <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=5017"><b>Valley Giants,</b></a> which the first ascensionists did not. Beats the heck out of a bong sandwhich for breakfast.

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What can I say? To <b>be</b> bitchin', ya gotta <b>look</b> bitchin'.

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5 out of 5 stars Uh-oh! It's <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=5450"><b><font size=+2>Hard Man!</b></a></font>

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4 out of 5 stars Jeremiah, a double fisherman's knot would work fine, but has two serious problems. Firstly, there is no loop to clip your cow's tail into, and secondly, it's a <b>bastard</b> to untie. The butterfly is amazingly easy to untie, even after substantial loading.

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5 out of 5 stars Dang, what a rack! Sort of reminds me of that old classic photo of Royal Robbins with all his pitons laid out on the picnic table. But Royal never had Valley Giants.

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But....but....it's not <b>adjustable!</b>

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5 out of 5 stars Doggone, I've got an ex-wife <b>just</b> like that!

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Nice shoulders, hottie.

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<b>nnnnnnnnnnNICE!</b>

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I concur wholeheartedly!

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5 out of 5 stars Looks like easy A1 to me. What's all the fuss?

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Hey, I like that. I always liked that photo of the noteboard at the Camp 4 kiosk that appeared in Yosemite Climber.

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5 out of 5 stars Suh-weet! Just don't be a bastard and backclean the gear, eh?

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Funnily enough, being a <b>caver,</b> I rather liked this place. I think this is a <b>very cool portrait.</b>

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Dimensions such as these, which are not atypical in caves, may account somewhat for caving's lack of universal popularity. I recently received an offer (one of the finest I have ever received, incidentally) which was later revoked when she saw the dimensions of the bivi!

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That's not a flag - it's a <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=3004"><b>CRAB.</b></a>

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Nice composition! Looks very sweet!

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5 out of 5 stars Haven't done it yet, but it's on my hit list. If you're interested in big wall photos, I've got a bunch <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=View&Method=ByAlbum&AlbumID=77"><b>here.</b></a>

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4 out of 5 stars You took that photo from halfway up El Cap, didn't you? I recognize the view!

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4 out of 5 stars Nate! <b>Nate!</b> There's one under your chair right now!.............made ya look - nyah, nyah....

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5 out of 5 stars Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And I am beheld in that honour.

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5 out of 5 stars Holy frig! You're right! I never noticed that! I <b>never</b> lead A3+ without a helmet - you are asking for big trouble, not just from a fall, but more likely from a bouce-tested piece whacking you on the head! I think I zipped up my helmet shortly after this photo was taken. Natec was belaying me at the time, and as I had been faffing about for too long, it was time to git climbin'. Quite honestly, I forgot, but would soon have felt so naked I would have <b>had</b> to have called for my helmet. Spoken with Don Cherry voice: "Don't do this, kids. It's not safe. Always wear a helmet when aid climbing.

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5 out of 5 stars Not only did Natec's girlfriend Lisa take this photo for me, but she schlepped loads up to the base <b>and</b> drove me around the Valley. A <b>real</b> sweetie, and a Hottie too!

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5 out of 5 stars Oi, mite! G'die! And like welcome aboard, eh? Not bad when your photo hits the front page first try! Two questions: How do you like the BD ledge, and what kind of wall shoes you usin'?

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5 out of 5 stars Spoken in Buzz Lightyear voice: "You're <b>mocking</b> me, aren't you ladies?"

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4 out of 5 stars That's <font color="red"><b>Wee-Wee the Big Wall Crab!</b></font>

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5 out of 5 stars Superb! Rotate it a hundred and eighty degrees and it'll look just as great!

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5 out of 5 stars Well spotted, lad! Jeez, I was talking to bigwalling. How the heck did my comment get ahead of his? Sheesh.

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5 out of 5 stars Ten out of ten, mate! Take <b>that</b> you <b>sport climbing woosies!</b> Now, if only you knew what a <b>shift key</b> on your computer was for, eh?

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4 out of 5 stars Chongo is one of my <b>friends,</b> and he is also <b>Dr. Piton's Wall Doctor.</b> Without Chuck's help, I could never have soloed El Cap! You can click here to see <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=2038"><b>another great photo of Chongo also taken by Richard.</b><a/><br>

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As bitchin' as Hillary is as a photographer, she is even more bitchin' as a <b>model!</b> [Heh heh heh.....]

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5 out of 5 stars Tom made me do it, Rich! It's cheap advertising....

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Geez, it looks kinda <b>scary</b> up there! It feels good to be back on the ground. Sheesh. Once I get home and develop my photos, I'll publish the <b>view between the clouds from my ledge.</b> It was one of the most <b>spectacular days</b> I have ever spent!

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5 out of 5 stars Dude, that is an endorsement which <b>cannot</b> be bettered.

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5 out of 5 stars Beautiful, Karl. You submitted this photo the day you cooked me birthday dinner! And like, sorry about getting Rick's truck stuck in your driveway, eh? Duh.

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5 out of 5 stars It's empty, Anne - so far...

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You know, it's just <b>amazing</b> the excuses I can find to <b>not work.</b> Staring at the poster works great!

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0 out of 5 stars I and a few co-conspirators voted the photo down to "1" originally in order to keep it "hidden". It worked.

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5 out of 5 stars <b>Brilliant</b> photo!

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Geez, put your helmet on, you're blinding us!

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Well yeah, but it's a <b>good</b> knot...

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Ah yes, the soloist's dilemma - how do you take your own picture? You know, on a ledge this big you <b>could</b> - if you happen to have a self timer on your camera. [HINT]

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Sure feels good to get down, eh? Too bad you're not there yet, and have to walk almost a thousand vertical feet downhill over talus with all your stuff.

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4 out of 5 stars Happy happy joy joy. I can almost hear the loose rock <b>pinging</b> off my helmet...

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5 out of 5 stars Where the....where the hail <b>am</b> I?! Yeah, it was a doozy all right. Superb photo, Richard. I love the colours, and the fact that the view is not foreshortened like I usually see it from directly beneath.

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5 out of 5 stars They don't call me "Pass the Pitons" for nothin', mate! It is a little known fact that I <b>can</b> climb quickly - I merely <b>choose not to</b> most of the time.

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That isn't <b>mountaineering</b> - it's <b>caving.</b> Sheesh. Last year I carved a <b><font color="red">Wee-Wee</b></font> into my pumpkin! He was a big hit with the neighbo<b>u</b>rhood kids.

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Can't mistake this location with the curve of the river behind! It's gotta be the right side of the Southeast Face of El Cap.

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5 out of 5 stars Actually, I <b>do</b> have an earring sometimes, at least before my helmet eventually knocks it off. I think I have yet to summit with my earring intact. If I changed the stud for a pirate's hoop, that might work!

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5 out of 5 stars Aaaaaaaahhhhh ....................... <b>Home.</b>............{sigh}

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5 out of 5 stars How do <b>*I*</b> do it? How the hell do <b>you</b> do it, Heinz?!

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Failure strength is dependent on the quality of placement. In a <b>parallel-sided crack,</b> I would guess about <b>0.025 KN.</b> But I bet if you found a <b>properly tapered crack,</b> you might get about <b>0.1 KN</b> out of him. Dang, you're <b>right</b> about those over-extended claws.....

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For some reason I <b>CANNOT EDIT THIS PHOTO!</b> Please note that what you see is <B><font color="red">dangerous and unsafe!</b></font> Petzl only discovered this to be <b>WRONG</b> after Richard made up this photo! If you want to find out <b>WHY</b> it is dangerous and unsafe, you can click here to read about the <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=3876&forum=19&start=30"><b>2:1 Hauling Ratchet, and Petzl's recent warning.</b></a>

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5 out of 5 stars What! Me <b>ugly??</b> I would never for a moment suggest that such a thing is <b>completely true.</b> Sheesh.

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5 out of 5 stars It would be hard to find <b>anyone</b> who loved life more than our sweet Andria! As Hillary noted, she lived it 25 hours per day, often to the exclusion of sleep. I don't know how she kept on keepin' on. Andria was amazing.

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Dude, just look at that smile! Andria would get pumped about this thing or that, and I just <b>had</b> to grab my camera!

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Normally it's <b>really tough</b> to get the stock listed, but what I've done is to buy a <b>"shell company"</b> - an already-listed but nearly-bankrupt stock whose share prices are next to nil. So what you do is substitute the <b>beer company shares</b> for the <b>shell company shares,</b> and then you don't have to list a new company! <b>"Get it?"</b> In fact, in this photo I'm actually standing in front of my <b>new shell company.</b> Take a close look by my right elbow... <b>[HINT]</b>

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5 out of 5 stars Interesting thing about <b>Men of a Certain Age</b> - when gravitational forces are increased, as you see demonstrated so strikingly in this photo, our <b>love handles</b> are seen to bulge above our waist loops. As Mick sang, "what a drag it is growing old...."

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5 out of 5 stars Heinz is our "heinz57"

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5 out of 5 stars Great photo, mate!

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It's amazing what happens when you tilt the camera, eh? Just like that Monty Python sketch where the guys were climbing the sidewalk.

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5 out of 5 stars Hey, Tom - didn't you <b>booty</b> a nice blue-black Hybrid Alien for me off of this pitch? [Nyah-ah-ah]

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Too funny about the numb toe, dude! After I climbed Salathe and Zodiac and West Face in 1995, all of them in my Boreal Aces, my toes were numb for a month, too. And you don't even <b>want</b> to ask about my hips - we had <b>no belay bench!</b> Sheesh.

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5 out of 5 stars Did you see any <b>flying whales,</b> Heinz? Heinz' friend <b>William</b> was also in the Meadows, and took some superb telephoto shots of us lower on the wall. If you haven't seen them yet, click the link at the top of the page to <b>return to the first photo.</b>

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4 out of 5 stars It takes <b>eight,</b> mate! Be sure to bring a set for May, eh? I'm gonna need your help again!

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I <b>love</b> the Hottie Glasses, hon....

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Note the word <b>"vacancy"</b> right next to her <b>cranium.</b>

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That, uh, toprope looks a little <b>tight,</b> eh?

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5 out of 5 stars "Hard to place screws with gloves on"??? Sheesh. {Dr. Piton is an expert ice climber. In fact, he recently <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=24423&forum=43&30"><b>got RESCUED ice climbing.</b></a>

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5 out of 5 stars Geez, Tedi, you should see my <b>house.</b> Sheesh.

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Superb photo. The <b>Knifeblade Traverse</b> is not quite visible - it would be just off-camera beneath. Up and right you can see the bottom of the left-facing <b>Golden Finger of Fate,</b> up which Native Son climbs. The big water streak is a waterfall in the spring that hammers one of the belays on Aurora.

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5 out of 5 stars Dude, this is very very rad. Camp 6 on The Nose, looks like the base of the Bismark on Mescalito [oops, they've gotta climb the 5.8 ramp to get to the bitchin' ledge] and a party nearly at Dolt Tower. Looks like someone on Sickle, too. I've GOTTA try this some time. Very cool. A ten for sure.

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Frig! That's too scary! Turn it back! Turn it back!

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5 out of 5 stars Then imagine yourself there, Anna. No dream is impossible with Dr. Piton. <b><i>Carpe Swinem!</b></i>

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5 out of 5 stars Yeah, one who doesn't drop your pig, eh?

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Whipper?! That ain't no <b>whipper,</b> mate. This photo should be redone and submitted at 79K cuz it's a beauty. If you don't know how, email the original to me and I'll fix for you.

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5 out of 5 stars Superb. Photos that score this high should be permitted to be submitted in <b>high res.</b> There is too much choss permitted in medium, and this would look so much better in high.

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If you would like to see <b>another cool photo</b> from a similar spot, please click here to see <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=Show&PhotoID=3068"><b>a golden close-up of El Cap Towers.</b></a> It is probably my <b>all-time favourite,</b> and you're sure to love it!

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5 out of 5 stars I put a fish picture here for several reasons. First off, I'm a fisherman. It's part of my identity. That's why we post a profile and submit photos - so we get to know each other. Plus I'm pretty darn proud, too! <i>"On a <b>toujours</b> la choix...."</i>

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4 out of 5 stars You know, I <b>do</b> have a photo somewhere of me holding a <b>coral snake</b> in Belize. I remember the <b>Kekchi</b> indian looked at me and said, "Dat snake take live." [Not "lives," but "live".]

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Tom does NOT mean that!

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This photo is superb, <b>except</b> that the point of interest is directly in the <b>centre</b> of the frame. Now it's a self-timer shot, so you gotta take what you can get. <b>BUT</b> if you were to trim this photo with your photo program, so the climber <b>weren't</b> dead centre, it would be superb. Easily done, email me the original if you like. I love it. Exposure is perfect.

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<b>Woo-Hoo!!!</b> That guy is <b>my</b> Wall Doctor.

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5 out of 5 stars I <b>will</b> watch you, Hillary....

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5 out of 5 stars I have never had a problem with Wall Haulers shredding haul lines, but it doesn't surprise me that this could happen. You could actually use an <b>upside-down Grigri</b> in this application, which would not shred your rope, but I am unsure as to how much <b>friction</b> would be created when you operated the Far End Hauler. Someone with a second Grigri should try this [thus sparing Dr. Piton the bother].

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5 out of 5 stars Uh-oh, it would appear the <b>Dr. Piton Myth</b> has been <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=Show&PhotoID=11466"><b>EXPLODED.</b></a>

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5 out of 5 stars What the.....? [Uh-oh, the secret is out....] Please do not under any circumstances let anyone know that I can <b>climb.</b> Sheesh.

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I had to look twice to realize you were driving <b>UP</b> Excalibur!

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5 out of 5 stars Spoken in <b>Chamonix guide accent:</b> "Ooh-la-la! You mus', 'ow you say, flex zee ankles and make zee crampons <i>plat</i>..."

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Er, uh, yeah. The blue sling goes around right to the second bolt. The rap rings are equalized with a sun-faded cordalette, and a decent new purple sling you can't see. You're looking out for me, aren't you, Anna? ;-*

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I'm guessing by its shape that that's Ama Dablam?

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4 out of 5 stars You can click here to <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=2677&forum=19"><b>Ask Dr. Piton ... about the Wall Flower,</b></a> the <b>Better Way</b> of dealing with your <b>poop</b> on steeper big walls.

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5 out of 5 stars I led this pitch and was belaying her when this picture was taken. Yeah, she was cussin' up a blue streak, but when I refused to let her rest on the rope, she cranked it - barely. It was right at her limit [she had done very little jamming up until then] and she gave it her best, as she always did. {sigh}

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5 out of 5 stars Climbing is <b>still</b> viewed as an activity for the lunatic fringe.

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5 out of 5 stars The rock is steep and textured with beautiful sharp jugs and layaways. Funny how my fingers refused to hold closed towards the top. I really <b>should</b> try training.....next winter.

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5 out of 5 stars On the first day, when nobody was around and with my harness in my backpack, I <b>soloed</b> up to this point. It was pretty rad and exposed coming through the notch. Thinks I, "I'll just solo on across this bridge."

<br><br>So I take about six steps onto it, and <b>NO WAY!</b> I totally chickened out! It is wicked, exposed, terrifying, exciting, and a lot more <b>fun</b> with a harness and cow's tails! You clip into the cable overhead, which is slung at the perfect amount of tension to support part of your body weight, and you walk on across, with two hundred feet of exposure beneath. <b>SUPERB.</b>

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5 out of 5 stars Voice of <b>Buzz Lightyear:</b> "You're mocking me, aren't you?" I just want you to know that I was wearing my <b>best</b> pair of free-climbing shoes. [It also happens to be my <b>only</b> pair of free-climbing shoes.] I found one of them at Seneca last year. It fits, sorta.....

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5 out of 5 stars Sigh. It would appear I need a hottie to apply some sunscreen to my chest. [Do you think I'd look more bitchin' with pectoral implants?]

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I, uh, like your way of thinking, Hillary. Hottie.

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5 out of 5 stars Geez, I clicked on the bigger image from Tom's website, and man, is that ever steep! Check out the angle of the free-hanging zip line!

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5 out of 5 stars Holy frig! Really?! Dang, that Hook or Book is a <b>definite DFU!</b> I can't help but think we would have noticed some little guy screaming as he whammed into the Continental Shelf. Then again, perhaps death was instantaneous.

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4 out of 5 stars You also comprime your candy food cans.

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5 out of 5 stars First you hook, then you drink. "Big wall climbing is just another kind of suffering."

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What a smile! {swoon}

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I led that! [See the double ropes? That is your HINT]

Andria grunted and groaned and heaved and called for tension when it got tough, at which point I offered my usual kind words of encouragement: "Shut up and climb!" Sheesh.

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Ouch! That <b>pricks!</b>

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"Pete! P-p-pass the Pitons P-pete!" [Aims out hand to shake, but hand wavers in several directions]

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5 out of 5 stars Well, I could be just plain <b>nuts,</b> too.....

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5 out of 5 stars That crack on the left is <b>Bermuda Dunes,</b> and I'm a-gonna be up there in May.

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5 out of 5 stars Adam, you've got sharp eyes. Chris Falkenstein took this photo at the same time as he shot the footage for the Reid Aid Climbing Video.

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5 out of 5 stars Like, take <b>off,</b> eh? Ya <b>hoser!</b>

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No, it's a <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=Show&PhotoID=3004"><b>Crab-O-Ledge!</b></a>

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Be sure to protect your <b>Cold Gold</b> in case there is any chance it could rub against the rock. And even if it's not "cold," it's still "gold."

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5 out of 5 stars Superb photo! I love the annotations! "You must alvays have a <i>vell-organicized bivi.</i>"

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He's <b>CHEATING!</b> <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=28245&start=0"><b>I have never done this! NEVER.</b></a>

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5 out of 5 stars Shoes are <b><i>Fires</b></i> - and if you know they are pronounced "fee-rays" then you must be as old as me. And Rich, they weren't called "clubs" back then, they were called "discoes". Sheesh.

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5 out of 5 stars Heh heh. I'm away climbing, and someone writes my caption for me. Dang - ya just gotta love that. Climb on! [Hottie.]

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5 out of 5 stars I loved the <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/articles/view.php?ID=196"><b>article in Gripped Magazine!</b></a> I thought the interviewer really "got me"!

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5 out of 5 stars Superb! Lemme at it - on my skis. Check out the sparkles in the powder, eh? [Oh, I say, what am I doing down here in this crevasse? Sheesh.]

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Elise writes, "Hey hottie! Take me climbing! I'll be your Female Belay Slave. And stuff. Especially stuff....." [Sheesh - Ed.]

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Ah yes, our beloved Andria Suit. Wear it in her memory....

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Those "desert girls" don't have any immunity to bug bites - not like us Hosers, eh? Let's just say Hillary wasn't up to her usual hottie-dom....what with nine-thousand bug bites all over her.

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Gads. Thank goodness there is an "after" picture of me. In the "before" picture of me standing at the base of Bermuda Dunes [which Tom and I will publish in our upcoming "slide show"], I look like quite the lard ass. Sheesh.

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5 out of 5 stars If I were gay, I'm sure as hell living in the right place. Queers can legally be married in Ontario these days. Sheesh.

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5 out of 5 stars It sure isn't the Sea on account of that is much farther left. It doesn't look like Zodiac, either. Knowing the "belvedere" from where you took it, and looking at the Reid topo, my guess is it's the top of 15 or 16 on Eagle's Way? Then again, there's that square cut notch. Maybe it is Zodiac. Sheesh.

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No doubt, eh? In winter when the snow cover is thin, you can drive across Mazinaw Lake to Bon Echo and belay The Old Laughing Lady right out of your car window.

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5 out of 5 stars Wow! What a view! When you're on the summit above the clouds, you're on top of the world.

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Wow! I've never seen lighting like that. You could only get it in winter. Superb! Tom and I camped a few days this spring in The Alcove, that notch down and right of the Spire. We climbed Bermuda Dunes, which is the obvious offwidth crack on the left side.

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5 out of 5 stars Great kneebar - in shorts, no less! Did you tape your hands? As for cropping, I think you should play up the urban scene. Crop the empty wall on the left, and show more of the car. Better still would be people walking by on the sidewalk and watching. What's the grade, anyway? [Get some cams, and send the finish!] I am a long-time builderer, since I predate climbing gyms!

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5 out of 5 stars If it did, then you would <b>be</b> a dead milkman!

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5 out of 5 stars A good photo to send to the "Off The Wall" section of Climbing mag! Now THAT is the right kind of girl to mmmm..... to mmmmm..... to, ah hell, sorry. That word just <b>ain't</b> part of my vocabulary.

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Nah, Richard, it was A2. Richard <b>helped me</b> in fixing pitches and hauling and cleaning prior to my solo ascent. <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=Show&PhotoID=13285"><b>I treat my sherpas right!</b></a>

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5 out of 5 stars I'm there tomorrow...

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5 out of 5 stars Fantastic! Resubmit at 96K!

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Uh, please enlighten this Old Fart - is "Dope" good or bad??

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5 out of 5 stars You know what they say about men with big feet....

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Heh heh. No doubt, eh? And what about those shoulder muscles?

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5 out of 5 stars To be bitchin', ya gotta look bitchin'. Henry Barber, who said "if it's below your waist, it's not a runner," would approve.

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5 out of 5 stars Gosh darn it all, those pesky bolts sure <i>are</i> hard to clip, aren't they? Can't believe it turned out so well having pushed the exposure so far. I bet it hurts dangling from your itsy-bitsy teenie-weenie yellow polka-dot sport climbing harness all day while you shoot these, eh?

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5 out of 5 stars oooooooh, he's just so, so, so ..... burly

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5 out of 5 stars Hey, you hottie, you - why don't you string together these bitchin' photos into a little slide show? You know, "click here to move to the next one"...

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Dude! Resubmit this bitchin' photo at just under 96K! Sheesh.

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The Croll needs to be mounted as low as possible to be most effective.

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5 out of 5 stars I just got a package in the mail today from Tom with a whole bunch of slides - Eagle's Way, Never Never Land, and some fun stuff from the meadows and in Camp 4. He told me when I bought the slides, I also bought the copyright. So you don't need Tom's permission to post,
Ricardo

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5 out of 5 stars Excellent. However the image is too big, so it's blurred. Why don't you resubmit at 500 pixels wide and 95K? Send me the high res original if you like and I'll make it so.

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5 out of 5 stars "ooooh, Shawn," cooed the hottie, "show us your lard-ass, please?"<br>

<br>Voice of AC/DC played on ghetto blaster at 2am on Timbuktu Towers after we finally got all the crrrrrrrap on top: "Oh I've got big balls, and he's got big balls, but we've got the biggest balls of them all!"

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5 out of 5 stars Bee-YUTEY, Karl!

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5 out of 5 stars I never noticed the crag hiding behind the van. Sheesh.

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5 out of 5 stars NA is one I still haven't done - it's on my Hit List.

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Suh-weet! From NA you can see behind the Texas Flake! Here's <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=Show&PhotoID=3068"><b>another shot taken from Iron Hawk.</b></a>

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5 out of 5 stars Woo-hoo! Bounce-test time! Man, that's one thick-lookin' rope to trail, though. Stick with a skinny zipline.

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5 out of 5 stars The camera is tilted - the wall here is much steeper than it appears in this photo!