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Comments by taino (26)
The belay ledge was actually that of Tipsy Trees; we traversed across a narrower portion of the arete up to the belay ledge on Minty, instead of going directly up the dripping wet corner.
Great shot, dude.
Thanks, Chris. :^)
Nice lead. Nicer helmet. :wink:
And both of us thank you for that anchor. :shock:
And you flailed like a happy sperm, too. ;^P
Did you finish that one? Nice little crux, escaping from under the next roof...
There's an easier move up the face to your right, on that one, before you step out a little bit higher. Just so's you know. ;^)
No one would have been able to tell if you didn't admit it, Harsh. You did great - calm-seeming, cool, and collected - even on the hairy-airy traverse. Cheers!
Nice shot of the upper crux. Did the climber go direct, or do the hand traverse? FYI, the general consensus is that Skink is only a 5.6 if you're tall (i.e., over 5'10"). Otherwise, there's no effing way it's a 5.6. To answer dirtineye, it's not quite vertical - but very close.
Sorry, but every time I see this on the front page, I have to laugh: "Skink is a 5.6 climb..." :lol: The general consensus among locals is that Skink goes at least 5.7, and hits 5.8 direct. And it's a half-grade harder if you're short.
I swear, Liz, I thought your eyes were open when I took the shot. :oops:
Musicman - one, that I could spot. About 1/3 of the way up, there's a crack that can take a small cam. Otherwise, no. Definitely X-rated. We did it on TR.
Great shot. Intense facial expression; climbing trad; there's a lot of excess space, though... perhaps isolating the climber and the route, with no hint of the belayer? I'd love to see that in b/w!
So do old people. :P
Hilary - the rope is faded out by the sunlight. Kinda neat... looks like she's on lead.
Say my name, bitch. ;-P
Nice shot. Nice helmet.
Is it a new harness?? I'd bring it back, and ask WTF?
Nice helmet. :rolleyes:
You're not the only one who was convinced that they were off-route. I went up that with my GF, and both of us were convinced that we completely missed something. No way was what we climbed a 5.3.
Why are you carrying what looks like a #3 or #3.5 Camalot, on a fingercrack? Does it take, later in the route?
Looks like a great route, regardless.
Actually, Popol, I finally got this image printed out on high-quality paper at a high resolution; the difference is amazing. The background is indeed slightly fuzzed out; you can see it, but it doesn't pull the eye. The climber's face is the real focal point, and it shows.
Bejeezuz, Kath... no more multipitch for you until you stop using your shins, as feet!
Anyone caught on film wearing THOSE shorts deserves the 5. Bejeezuz. Gotta love *wince* the cheesy grin, too.
Keegan, that's at the Peterskill climbing area, just down the road from the Trapps.
Actually, that's Asbestos Wall unless I miss my guess, in Kaaterskill Clove. The Playground is about 20 minutes away, in Stony Clove.
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