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5 out of 5 stars Orange... I couldn't completely capture the rock's presence with a 55 mm lens. I'm literally almost standing in a creek which runs behind the rock. Oh well, I never said you have to climb there.

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1 out of 5 stars For those of you trying to make the connection, this is PV. As listed in the Dbase: This is a really hard/fun climb. It would be a boulder problem but the ground that you would land on is sloping. When you first walk in there is a route called solution crack and just to the left of it is a wall full of little jibs. Thats the route. every thing the the left and the right is off (both cracks) um i dont know the "Offical" name of the route so i call it the PV route.

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3 out of 5 stars For the record, Mitch is definitely right....the left climb (Neophyte Delight) is alteast a grade easier than the climb on the right (Dancing Nancy). But they're both great to practice on like Mark said.

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Well first, I'd hope he's got a spot, cuz if that heel comes tearing off it aint gonna be pretty! But the problem looks amazing!

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looks pretty nice PB&J...do you get tired of it at all?

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3 out of 5 stars Its not that classic butt shot and the composition its half bad either.

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3 out of 5 stars I don't understand why this photo has been so harshly rated. I kinda like(d) it.

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1 out of 5 stars That fall would have hurt on that slab Mitch! Whew, I'll make sure not to give that one a try!

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Good to see the Murias paying off.....I love my pair too!

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4 out of 5 stars Hey Mark---we must have simualtaneously submitted this one! I sharpened her up a bit w/ Photoshop!

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5 out of 5 stars Wish it was about forty feet high instead of ten.

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not sure if his face is in critical focus
but the shutter speed is a nice touch. 1/45? or so?

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4 out of 5 stars Amazing....i don't understand a word you said, but climbing is the universal language spoke by all on RC.com!

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nice but patience my son...what about when he looks up for his next hand hold?!!

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remind me of someone who could kick some butt on Survivor! ;)

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3 out of 5 stars I know beta for Hunters is frowned upon, so if we'd not gonna publish specs, why not publish pictures???

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4 out of 5 stars wowsers

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if this is a print...you need to burn the hand in (expose the white hand and rock which are washed out longer)

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wow...breath taking....

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5 out of 5 stars MAN....usually, the pictures on here are all same old, same old. Hanging belay, while I guys clipping a draw; but this picture is rocking! The colors are stellar. The shadows are awesome.

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Not much more can be said, but its a great shot. Love the feeling of capturing something like that!

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5 out of 5 stars where the heck was the pict shot from? A heli?

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go mark go...spotter or not!

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5 out of 5 stars mark...you're a stud

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1 out of 5 stars Honestly, the shot is pretty stock.
If it weren't for the pretty background, this picture would be a 2. But thats my .02

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sorry but the climber is just too small

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5 out of 5 stars does this problem go all the way out and up?!!!
WOW!

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5 out of 5 stars not sure why...but this is just a captivating picture. Is this shot on slide film? Cause the exceptional color would lead me to think that...
AWESOME!

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5 out of 5 stars Awesome shot...glad to see a superb climbing shot on the FP...winter saw so many landscapes....time to get back to the REAL RC photos.

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and what oes this have to do with climbing....waste of server space. A prime example of how photo submissions are getting out of hand. What are the moderators doing?!

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Hardcore.

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4 out of 5 stars everyone seems to be digging up the archieves...like the fisheye effect

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interesting point of view...unusual for a climbing shot...you always seem things going up and down...the clouds and the climbers motion kinda disturb the norm if you will...

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3 out of 5 stars the shadow is the only thing that saves this buttshot.

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it would be nice to actually see the climber...

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4 out of 5 stars the more i look at this picture, the more his facial expression annoys me. Its a great pict...don't get me wrong. But.

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5 out of 5 stars great shot, great exposure

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how the heck can you still be climbing at the hour of this shot????!

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2 out of 5 stars sorry...but this is a rockclimbing website....relevance???

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5 out of 5 stars he is in school....old school!!!

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5 out of 5 stars i think the simplicity...the freedom of the shot is what makes this a 10 for me. No spotter. Nothing, but a boulder, his pad, and one heck of problem.

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yippeeeeee

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5 out of 5 stars haha....well, who wouldnt want to see there picture on the Frontpage, even for 10 secs!

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rock climbing...this is a rock climbing website...nice pict...but it belongs on webshots not rc.com!

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5 out of 5 stars good rule of 3rd composition...but i think the shadow makes this pict powerful. also i like the landscape (as opposed to portrait) effect.

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1 out of 5 stars nice pict but it belongs on webshots.com not rc.com

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4 out of 5 stars was it a long exposure then??? or is the climb REALLY high perhaps?

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4 out of 5 stars wow...the black is so unusual...especially b/c the climber still is so well lit...how come theres absolutely nothing visible in the background??

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3 out of 5 stars well as nice as the climb appears to be..the pict sure ain't anything special. definitely not a 9.

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all these old school picts warrent a "The Archieves" Category for photos...nice shot!

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5 out of 5 stars gotta love GS...

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4 out of 5 stars nice facial gesture...but a blurred action shot would have been ideal.

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5 out of 5 stars that must have shot at f32 or something like that...cuz the focus is sensational from the foreground to the clouds!

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5 out of 5 stars is it awesome...when the good ol digital camera pulls thru like this. Was it a long exposure??

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hahaha....i never realized that...but really I'd love to see an "Old School" category so that we could easily find all these classics!

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4 out of 5 stars is that chalk on the very bottom flat-table-like feature???

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5 out of 5 stars right on jake...but thats assumes the disposable camera can exposure for the right amount of time. Usually, they're are one size fits and shutter speed; but thats besides the fact that this is an AMAZING shot given the described circumstances.

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look like some awful landings!

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5 out of 5 stars welcome to GS...every prob is a pain to top out.
Make for some stressful top-out and painful, long falls!

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5 out of 5 stars what length lenses were you using??

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5 out of 5 stars is this rock as laidback as the photo and the background rock makes it out to be??!

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HOLY SMOKES>>> There IS a climber in there. Yikes!

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nice...but missing a solid focal object.

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whats the black area?

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5 out of 5 stars HAHHA.....thats good keinangst!

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5 out of 5 stars awesome

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4 out of 5 stars still trying to figure out how the background got that dark.

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Well...even though I'm a guy...its nice to see a girl on the FP.

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5 out of 5 stars this picture really tells an entire story. Love it.

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5 out of 5 stars wow...a unique 10.

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in focus?

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5 out of 5 stars I know i'm stating the obvious here, but that it one heck of a huge roof!!

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3 out of 5 stars of course TR is climbing!!! Represent.

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out of focus dude

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still out of focus

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5 out of 5 stars where the heck is his next move???!
Great perspective...wow.

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5 out of 5 stars wow...all these awesome new pictures...

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4 out of 5 stars whtat is 8a+ is terms of the 5.x system?

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yeah...that sandstone looks yummy

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3 out of 5 stars V6 is bare feet??!!!

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5 out of 5 stars say it with me..."HIGHball"

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5 out of 5 stars wow....a jealous PA climber.

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i think every front page picture is either from climbnow1 or orangeoverhang...both are absolutely amazing photographers!!

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5 out of 5 stars those holds: ridiculous

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3 out of 5 stars sorry about that...i fixed it.

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5 out of 5 stars yeah....i agree with doughboy: as a photojournalist I love pictures that can tell a story in a snapshot and when one looks at this picture and then the complementing title, there really is nothing more to say except "AWESOME"

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definitely a ROUTE in my book, NOT a highball.

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HA....JUG???!!!!!

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3 out of 5 stars I'm still trying to figure out how this area is considered "slab"...I guess when you consider all the other areas are slightly laid back, maybe this nearly vertical area gets known as a "slab" ???

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5 out of 5 stars oh. c'mon lessismore...not like he stole the idea from you. Didn't see you taking any shots like this....anyway... Awesome.

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1 out of 5 stars man...the "Slab" looks so small in this shot. And then theres the question...would YOU call it a "SLAB"?

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4 out of 5 stars nice shot glen! Good angled perspective.

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5 out of 5 stars leadrock83...ever hear of the gunks????

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how do you clean the route then???? Fixed draws?

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3 out of 5 stars i would argue that there's better bouldering shots out there... but impressive for a timed shot.

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4 out of 5 stars nope its sharp schist. and note-taken redpiton.

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4 out of 5 stars yikes

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0 out of 5 stars V7 and you can just "hop" on in time for your self timer??!!!

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ouch...lots like the size of a credit card crimp.

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that certainly could hurt!! Nice shot though.

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right on freakshow...

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the Symmetry btwn the spotters catches my eye...both have carabiners clipped to their harnesses and are in the same position.

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i like it, but a bigger F spot woul be nice to sharpen up the background. I can see why you choose not to though, the climber would no longer be the subject.

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highest rate butt shot? you bet.

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man...not only can he shot, he can CLIMB!

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ikefromla...i agree. It didn't strike me at first, but yeah a larger f-stop would have helped tremendously.

Oh and a girl sending 13b...my gosh.

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yeah...the topout looks scary!!

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did he give you a V-rating on it?

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yeah...with an longer exposure like that....you'd definitely have to take your time. I like the taillights on the road. Makes the picture.

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whats the rating? Great shot.

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Amazing Photo Story guys...wow. Inspiring.

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5 out of 5 stars The features on the rock look so huge compared to the climbers. How big is that roof on the right...25-30 feet?!

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5 out of 5 stars agree w/ melekzek...the timing makes the photo. Not the typical "clipping" photo. The calm and collectiveness make this photo a ten for me.

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the rock looks so fake...out there in the middle of a field!

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4 out of 5 stars i agree with drkodos on this one. One of the few nines I have ever given Jorg...

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definitely, painful_crash. definitely.

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drkodos: I can't believe you can be so critical. Anyway, I like the tree. It obeys the rule of third and provides an interesting foreground as it "fades" from bottom to top.

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is this one of the chipped routes?

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rating?

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4 out of 5 stars "lacking interest in the upper third"--crotch....I'd say the huge fin does the trick for me.

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well, drkodos: do it thru a PM

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4 out of 5 stars of course, i'd love to have this in MY portfolio.

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4 out of 5 stars well said...V_Planar

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5 out of 5 stars i like how the eye follows the climbers down the slope then it explodes back up into the scenic background.

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i'm tired of looking at this pict on the FP...although it certainly made me laugh the first time...but not the 30th.

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5 out of 5 stars Awesome.

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well if you were to include the belay...don't cut off his feet!

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yeah...definitely don't call those holds clipping-worthy. They look more like a bouldering prob!

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yeah....drkodos, until you post some 10s, I don't think you have room to criticize, no matter what your resume might say.

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the pixelization is hurting my eyes...can you resize it down and resubmit. But a good shot of what to expect at Boxcar.

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i like the climb, but unforunately, the climber seems a bit pixelly.

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I can't blame ya...great shot anyway.

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3 out of 5 stars hardly any suspense.

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sure its awesome, we're not arguing that. But c'mon: I don't see the relevance. Where do we draw the line. Sure, I'd give the picture a 10 for quality, but a 0 for relevance to climbing.

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renobdarb: I agree 100%

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my new background.

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amazing!

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5 out of 5 stars well Jorg, you can take all the "above and right" shots you please with your quality! But, yes, this touch of variety is well done.

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oh yeah...I believe the Tit Toss is the right arete...v2 w/o the arete.

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5 out of 5 stars perfect

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butt shot. sure the climb is probably rad...but the pict isn't.

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5 out of 5 stars if there wasnt blood on his knee before...there might be some after(!)

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best perspective of your shots I've seen, Jorg.

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5 out of 5 stars yeah...if the climber was doing something a bit more interesting (compositionally) this would be a sure 10.

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looks like a slab climb.

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Looks like he's climbing on the moon. And a 12 yr old leading a 10d, maybe he's from the moon too!

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maybe we could make a request to Jorg for that, popol...

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5 out of 5 stars wow...great shot.

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3 out of 5 stars lets just say you won't be seeing this on the FP any longer than today...

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wow. i wonder who joe thinks HE is....that he gets to cast the first stone.

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not to be a jerk, but grain, I don't see any.

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looks like the NW Buttress...

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V(-6)

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wow....epic

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pict isn't the best, but the rock looks so sweet.

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Nothing like just you, a partner, and the rock.

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3 out of 5 stars love the shadows

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{thinking} this better hold me!

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just night bouldering?

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1 out of 5 stars need to focus a little better next time

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4 out of 5 stars wow...there was a climber in there!

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"I love morning like that up there.. pulling into the parking lot.. getting ready for some climbing." {Quoting ramylson} That's what it has to do with rockclimbing. (Plus its submitted in Artistic, so its where it should be).

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2 out of 5 stars the pict?...of course!

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3 out of 5 stars Had I taken this shot, I'd love it. But given your portfolio, Jorg, I wouldn't rate this one in your top 50. First, the dust. Secondly, the belayer got chopped at the head. Perhaps a vertical shot would have done the trick.

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is amazing to have such an eye for a situation like this...b/c it surely wouldn't look like this thru one's eyes.

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I " " the distraction comments. Not sure why, but I had the same rxn.

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hahahah. thats good. real good! :)

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4 out of 5 stars certainly room for improvement...something....but there certainly is a wow factor when you look at it initially. 9.

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holy $#!&

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looks like a shot from taken for Ammergedon

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wow...a PA photo making a strong outing on the FP...even props from drkodos! We won't discuss how this pict probably shouldn't be on here cuz of the access sensitivity, though, or so I hear.

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i don't see much gear on that climber's rack! must be on the other side of him.

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5 out of 5 stars very impressive glen...my favorite of your shots

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wow...dino's become your star climber, glen!

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i agree with the cropping suggestion, but then we're just getting a little picky. Great shot!

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to answer your question, ben, CLIMB!

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neat and all...but i'd rather see him on the 13a start.

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you're kidding right?

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5 out of 5 stars well...this is pushing even my limits Chris. But thanks for the complement.

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wow. Can I come gail?

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4 out of 5 stars oh dear...i'd be looking for another--better--hold. great shot. 9.

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is it a slab?

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3 out of 5 stars interesting in for sure...i'll give you props for a unique angle, but it doesn't capture me for some reason... i find the climbers foot distracting. 7.

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2 out of 5 stars yeah...either cut him out and leave him in. In between doesn't work.

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"I had to climb out of the moving van to take the picture"... a surefire climber at heart.

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I like the shot...but the climber isn't sharp. 9.

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can anyone say zipper?!

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forgot to observe the rule of thirds... the climber is too far left in my opinion.

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which area?

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i'd even venture beyond 20 feet for the topout...

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i bet the belayer has a sore neck after a few climbs!

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I was waiting to see how long this pict would last w/o commenting on the climber.... 5 Ha!

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too much space on the right for me.

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nice pic josh!

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There are at LEAST 2 other pictures of this EXACT spot. Always a 10, though. <a href=http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=Show&PhotoID=5789> This</a> being one...

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nice...very nice.

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awesome. is that climber high off the deck a few pitches, or just one or two?

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I like it, but don't really like the bare foot climber.

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don't really understand the copyright thing... (terms of agreement say its now RC.com's)...nonetheless.

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keep the PA shots on the FP! But seeing the SAME PA shot is getting old...

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i love the shadow on the thumb, well done!

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amazing... but I love the rationale. Imagine being an ant. Of course, they free solo everything now! I'm sure that they love to climb Yosemite's walls too... over 1000 ant pitches for sure. ;)

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4 out of 5 stars the craziest climb at Haycock

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5 out of 5 stars awesome shot!

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spooky

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Nicely cropped, just enough of the spotters persence, but not too much.

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shakylegs: ...falling on a climb like this...

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5 out of 5 stars definitely my new desktop

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now are they slightly different pics?

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2 out of 5 stars apparently this has been sent before...v8 i believe

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5 out of 5 stars one of the oldest picts from PA in the Dbase.

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wait a second, w/o human impact, would there be a Chickies?? Well it would look VERY different from even this (no drilling/blasting)

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4 out of 5 stars another PA shot on the FP, yeah, its just gear... nonetheless. nice shot.

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stole my comment, amber! I was ready to type exactly that before I scrolled down to see it already written. haha

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forget about all this nonsense, great shot!

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new desktop!

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analyze this anchor....

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ok...these photos were fun were the first month on the fp......

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3 out of 5 stars the guy looking back changes this shot from epic to cheesy IMO

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well there is some truth to thrasher's statement...

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very sweet! I thought it was a bouldering shot at first.

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no need to handjam, overhang, they are SO bomber.

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how high up is he?

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3 out of 5 stars little out of focus, but good timing and perspective.

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definitely rotate it.

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absolutely amazing. is there a walk-off at the top?
more like a basejump!

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I like how the climber's jacket is accented by the yellows & blues/purples that run throughout the photo.

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the best shot? a nice shot, yes. But doesn't send off bells and wistles IMO.

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well, the first indoor shot to hit the FP in a while!

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nice shot!

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[phil] well rc.com can't serve as Neil's free advertising (if he'd keep saying buy these off my site). I commend him for not soliciting us. Its better advertising that way.

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that could be your daughter in the pict... then the comments would be different. c'mon guys.

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you mean breathE... ;)

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scenery is nice, but the climber's movements are uninteresting. maybe two moves beforehand would've produced a more dynamic shot. (However the lighting may not have been favorable...)

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awesome shot!

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minimalist

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5 out of 5 stars awesome. no need for gortex or anything else. true men!

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what kind of rock is that? looks sooooo nice.

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4 out of 5 stars i agree with charles' observation... but not just b/c he's on TR. Nothing wrong with that...

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3 out of 5 stars i think the bouldering pads void the authenticity of an apline ascent... ;)

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no it won't

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I think the thirds application but the climber is a bit crammed on the side. Moving the climber over just a tad (maybe to the bolt behind his chalk bag) would give the climber more 'space' to climb. Dark hole doesn't bother me.

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5 out of 5 stars 10 for originality.

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5 out of 5 stars amazing! snow is white on my monitor.

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5 out of 5 stars don't see to many pinchin' picts. Very nice!

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Amazing line, amazing shot.

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4 out of 5 stars I love the old school oval q'draw! (maybe not old...?)

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no... coldclimb, that when you know there is a chick in it!

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5 out of 5 stars no one has commented on the comment yet (for good reason--given the quality of the pict) but Yosemite to Florida: YIKES!

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94 ft to be exact.

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4 out of 5 stars wow...have to get to hueco

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5 out of 5 stars Good story, good pic.

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2 out of 5 stars the view is better than the climbing, eh?

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awesome gym... very cool setting... nice pic

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Definitely lots of diabase out there...

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My hands are sweating just looking at!

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not sure anyone cares about camera beta for this particular shot... sorry

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ah... compare his shoulder to his thigh...

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I like the picture's exposure, but I would say that the picture, overall, lacks "tension"...

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If this is Pete's Butt Swing... which I'm 99% sure it is... then its not a highball.

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The climber has another 10+ moves... I would consider Charlie Brown to be a highball. I would also recommend the V0 around the corner.