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Comments by sbaclimber (64)


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It is the sweetest!! (and I am not even that big of a boulderer)

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a good pic of the type/size of rock and climbing on moss island, keep 'em comin.

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Great photo Krista! I would be cool if the Port Hills did have stuff like that. Gabe

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Actually, its a #26 BD Chock-Log (for prices, see your nearest fire-wood retailer).

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alderak, other side <a href="http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=Show&PhotoID=47713">here</a>. they are 2 ~14" thick, perfectly flat plates.

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gonna be tricky keeping a 'low profile' now...

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nope, mine ;-)

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Iron Maiden rules! ....oh, and the climbing definitely looks sweet too ;-)

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3 out of 5 stars mmm, gear....
mmm, crack....

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if you leave out all the high-ball problems, and all the problems with less than ideal landings, you might only be able to do a couple thousand different problems in all of Castle Hill relatively safely without a mat.
so.......yes, you will probably be ok without a crash pad ;-)

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exactly! if there were enough trad climbs there, this photo wouldn't even exist...

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That's just cool! My name is Gabe, and I have done that route a number of times too. Good on you learning to trad climb at Little Falls!

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I wouldn't have either, if the photo hadn't turned out so dark. If you lighten the photo in an editor, the face dissapears as soon as you can see the actual rock features.

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Yeah, perspective'll do that ;-). It's actually about 40' (you can't see the 1st 12').

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5 out of 5 stars This should be our 'come climb in the Port Hills' advertisement shot. I am trying to figure out what the giant cam is for though.....

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5 out of 5 stars it's all trad, but short and vertical, so don't need much gear(huge cam???), and you rarely need to extend much (the yellow is a trad-draw though).

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5 out of 5 stars she wasn't in NZ while you were....bad timing on your part I guess ;-)

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5 out of 5 stars dude, when did you 'lead that route'???? I thought Gift Horse was your one and only!?

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4 out of 5 stars me too..... :-)
extra points for some very clever photography/cropping (whether on purpose or not)!

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definitely, I like them so much that I have 3 pairs (1=old model), and my gf has a pair too.

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oh, how I wish a 28 was actually a 5.10b........

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<i>"they must have alot of lawnmowers to keep that grass so nice..."</i><br>Yup, they're called sheep ;-))<br>(or, as you can see in the background, cows)

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<i>"Photoshop?"</i><br>
Probably not, that is what it actually looks like!

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4 out of 5 stars awesome, love the shadow (didn't even notice it the first time I looked)

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man, I wish the V5s at Castle Hill had holds like that (any holds at all would be nice actually...)!

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actually, doogle was asking about the belay anchor at the bottom (I think). No chain, but the 1st bolt is low and doubles well as a belay anchor.

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:-)) Thanks for the offer...but I am actually not much of a boulderer either way, though I did my fair share in Little Falls. Even if I don't like bouldering, and I can't any harder than V3, Castle Hill is still a very sweet place!

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5 out of 5 stars Awesome, Matteo! I would also like to see it hi-res.

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hey, I was busy taking the photo! :-))

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MUST...NOT...OVERLOOK...GEAR....PLACEMENTS... ;-)))

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forget the cams (and bolts), I think I see a chock-stone in there that could be slung!

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Very cool! Makes you realise where Washington Iving got his imagery for the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

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Beautiful shot. I like the way you can see a bit into the crack, and then it dissapears into darkness.

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^^^It's not too bad, as long as you set your fingers just right...and the skin grows back anyway ;-)

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^^ Actually there are a couple of Lowe Ball placements as well. The route was put up in '89 though, probably before TCUs and Lowe Balls had hit NZ yet. It is definitely protectable without the 2 bolts, but considering the (lack of) rock quality, I still wouldn't want to test the gear too much ;-)

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Brilliant! The expression on your face says it all ;-))

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3 out of 5 stars I like the colors (otherwise it would be just like the other 20 (literally!) photos of some guy hanging off this route). It would be alot better if it was orientated correctly though.

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That has got to be the longest pic description I have read yet ;-)
Definitely looks like a very sweet climb though!

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1080 is a poison used to kill possums...not sure what "The Letter G" refers to...

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Yup, it is basalt.

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Finally, photo submitted just for those of us that surf the web while lying on our left sides. Thank You!

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The thing that scares me, is that the bolt was only rusted inside the hole. No sign of rust outside the hole whatsoever!

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Took me a second to figure out what looked odd.....(and no, it wasn't socialclimber ;-), you need to rotate the shot about 15-20deg counter-clockwise. Then it will be a really nice pic!

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Hahaha, it is a bit "stiff" for a 17....
The coil is on a block, and there isn't much you can do about it crossing the trail right there.
Very nice pic though, you can even see the pigeon poo coming out of the cave! ;-)

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Ctrl+L is your friend.... ;-P

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look closer.... ;-)

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Parts have been used, other parts are brand spankin' new. Not to worry though, they will be getting dirty soon :-)

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RPIXa?

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tsk, tsk, tsk, rope's behind your leg.... ;-)

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tufas??
Beautiful ice!!!

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pins and bolts, there are at least 6 draws are visible in that pic ;-)

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hehe, kind of looks like a tavern-puzzle :-)

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Btw, nice pic, love the colours.

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Um.....that's Castle Hill (Spittle Hill and Quantum Field, to be specific), not Castle Rock! There's already 2 of those in NZ... ;-)

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"@ jomagam i really2 don't need your fuckin comment ya,i'm still normal not like you
i'm sorry about my words guys.....if he's beside me maybe i''l break his fu**in neck only 5 second "
'roid rage much!?
Even consider he might be responding to someone else's (e.g. johnwesely's) post.....?

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Cool! Been there, done that ;-) Where'd you swim from?

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ship supply shop in Hamburg: http://www.hamburger-tauwerk-fabrik.de/
I did place it higher up, where the crack widens a bit (just out of pic).
Due to its weight (3.5kg), it is a bit of a specialty "piece", and doesn't get placed much.
(which is unfortunate, 'cause it cost as much as a cam...)

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Definitely!
Never quite managed to get the RP... :-(

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I should know, but...but which route is it?

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Aways such an awesome looking line. Too bad you didn't rotate the pic before uploading it.

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It isn't. The wall itself is about 60m high and Sudgrat maybe about 80-90m long. A friend of mine recently did it and said, "3 pitches and highly polished".

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why would you get trouble!?

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um.....that's not in the USA...

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Hey, those are 5.10 Lynxes!! My very first pair of climbing shoes. :-)