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4 out of 5 stars w00t!!!

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5 out of 5 stars ummmm...I forgot?

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5 out of 5 stars I can only dream of <a href= "http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=3167">such purity</a>.

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4 out of 5 stars Awesome shot, the glow is impressive, as is the rock.

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5 out of 5 stars A big w00t!!! for the OLD FARTS!!!
Still got my Fires, good shoes they were...
Used em on THE CAPTAIN myself, what year PETE?

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5 out of 5 stars MY NEW WALLPAPER...sorry Jody, took over for MOON OVER TEEWINOT...

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5 out of 5 stars I think I ran into him up <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/listState.php?CountryStateID=65">here<a> the other day...

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5 out of 5 stars NICE SHOT!

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5 out of 5 stars DAMN!!!

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5 out of 5 stars Great shot!!! Looks like some of the classic pics of El Cap and Kor in the desert. Great depth...

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4 out of 5 stars He da man!!!

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5 out of 5 stars Nope, I am the one in the SHORTS. Made it easier to climb and chase tourists off the rocks.

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5 out of 5 stars 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!!!

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5 out of 5 stars Ummm, maybe not.

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5 out of 5 stars Nice shot! Love the trees in the foreground, gives it that old, cold feeling like New England in the fall.

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4 out of 5 stars Kind of like the Hillary/Norgay debate, huh?

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5 out of 5 stars NICE...Good to see some more Alpine Stuff!

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5 out of 5 stars 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!!!

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3 out of 5 stars 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?

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4 out of 5 stars Nice job, damn hard for a first route, ecspecially in the Garden. Plus no easy walkoff, fun rap for his first descent.

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4 out of 5 stars Looks like someone threw paint at the rock!!! Cool Pic!

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5 out of 5 stars And I thought climbing roadcuts was desparate!!! Excellent DUDE!!!

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4 out of 5 stars WOW!!! Looks like J-TREE with an attitude!!!

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4 out of 5 stars Nice scale. Puts the <font size=+2><b>SIZE</b></font> of things in proportion!

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4 out of 5 stars 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>

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4 out of 5 stars 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!!!

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5 out of 5 stars NICE!!! Almost want to fall off of that one!

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4 out of 5 stars Classic Shot!!! You can see <b>THE NOSE</b> behind him!!!

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5 out of 5 stars Man...wish I could be there...the clouds only add to the dramatic rock formations...AWESOME!!!

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5 out of 5 stars Ummm, WOW!!! I am speechless...

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4 out of 5 stars <b>SURREAL</b>! Looks like an alien skull...

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5 out of 5 stars Incredible view and scenery...nice!!!

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5 out of 5 stars Cool picture dude, will give it a ten if you can SOMEHOW TURN IT 90 DEGREES counter-clockwise...

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Geez...a butt shot and they are not even on the rock!!!LOL

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5 out of 5 stars Ummmmm, ahhhhh, errrr...I AM SPEECHLESS!!!

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3 out of 5 stars This was at Giant's Causeway, good eye Micah!

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Adam, you need to get that Chouinard tattoo on your forehead too...

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5 out of 5 stars 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.

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5 out of 5 stars Nice shot. This is what GRITSTONE is all about.

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4 out of 5 stars Hey, B_G, that is <b>NOT A HEX</b>, it is a <b>STOPPER</b>. Hexes have six sides...

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5 out of 5 stars Look at the trees and the gear on the climber and you will see what the vertical axis is...

NICE PIC, definate 10!

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5 out of 5 stars Oh man...that is nice! Show me headin there!

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5 out of 5 stars 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...

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5 out of 5 stars Please read the <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/articles/view.php?ID=114"><b>STORY</b></a> that goes along with this picture...

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5 out of 5 stars Please read the <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/articles/index.php?ID=114"><b>STORY</b></a> that goes along with this picture...

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4 out of 5 stars I think the above says it/////<b>DAMN---TOO BIG TO CLIMB!!!</b>

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5 out of 5 stars Nice pic...captures the beauty of climbing in the neverending Alaskan Summer. Definate 10!

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5 out of 5 stars Sweet shot, love how it shows you the whole problem...and the leaves frame it nicely!

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4 out of 5 stars Who's the dude on top with the (I think it is a camera?) thing above his head? Nice shot, dude!!!

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4 out of 5 stars I believe that is spelled <b>THIMBLE</b>... nice climb and pic, did he send???

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4 out of 5 stars Nice, soothing...ahhhh

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5 out of 5 stars Thanks for fixing it for me JODY!!!

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5 out of 5 stars The foreground was not this dark when I submitted the picture, oh well... you get the idea!

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3 out of 5 stars Guess that gives new mwaning to ONE THUMB UP!!!

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4 out of 5 stars Almost looks like a drawing...nice pic!

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4 out of 5 stars Ahhh, memories. Gotta get back there!

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NICE PIC, and great exposure. That rock looks just as bad as the CHUGACH!

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5 out of 5 stars I like the blurry rock, gives a sense of distance and thus a feeling of exposure, nice pic, a classic shot.

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What are altered leads? Is that like ALTERED STATES?

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4 out of 5 stars I don't know how many laps of this rock I have done in my lifetime. Daytime, nighttime, drunk, sober, barefoot, etc...

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4 out of 5 stars 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!

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5 out of 5 stars 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.

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5 out of 5 stars 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!!!

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5 out of 5 stars ...<font size=-4><i>move to ALASKA...move to ALASKA...move to ALASKA</i></font>...

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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.

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5 out of 5 stars 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?

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5 out of 5 stars 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!

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5 out of 5 stars 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.

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5 out of 5 stars 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.

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5 out of 5 stars 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.

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5 out of 5 stars Ummm...the belayer was me!

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5 out of 5 stars 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!!!

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5 out of 5 stars 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!!!

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Why does it say "CHERRY" in front of ANNE? ;)...

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4 out of 5 stars Is that the Dan Russell that works at MOUNTAIN CHALET in COLO SPGS?

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No, it is the newest in spotters from the SPCA!!!

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5 out of 5 stars 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.

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5 out of 5 stars That is ICE! It gets cold up here in the winter you know!!!

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4 out of 5 stars No, he is on top-rope and I am shooting from a stance on rappell, and hanging from a tool sunk in the ice.

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4 out of 5 stars 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.

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5 out of 5 stars Reminds me of ED WEBSTER's picture of LAUREN HUSTED taken in the BLACK CANYON just before she died...

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Sweet pic, I like the tent door affect, brings back memories...though not of the Himalayas! I envy you!

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5 out of 5 stars That's what happens when you climb along a highway...it may look peaceful, but it sure doesn't sound that way!

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5 out of 5 stars Classic...come to Alaska and try some of ours!

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5 out of 5 stars Yet another masterpiece from JORG!!! How do you do it?

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4 out of 5 stars Dang...you almost have my commute view beat with this one!

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5 out of 5 stars The peaks are known as NUNATAKS...excellent pic!!!

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4 out of 5 stars FINALLY...someone else posting ALASKAN photos!

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4 out of 5 stars 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.

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4 out of 5 stars 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.

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Nice!!! Next time you better take me along!

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4 out of 5 stars That hanging glacier/serac on the lower left is at least 100 feet tall...

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4 out of 5 stars 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!

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4 out of 5 stars You got it, Micah, RAPIDS CAMP!

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Nice pic...maybe angle the sun a little off center so it is not as washed out and the background is a little clearer.

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4 out of 5 stars 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!

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4 out of 5 stars Did anyone notice the dudes face in the upper left corner?

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5 out of 5 stars 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...

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4 out of 5 stars Too steep for my lichen...or is that too steep for hikin'!

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5 out of 5 stars Now you see why they call it the <b>LEANING BLOCK</b>!!! Could use a little brightening up, but great shot anyway!

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5 out of 5 stars 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!

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5 out of 5 stars 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?).

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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>...

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5 out of 5 stars 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!!!

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4 out of 5 stars Don't you love it when someone sees a different view of a MOUNTAIN and says..."doesn't look like (enter mountain name here)"...

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5 out of 5 stars Hey stew, when you gonna show this ALASKAN some of that JAWJA ice???

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5 out of 5 stars ROTFLMAO!!!

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5 out of 5 stars 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!!!

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5 out of 5 stars For those that have never climbed on WELSH SLATE, there is absolutely NO FRICTION! Great shot...

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Ohhh, a double butt shot, thats a tough one...

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4 out of 5 stars Very ESCHER like...

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5 out of 5 stars 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!!!

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Holy crap guys...can a women EVER be posted climbing with out some MAMMARY comments...sheesh...nice pic regardless of the climber's gender.

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4 out of 5 stars WE ARE NOT WORTHY...WE ARE NOT WORTHY!!!

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4 out of 5 stars Anyone think of GOLLUM when they see this pic? Nice Shot...

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5 out of 5 stars Polar Bear Peak in the fall.

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4 out of 5 stars There used to be a guardrail right where your belayer is standing also, so the landing was even worse!

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The CAMALOTS on the left are OBVIOUSLY photoshopped into the picture...

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5 out of 5 stars 10+++++++++++++++++

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5 out of 5 stars What? No orange in this pic? Nice shot, Neil...

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4 out of 5 stars I think the title of the ZEPP song is MISTY MOUNTAIN <b>HOP</b>! Nice pic...

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That carabiner on the edge doesn't look too safe...asking for trouble there...

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4 out of 5 stars Which peak is that in the background? Looks familiar...

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5 out of 5 stars John...bite me...;)

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5 out of 5 stars 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...

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5 out of 5 stars <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>

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Hey, that shot resembles one of mine (<A href="/images/photos/assets//8/259788-medium_8542.jpg">CLICK HERE</A>)

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