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Comments by shakylegs (164)


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4 out of 5 stars Eek, that looks like a scary, tall-boy clip.

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4 out of 5 stars Nice. Is it trad or sport? Bolted anchor, or on gear?

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4 out of 5 stars Classic. Absolute classic.

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4 out of 5 stars Wow, looks almost like a Georges Seurat painting.

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Wow, brave fella to do the hike to Wallface under difficult conditions. Mental Blocks and/or Dihedral are definitely on my tick-list.

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2 out of 5 stars Hey, is gblauer top-roping MF? If so, ummm. But, that's only one crux. There's another one above.
Nice shot of body-position, though.

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5 out of 5 stars Great photo. but wait! The belayer is about 10 feet away from the wall. Doesn't look like he'll give much of a dynamic belay either.
But, like I said, great shot.

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Swami belt or Troll harness?
BTW, I heard that some major piece of rock fell off of Diedre, back in August. We're talking microwave-sized here.

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In the east, that would all be ice. Nice pic.

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4 out of 5 stars Wow, dog wall. Didn't think anything nice could come of it.

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Top of the third pitch?

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The climb looks incredible, and incredibly hard, but it's difficult--unfortunately-to see the climber.

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Nope, your rope is in the perfect position. Your gear is to the right, the rope should go over your right leg.

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4 out of 5 stars yeah, same question: is that graffiti in the background?
sad if it is, but good on you for getting it in focus.
oh, and nice tension photo.

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4 out of 5 stars Really nice. Was a filter used, post-print dabbling, or simply Kodak film?

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4 out of 5 stars Really nice, with the hands just slightly out-of-focus, gives the photo more impact.

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Nice job! Tough route for a 10a, but way enjoyable.

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Ugh, cowbells. Now *every one* is going to want to start using them again. <grin>

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4 out of 5 stars Nice pic, nice route. You're approaching the flake, aren't you?

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4 out of 5 stars Oh man, looks like a swing if you peeled. Can just imagine the thoughts going through your mind: "oh please, just hang on a little longer. C'mon cam, get in there. Ah, clip, sigh."
Nice action shot.

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4 out of 5 stars Not yet at the top-out, he's only at the first crux. There's another one above that.
Such a great climb, and nice way to bring the view into the shot.
BTW, it's "Moby's Dick."

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Woohoo, a Kelly climb. Old skool.
Got to get to Obed.
That looks steep.

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Far be it from me to critique a 26 climber, but shouldn't the rope be over his left leg?
But, nice run out. And nice photo.

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4 out of 5 stars Hey, you didn't happen to find a red & black biner on that, did you? Fourth clip? Had to bail a while back. No? Okay.
Nice that only the climber is in focus, makes it looks like a misty forest shot.

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4 out of 5 stars well, it got wet about the third clip. scary start, isn't it?

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4 out of 5 stars Jeez, look at the nails on him. Crimps must hurt like crazy.

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Um, wow.

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Wow, look at the reach she gets by high-stepping. The socks, however, have to go.

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Love the attentive belayer. Also, is that one of those hangers that you have to place yourself?

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Nice. So you head straight up the offwidth instead of traversing along the crack?
Interesting to see what the cliffs used to look like without several parties on them.

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1 out of 5 stars Yawn. Sorry, but what do you expect from photos taken in playgrounds?

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really, really nice.

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Ah, that overhang. Amazing, isn't it. Full drop-knee mode.

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1 out of 5 stars Oh! It's a *campground.* Well, that changes things.
No, wait, it doesn't.
It's a boring picture that doesn't highlight the dude's skill, any movement, any sense of the skill needed. The subject is in the middle of the frame, etc. It's boring.
So, you may think they're "killer," but they're not.

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4 out of 5 stars Wait, it's So Ill climbing? But, according to R&I, it's a choss pile. Hee.
Nice tension shot.

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4 out of 5 stars Brilliant colours.

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1 out of 5 stars "doesn't highlight the dude's skill, any movement, any sense of the skill needed."
You see, I am pointing out that there is a lot of skill involved, but the picture doesn't highlight that. You've got other photos here that are way better than this.
And my cat? She's a cutie, ain't she?

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1 out of 5 stars Damn, folks, can you make sense of sentences? I'm not dissing the slackliner, I'm just saying the photo isn't stellar. It's shot straight-on, the subject is in the center of the photo, there's not semblance of action. Is this still too complicated to understand?
If theturtle boasts about posting "killer slackline shots," then I have this weird belief that maybe, just maybe, the photo will live up to the claim. Silly me.

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4 out of 5 stars Agreed.
That climb looks like it requires quite the labia/balls.

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4 out of 5 stars Grade 18, that's 5.7-5.8, isn't it?
Nice to see someone rack on their harness.

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4 out of 5 stars Oh, that's nice.

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4 out of 5 stars Rock on! Nice POV perspective.
From what I've heard, Ama Dablam is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world (although I don't know the judging criteria).

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Oh man, I remember that traverse. That was hard.

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How can anyone hate slab-climbing when presented with pics like this?

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4 out of 5 stars Interesting perspective. You normally only get shots of the Roof from the side.

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Man, I've been eying this line for a while. Too bad I suck at crack.
She is a vision in fuschia, though, isn't she?

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maybe i she'll run -- james_climber: um, how can you tell if it's a girl?

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rwalter: and thus part of the challenge.

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4 out of 5 stars That wouldn't happen were he wearing a helme... never mind.

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4 out of 5 stars bluesivro, I don't think he caught his foot in the rope. otherwise, i think the rope would still have been entangled.
regardless, nice perspective on the photo.

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0 out of 5 stars Possibly one of the worst photos here.

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4 out of 5 stars Sorry, one last question: did they shoot "The Castle" in that area? Because that lake looks familiar.

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4 out of 5 stars Don't forget to heel hook. Nice job.

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5 out of 5 stars Oh, that's nice. Especially when, scrolling from the top down, it looks like waves crashing on rock, until you see the whole pic.

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Nice turnout.

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0 out of 5 stars Yeah, that pretty much describes the picture, doesn't it? One major butt shot on a, what?, V0?

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That looks polished.

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4 out of 5 stars Man, that roof is hard.
BTW, clipping both ropes into the same 'biner?

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4 out of 5 stars Yeah, I'm not going to argue with the leader either. I just thought that, in the case of a fall, you'll have nylon rubbing on nylon, which could cause failure.

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4 out of 5 stars Well, regardless. It's a great climb, isn't it? Stellar.
Not to many problems finding the descent, I hope?

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4 out of 5 stars Great action/static shot. The hair covering her mouth lets you see the concentration in her eyes.

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Finally, someone has captured a climber on the Fickle Finger of Fate.

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4 out of 5 stars That's such a beautiful climb. Little hidden holds all over the place. Good on ya.

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What time of year was this taken?

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4 out of 5 stars Isn't that such a great climb in such a beautiful setting? Nice profile.

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4 out of 5 stars You know there's a secret, free camping spot near there, right? On the beach?

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4 out of 5 stars I don't know why, but she looks completely solid, just scanning for a hold.
I like this pic.

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4 out of 5 stars Makes me think of Moby Grape last summer (2003), where some guys put a beer keg in a crack.

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4 out of 5 stars Stiff route to begin leading. Congrats.

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Wow, that's interesting looking rock. Can you protect that, or is it sport?

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4 out of 5 stars Nice perspective.

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Had to save this onto my computer and then rotate it in a photo editor to better appreciate the shot, which is nice. I love the fact that you can see the individual fibers on the rope.

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4 out of 5 stars What's the route? PSOC? Edit: Oh, quadrophenia. Never mind. Lovely route.

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Wow, I can't believe it's actually dry for once. Gotta love runouts on moderate slab.

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Too bad the subject isn't more highlighted. It could be a really nice shot.

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4 out of 5 stars According to the guidebook, this could be considered an 11 if you're short. So, heck, I claimed it as my first 11. With an asterisk.

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A different angle shot. I'm assuming this is right after the "reach"?

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4 out of 5 stars Wow, such an incredibly detailed story in so few lines. Truly impressive.

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4 out of 5 stars I love how she's surrounded by all that fog/mist.

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Was that a wind block he was building?
But, wow, does that ever look wind-swept.

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Wow, I've only seen this in the winter. Thanks for the alternate view.

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You might want to point out what climb this is.

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So, um, did he stick the move?

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4 out of 5 stars "Still Life with Rest Pose."

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4 out of 5 stars Nice chicken wing. It’s always easy, when sitting at a desk, to think, “gosh, I want to become an off-width expert.” Until, of course, it comes time to actually doing it.

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Yeah, this is nice.

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Watched an acquaintance climb this once, while a local (has a dog called Porter; go figure) shouted out every piece of beta he could. Watching the guy climb, it seems the beta was incredibly useful.

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4 out of 5 stars Why is it seldomly climbed?
Oh, and the double-ropes are criss-crossing. Just to point it out.

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4 out of 5 stars Is this to the left of "Jump for Joy"? Great high-step technique, fellow.

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4 out of 5 stars I'm expecting to see a photo in a few years, of Laurel leading "Laurel."

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If she's on Pulling Pockets, then, isn't that a more difficult climb? Especially at the top?
I heart/miss the Red.

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Check your compression settings for jpgs on your software. Put it to "1" if possible. Jan 10: Better: Nice climb.

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Oh, that's nice.

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I hope someone is wearing sunblock…

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Like the backdrop. Looks like a ravine waiting to swallow a fallen climber.

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Looks like a great climb. Unfortunately, the photo is slightly out of focus.

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Nice heelhook

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4 out of 5 stars Solid.

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I swear, when these two walk into the gym, mouths drop. Really strong climbers, and two of the nicest folks you'll ever meet.

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I thought posting pix of Skytop wasn't allowed. I kid.

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Them's some long legs. No shame to be had in "wimping" out off of routes.

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Parking Lot? If so, that place is a mad house. A mad house!

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Elvis is owned! BTW, original composition.

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Chapel Pond, perhaps?

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This is an unfortunate pose.

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Strange, I really don't think you need to be asking questions about technique, since your photos are superb.
What could have made this shot more interesting, nonetheless, would be an even wider angle lens, something less than a 28mm, focused on the placement. Even there, though, the hand is in the upper third. I think this is a great shot.

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4 out of 5 stars Regardless of how you've manipulated the image, I think it's a great action shot. She looks solid in her semi-rest, scouting for the next move. Cartier-Bresson would be proud.

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I like the depth of field.

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Is she up for adoption? Just, you know, asking.

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nice

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Oh. My. What a great exposure shot.

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Did you use your wide-angle again? It's an interesting ploy.

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Hard to take a bad photo of that route. I like seeing the rope on the bottom right of the frame.

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Looks like a nice climb to practise placing gear, fwiw.

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Old skool shoes and shiny new cams! Interesting. (not a put-down)

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Ah, blind, desperate placements. Aren't they the best?

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Is this before or after that little ledge/notch in the rock?

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2 out of 5 stars Looks run-out for a first lead. Good on ya!

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Nice line.

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Nice. I hope you got to enjoy the second pitch as well.

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Interesting shot. Might have more effect if the right part of the photo was lightened.

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Wow, you must be really strong, climbing that boulder with some guy attached to your harness.

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I love pix that make me think. This one is good.

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Admit it: Sylvester Stallone is your hero.

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Sweet!

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No need to justify yourself. Congrats!

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Yup, even as a 5.3 pitch I found it slightly unnerving. Congrats.

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Is that the famous sandbagged pitch?

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Do the routes' names change depending on whether it's rock or ice? Because, wouldn't this be Greensleeves?

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Love the delicate balance displayed.

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Love the fact that there's a photo of a RRG route that happens to be a crack climb.

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Nothing like a full-body smear.

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love the greenery.

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Fun shot.

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Man, that's an evil climb. I've seen more than a few bail on it.

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Man, whatever happened to the sport weenie? I might have to change my opinion of you.

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Ouch, that's a burn.

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Nice climb, great body position, lovely photo.

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No cam in the crack?
Regardless, you really sewed that up, didn't you?

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So what does that go at? I ask because I want to be able to say that I can't climb 5.x offwidth.
Go ahead, say it's 5.3; I have no shame.

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Soon. Then again, from what I hear you've gotten *really* strong.

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4 out of 5 stars I was third man on this climb back in 2001. We were using double ropes, so I was only tied to one strand. Couldn't make the move, so was left dangling in mid-air. For about 10 minutes. As the leader laughed at my fear and my misfortune. I still remember hearing the (thin) rope rub against the rock, and climbers at the bottom commenting that, "gee, that rope is like dental floss." I'll take the loose holds on the 5.7 pitch than get back on this. Oh, nice silhouette.

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A bit? Dude, eat a sandwich. But nice photo, regardless.

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Yeah, you had me going for a couple of secs. You might want to work on the blue background.

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Wow, do you think you have enough gear in there?

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Wow, great stretch. I find myself having to campus those opening moves.

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I love how the guys are only too willing to lend a good ol' bum spot.

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4 out of 5 stars Nice exposure. Is the rope running behind her left leg?

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You aren't the only one to consider that the crux. It's pretty easy to cruise up to there, and then get slapped off. Makes for great falls.

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Heck, whatever it takes to make you feel secure for the move. That crack just swallows gear.

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I like how the 'biner is in focus along with the climber. Interesting shot.

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A friend of mine did the same thing. When we ride in his van, we get really hungry because it smells like French fries.

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Nice little run-out there.

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Strangely, I've got a pic of the Hi-E ledge with the same cant. Don't know why it comes out like that.

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Oops, missed that. Still looks like you rani it out to get there. Which isn't a bad thing, mind you. That rock looks really nice.

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This is the pipe pitch, isn't it?

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Not even. Had banged up my elbow on a jug placed below the hold previous to getting the flapper.
I'd rather crap my pants on a multipitch that get a scratch 5 feet off the ground.

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Well, you know what they say about big feet..... Big shoes.

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4 out of 5 stars I don't know what it is, but this? Is a great photo.

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Nice to see someone had a good time on that climb. Creaky flakes in the shadows do not make me a happy boy.

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4 out of 5 stars Nice. Really nice.

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Gawd, I remember the wet feet part of this climb. Had me nearly blubbering.

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I love that cliff, no crowds. However, your title is misleading; Mount Willard is in Crawford Notch.

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4 out of 5 stars Made the mistake of going to the left of this, couldn't figure out why it was supposed to be 5.8, until I realised it was Easy O. Regardless, scored a new tricam out of the deal, so it was all a complete loss.