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Comments by polarwid (127)
I can only dream of <a href= "http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=3167">such purity</a>.
Awesome shot, the glow is impressive, as is the rock.
A big w00t!!! for the OLD FARTS!!!
Still got my Fires, good shoes they were...
Used em on THE CAPTAIN myself, what year PETE?
MY NEW WALLPAPER...sorry Jody, took over for MOON OVER TEEWINOT...
I think I ran into him up <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/listState.php?CountryStateID=65">here<a> the other day...
Great shot!!! Looks like some of the classic pics of El Cap and Kor in the desert. Great depth...
He da man!!!
Nope, I am the one in the SHORTS. Made it easier to climb and chase tourists off the rocks.
YOU DA MAN!!! Hats (and clothes) off to you. Looks like another member of the P club...
<b>P</b>olarwid, <b>P</b>assthepitonspete, and <b>P</b>eas!!!
Ummm, maybe not.
Nice shot! Love the trees in the foreground, gives it that old, cold feeling like New England in the fall.
Kind of like the Hillary/Norgay debate, huh?
NICE...Good to see some more Alpine Stuff!
Cool move Mick...I actually did this on lead (they called it 5.8 then) and hand traversed up to the knob that your top rope is running by, then mantled onto that nothing sloping slab...scary!!!
Nice pic and all, but why did you reverse the shot. The falls curve to the left, and Lost Arrow is on the right. Just wondering?
Nice job, damn hard for a first route, ecspecially in the Garden. Plus no easy walkoff, fun rap for his first descent.
Looks like someone threw paint at the rock!!! Cool Pic!
And I thought climbing roadcuts was desparate!!! Excellent DUDE!!!
WOW!!! Looks like J-TREE with an attitude!!!
Nice scale. Puts the <font size=+2><b>SIZE</b></font> of things in proportion!
Nice pic Austin, but one question...How was the picture taken on <b><i><u>MAY 19, 2002</u></i></b> and submitted on <i><b><u>MAY 17, 2002</u></b></i>? I guess you are what they call a <b><font color=green>FUTURISTIC CLIMBER!!!</font></b>
ADAM, you have to check out this thread and see what we came up with for this pic...<a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=10819&forum=32&10">CLICK HERE!</a> and be sure to read myself and juliana's posts...ROTFLMAO!!!
NICE!!! Almost want to fall off of that one!
Classic Shot!!! You can see <b>THE NOSE</b> behind him!!!
Man...wish I could be there...the clouds only add to the dramatic rock formations...AWESOME!!!
Ummm, WOW!!! I am speechless...
<b>SURREAL</b>! Looks like an alien skull...
Incredible view and scenery...nice!!!
Cool picture dude, will give it a ten if you can SOMEHOW TURN IT 90 DEGREES counter-clockwise...
Geez...a butt shot and they are not even on the rock!!!LOL
Ummmmm, ahhhhh, errrr...I AM SPEECHLESS!!!
This was at Giant's Causeway, good eye Micah!
Adam, you need to get that Chouinard tattoo on your forehead too...
Ohh man...<b><font size=+2>SWEET PIC!!!</font></b> Classic shot of a cool route! Love the <font color=blue><b>BLUE</b></font> shirt and the way it holds your eye to the climber.
Nice shot. This is what GRITSTONE is all about.
Hey, B_G, that is <b>NOT A HEX</b>, it is a <b>STOPPER</b>. Hexes have six sides...
Look at the trees and the gear on the climber and you will see what the vertical axis is...
NICE PIC, definate 10!
Oh man...that is nice! Show me headin there!
Looks like <font color=orange><b>ORANGEOVERHANG</b></font> has the same problem <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=3869">here</a> with camera tilt...
Please read the <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/articles/view.php?ID=114"><b>STORY</b></a> that goes along with this picture...
Please read the <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/articles/index.php?ID=114"><b>STORY</b></a> that goes along with this picture...
I think the above says it/////<b>DAMN---TOO BIG TO CLIMB!!!</b>
Nice pic...captures the beauty of climbing in the neverending Alaskan Summer. Definate 10!
Sweet shot, love how it shows you the whole problem...and the leaves frame it nicely!
Who's the dude on top with the (I think it is a camera?) thing above his head? Nice shot, dude!!!
I believe that is spelled <b>THIMBLE</b>... nice climb and pic, did he send???
Thanks for fixing it for me JODY!!!
The foreground was not this dark when I submitted the picture, oh well... you get the idea!
Guess that gives new mwaning to ONE THUMB UP!!!
Almost looks like a drawing...nice pic!
Ahhh, memories. Gotta get back there!
NICE PIC, and great exposure. That rock looks just as bad as the CHUGACH!
I like the blurry rock, gives a sense of distance and thus a feeling of exposure, nice pic, a classic shot.
What are altered leads? Is that like ALTERED STATES?
I don't know how many laps of this rock I have done in my lifetime. Daytime, nighttime, drunk, sober, barefoot, etc...
Believe it or not, this is some of the BEST rock in the ANCHORAGE area. Solid granite, with hundreds of lines still waiting to be climbed, and THOUSANDS of boulders that have NEVER BEEN TOUCHED!!! Nice Pic!
And by the way, if you look at the upper left quadrant of the pumpkin, there is a mountain carved into it, there was just too much light coming in the side for it to show up good.
Whew, I thought you said you carved <u><i>your</i></u> <font color=red><b>Wee-Wee</b></font> into <u><i>a</i></u> pumpkin!!!
...<font size=-4><i>move to ALASKA...move to ALASKA...move to ALASKA</i></font>...
Yes, they are the mountains. Below the blue overcast and above the cold blue ground is the Alaska Range...the peak on the left is Mount Foraker (over 17,000 feet tall), the "small" one next to the tree branch is Mount Hunter (over 14,000 feet tall), and the "big" one in the right center is Denali (over 20,000 feet tall). I saw this last winter on the way to work at sunrise, so the peaks, which rise almost all of their vertical from a 3,000 foot plateau, were sunlit, while the rest of us had overcast with no sun.
Sorry, just thought it was a nice scenic picture of a climbing area. I don't think that grabbing the one rope within reach of me would have stopped me from falling, but that is your call. Should I remove all reference to the style in which it was climbed?
If you look at <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?ArchiveID=ALL&Photographer=polarwid">POLARWID's PICTURES</a>, you will notice that the <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=3167">other picture</a> was of me, not by me. You will also notice that the picture I took is much better than the one of me!
For the original DICK WILLIAMS picture, check out CLIMBING in NORTH AMERICA by CHRIS JONES. Before Pat Aments new book, it was one of the best histories of climbing on the N.A. continent I have read.
This picture is better quality, and more true to the original photo of DICK WILLIAMS than the one of me...but thanks anyway;) The picture was taken in MAY 1985.
I asked Richard, and he said that there were only two or three known routes, up the center sunlit face, up the south side, and up the east face. The small peak to the left of the main peak is known as Little Cub, and the buttress on the left is known as Heritage Point.
Ummm...the belayer was me!
rockram...the secret is to <b>NOT</b> take it seriously, which is why the Vulgarians pushed the standards two to three grades higher than the stiffs from the Appalachian Club that climbed "<b>SERIOUSLY</b>" at the Gunks. HAVE SOME FUN!!!
You wish, Jody!!! I could possibly, maybe lead the 5.9 face leading up to the roof, but there is no way I could do the moves anymore...it took me two days to work out the moves then as it was!!!
Why does it say "CHERRY" in front of ANNE? ;)...
Is that the Dan Russell that works at MOUNTAIN CHALET in COLO SPGS?
No, it is the newest in spotters from the SPCA!!!
The summit is probably 20 miles from sea level (Cook Inlet), and about 9000 feet of elevation gain in five miles from the North Fork of the Crescent River. The best comparison would be Mount Hood for height and slope. Check out <a href="http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?z=5&n=6705281&e=514119&size=m">THIS MAP</a> for a topo view of the peak.
That is ICE! It gets cold up here in the winter you know!!!
No, he is on top-rope and I am shooting from a stance on rappell, and hanging from a tool sunk in the ice.
Ice was only 3 inches thick, and plastic as hell, plus a rap rope was set up off to the side so we didn't have to downclimb. A fall would have pulled a screw and half the route down with it, so we just ran laps with or without a toprope.
The boots are KOFLACH ARCTIS VARIOs, one of the best ALL-AROUND double boots out there, but now replaced with the ARCTIS EXPE.
Reminds me of ED WEBSTER's picture of LAUREN HUSTED taken in the BLACK CANYON just before she died...
Sweet pic, I like the tent door affect, brings back memories...though not of the Himalayas! I envy you!
That's what happens when you climb along a highway...it may look peaceful, but it sure doesn't sound that way!
Classic...come to Alaska and try some of ours!
Yet another masterpiece from JORG!!! How do you do it?
Dang...you almost have my commute view beat with this one!
The peaks are known as NUNATAKS...excellent pic!!!
FINALLY...someone else posting ALASKAN photos!
For a broader view of this peak, look at <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=Show&PhotoID=11798">THIS PICTURE</a>. The snowfield has been skied (crevasse danger), though a fall would send you over the seracs on the lower left side of the picture. Staying to the right side of the picture would send you off of a 1000 foot cliff if you lost it! For a sense of scale, the summit headwall from the top of the snowfield is about two pitches, between 250 and 300 feet.
Check out <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=Show&PhotoID=11797">THIS PICTURE</a> for a close up of the summit pyramid from the seracs to the summit. The last headwall is about 250 feet tall from the top of the snowfield.
Nice!!! Next time you better take me along!
That hanging glacier/serac on the lower left is at least 100 feet tall...
Micah, took it from between RAPIDS CAMP and ECHO BEND, just before DEW MOUND. Watch out for the crevasses near the middle and top of the snow field!
You got it, Micah, RAPIDS CAMP!
Nice pic...maybe angle the sun a little off center so it is not as washed out and the background is a little clearer.
I like this pic...cool movement, and the hands of the spotters just in view. A little washed out, but otherwise, everything I want in a picture!
Did anyone notice the dudes face in the upper left corner?
Doesn't get better than that, "termination dust" on the foothills, trees changing, I am gonna miss ALASKA! Now see if someone can name that ridge swerving down from the summit...
Too steep for my lichen...or is that too steep for hikin'!
Now you see why they call it the <b>LEANING BLOCK</b>!!! Could use a little brightening up, but great shot anyway!
The best set of route names in the US!!! PD and HLAH...hahaha. Nice shot Andy. I remember that spot too, spent what seemed like days there!
It is actually a SUNSET (sort of, it didn't really set much more than that) over a beaver pond. When the beavers dammed the stream, it backed up and drowned the trees, along with a nice boulder (too bad, huh?).
What's with the mirror image shirt on the short dude? Cool pic! Good to see someone havin' fun with the <font size=-2><i>little rocks</i></font> & <font size=-2><i>little people</i></font>...
Actually, the sun is setting to the left of FORAKER, with HUNTER to the right of FORAKER, and DENALI touching the clouds farther right. EXCELLENT pic, captures the mood and the yearning to "be there". DAMN, I miss ALASKA!!!
Don't you love it when someone sees a different view of a MOUNTAIN and says..."doesn't look like (enter mountain name here)"...
Hey stew, when you gonna show this ALASKAN some of that JAWJA ice???
For those that do not know, SULTANA is the name for Mt. Foraker, as DENALI is the name for Mt. McKinley...awesome pic...10 for sure!!!
For those that have never climbed on WELSH SLATE, there is absolutely NO FRICTION! Great shot...
Ohhh, a double butt shot, thats a tough one...
Very ESCHER like...
Now we need a JORG photo of NEIL...two of the best PHOTOGS on the site, shooting each other. It just doesn't get any better than that, unless I am there climbing too...oh, OZ GRADE 26, a little "steep" for me!!!
Holy crap guys...can a women EVER be posted climbing with out some MAMMARY comments...sheesh...nice pic regardless of the climber's gender.
WE ARE NOT WORTHY...WE ARE NOT WORTHY!!!
Anyone think of GOLLUM when they see this pic? Nice Shot...
Polar Bear Peak in the fall.
There used to be a guardrail right where your belayer is standing also, so the landing was even worse!
The CAMALOTS on the left are OBVIOUSLY photoshopped into the picture...
What? No orange in this pic? Nice shot, Neil...
I think the title of the ZEPP song is MISTY MOUNTAIN <b>HOP</b>! Nice pic...
That carabiner on the edge doesn't look too safe...asking for trouble there...
Which peak is that in the background? Looks familiar...
While teaching some n00bs to climb, I took a break from top-roping and scampered up some of the cracks we were teaching on...I saw no need to remove my harness, as I would need it to belay with later on. I could photo-shop the harness and ropes off of the picture if you would like...
<b>HI RES!!! COVER SHOT!!!</b> Simply an amazing moment captured...one of the best I have seen, and I have been a photo editor on the site for nearly three years now...<B>TEN+</B>
Hey, that shot resembles one of mine (<A href="/images/photos/assets//8/259788-medium_8542.jpg">CLICK HERE</A>)
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