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Dude that`s no sheila, that`s a bloke with long hair. Heh, I climb with Cam so I`ll hafta tell him he looks like a chick when he`s climbing. Next time he`s sketching out I can now legitimately yell up to him that he`s got a skirt on, so suck it up and keep climbing.

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5 out of 5 stars That`s one hilarious pic dude. I love it mate. You shoulda been in Monty Python.

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Smatter with you guys, why didn`t yer just free climb it, heh heh.

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How about a realllllly long traverse then say about mid height.
...Phil...

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Yeah, now let`s see ya do the complete traverse ;) ...Phil...

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5 out of 5 stars Hey phil_nev this pic was taken at Lake Tahoe during the boys recent roady to the US and beyond to Baffin. Lee recently showed me the video of the trip, how green is envy.

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Sooo, is this a gay bar.

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5 out of 5 stars Hey Pete have you got a zit on the end of your nose or something

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5 out of 5 stars Excellent Pete, a picture truly conveys more than a thousand words eh.

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Yeah yer right there Lee, he is on second. He actually did onsite this climb previously on another day however ya gotta admit he did well getting up in his volleys eh.

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I soooo shoulda been along on that trip with you guys.

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5 out of 5 stars Ummm, so Lee, how did the two of you guys sleep together on that itty bitty piece of nylon.

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5 out of 5 stars Hey Lee you`ve done it again, awesome shot.

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5 out of 5 stars That`s a great shot Pete. Fantastic action pic. No photo could ever do justice to what actually goes on inside your head in an exposed position like that all the same it goes someway towards it though. Awesome.

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5 out of 5 stars Awesome pic, what is it with those quickdraws though. We have these continuing discussions on how to minimise the impact of fixed gear so that crags don`t get closed by land managers and then I see this. Like carrots are a big thing over in Oz due to their almost invisible footprint on the rock. I can imagine the greeneys screaming blue murder at the sight of these hangers sitting on a wall. awesome pic though, love it.

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That`s an awesome roof dude, luv it. Gotta agree on the 20 vote.

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This pic belongs in the all time awesome roof shots section, has he got some of those new gecko gloves and shoes.

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Classic

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5 out of 5 stars Gareth rules, I`ll miss seeing him with his dreads now cut short like pretty much bald now. This is a fantastic pic Neil. Crack in Oz, of course there`s crack in Oz, come on over and I`ll show you heaps of crack climbing.

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5 out of 5 stars Nicks climbing like a hard man, another nice pic Neil.

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How hard are you cranking now Neil. Dude that`s awesome, nice route, great pic. That pic makes me wanna come to Oz, oh wait I`m already here, nyuck, nyuck, nyah.

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5 out of 5 stars Great demonstration of twin rope trad climbing and a great shot as well. Mate ya raising the photo bar for us to aspire to.

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5 out of 5 stars Why thanks mate, you`ll notice that the air is quite hazy, that is the result of the dirty great bushfires we`ve been having around here. Ordinarily you would be able to see the south Pacific Ocean in the background. You can see a hint of the ocean but it isn`t as obvious as it should be. Those farms down there are pineapple farms.

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That pic would be far superior if you could take it in the morning real early. Hey how about those green fields across in the distance eh, much more lush than when I was there.

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Not bad but I reckon that if you could have moved so that the sun glow that you see further up the skyline was directly behind the climber it would have made for a much more interesting pic. Mebbe wait for the climber to climb up to where the glow is.

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Mate, I`ve gotta do this crack.

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Why don`t you go back there and take a pic from the top showing the handstacks. Just a friendly suggestion as I find those sort of pics great and butt shots wholly uninteresting.

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This is not a smart alec question but are they clouds off in the distance or is that actually the mountains.

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5 out of 5 stars Well if you didn`t fall it was definitely A1 ;)

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Huh, woddya know another climb called The Lords Prayer. We`ve got one up here at Frog Buttress but it looks nothing like that, it`s a grade 27 and it`s steep and thinnnnn. Yours looks really blocky eh. Looks like fun. Pity about the bum shot but at least one gains the impression of the overhung nature of the route.

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5 out of 5 stars Mate this pic deserves to be hung in the national gallery right next to a Constable painting. This has all the elements of what I imagine the English countryside would be.

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5 out of 5 stars That looks sooo Point Perpendicular on the south coast of New South Wales.

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That is an amazing shot dude.

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5 out of 5 stars Once again Neilo you`ve put up a goody

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Sweeet

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5 out of 5 stars Dude I aint never gunna be able to catch up to you in the photo stakes Neil. Mate fantastic pic.

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5 out of 5 stars Go the Loweballs eh. Aliens rock. Fantastic and spectacular pic dude.

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5 out of 5 stars Fantastic pic.

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I`ve belayed two hardcore climbers from the fig tree at half height on Blood Sweat and Tears. They both eventually got their way up it but with much difficulty. I seconded/jugged to clean it. This line is steep and just gets more and more burly as you aproach the top.

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5 out of 5 stars I love that deep purple sky.

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Ya orta see some of the bolts down at the Blueys, they can stick out up to 2 inches.

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Ya rock Marty, best pic yet.

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5 out of 5 stars Nice shot, the friction on the rock looks awesome with all those little crimpers for the feet. The climber looks sooo composed, no effort at all. Interesting choice of names you`ve got there for those rocks. Wombats, Marsupials, those are Aussie animals, I love Wombats.

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Mate I wanna climb it.

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5 out of 5 stars That looks otherworldly almost a cover for a science fiction/fantasy book. Just great, I love it.

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Mate I reckon you were my evil twin, I had that same stunning chest at around that age. It used to be called a pirates treasure, you know sunken chest. Smatter fact I used to wear those same shorts, we used to call them footy shorts. Mind you my chest would rarely if ever see the sun.

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Yeah mate that is indeed a Reverso with a shunt back device. I too like the Reverso but I use an autoblock off the legloop as a backup when I`m rapping multipitch.

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5 out of 5 stars Way hard core climb and she looks like she`s enjoying it too, very nice pic.

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5 out of 5 stars Hey that`s wild guys. Reminds me of some of the seacliff bouldering in Oz.

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5 out of 5 stars Go jono, Neil yer`ve done it again mate.

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So is it soo much fun that you can talk on a mobile phone, what, oh, is that only the climber biting his fingernails.

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On another forum the comment was made that the piece seems to have walked in to a larger part of the crack which allowed the lobes on one side to invert thus allowing the cam to pull out under shock load when the piece above it blew after the climber rested on that piece. A contributing factor may have been that this cam did not appear to have had a quickdraw on it. Read the report linked to the description above here.

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Go the lycra eh and check out those popeye forearms.

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5 out of 5 stars Nice pic Simon and great to see that helmets are starting to be worn now.

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5 out of 5 stars Yeah, I love it, funky and different.

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5 out of 5 stars What a nice pic, to add to the other comments, which I agree with, I think that the teeny bit of boulder edge that you have included in the top right hand corner lends credibility to the assertion that this is indeed a boulder. I love cracks, Mmmmmm, cracks, must have cracks.

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5 out of 5 stars Mmmmmmm, cracks.

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5 out of 5 stars Hey Neil you will ruin your reputation takeing too many pics of chicks on rocks mate.

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I`m definitely up for this.

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5 out of 5 stars That is such a fantastic exposed position to climb in. Great shot.

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5 out of 5 stars Nice pic Neil. Why is the hoizon on such a crazy angle is it because of the particular lense you are using.

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5 out of 5 stars Go Sammi, yer a hard woman climber now girl. Wish I had of gone with you guys.

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5 out of 5 stars The whole route is similar to this. He has to hold that crimper side pull while he is going for that sloper. Then he works his feet up to around where his knees are, continue to hold the side crimp and throw up for a rail at full stretch with his right hand. The people who have attempted to do the second free ascent have all declared it to be a verrry sequency climb. I took 6 goes before getting the FFA. The route required absolutely no cleaning, just chuck in the bolts and voila 2/3 star classic.

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5 out of 5 stars Answer to noob ques, bolting a route does not count towards a first ascent and that is more so when it comes to bolting a roof as you have to use all sorts of aid tricks to keep yourself positioned. Typically one would set a rap line and work from the top down, down aiding under the roof or one can go from the bottom up, all depends (tm). Nice pic by the way, shows how huge the roof is eh.

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5 out of 5 stars Mmmm, love that orange rock.

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Trust me when I say that this small area has pretty much most of what the Blueys has to offer. Heaps of variety at Redcliffs. Slabs, cracks, roofs, huge overhangs, you name it it`s there.

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The upper orange headwall is a huge overhang cave. There`s a couple of extremely bold routes on very sparse gear going up through the vicinity of the caves. When you stand underneath this overhang and look up it is just awe inspiring, more like quaking in fear at the prospect of leading anything through that overhang.

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4 out of 5 stars Yup this is the route. This pitch is the third pitch and I played Superman on the pitch below this one. This pitch is quite a bit steeper than the pitch below. You can see the blocky nature of the rock.

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Whoa, that`s awesome muscle definition.

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5 out of 5 stars Mmmmm nice, love red rock.

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4 out of 5 stars Looks almost Blue Mountains.

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5 out of 5 stars Spectacular pic mate, the peak appears to be suspended quite a nice illusion and yes I am sure that it is absolutely out of this world when you see it in person.

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4 out of 5 stars Been there done that and know the feeling well. I just know what the seconder is thinking.

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This is not the original picture that was posted, picture had to be changed due to copyright issues.

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5 out of 5 stars That`s a great shot mate.

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5 out of 5 stars That`s awesome, I want one.

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5 out of 5 stars Hiya Mr. Liebgott, that`s my kinda route, love those big scary roofs coming up.

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4 out of 5 stars If I believed in the mountains gods then this would be their home, quite ethereal.

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5 out of 5 stars Go here to see a pic of Neil sitting in the tree taking the above pic.
<a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=Show&PhotoID=15476">click here</a>

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5 out of 5 stars Ya shoulda been there to see him sitting in the tree, he looked like a gorilla climbing around in the foliage. I`ve got a pic somewhere of that, I`ll try to find it and post it so you can see what it takes to get a good shot. Wayyy nice pic Neil.

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5 out of 5 stars Lee is able to polish up the pics much better than I as well, I have hardly done anything to this pic.

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Whoah, nasty access eh ;))

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What the, why isn`t the climber leading on the perfectly good fixed hangers.

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5 out of 5 stars Nice pic punk

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4 out of 5 stars I like the lighting in this shot, more or less highlights the climber and the deep dark shadows in the background add a touch of mystery. Nice pic all round.

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Mate the right party is on *Elastic Rurp 20m 18, Catharsis is on the other side of the pillar more to the right by about ten feet or so.

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5 out of 5 stars It`s a Nikon Coolpix 5000. When I first saw this pic I didn`t like it much with all that sky in it but now it has grown on me and I really like it.

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5 out of 5 stars Nice Lee

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Mate it is HUGE, really big too.

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His right hand is holding a jug and his left is in a letterbox slot that goes right through a narrow face section, in other words the face that he is looking at is quite thin because the inside bellchamber almost breaks through the outside face. No room on any of this climb for anything but bolts.

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You don`t know the half of it mate. There is a v groove at the lip that grabs the rope and will not allow you to go any higher until you get it sorted.

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4 out of 5 stars Nup, no leeches and get this we can drive a 4wd right to the top of the cliff but it takes an hour to bash through the forestry tracks to get there verses a 15 minute walk in. Great spot for car camping. There`s plenty of mixed climbing here, sport and trad and grit beautiful grit hard man climbing. This crag has nearly everything.

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This pic deserves to be much bigger than it is now, please consider resubmitting and I guarantee it will shoot to the top mate.

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5 out of 5 stars Awesome effort guys and thanks for describing this new species to science. I`m sure I`ve never seen or heard of this mythical creature "The Poo Breasted WallBlur" but I have smelt its curious fragrance from time to time at the walss that I frequent. I usually turn and run the other way when confronted with its smell.

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4 out of 5 stars Mate there are ways to prevent leeches sucking yer blood, it is all worth it to see the absolute fairyland rainforest.

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5 out of 5 stars Yeah mate, those are the leech preventative gaiters as well as armour plating for the waiterwhile vine with its razor sharp fih hook lined tendrils.

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Please find the original of this pic and resubmit an original larger resized pic, thanks.

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4 out of 5 stars Oooooohhhhhhhh, aint that sweet (sigh) aint love grand. Seriously though thanks for sharing.

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4 out of 5 stars Whoa, why aren`t you guys wearing your helmets and I hope you`re all tied in that looks like a real tight bivy.

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4 out of 5 stars Oi, I said nearly everything, that lets me off the hook with the Huber Bros. Of course there`ll never be ice climbing here either or mountaineering but then stick around long enough and it could happen like for a billion years..

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4 out of 5 stars Nice sequence mate.

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Go lil guy. Hey wait a minute where`s his spotter and what about the bouldering pad, oh I see he`s a hardcore solo climber.

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Actually that is a plant eating man as he is a vegetarian.

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4 out of 5 stars I feel your pain man.

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4 out of 5 stars Mate, it looks like a jug to me, toughen up your girly finger skin ;))

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5 out of 5 stars Nah, leave the pic alone, I tried to imagine what you suggestion would make the pic into and I reckon that just leaving the pic the way it is gives enough drama. Way nice pic.

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5 out of 5 stars Go you hardman lil guy, dunno about the socks with the sandals though ;))

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5 out of 5 stars I wanna truck like that so I can defend myself against some of the rednecks round here.

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4 out of 5 stars Damned hold chippers, some people will do anything to bring the climb down to their level ;))

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5 out of 5 stars Superb overhang shot.

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5 out of 5 stars Queensland skies are always that blue except in bushfire season. The night sky is pretty special away from the cities. Great action shot Simon.

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5 out of 5 stars Nah, actually he yelled "crikey there`s a big snake in there".

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4 out of 5 stars Sick route.

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5 out of 5 stars Hey psych, don`t be too hard on Simon for posting such small pics mate as he is a professional photog and he has to protect his intellectual property. Feel free to offer to pay to receive some full size pics or even poster size ones I`m sure it would be money well spent as they would simply be stunning images at that size. He produces fantastic pics.

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5 out of 5 stars Lovely pic as always Simon, I do understand why this pic is as small as it is but would you consider placing pics here just a teensy bit larger so that we can enjoy the details a little better.

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4 out of 5 stars Ahhh, now that`s my kinda crag, belay out of the back of the car. Excellent.

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Hiya Ted and Michelle, good to see that you guys are still cranking eh.

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4 out of 5 stars Superb shot.

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What the! check out all the preplaced draws.

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5 out of 5 stars Haha, guardian angel indeed, if you had slipped and fell on yer head and woke up with your wife standing over you then you could be forgiven for thinking you had gone to heaven. Mate great pic, love it when people take creative wedding pics and do crazy unusual things on their wedding day. Excellent.

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Gee that looks like a Monica sized cigar ;))

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5 out of 5 stars The shot was not rotated. This pic was taken with a Nikon Coolpix 5000 in macro mode. I had the lens about 2 inches away from the tips of his fingers. I took about 50 shots that day and I`m thinking this was about the best of them. a lot of the other shots were the usual pics of small climber with lotsa rock. The light was not what you would call perfect as we were in the shadow of the mountain.

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5 out of 5 stars Actually he is not on TR he is leading. Cam has to reach up to clip the bolt out of site and then downcimb a short distance and then traverse across before heading up again. I agree with the elbow comment, I actually did get his elbow in a couple of the other shots but they weren`t as good as this shot overall.

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4 out of 5 stars Ya didn`t see me dogging my way up it. I`ve got an excuse though as I`ve been having an enforced layoff since breaking my wrist on the same mountain about 14 weeks ago.

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5 out of 5 stars Hey that`s not a mullet those are dreads.

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LLL is 5.8 or Oz grade 16. Quite fun but the large v groove below where this pic was taken can be the scene for bumblies to have an accident.

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5 out of 5 stars The route is still a project but it will go around 5.12b/c.

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2 out of 5 stars I can`t agree with the eye candy comment, looks more like fairy floss it is so fuzzy and out of focus. It would be a nice pic except for that.

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4 out of 5 stars Pic looks much better.

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4 out of 5 stars The pic conjures up an image of a climber trying to climb her way out of hell. The top half of the pic resembles some more molten lava being poured into the crucible of hell. Dunno how nylon would stand up to that sort of heat. Nice job on the photoshopping mate.

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I`ve so got a vision of someones fingers holding up the rope in that top rope setup. I know they are two biners but from this angle it looks like a hand.

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Starting from the top the longlife I would call a drive in bolt with a fixed hanger. The next two are truebolts with fixed hangers. The next three are glue in rings. The last one is a glue in staple.

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4 out of 5 stars I love that crack, this was one of the first cracks that I ever climbed and I did it in bare feet.

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5 out of 5 stars Doughboy, please refer to my comment re the top rope in the 3rd comment down.

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You could have submitted this one a little larger at 96k, as is it only takes up 50k of space. Feel free to edit and submit a larger pic. Don`t resize up from this pic though, find the original and resize down from that.

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4 out of 5 stars Nice metaphor.

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4 out of 5 stars Nice Mr. Neilio, I never knew there was bouldering up there.

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Excellent pic Karl.

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4 out of 5 stars The resemblance to Gollum is uncanny

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What the!!! someone bolted a perfectly good crack;))

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4 out of 5 stars I sooo wish I could see his upper hand, if I could this would be deserving of a much higher rating.

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4 out of 5 stars Whoa, awesome overhung arete.

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Heh, standard aid belay, you can sleep and belay.

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5 out of 5 stars Ouch

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Hey hey, a climbers crash pad, when are we all invited.

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5 out of 5 stars Go the Qurank shirt.

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Gneiss

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4 out of 5 stars Nice pic, lots of interest and check out that broken tooth of a boulder just up above the helmet. Hey I wann go climbing there.

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4 out of 5 stars This pic pretty much tells a complete story for me.

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4 out of 5 stars An interesting note is that Leonard Coyne the ffaist of Coynes Crack resides in Oz and he climbs a lot atr Frog Buttress and I have had the pleasure of meeting this worthy gentleman on more than one occassion. Actually he`s a scumbag who can climb way better than me, mongrel. Puts me to shame on thin scary hard cracks.

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That looks pretty steep.

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Incongruous to say the least. Nice.

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5 out of 5 stars Out of all the pics Lee brought back from that trip this is my favourite, ten all the way mate. Can`t wait to climb in Tassie with ya. It`s gunna be great.

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5 out of 5 stars Lee is certainly the man for stemming, I`ve been taking lessons and it certainly helps on a lot of climbs.

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Gotta love that wide angle lense Marty.

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5 out of 5 stars Woohoo, that`s me in one of orangeoverhangs famous pics. that was such a good route to solo.

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Ya don`t ya just climb on in wet shoes.

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Had the same thing happen to me on the same trip except I got wet all the way up to my helmet and my chalkbag became a mud bag and my shoes got soaked.

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The climb is around 30 metres and yes I`m checking out my feet.

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Luv the texture in the rock that this shot brings out.

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Nope, I was there, definitely no top rope, this was a dogged lead, guaranteed.

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Lee hates jamming, he`ll do everything possible to keep his hands out of the crack. He still had to jam a bunch though.

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5 out of 5 stars Yup, there certainly is a white helemt on my head, I pretty much wear that everywhere except when I get injured grrrr.

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5 out of 5 stars Nah, it`s all perceived risk, really good holds on bomber rock the whole way up this route.

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The good thing about this perspective and timing is that the wave splash pretty much occured every half a minute like clockwork. I do like the backlit wave, Marty definitely has a much better eye for arranging a shooting position than me. Trust me though when I say there was no chance of surfing here , it was merely a gentle swell that gathered it`s power right at the edge and exploded up in the spray that you see.

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It is definitely only a tyrolean and not a slackline.

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4 out of 5 stars 1 sometimes referred to as a boob or a really big one could be called a Marilyn Monroe, otherwise known as a sloper. 2 Campus or in my case flailing miserably, 3 Mantle or sloper ledge, 4 Yep undercling but it could almost be a hand crack, 5 that looks like a jug at the back of a mantle bulgey ledge 6 depends how big it is, small is definitely a crimp, larger becomes a jug. 7, yep, ledge. 8 may be an edge or just plain friction sloper. 9 friction slab. 10,11 & 12, I`ll leave for others. Thomas, luv the fabulous paint job you`ve done, it`s super.

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It`s an Oz grade 23

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4 out of 5 stars Gareth, dude, watch that receding hairline mate.

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5 out of 5 stars Nope, this was an onsight solo, the only beta was the route grade. Neil and Lee had soloed it before me though.

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4 out of 5 stars Is this route "The Great Barrier Roof" or something. I`ve looked at it from the ground and was not able to climb it due to the whole cliff being a waterfall.

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Very cool palm tree in the shot, it gives it an almost tropical feel to the pic. What sort of palm is that, a Jelly Palm?

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There ya go spike, fixed it. The pic is now attributed to your user name, normally anonymous photos are deleted. If this happens again it is quite easy to fix, just go in to edit and type your user name in the correct field, no biggy.

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No it was around 4kg, around the size of a new born babies head.

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4 out of 5 stars The climb is called ***Via Magna grade 26.

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Now that you mention it there`s a couple of draws that Steve could have extended.

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5 out of 5 stars Definitely a ten. I love what you have done with the sun, I`ll have to try this on Pendulus. 40 metres above the deck eh, sweet, love that sort of exposure. What is the lip like.

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4 out of 5 stars Those profusion of draws is what kills it for me, still a highly rated photo but it could have been higher.

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Bwahahahaha, tears rolling down face laughing.

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5 out of 5 stars I love this shot, top marks mate.

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You`ve outdone yourself this time scallywag, nice work.

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Looking a bit bald there Gareth. I think you need some fertiliser on that forehead mate. Nice work on the flash.

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Love it, nice one Neil.

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Hey, nice to see Cam cranking on the orange overhangs eh.

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Man that beach is a zoo, what a tourist debacle. Excellent bouldering shot though.

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5 out of 5 stars Yep Bewdy mate, strewth Cam is sure rippin it up eh. Go Cam go. Neil, fantastic colour mate.

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As I stated in the photo critique forum, this shot is perfect just the way it is. Luverly.

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I took the shot last weekend on Sunday the 16th of May 2004

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5 out of 5 stars wondeful pic Jorg and great to see that you`ve taken the trip down here to capture the images that you do so beautifully. anxiously awaiting more pics mate.

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5 out of 5 stars Another awesome pic from jorg and yes everything I have read indicates that this is definitely a V16.

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4 out of 5 stars Quote, are you serious?, Endquote. Of course he`s serious ;))

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4 out of 5 stars I do like the concept.

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5 out of 5 stars James is getting to be a bit of a star eh. Shows what a climber on the dole can do eh. Go James. Great pic Neil.

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5 out of 5 stars Simply breathtaking and should definitely be a candidate for inclusion in next years calendar. Too late for the upcoming rc.com calendar. When I first clicked on this pic I was reminded of a giant sitting there guarding the valley.

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5 out of 5 stars Whoa, what an awesome fall pic. Nice, it`d scare the crap outta me. Yes that ball is on the power lines, it is one of three from memory. They were placed there to make the power lines more visible to planes.

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5 out of 5 stars How about making it even further down and seeing us in Oz eh coldclimb.

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4 out of 5 stars Notice the description that was submitted with this pic. It says that the climber is LEADING, not SOLOING.

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I`ve got visions of the coyote holding up an umbrella as a 500 ton boulder comes down on top of him. Of course the coyote always survives so this may be the answer for all self rescues in the future. If you hear ROCK hold up umbrella, sure to work. Gotta agree with the stylin comment. Nice shot.

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4 out of 5 stars It may not be common knowledge but Neil sells his pics, quite reasonable for cost too. contact him for a great deal on any of the pics you see. I`ve just gotten a poster sized pic and I`m loving the quality of the shot.

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Oooow, that`s not good, I reckon that will hurt in the morning.

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Gorgeous looking rock, I`d love to jump all over that.

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What the heck are those green boxes up there on the hill. They look like construction camp dongers to me.

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Wow, thanks ever so much for posting this gem. Excellent stuff.

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4 out of 5 stars Pure sport as opposed to a mixed climb of sport and trad protection. Bolts and fixed hangers on all fixed protection points and no need to drag up any trad gear whatsoever.

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5 out of 5 stars Heh, looks like a pile but it is all weldeed blocks, totally solid. Yeah Tim it is steep like around seven metres overhung through the third crux pitch which Cam is on at the moment. Yes the rock is quite Arapiline around that area of Tibro.

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5 out of 5 stars We`ll see this in the Gugenheim next year for sure.

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5 out of 5 stars Heh, I just noticed that the lense has distorted Cams face to look like one of the aliens in the movie Aliens.

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4 out of 5 stars Climber looks like he has just competed in an ice skating speed race. Nice pic.

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That`s photoshopped for sure ;))

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Marty, your pics never cease to amaze me mate. When you back in Brisvegas.

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4 out of 5 stars I agree, great shot.

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5 out of 5 stars Whoah, now that is an attractive mountain.

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Note to all, this was a top belay abseil setup using a common power point in the anchor. Normally I would use two seperate anchors to keep the two systems seperated. This scenario was developed as a bumbly not being able to be trusted so a top belay was thrown into the system to get him down safely.

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For a group situation it is always best to have two anchors and two power points but in this case the scenario is that a bumbly is not trusted so a top belay rope is put into the system to belay the bumbly down safely.

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Just after this pic got taken a 4 foot sling was used to make a chest harness. Ordinarily I like the "victim" to be cradled in my lap on descent. Some like it the other way around so we tried it this way. I`m still liking my way better, meh, that`s what training days are for eh.

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4 out of 5 stars Meh, the locker just happened to be on my trad sling.

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Sorry jeffstephen, I was also uploading bouldering pics and obviously clicked the wrong category. Fixing now.

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5 out of 5 stars I did an FFA with Cam yesterday, he`s a star, thanks Jorg for posting this mate. Before anyone asks, the round dot in the sky is a ball on an electricity line placed there so aircraft can see it.

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4 out of 5 stars So obviously fake, she`s been to one of those Hollywood plastic surgeons ;)) Heh, nice rack. I`m so impressed that she would carry that around herself too, kudos to Kate.

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4 out of 5 stars I give the bonger two thumbs up for the brazen hussy way he is promoting his own pics. The pic would be much better if the gear were not right at his belay loop. The potential for a fall attracts us all when we see a climber running out out above his gear. We get this perverse sense of impending doom from a pic like that.

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5 out of 5 stars Gee Gollums looks have improved lately :))

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4 out of 5 stars Hahaha Biff has the best photo comment.

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4 out of 5 stars It`s the seventies man, right on, rad.

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5 out of 5 stars hishopper - yes this is the source pic of the popular gollum climbing pic. Sore point with Hillary that too.

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5 out of 5 stars Hahahaha, love this pic, I reckon this pic is one of the choicest photos from their Euro trash sport climbing extravaganza trip. 10 all the way Neilio.

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5 out of 5 stars Schweet, Sammie that is awesome.

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Awwwww shucks, innat cute.

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4 out of 5 stars That is soooo much like Frog Buttress. I loooove cracks.

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5 out of 5 stars Wicked pic as always Neil, nice work mate. Thanks for continuing to drop these on us from time to time.

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4 out of 5 stars Nice looking rock, one of these days.

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Hey jsj42, I was just going on the rc.com grade conversion calculator. I`ll happily take the 5.12a though, sounds better one number grade up ;))

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Hey, thanks all for the nice comments. As for gearing his next fingerlock, nope, see the flake that his right hand is hanging on. That is where the climb eases off. I managed to get up this climb too which surprised me greatly. 5.11d for me.
Duncan pretty much used all nuts on this climb and a few RPs to boot. Yep, old school. The climb was done last Saturday.

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Yep, gotta love moveable anchors. Looks like you could hang a family of six off those hand jamBs.

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Hey hey stylin Dave.

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The back lichen on Tibro would have been death.

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Tatertot, the date is correct if you are in Australia, this is how dates are written. 5th of January 2005.

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Yep, for this ascent the gear was preplaced. Rest assured though that both Duncan and Grant have done this climb placing gear on lead. What you can`t see amongst the tats on his shoulder is that he has a pic of him doing the crux on this climb.

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4 out of 5 stars Love it, I`ve always said that this sort of pic would be gold, I`ve just never worked out how to stuff a camera inside a crack.

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3 out of 5 stars Pity about the shadow on the climber. Is that a female belayer I see down there. Get that talent out on the sharp end so we can post another pic in the women of rc.com thread.

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Hi Hank, if you ever read this it was a blast climbing with you at Frog Buttress mate.

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4 out of 5 stars Yep, gotta agree that is one wicked pic.

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That`s the thing about this nest of 3 X 3 star climbs all nestled in between each other is that they often have parties on each climb. I would have like to have gotten 3 parties in the shot. I agree ropes witout a climber on them are definitely distracting.

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5 out of 5 stars 7.48, this is soooo wrong. A definite ten if ever there was a pic on this site. Nice job Jorg.

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No, I did not send, I`ve played on it ages ago, it`s way hard, Duncan looks like he is suspended on nothing holds. I`m not that hard a grade of a climber. Kudos to Duncan and Grant though. Grant made it look too easy although if you saw what he was clipping off at the end of the crux where he was huffing and puffing you wouldn`t have thought so.

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Ahhh grasshopper you know so little of the ways of the Frog. Jambing was a joke between the southern climbers and the Frog locals. It caught on so that any jamming at Frog is actually called Jambing.

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4 out of 5 stars crotch, buy a new monitor. Actuaslly yeah it is a little pixelated on mine too so maybe I need a new monitor too eh.

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zozo, I got this shot by crawling down behind a huge flake. The video of this event is even more awesome. Daves hand comes almost out of the screen at you like a big hairy spider. It almost causes an involuntary reaction of drawing ones head away from the screen as it crawls towards you. Way fun.

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3 out of 5 stars Where`s Wally?

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Oh yes I am somewhat looking down towards the ground in this shot too. The flake is also somewhat overhung which should add some sort of perspective and context to the shot.

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caughtinside, when Dave got his fist out of the way he rotated the cam down to orientate it in the best direction. Always good to critique gear in my opinion, you are right to do so. Of course in this instance the cam was placed a particular way to take advantage of the unique photo opportunity. Note also that this is a real climb and not overly posed. Dave (kachoong) has an excellent pic of the Theory flake from the outside.

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4 out of 5 stars Hey Neil, where`s ya been mate. As always, awesome pic bra.

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4 out of 5 stars Sweet pic, but I hate that fingerlocking size. Nice work on the climb as well as the pic mate.

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A "gobi" is what you have on your fist. A small climbing injury in this case.

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bvb, I admit it, your awesome pic was definitely the inspiration for my pic. Your pic was fantastic and I rated it very highly. bvb, you rool mate, luv yer pics cobber, keep sending us these original ideas. I`m standing on the shoulders of giants or is that giants are standing on my shoulders. I`ll PM you these comments so you don`t miss them.

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Hmm, I`ll need to take a pic from the side so you can see how much room is behind the detached flake. Trust me there is enough room for me to get down behind it and take pics.

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Of course it was contrived, man I worked hard to get myself in to position so that I`d be able to get this shot as kachoong climbed past. In that context I guess every photo on this site is contrived in one way or another. At any rate I don`t mind seeing contrarian views expressed. Cheers.

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4 out of 5 stars Heh, you get a 4 from your serial photo bomber, think yourself lucky. I have someone following me around and bombing all of my pics with a 1. Thankfully the outlier votes are ignored by the tally system. This pic rools and definitely deserves top spot. I know that look on the talents face from the inside.

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4 out of 5 stars Excellent work mate, I`d love to have a large version of this on my living room wall. So where is Wally? Is that him poking his head up over the top of the boulder in the lower part of the pic on the far right hand end.

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Personally I welcome honest critiquing of my photos, how else am I going to improve. I am not a professional photog. I do feel quite humble that people would take the time to comment on my pics and I`d like to think that they all have some sort of point to make and not just waste their time making innane comments for the sake of it. Mind you I hate that guy who follows me around bombing my pics with 1 votes. ;)) They are worth at least a 2.

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4 out of 5 stars Cananada, he said Cananada ;)) Top photo, love the sandy ground. I also really get off on faces and hands, excellent stuff mate.

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5 out of 5 stars Brilliant coldclimb.

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4 out of 5 stars Way too funny jvb, nice one.

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2 out of 5 stars Big cheer and congrats, awesome guys.

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The 10 to 22mm lens is classed as a superwide rather than a fisheye. More pics from the weekend just gone to come too by the way.

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That`s not sweat, that`s tears ;))

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Agree with manacubus, definitely bring a helmet to Frog.

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I set up a very long rope from the top of the cliff to way out down the scree slope, I call this rope a tramway or trolley rope. I then set up a seperate rap rope and attach a pulley and third short rope to the trolley rope. I can then pull myself out from the cliff so that I`m about fifteen feet out. The super wide 10 to 22 mm lense allows for a wide perspective of the cliff.

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Hey zozo, yep it is pretty bad, simply put it is just a little rougher than the surrounding blank smoothness. You really have to drop your shoulder and plaster yourself on to the wall to gain any advantage from laying it back whilst at the same time accurately high stepping onto the sloper footer. after that you have to reach down with your hand to plant a small irregularity in the wall. Yep it sucks, great eh ;))

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The route is about 40 metres long and he is now at about 12 metres up.

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No definitely no cropping whatsoever. I read a review of lenses and the superwide lenses work well for the 300d because of the near 2 to 1 reduction due to the size of the element. From memory I think it is a 40 percent reduction therefore the centre of the image is captured and the barrel distortion around the edges is excluded. If this camera body had a 1 to 1 image capture element then there would be much more vignetting and distortion around the edges. I`m liking this lense more and more for capturing those in your face moments that we all love.

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The lense is indeed a super wide 10 to 22 mm Canon lense for the 300d. There is a small amount of vignetting around the edges but not overly so. Thanks heaps for all the feedback guys.

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sungam, this route is all bolts.

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dbrayack, the lense is a Canon 10 to 22mm superwide zoom lense fitted to a Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel. Not much post processing in PS for this shot either, it came out of the camera just about perfect.

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skinner, I usually take my pics as wide as poss so that would be 10mm.

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moonshine, the colours are caused by small amounts of iron leaching through the sandstone. The cliff faces north west and is therefore in the sun for virtually the whole day and it absolutely bakes in the summer, not a pleasant place to climb which is why we ait till winter to climb there. Oven baked sandstone.

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4 out of 5 stars Now we`re talking. This is a great photo. I very much like the innovative perspective. I like the up close and personal type pics which really get in there and show the drama of our passion.
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bighigaz, yes that is exactly how every rope should look for maximum efficiency and for it to do its job. Of course that usually only happens in a perfect world eh. ;))

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fieldmouse, have you considered that perhaps this perspective of climbing photography has simply been refound. Sorry, I have not seen the works that you reference. Thanks for pointing out the blindingly obvious that there is nothing new under the sun. Not trying to be sarcastic though, I always am happy to receive feedback and opinion. I do value your historical insight. Thanks heaps mate. Cheers.

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I`m approving this pic once again as part of Spring cleaning the photos database. I need to keep this pic in circulation for photo critique forum purposes

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5 out of 5 stars Definitely a winner Neil, thanks for bringing this pic to rc.com mate. Those clouds give a sense of impending doom to the pic. Nice work.

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4 out of 5 stars Anti vote bombing 9 for you.

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Wait a minute, it took me about ten minutes of staring at this pic to finally realise that there are mountains in the background. Gotta love these trick photographs.

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Hey Popol this picture is now sensational. Much better than before mate.

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No freakin way, I turn my back for two seconds and you guys vote this way up, ahahahaha, laughin hard here, I`m snortin boogers at the computer screen. Thanks for some brilliant entertainment. I wish I could drop a big thumbs up emoticon in here.

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5 out of 5 stars This is a great self portrait melekzek. Ten for you mate, one of the better bouldering shots for a while. Simply stunning, sorry to gush but I just love this shot.

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Hey hey, go Grant you good thing.

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Nope, no crash pad and the dude in the black tanktop is indeed her boyfriend and any sign of a problem and he is ready to fling himself under her.

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I was concentrating on capturing emotion through hands and faces. Take almost a thousand photos and one or two will turn out great.

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Canon EOS 300D with a 90mm Tamron fixed lense.

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4 out of 5 stars If you take a pic before the quickdraw is clipped then that makes for a better picture. She appears to be not very far off the ground, she may well be thousands of feet up but the pic does not convey that message. I like her use of what appears to be a knee bar. Nice pic.

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I keep coming back to this pic and like it more and more every time I see it. This is a great pic and definitely deserving of a very high vote, ten for you. Well done.

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4 out of 5 stars Why do people find it necessary to rush to defend a womans honour when compliments are sent her way. Awesome pic, great perspective, photogenic climber, what more can one say.

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Hey, everyone knows Mitch. Good to see him get a bit of exposure.

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Yeah, now that`s what I wanna see, climbers busting a vein in their face.

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Yeah I`ve agonised over where the DOF should be too and I`ve come to the conclusion that the DOF should be on the climbers face to show the expression. Of course that all depends and one can never make hard and fast rules for these things.

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Ahahahaha, this picture is gold.

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This is definitely a superb moment captured in time, thanks for posting. I like the hands, meh on the pants, they almost allow her the opportunity to be shown as being one with the rock. I agree, a little clearer focus on the face would have been fantastic.

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Glad to see my mat being put to good use. Heh, had to dry clean it to get the stains off it. Only kidding.

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Excellent pic, can rc.com licence this pic from you. We will of course give full attribution every time we use it. Wish I could vote on it. Gold.

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He looks just like you Curt. ;))

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4 out of 5 stars Awesome piece of rock, I wanna go climb it now, damn you.

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I very much do like the creativity that is exhibited here in this particular pic.

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4 out of 5 stars Oooooh, drooooool.

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Uber awesome shot Hill. Ya reckon Gollem could climb that.

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5 out of 5 stars No way should this pic be bombed, ten for you bvb. I love it I reckon it rools. If I could take snap shots half as good.

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4 out of 5 stars Great capture Hill, well done.

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4 out of 5 stars Excellent shot but I would still prefer to see the talents face. I`m left wondering what it is that he is doing with his right hand.

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5 out of 5 stars Major props to you maldaly, keep going hard mate.

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4 out of 5 stars clausti, you`re just not seeing the perspective right. Excellent pic.

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I took this pic using a 10 to 22mm lense on my 300D Canon digital camera. I used the bulb setting on the time setting. I left the aperture open for about a minute.

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Hi shaggy, nice to see a pic of Kate stylin up a climb.

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Wow, I am blown away with your comments guys. Thanks heaps. I tell you that it was pretty surreal being there in person too, almost other worldly.

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5 out of 5 stars Absolutely gorgeous orange rock, the blue sky and the dark green forest, then there is a climber to finish off the scene, perfect. Nice send Jorg.

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Ooooow, I love the look of that offwidth. Must go down and do that pitch. The second pitch just looks fearsome.

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4 out of 5 stars Hey shaggy, how wide is that roof crack anyway. I hear it goes at thin hands i/e perfect for womens hands but the blokes are left with off fingers. Great pic too by the way.

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Tim, mate, ya gotta come over here and climb at Frog Buttress. Spend a couple of weeks at the crag and send lotsa sick cracks.

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Great action shot actually, keep the foot blur and the spotter, they both add much to the pic. The story is all there. Well done mate.

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4 out of 5 stars Luvvin it mate, great pic.

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4 out of 5 stars Ooooh, bout time you posted some more pics here Lee, nice pic mate. Love the composition.

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4 out of 5 stars dirtineye, you know not of whom you speak. Enga Lokey is the queen of trad. She teaches trad as a climbing instructor with all the necessary quals. She spends half her time in Oz and half in the US doing pretty much nothing but trad climbing. You would probably catch her in the Valley if ever you go there.

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Give the talent a lime green shirt or something, it almost looks like a disembodied helmet floating up a cliff.

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4 out of 5 stars Mmmmm, I wanna go climb that. Great pic.

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Awwww, pretty.

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I've been there, Sphinx Rock is awesome.

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4 out of 5 stars Now who woulda thunk that Simon and Vickie would turn up in a pic on rc.com, nice going scotto. I love Girra.

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Mmmm, climbing injuries, hubba hubba. You should probably go to a bone basher to check out if your spine has shifted, that is some nasty grazing you have there.

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Hehehe, yeah, he's got a bit of a Bart Simpson do eh.

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Yeah that might be so curt but he is on a roof. ;))

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5 out of 5 stars Very very nice, I like this a lot. Love the play of shadow and light across the forearm. The shadow streak leaves enough info to ensure that one is certain of what the talent is doing. 10 for you.

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Now there is a face only a mother could love ;)) Nice pic of Jay.

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Ease up boys, any more comments like that and I will yank the photo. How about making comments on the moves or the whatever just leave the sexist comments out of it eh, we are trying to encourage the ladies to have their pics online not chase them away with inapropriate comments. Thanks. edit to say that the one off comment looks like it has been withdrawn.

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jonah, the beanie is one of them new fashioned flexible helmets ;))

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fabe, no, this is exactly how the pic came out of the camera. I jagged the shot just before the sun dipped below the horizon. The dark below Matts feet is the shadow of the horizon. ddt, yep, hard route.

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This was Cass' first aid climbing lesson so she in fact was placing that nut as part of an A0 aid climb.

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rich_76 , no I haven't changed this photo much at all if anything. I took this pic with a very wide angle lense, 10 to 22mm lense in fact. There is always a bit of vignetting when you use such a wide angle. I'm pretty sure this was taken at 10mm. When zoomed you lose a lot of that vignetting. So no deliberate blur on this one. It's just the lense.

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crankdown..... Yes. It comes in very handy when uploading a bunch of pics for a photo spread TR.

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I have added a link in the description of the pic to a wider pserspective of this climb. The pic has just been uploaded in response to requests to view more of the climb.

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I have added a link to a newly uploaded pic showing a wider perspective of this climb. See above in the pic description for link.

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Hey overlord, I took this shot with an extremely wide angle 10 to 22mm lense. The horizon is virtually impossible to get horizontal and still keep the falling climber falling vertically.

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Oooh pretty sky

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Fixed Lee.

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dudemanbu, yes, there is a reson that she is not jambing the crack and that is because she is not yet at the jamb. She is on the short side and so needs to make an intermediate move to get herself in a position where she can actually get a hand in the one and only good handjamb on the climb.

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gunkiemike, Cass tried the route several times. I moved around a bit and used different lenses to capture different angles and perspectives. This shot was taken with a fixed focal length lense of 90mm from across the other side of the ravine that splits the cliff line.

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hoofers_andy, yep, gotta love the fact that a lot of climbers these days at Frog Buttress are now starting to wear their helmets. There is good reason to wera your helmet at Frog. The top is a little loose (understatement of the year). The crack climbing is just soooooo good though that we all put up with the small amount of rock that does come down on occasion.

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Yep, helmets definitely help you send. ;))

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4 out of 5 stars Very very nice.

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4 out of 5 stars Gack, sacrilege, perfect hand sized crack for ones movable anchor hand jambs. Lemme guess, Europe, right, what do I win?

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Thanks for the comments re cropping. That is the way the pics came out of the camera, it looks like I'll need to go a little higher to take pics in that spot with that lense or just throw on the 10 to 22mm lense and get a lot lot wider angle.

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mingleefu, that is the perspective from which I took the pic. I don't often rotate my pics from the perspective I originally took the pic. I was off to one side so I just left it at that.

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Nice work kranked, thanks mate.

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bwahahahaha, wesleydouglas, you need to understand that Frog Buttress has a history of using jamb as a misspelt way of spelling jam. That came out in one of the early Frog guides and the southerners gave merciless crap to the Queenslanders and so Queensland premier crack crag took up the spelling of Jamb as a badge of honour so it is perfectly acceptable to spell Jam as Jamb in relation to Frog Buttress.

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cchildre, Thanks mate for your very kind comments. This sort of feedback helps us all improve or photography.

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plug_n_chugn nope no pics of Wuthering Heights. Yep I agree, there needs to be more tree protector anchors at Frog, however there is a certain old school trad climber who chops any new anchor installed there. Sad really.

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ter_bee, his last piece is to the left and down around the corner. flipnfall, I use whilst occasionally to upset people and to display my superior skills at using the English language. Stick around and I'll learn you good ;))

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heiko, lemme see what I can do in PS to rotate the pic. The thing is that the extremely wide 10 to 22mm lense does strange things like distort reality and gives you shots like this.

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Hey watch out for that rap rope that you are trailing. Nothing worse than giving away the illusion by allowing people to see you or anything you use to take pics. On the lighting, you could fiddle with saturation in PS to enhance the colours. I hate it when harsh sunlight shows up those shadows. Hey Jay, you been polishing that chrome dome or what. ;))

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Do I win anything for noticing? ;))

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4 out of 5 stars Yeah Jono is awesome, he's even funnier when you get to climb with him and listen to some of the things that come out of his mouth. Go Jono.

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It is an Australian Marsupial Possum and NOT an Opossum.

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Are those chalk marks on the pavement.

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5 out of 5 stars Ooooh, I really like this shot, well done Hill.

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Hah, crocs don't come this far south. You'd have to go nearly 2,000 miles north before you'd see a croc.

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4 out of 5 stars Hi Claire, I gotta get me over there and climb that, it looks very cool.

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I must tell Leonard Coyne that I saw his route on rc.com. Awesome looking crack, I wanna climb it.

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Nice, I wanna see more of the Frenchamn Cap pics though Josh, huh huh, can we huh.

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Deepplay didja see any others in that list of pics that I showed you that you thought was better than this one.

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1 out of 5 stars What the, is this a skydiving website or a rock climbing website, I'm so confused.

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Hi Claire, awesome route and great shot.

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That is wicked, go girl go.

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Hey deepplaymedia, I'm keeping better pics for cruxmag, this one is only a taste of things to come. ;))

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Woohoo, this pic got a full page spread in the 8anu year book, score.

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We call blue shirts on red rock "Photo approved shirts". In this case we didn't have a blue shirt handy.

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5 out of 5 stars Yeah I am something like about 20 metres out from the climber there. I tell ya it is way scary getting down over the lip of this gargantuan overhang. I wanna go back and get even further out so I might have to employ a trolly line to pull myself out. Now that is going to be a scary prospect.

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4 out of 5 stars Nice view of the Candlestick in the background. For those wondering, The Totem Pole is between the Candlestick and the mainland. You can't see it from here.

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5 out of 5 stars Beautiful, I wanna go climb that now, damn you.

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5 out of 5 stars Yes, the belayer is one pitch up, semi hanging belay. The top of the route is about 3 metres above the top of the picture. There is about another 10 to 15 metres of overhanging rock above that as well. Then there is a headwall of about 25 metres above that.

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5 out of 5 stars No not basalt, it is more like rhyolite. Definitely volcanic. The lense is a 17 to 40mm Canon on a 5D body. The rock is extremely solid in fact it is bullet hard and not at all fragile or brittle.

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yes, the foot of this crag is quite quite narrow. The fog disguises a 100 metres drop. One of the climbers swung out over the void when he was cleaning a route and he got well spooked by the exposure.

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5 out of 5 stars To overlord. As this is a sport route, you are lowered to around the height of the belayer. The belayer throws an end of the rope out to you some 12 metres out and you reel yourself in to the belay, rap to ground from there.

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5 out of 5 stars Yeah, I thought I had logged off your computer too JJ, Damn, I'll hafta be more careful when I use other peoples puters eh.

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Actually I oonly saw the string bikini after it was commented on, damn, I must be getting old, my eyes are failing me.

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4 out of 5 stars Very good in spite of it being a butt shot. I love it when people break the rules of photography and get away with it. Not really a five though.

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The original slider nuts. ));

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4 out of 5 stars Ahhh, now look what you've done, given me another route to try to get to in this lifetime. I'm running out of credit on the hours I have spare. So is that a hands splitter crack all the way or what?

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5 out of 5 stars The rock type is a very hard rhyolite almost trachyte. Definitely volcanic.

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Nah the crack starts out real thin and just gets wider the higher you go. By the time you get to the top it is a chimney you can stand in. I'll fix the name up so it reads Fran instead of Jacki, sorry about that all.

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5 out of 5 stars Yeah I am pretty sure that JJ has sent it by now kachoong.

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Those crags look great form any direction. I'd love to have a climb on them, they are just begging to be climbed.

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I thought the crazy Dutchman just shot at people going anywhere near his driveway.

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5 out of 5 stars I love it, nice shot.

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5 out of 5 stars I'm liking this pic, nice work on the photoshop.

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Nope, rapped to ground, walked around to vantage point and shot pic, walked back to rap line and jugged back up to join party. Two more people joined us and the person rapping the line after me did so after the line got snagged on a really sharp flake and he shredded the jugging line which made his eyes go as big as dinner plates.

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Nah, 3 hours to set camp. Yeah, 2 people sharing the hammock, yeah, it was very uncomfortable reportedly, boy and a girl who are very, ahem, friendly if you need ask. Ria had the kahoonas in the morning to take the big king swing via stepping off the ledge, egads.

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Ouch, dude, what were you thinking being up there with an injured back mate. Look after yerself eh.

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5 out of 5 stars Nice shot rich. So which Neil are we talking about here too. Oh yes, 5 for you mate.

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5 out of 5 stars High 5 for this pic too Richard.

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Yes I do have a much larger version on my computer, if anyone wants it then contact me on ddownsro@bigpond.net.au and we can work something out.

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Well he did say it was a small town so a small pic would be on topic. ;))

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Yep, 5 for being seen out in daylight and not in the Blue Oyster bar with those pants, I mean, dayum.

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Fixed Duncan, sorry about that.

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5 out of 5 stars Yep, I too will go along with the will of the masses. We need pointless photos like this one to shoot to the top occasionally.

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5 out of 5 stars Must be a Euro j_ung, they never stick there hands in the crack, we see it all the time at Frog Buttress. Perfectly good crack to climb and they choose to go for the teeny crimpers on the outside, wot up wid dat.

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5 out of 5 stars Yep, nuther vote for crag dogs now. I have never seen an excuse to allow dogs at crags till now, this is awesome.

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5 out of 5 stars Great shot.

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Ooooh, very jealous, nice work.

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Itsa butt shot but nonetheless a pretty good butt shot at that. Shooting down from above would never show what this climb is all about and the surrounding ambience. Good work.

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5 out of 5 stars Robster, explain yourself, why has this pic been voted a one by you. No way is this anything but a 5, dude.

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Nope, this is the Paul Lazarus who got into trouble at school a lot. I'm pretty sure he's never made a film in his life.

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1 out of 5 stars Oooh, AB, don't make me yell at you again.

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1 out of 5 stars Voting a very ordinary image 5 when it deserves a 1 or possibly a 2 is photo bombing. I'm seeing the BEt crew at work here.

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No not low tide. There is a rock shelf that the Moai sits on. The pool of water in this shot is formed by large swells that come up out of the Southern Ocean.

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Ahhh, very nice, I like it a lot.

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5 out of 5 stars Sweet pic. Enough of an awesome shot for me to study it hard for defects, nope, none that I can see, love every bit of it.

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5 out of 5 stars Excellent perspective, well done.

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Oooh, I so wanna go climb that. Looks like a jungle variety of the Totem Pole in Taswegia.

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5 out of 5 stars May you climb on plastic ice all the way to heaven mate.

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Why Europe, this is a photo of rock in Australia.

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Hey crankdown, those holds on The Great Devoid are bomber. No way will they snap off. I can see where you are coming from though being that the handholds are now foot holds for Pipeline.

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Now would be the perfect chance to slip the rusty shiv in while all his limbs are otherwise occupied.

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There's plenty of light, your photographer just sucks at using the available light and adjusting the settings on his camera. I am covetting severely the new Canon 5D, ISO 25,000, mmmmm, low light.

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Love the duct tape round the kankles.

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Buildering, awesome. I can't work out what is happening with your right thigh though, is that teh nekkidness or Ao's hand?.

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Hi Matt, you can link this to Mt. Coolum in the routes data base mate. Also your pic might be worth doing a bit of photo shop work on it as it is a little over exposed.

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5 out of 5 stars Lovely work here in this pic, great composition mate.

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Next year I need to get a bright blue or green set of thermals to wear.

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A fluffy bunny in the clouds.

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royall, Ahhh yup, married. brent_e, big isn't it.

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Dunno how much for a poster, I've not priced one up. I'll check it out and get back to you.

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Yes, those are waves smashing against the rocks down there.

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bjamin, no, not gay. ratched, huh? I'm an Aussie in Oz so you couldn't get much further away from college football.

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4 out of 5 stars Hey, nice work coot.

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This is another of those amazing vanishing point photos. Nice work capturing this pic.

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Why thanks all. Lotsa jiggery pokery to get into position for this shot not to mention the effort needed to convince the troops to pose and belay. ;))

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Very cool pic, different.

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It's a grade 25.

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5 out of 5 stars Awesome pic, 5 for originality and also for not using photoshop. ;))

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No_Arrows?

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Hell yeah, where do I buy some of these stickers.

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More like the nut undid off the bolt and the hanger fell off. The stud should still be there and it will be a simple matter of spinning the nut back on. Cinch it up tight and centre punch the thread to prevent this happenning again.

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A hold was glued on becuase there was simply nothing there to make progress past an insanely steep section. Note, not my doing.

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Kneepads are a normal part of the kit for climbing at Coolum. The grade goes up about 5 grades if you don't wear them. ;)

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5 out of 5 stars The draws were set with the top biner rotated. Antoine set them and they come down every day. He set them that way so that they would be more stable and prevent a torque twist breaking the gate side of the biner. It has happened on that route once higher up.

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5 out of 5 stars AB, not a Gri Gri, look again mate.

j_ung, he's strong and even if he did fall he's young so it won't hurt too much. ;))

:)

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5 out of 5 stars Grrrrrr, I didn't want to vote on my own pic, I hit the stars instead of the rating.

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5 out of 5 stars Clint is from Toowoomba at the moment and Joe is from Brissy.

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5 out of 5 stars @AB, it's a Fader Sum.

@2psyched. ;))

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5 out of 5 stars I love this trippy shot, well done.

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5 out of 5 stars joeforte, start wherever you please, I won't be insulted. It was a staged posed pic after all.

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5 out of 5 stars Oh yes, definitely staged. Heh, Clint has actually taken a ground fall on the route to the left of this one. His girlfriend at the time dropped him. So he has tested out whther you can die off this route at this height, answer, no.

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5 out of 5 stars Probably higher than what it looks. I am looking down towards the ground somewhat even though the ceiling looks level it does rise.

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That could also be said of any knot that somehow a strand within the knot could somehow magically break and pull through. Evidence shows however that that is not what happens. By and large with pretty much every knot I saw tested the load strand is what lets go. That's where the most friction and the tightest bends are and that is where it breaks. Feel confident with your knots. The rope and knots is not what where the concern lies but rather the gear and its placement. Pilot error is also a concern of course and I really have no need to preach to this converted audience of these facts.

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Me too, we are singing from the same song sheet then. ;))

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5 out of 5 stars Brilliant, I love seeing what goes on inside a chimney.

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5 out of 5 stars Sick bro, nice Photoshop job getting rid of the step ladder. Grins, only joking, nice work. I loves the crack climbingz.

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Coffee was substituted due to not wanting to spill any precious drop if one of the climbers dared to actually fall.

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That would be foot not feet, there is only one of my nasty feet in that shot. Sheesh, get it right Dave.

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For a minute there I thought this was some weird looking bra cup.