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Comments by taino (26)


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4 out of 5 stars 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.

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Thanks, Chris. :^)

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Nice lead. Nicer helmet. :wink:

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And both of us thank you for that anchor. :shock:

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And you flailed like a happy sperm, too. ;^P

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Did you finish that one? Nice little crux, escaping from under the next roof...

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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. ;^)

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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!

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3 out of 5 stars 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.

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3 out of 5 stars 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.

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I swear, Liz, I thought your eyes were open when I took the shot. :oops:

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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.

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4 out of 5 stars 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!

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3 out of 5 stars So do old people. :P

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Hilary - the rope is faded out by the sunlight. Kinda neat... looks like she's on lead.

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Say my name, bitch. ;-P

T

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Nice shot. Nice helmet.

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Is it a new harness?? I'd bring it back, and ask WTF?

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Nice helmet. :rolleyes:

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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.

T

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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.

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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.

T

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Bejeezuz, Kath... no more multipitch for you until you stop using your shins, as feet!

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5 out of 5 stars Anyone caught on film wearing THOSE shorts deserves the 5. Bejeezuz. Gotta love *wince* the cheesy grin, too.

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Keegan, that's at the Peterskill climbing area, just down the road from the Trapps.

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Actually, that's Asbestos Wall unless I miss my guess, in Kaaterskill Clove. The Playground is about 20 minutes away, in Stony Clove.