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Comments by roughster (337)
Sorry but that background is just way too bright :(
The yellow in the rock really jumps out at you in this pic. Very nice!
Definately a 10 shot. Very well done!
Definately caught an interesting move at a good moment, but the picture is washed out.
Very cool rock.
Constructive Criticism: Climber is not highlighted. Black pants blend in too much with dark rock behind. A bit out of focus. Would have been better to go vertical to eliminate crowd on left side of picture.
Not a bad shot. Could use a little more seperation from the lip of the rock. Also, this is a very " over done" pose.
I would've changed focus from the hand to the face to highlight the biggest point of interest about the picture which would be why the hell is that dude smoking a fag while bouldering?
12b, LIES!!!! Hehe, maybe next time out there I'll have Jack show me his beta. The way I finally figured out felt solid 12c. I was told as well by the climbers pulling their rope before me last time, that they had broke off pieces of 2 holds at the lip. I am curious as to when this shot was taken (just for my own perspective)? Oh well, like they say, "Maybe I don't know JACK!" ;)
Wow that is amazing at how wide of an area gets cleaned around that crack. Must be a good 3-4 feet on the right side.
I know Reed's gets oodles of traffic, but thats just crazy!
For those interested, Climber is just right of the tree starting up the overhanging blue streak :)
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It is a scan, but I always tweak them a bit in Photoshop due to trying to maintain clarity and still bring the size down under 80K. That 80K cap is a killer!
Heheh :) Actually I have a whole series of pics of him on this climb that are all really good, though this is the best :)
Awesome shot Jbone :)
Yeah I have been meaning to get this thing blown up into large size poster-thing. I have put this scan on full screen and it makes me lean back from the screen due to the exposure heheh :)
There is a bolt that is hidden by the climber.
Dyno starts both hands matched on the hold the right hand is on. It is a slightly downward sloping completely flat hold. No lip. When you pull on, the angle is just steep enough to make the throw seem awkward and the swing huge! The problem is not overly hard, just overly classic :)
Actually I am looking down at my foot, its just hard to see from the angle :)
Am I the only one who sees the horizon line tilted in a manner that suggests this climb is actually much slabbier than presented in the shot? Oh well! :D Still a great shot!
Davep: Look at the trees. Trees don't grow at a 20 degree angle :p
LOL I just read Orangeoverhang's comments. Guess I am not the only one, heheh :)
Nice shot Adam!
Chris: everyone is entitled to their opinion on Frustration Creek, but talking in all caps is a <b>no no</b> on this site. I changed your comment (100% the same) to normal capitalization.
I just climbed this route about 2 hours ago :)
Awesome photo! Keep more like this coming :) Really gives you the feeling of the immensity of the wall.
Another fantastic shot! Good job!
Now that is inspirational :)
Adam - was the line rebolted or are the bolts still in the worse possible spots heheh :) When I did this climb a long time ago, every one was a spinner and one of the them was sticking out of the rock over 1/4 - 1/2"! Don't know who bolted it but they really did a poor job :(
Yep thats Rubidoux. Man if you fell from there you would have gotten MAJOR FUBAR. Where I am at is only a 2 foot ledge before the 2nd fall over the wall onto the road. Effectively at that point if your that far around the tower you would fall an additional 6-7 feet from the bottom of the picture ~25-30 feet.
Nice shot Adam!
There is a detached pilar you can climb up and stand on next to this climb which affords killer views when people are climbing the route.
Commando 5.12b, Running Man Wall @ Red Rocks, NV (Outside of Las vegas) Established by Louie Anderson.
Ahh Jack's and the Asylum.....if only they weren't so far away :( Anyways, great pic!
Very nice shot!
The route is called Prophesy and is 5.11b. Just down hill from Scarface on the Christian Brothers Formation.
Although a bit short, it is a great route.
Amazing shot. 10 all the way :)
OMG I hate people with rock like this near where they live! (Nice shot too!)
I really hope that thing isn't permanent :(
OMG...Gimmie please! What I would give :(
Stop it, my eyes are bleeding! This place only exists in heaven!
Actually that route is Shoe Fly :-)
I don't know about the "best" climb on the Attitude Wall, but I will agree its a good one :)
Another amazing shot....keep them coming!
Nice shot and yeah that is a great route, too bad it doesn't go for another 30-40 though :)
that is a truly amazing pic!
Very cool shot!
Because the crux is off the ground, the route goes straight up not left to the overlap, and it isn't an "apparently good crack" but rather a lip of rock/overlap thingy :)
Agreed great shot!
The bolt to his left is a different route, "Bermuda Triangle". The angle of the picture makes that bolt appear to be closer to the other route than it actually is.
Its true Cloudbreak didn't bolt that route....I know the scoundrel who did.... me :)
Auburn the bolt goes where the rock is good as a number one priority. It is a quarry and accordingly, there are many hollow sections.
lesson to belayers everywhere: Stand closer to the rock or your partner may have his manhood seriously impacted ;)
Agreed very sweet shot :)
Is that "There Goes the Neighborhood"?
Easysteve, the climbing at Auburn is perfect right now with comfortable temperatures in both the sun and the shade.
LOL, I'll tell you what, I'll bring a pad and even do my best to spot you, then will pay you $50 to jump off where he is. I won't pay the hospital bills though :)
Sweet! I was actually thinking about making some real metal cams in my garage the other day. Doesn't seem like it would be all that hard in reality.
I agree, I think this is a great shot!
very sweet shot
Just saw the responses. I recognized when I bouldered out this route that most likely someone else would come back through the area and see the line and think...ohhh cool route potential. I bouldered it out not because I am into soloing or super highballing, but rather I started working the problem from the ground up and cleaning as I went as a result of being out there by myself. After I started getting high enough into the "don't fall" zone, I recruited a few spotters. It became a personal challenge to me to send it and I worked it till I got it.
Would I say that "bouldering" it out is the way that everyone should do it? Probably not. There isn't places for pro, I elected to not push the information out to the local climbing community, so I very well knew the risk that it could and in this case, most likely would be retrobolted.
I think adding bolts to a route that is knowingly established is wrong, period, however the person who came and bolted this line probably had no clue that I had previously sent it. At this point removing the bolts would really not accomplish anything. It would scar the rock to some extent, waste the time, $$, and effort the bolter put into creating a route that with bolts people can do, but without most people would not even bother looking at.
There is a fine line between high balling and short sport routes. That distinction will vary from person to person as well as even vary for a single person looking at different lines. I have bolted routes this short before, but for some reason I decided to go for broke on this line bouldering.
I don't think any case of bolting/retrobolting can be applied to a "universal rule". In this case, I would say that leaving the bolts in probably the better thing to do. Even if I chose, I could come back and reboulder the routes without roping up.
Actually the local contingent of climbers (includin
Very nice shot
The more approriate question IMO is what slide scanner? I want to buy the one you have. What make/model please :)
she looks angry :)
I'm digging it :)
Love this route and also the one to the right. Were two of my 1st trad leads!!!
Great pic! Place looks sweet!
I laughed my ass off at all the people at Wild Iris when we went to Sinks, sampled the goodness, and pretty much had the place to ourselves.
Damn Jorg! You are the climbing equivalent to Hugh Heiffner! You know that right??
The Chube strikes again! Great shot!
As if he needed to prove yet again that he is the photo god of RC.Com. Another amazing pic :)
That rock is downright beautiful :)
Thats a sweet shot :)
sweat shot :)
very nice shot!
"Sometimes Jenny, you couldn't tell where the Earth ended and Heaven began." Forrest Gump
Nice shot! Makes me wish I was there :)
Sinker! Heheh I thought that climb was sweet :)
Another fantastic shot!
Josh is amazing for finding stuff liek this. I used to take my daughter out and we would have a blast looking for "forms" in the rock :)
Please, everyone repeat the mantra, "Jorg is God. Jorg is God". Once again another fantastic shot. Can't wait to see what you can do when you upgrade from that Polaroid ;)
Looking at the pic I wouldn't necessarily assume it was climbers. The nest on the right is still intact. I was floating a river today and noticed a bunch of nests, with about every other nest "blown up" just like in this pic. The nest were under a bridge about 60 feet up, so I doubt it had anything to do with climbers either. I think that the some nests get weak over time and eventually fall apart.
I think Darwin called it "Natural Selection" Birds that don't build them right the 1st time get to do it again or not reproduce.
Sweet looking holds in that cave eh?
Nice shot Tim!
Definitely a great shot!
Cute :) Congrats!
Wow very well thought out shot. I dig it. Kind of Resevior Dogs'ish :)
yeah that is seriously one kick ass shot!
Don't want to mess with your pic Crotch, but Photoshop can clean that blurriness up for you in a press of the button :)
Yeah the rock is kind of crazy looking with all the moss/lichen, but nothing a wire brush can't handle ;)
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My slide scanner is teh suck!
Now that is one sweet shot!
Evisceration eh? Man I am behind the times!
Hmm you weren't lying about the new developments at Frustration eh? Chain draws are nice Mayhem the link of Frustration into Liquid Gold or Taxidermy? :)
Rockram: I mostly was poking fun at the people who claim that Boxsprings only has "10 foot sport climbs".
Nice shot man! A suggestion would be to use the sharpen a bit more next time to help with the clarity after scanning and resizing.
When I approved this photo, I thought, "I wonder how long it will be before someone says something about pro and the crack?" LOL that didn't last very long.<br><br>
People need to realize, not all cracks will take gear. Some of them are just offset walls/overlaps or corners that lead to solid seams with no entry, well of course unless you bash a knifeblade in and out, in and out, a hundred times. But who would do such a thing??? Certainly not a trad climber who is "ethical" :) *Cough* Serenity Crack *Cough*
Hey Louie, did Jason get on Dismembered while at FC?
I have a nice sequence of Brent on Tied and Tortured that I won't post because of the socks. LOL, to each his own, but the socks just make me laugh when I see them!
Ummm dude check out the moon ;) Sweet shot! Sure to be a front pager.
Thats what popped into my mind as well, but I'll wait to see what Mike says. I figured someone else would accuse him before too long ;)
That dude be slab climbing!
Great shot Phil!
Aye, if not for Nut Tree and Auburn, this place would be teh suck ;)
Whats scary is there are a bunch of guys back on the ground lookng up at you...... ;-)
It was a weird foggy day after about a week of straight raining. Whats weird is just a few of the pics taken on that roll were this green. All the others turned out fine. Oh well, I still thought it was a cool shot :)
Elvis: Yeah my scanner is on the skitz and its getting old anyways. I really need to go buy another one!
Trees?? We don't need no stinkin trees ;)
LOL thats awesome hehe
Awesome shot Tim!
louie I played with it a bit in photoshop and if you reduce the size a smidge and readjust the focus you can take almost all of the "overly softness" away. Regardless, its a good shot!
I would agree, I very much like this shot!
I'll pass it on to the guy in the photo (its not me), but, if I remember right, its a pony tail anyways.
$50 to get to where the climber is and jump off. And the offer still stands :)
Straight up 10 there!
very sweet! Good job!
have to agree, spectacular!
Too bad for the really washed out part in the upper right. Also looks like the whole photo could use being darkened a tad.
Bingo! Thats a sweet shot right there!
This will be on the front page for awhile. Great Shot!
There is something about this shot that keeps drawing me back to it. Seriously, I think this is currently my all time favorite shot on RC.com.
Deer in the headlights, Deer in the headlights! Heheh, yeah it is probably the colors. It just makes me think of those days where it all comes together: Great Routes, great people, beautiful scenery.
lol, I know. This roll turned out way wacked. And no thats not photoshoped to look that way. Oh well, I thought despite the definite color imbalance, it was sill a decent shot.
Its my slide scanner, when I scan them larger they just come out like poo. Maybe Santa's going to bring me a new slide scanner for Xmas ;)
Agreed. Good job!
Dear God of those two collided one/both would surely be majorly FUBAR'd!
Hmm do you know that the Yaak Crack was 1st rated 12a? Then downrated to 11d. And I agree with 11d. 11c? Nah, that would be more than a little on the sandbag side. If you have the route dialed it can feel like 11c, but I don't think many would agree with 11c. Anyways, good shot!
Very interesting shot. The colors seem to give it an almost "religous" quality.
very nice pic!
nm ;) Too many things tempted to say.
Dammit jake, I was going so fast I couldn't tell! Heheh :) A little poke at fun this morning :)
You really should do this with a pic of Hercules Finger in teh background! :lol:
Great Shot PB!
awesome definition in the clouds IMO.
Sweet looking route!
Looks like me from yesterdays bolting session at one of my local areas. Good to see others getting out there and putting stuff up!
Awesome shot man!
I keep clicking on this picture. That to me is the sure sign of a great photo: repeat-viewing value!
That is a sweet looking line!
Interesting shot for sure!
I actually kind of like the rope because of the way one side is lit up. The only thing would be if the rope hung a little lower to the left. Anyways, great shot!
good shot, just a little off on the horizon line. I like the yellow in contrast to the white.
The crag I miss the most since moving for sure!
I see the banana hold!
The question is, have you found the Lost Dutchman's Mine yet :)
Looks good! Too bad the bases don't have a little more snow and get a little better glimpse of the climbers side profile. But still a great shot!
Great shot man! I have been browsing your collection and you have some killer shots! Keep'em coming!
killer colors and facial expression. Very cool shot and one of my new favorites!
Great shot mike!
I bet that donkey still remembers that night like it was yesterday..... Just Kidding heheh :)
Agreed. Between this and the other alpine arete shot, it is making me want to go buy some crampons and ice axes!
Another great shot!
Sweet looking rock!
So many ditractors for an awesome shot. Keep your chin up Joe, its a damn good shot IMO!
Lol bet you guys were glad you brought your ice axes and crampons! :)
Damn that looks insane!
WTH? Hehehe thats a lot of peeps in a small area! Oh and nice shot :)
The only thing about this I don't like is the blending/bluring went to far in on both sides of the climber. This gives the climber the look that he was just stamped onto the picture. It just ruins the "fantasy" aspect of it for me. Anyways, still a great shot and good idea though!
Tell him grats! Always an awesome feeling to send a good project!
No consensus yet, its on the Iron Curtain.
Heheh pretty good guess Kalcario. Well see on what breaks and what stays before we assign it the official grade ;)
Yup a sleeper exposed by the new front page criteria. Awesome!
thats is some awesome rock for sure!
Great Pic, but evidently you all weren't brought together by a love of spotting ;)
Love the fish-eye look to it!
Another great shot Mike!
Thats how you get strong, one last burn... Good pic as well.
I love the angle and framing on this one!
Yeah I was thinking I would have cloned him out as well. It would have been a "10" without the inattentive belayer in the frame.
outhere- nah I don't think anyone is aggro about it, just find it very ironic that with six people at the base, not one of them is spotting the climber :lol:
Brett Farve climbs too?
Great climb! Though I think I liked Fossil Family better :)
pettsnjam - it is a little dirty. Thats a new route for you though :) We do our best, but sometimes routes just need traffic to clean up!
Amazing shot dude! Makes me want to be there!
Heheh thats awesome. Now if I could just figure out to get them to feed properly ;)
andy: Generally we put the anchors in, clean it top to bottom then back to top. Then TR it a few times to mark the bolts. Back up with the drill and place the bolts, often hanging the draws on the said bolts, lower back down, dust off the dirt, and send it up!
Great shot Louie!
Man that would have ended up as my pet had I seen it (yes I know, bad me, not PC). I cannot resist exotic wildlife as my previous collection of strange pets can attest too :)
Awesome looking creature!
Way cool :)
Umm yeah, that dude better hope the anchors are coming up or the gear/draws are preplaced. Otherwise he would certainly be logging some wicked air time if he blew it!
This one goes at 11a! Steep but has some sweet jugs.
Oh I know its illegal. So are Ferrets, Rattlesnakes, Robins, Jay Walkiing, and Speeding of which I have been guilty of possesing or doing at various times in my life :)
flying- Well that might be an option if it wasn't illegal to do so. Yes you heard me right, illegal. Crawdad is privately owned and climbers sign a waiver stating they will not use natural protection on any of the climbs.
WOW, that is awesome!
Very cool :)
Yeah man, you really need to get more sun ;)
OUCH!! That looks incredibly painful! Just thinking about hwo that is going to sting when she washes her hands... Of course who amongst us cannot say they have been there before though :)
Awesome shot man!
Looks like a fun route! Too bad for the light bleed :(
Sounds like a good way to unwind to me!
Looks pretty sweet!
What the shot really needs is a farmer out there whipping a goat or yak ;) J/K'ing of course. I like it!
Now who would complain about waking up to that view every morning eh? Great shot!
That looks fun!
This shot captures a lot of what JT is about for me at least. Just chillin, running up routes, and enjoying the scenery!
Too bad El Portrero wasn't closer to NorCal!
I like what you did with the shot, but the contrast is a bit too high IMO. Anyways! Still an interesting shot!
A little dark but still a good shot.
Its like JT with an ocean! Heheh
Clouds are awesome!
Too bad for the plants in the frame :(
Really really beautiful!
88 and 89 and no lycra?? I am SOOO dissapointed Louie ;) Great shot!
No I don't. What does <b>D</b>.<b>T</b>.<b>S</b>.<b>A</b>. stand for??? :lol:
Yep, not knocking the climbing, just the ethics. Drilling holes and filling them with hooks is no different than drilling holes and filling them with steel.... Obviously, i prefer the later ;)
Man that is one sweet photo! Great job man!
Whats crazy about this is given an El Nino Year, this problem can range from a 3 foot lowball, to what you see in the picture. One of the late 90's El Nino Winters almost completely buried one of the "used to be" good bouldering boulders!
Thats a great shot!
I dig this shot!
WOW that is awesome!
I think this is the best of the three!
Will be on the front page for quite awhile. Interesting and well put together!
Very cool! One of the best moutaineering shots I have seen on the site!
Thats pretty scary!
Sweet looking route!
Wish I was there :)
Very nice photo! Looks like a busy day!
Looks like its out by County Line
Looks like Short Term Memory :) Short but fun little climb!
He is thinking, "That better not be a submerged log I see down there!" :)
Its got a tricky section, no doubt!
Technically it would be a 'flash' if you did it on TR. Good effort though! Next step, wire it up, and go for the RedPoint!
Also, give M&M a run which is 3 route to the left. At 5.8, it has some super fun moves on killer features!
Nice photo! And yes, that is a sweet route!
Yeah, it isn't a 5-star classic but it is a very fun route!
Yeah I would vote for soloing over bouldering. Sweet pic though!
Absolutely stunning. Best 1/2 dome shot I have seen on this site, and I have seen a lot of them!
Another amazing shot.
BOOM and off he goes for some free air time!
I like the angles in this pic!
Not breaking any bones is a good thing :)
If you sent it from the ground, thats only the 4th RP I have heard of: Myself, Doniel, Dave, and..... you :)
Sync: That is the same thing I say when I see the sign: No dressing like a WWII Vet and rappelling with a helmet on. Won't catch me doing that I promise!
I know it looks like his feet are on the ground, but he's about 3 feet up :)
Lots of exercise and my genetics. I build muscle mass very easily and so does everyone in my family.
I once climbed this route in a sling twisted into an "8" for leg loops and a rope threaded for a belt. SCARY, heheh :)
Awesome! I would expect Dracula or a Werewolf to come running by!
ummm thats kind of nasty looking, heheh. Time to get a supa-loofa!
Yeah i like it too! Very nice colors, just too bad about the graphitti :(
That rocks looks like fun!
If you use the moss it reduces the route by two grades :P Clean what is necessary, not the whole cliff :)
<br><u><b>Couple of comments:</b></u><br><br>
#1- Is the paint there to camo chipping or to camo glue? Two different beasts. My $$ is that is there to camo the glue, which on some rock is the only way to get good routes up so they don;t get busted up, i.e. reinforce it with glue. What is worse, a small brown streak of paint, a white strip of glue, or a huge White/Orange scar where the entire flake busted off? The last is the most visually impacting.<br><br>
#2- Is that pocket chipped for sure? I have never touched it in RL so I couldn't say for sure, however, I have climbed in the area and know that natural pockets like this do exist.<br><br>
#3- Nothing wrong with camo'd bolts, in fact that deserves kudos not slamming.<br><br>
#4- Have an agenda Mike or you just "looking out" for the local climbing community? Umm yeah....
Pretty sure they were bald, but not by choice :p
LOL, someone cut those white things off and give that man a set of tan ones! Great photo Joe!
Definitely the best of the three. Awesome job Joe!
I like it :) though it looks cold!
Very sweet shot!
I can get it "cross-eyed". Pretty good but maybe try just a smidge more camera angle change between the two pics and it will bring out the "3-D" a little more. Right now it still stays a little "flat"
The 3D is better, but I suggest a black background separating the two images over a white. It is harder to keep it in focus due to the white or the greater angles. I am pretty good at the cross-eyed method and I am having a hard time keeping it in focus.
OK more comments since I just got home:<br><br>
<b>#1</b>: Definitely go black between the pics. I just photoshopped your pic to a black border and it made a huge difference<br><br>
<b>#2</b>: Don't have the object of main focus (in this case the Pink Flower mostly) so close to the bottom of th picture. I think this is what makes this pic hard to keep in focus when in "cross-eyed" mode.<br><br>
Hope that helps!
chimp: Was only there for the family "beach-thang". I was able to sneak the bouldering in between building sandcastles, burying my daughter in the sand, and constantly running after my 2 year old son :)
Good climb, bolts are REALLY scary! I need to talk to the FA'ist and ask if he would mind me rebolting it...
Great rock, great shot. Makes me want to be there!
Sweet shot sharpie!
That looks like a monster pile of cheater stones though, heheh :)
Hopefully soon ;) ok maybe not. I don't think I would let him lead for quite awhile as of yet.
Dorkmaster - He climbed everything in sight that i would let him on, heheh :)
God what kind of face does this guy make when he is taking a big fat dump? LOL :)
It does look like a small brown stain is developing under your chalk bag, heheh ;)
Damn awesome shot there!
If its any consilation, he will turn 3 in Sept so he is getting long in the tooth as it is related to 2 :)
That just means I need to point the camera to the south from this angle...lol...no joke! Its a nude beach.
LOL that is funny
Coylec, there is a small grassy ledge (~12") and then the route goes on for another 165 feet.
This route caused me a torn rotator-cuff. No joke! It is cursed!
Agreed, wish it was in my backyard :)
You can tell from all of the other graffiti that it *MUST* be climbers!
According to Babel Fish: the photo was taken by micke,es a rock with a very peculiar appearance because it seems egg of dinosaurio.................. we think that he is left asi that we are looking for the right. the model is the Apple Guevara
super fun route!
Awesome man, great job!
Question is that has that ben run?
Also my 1st 12a, but by no means a giveaway. Personally, I loved that dish. One of the better sequences in SoCal moving out of it.
trad is so pureand truly embodies the "Leave no trace" ethic....
I tried responding to your PM but for some reason it won't let me. What'd you think of the area?
This is seriously one of the best Yosemite shot I have ever seen.
Click on the x (Original) to download the topo.
No, I know exactly where you are at. The line to the left is called Made in the Shade and is V3. The line you are on is Urbanator, if you traverse right you end up on Saddle Sore V4 which is a sit start scooted all the way in under the center scoop. If you traverse above the lip with your hands, it is no harder than V3 since the starting moves of Urbanator are the hardest, and the starting moves of Saddle Sore are the hardest and hence why each have the grade they do, but eh? As with any boulder, there is an infinite number of eliminates that can be done. What do I know though, I just scrubbed the moss and loose rock off of the face and made it climbable in the first place :P
I mentioned it on MP but in case you are wondering here: Sit start, straight up using all feel, including the rock to the left (like you are in the pic), is Urbanator V3. If you Sit Start straight up hanging shield of rock without any feet out left it is called MegaMonster V5/6 ish. It is basically some slapper campus moves to get off the ground and established on the overhanging shield.
Traversing right at any point into the scoopish section makes it much easier due to the large jugs.
Hehe no arguing just helping you figure out what you were on. It is definitely a hybrid of Urbanator and Saddle Sore though. Your left hand never goes to the "arete" as yours is in the picture when doing Saddle Sore. That is the exact start of Urbanator. Saddle Sore starts with two awkward horizontal crimps middle of the scoop and goes straight up from there to the arete above and the giant baseball hold.
Also known as Rob's Arete or Stonewall Arete since early 1990s.
Agreed that is a killer perspective and great timing.
Look to the right of the comment section. It says "Photo Information". The bottom line says "Size: 75 300 300 580 x_(original)"
Click on the X-(original) and it will open the pdf. You can then save a copy.
What a great picture. I don;t care about the climber, just look at the water! How can that not make you smile!
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