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I see a giant rack of lamb chops. I can kinda see the cat. I need food.
Nice control of the depth.
Is he ment to launch for the top from there?
It's a really nicly put together pic lollypopchic. I'm curious about the film type, lens, filters etc?
It's amazing what ankle biters can do when you give them the chance.
Definatly not grabbing your butt. Just looking pretty hard at it. :)
Keep both hands on the keyboard at all times Al :)
Theres nothing about back flips off the Sub in the guide book. I must have missed that page...
Bright and ugly polipro thermals are a tradition in NZ because they make it easier for the rescue chopper to spot bent and mangled toursts among the beautiful scenery. It's never about fashon. It's all about safty.
This IS my backyard. I am so lucky. You are welcome back anytime Al.
Al, Thanks for the loan of your pad mate. Makes a big difference to a solo day.
Nice pic Al. Better than the suggests I reckon. The light focuses attention straight onto the climber. Not too contrasty either. Well done.
The big shots arn't interested in 2's & 3's and the wee shots don't now whats been done I guess.
Just a guy wandering around with his family. I dragged him up off the main track to use my toy camera and he offered to take some pix with his camra too. It was getting on in the arvo so not much contrast. The original looks better.
That pad is the delux model alright! It's made by Tools of the Adventure. www.tota.co.nz .Wish it was mine.
The grass has been there for a while. I dont see it going anywhere soon.
Using the tether is YMCA policy. No exceptions.
The boulders on the hill in the background are now part of the Conservation Estate run by the Government. We should soon be able to access them. Til now they have been out of bounds. Castle Hill was not used for LOTR as far as I know. I'm pretty sure the boulders you are thinking of overlord, are in Tasman National Park at the top of the South Island.
Very nice pic. I think it needs to be longer than it is wide.
Where I come from, that would be called "Good ole Kiwi ingenuity. Good to see you eat healthy too.
Hi Krista. nice pic of The Tombstone. Are you saying that Wanaka was more fun than Castle Hill? ; ) - Gary.
We found the BlackDiamond Number 26 Log Chock was a perfect fit. Gotta be careful not to over cam them though.
The contrast of light and dark draws the eye right to the subjectand cuts back ground clutter. Beautiful light too. very nice pic.
You need to take all that shiny gear and roll it around in the garden a bit.
The guy with no legs is Adam. I'm the one right at the front doing a Spongebob impersonation. You'r right though, shame about the legs.
It's my happy place too. Been here fixednut ?
Nice use of the f stop. nice pic.
Spongebob got a little sunburnt that day...
T-Max. Haven't heard that word for years. Bloody good film. Bloody good pic.
I thought "the junk in the top right corner" was cloud. It could be junk from the processor. I have a U.F.O in the other pic.
I don't have a scanner, or photoshop or a digital camera. It was shot on a 35mm point and shoot and put from negs to disk at the camera shop. I'm afraid it won't get any better than it is. Theres another new pic Seth took of me on the same boulder, It's the better one I think.
Not allowed to upload as high res. This is as good as it gets.
It's a king size T.O. T .A pad Al, just like yours . Gives it some scale I guess. You can't see it in this pic but the landing is a bit slopey and strewn with little rocks. Needs a truck load of pads really.
Very cool pic Laurent. It's official. Toby is a nut case- Gary
Even if you catch thr pad, the angle of the slab it's on would bounce you right off onto the rocks below it. If it wasn't an easy problem I wouldn't have dared get on considering the landing.
The ufo is in this pic.
Al, I think thats **Brendans Arete v6. Map 24, problem 88 in the Spittle Hill guide.
Maybe they were watching. Or maybe thr girl at the processing lab sneezed
What grade does this go at Laurent? : )
I think this is the first pic of a route at CH. Well done Steve.
Are they my lovely hands?
I don't think Castle Hill was in the Banff Film Festival. Could be wrong though.
I know what it takes to get a decent nite shot. Well done.
Why the carabiner straight into the hanger?
You come to love the lightness of No. 5 Camalots after using Chock-Logs too. A full set is equal to about 2 linear meters. Thats about 1/3 of a Chord for you old timers (|:o)
Looks like a tombstone shaped like Wilburs tackle. Love the name, my favorite Motorhead song.
I wouldn't leave the ground without all that gear. Some sport lines here have hangers without rings for anchors so those quick links are pretty handy for rapping off. It's not at all uncommon to belay from the top here either. especally if the rope might rub too much on the rock for a top rope. Oh! by the way, not a bad pic.
WOW! Stealth Jandals
I love the way Josh used the f-stop to ensure nothing is quite in focus. Well worth a 10.
Grade 26. Now thats trad climbing.
I've been waiting to see this one again! Most Kiwis spot with their hands on their hips, so Gomez is doing a pretty good job. Theres a pad there too if you look hard.
Had to get back somehow I guess
Bouldering and trad Al, like Yin and Yang. I need both.
It would make a good profile pic
Good timing Tel. Probably the best pic of the dyno that I've seen. Josh is throwing for a small edge thats way back and right of the huge super slick bucket he started from. another common method is to bump up to the edge intwo goes but this means you have tp lock off a bit on your left hand.
nice plug for Positive Resoles. Is it possoble they tweaked her slack lining shoes? : )
I thought that was your regular expression ; )
It's not crap. It wont dirtyyour shoes.
I'm pretty sure thats not Unrepeatable. If it is, you are on it the wrong way around. The heel hook is ment to go left.
Nice capture Randy. Alot of detail lost though.
Yeah, we looked for you Josh but you were too busy sniffing around Jen ;P
We have waay more un-intimidating problems than that
It's worth noting that the only reason he got on that problem was because it had a crack in it.
Looks like gear that has been left in place.
Looks like gear that has been left in place.
Eight placments in 12 meters is hardly "Crazy amounts" :)
The classic 1080 pic. Nice.
Is Rachael from NZ?
It's a point and shoot, I don't have any control over the f-stop. what I did do is use the flash for fill-in. That worked well.
She just likes to be prepared for anything.
November 5th. You still had your head in your books I think
mingleefu, you been staring waay too hard at this pic. ; ) I don't own PS. Kadiez
is a kick arse climber. And just how do
you experts figure shes wearing makeup or has post manicure nails??
doogle, you missed the #4 cam placment??
I agree with you pico, kadiez makes the shot. While I think it's good to see the face, eye contact with the camera ruins action shots in my opinion. she is about 6-7 meters off the deck.
Nice pic. For what it's worth, Elephant Rocks is a whole different place to Castle Hill. Theres several hundred kilometers between them.
Chains are there. sbaclimbers new trad line to the right of this one shares the same anchors.
You'r welcome Katelyn, any time. The problem is Beatnik- v3
You are in the Spittle Hill field, suspect you are on either Centaurus, v3 or Orion, v2. Both slab/poc problems with an easy walk off and jump at the back.
Nice job Yan!
I was just asking how much longer before you pick up the rope again... ;)
Awsome pic. All it's missing is the BD poduct placment and you would have that poster. I/m putting that one on my tick list.
That would take a rather big bag...
That would be the slammer just above the right foot. Nice pic ;)
You can not resist the power of the Dark side for long young Robo
:) :) :) :)
apart from thr stack of loose blocks in the middle, it was ok!
A gaijin with ink on his back, what do the locals make of that?
the route has been cleaned.
This problem is called The Massacre? Always knew it as The Calderon
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