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The desert man

Average Rating = 0.00/5 The desert man

This is what happens after I spend 4 days climbing at smith in the heat of August... damn it was hot there - wake up too early and climb in the morning and evening... sleep the rest of the time. What an amazing place!
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2005-12-20
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After the Pillar

Average Rating = 0.00/5 After the Pillar

I remember when I first saw a pic of the pillar in the guidebook a friend bought for me while I was still living in Toronto... I swore that one day I'd do it! This is me after doing it - freakin rad!
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2005-12-13
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Self-portrait belaying

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Self-portrait belaying

Self-portrait taken while trying to stay warm as my buddy Al linked P1 and P2 together on Cardiac Arete.
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2005-09-01
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Getting ready for a day on Sysiphus

Average Rating = 3.17/5 Getting ready for a day on Sysiphus

One of our objectives while in Canmore was Sysiphus summits (22 pitches 10d). This was one of the most incredible routes we did while in the area. With doubles we were able to easily link two pitches in one. A litte bit of rain half way up and some tired climbers made this a great day!
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2005-08-31
Views: 1486 | Votes: 6 | Comments: 0
Focus

Average Rating = 3.17/5 Focus

My buddy Al 10 pitches up showing me that he doesn't leave his heel hooks to bouldering and single pitch sport climbing
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2005-08-31
Views: 2214 | Votes: 6 | Comments: 0
Who says you need 4wd?

Average Rating = 2.00/5 Who says you need 4wd?

This is in response to all those 4wd threads recently. Thats my Jetta parked in the middle of a frozen lake while we are ice climbing in the background. Who needs winter tires??
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2004-09-13
Views: 876 | Vote: 1 | Comment: 1
One more before dark?

Average Rating = 4.00/5 One more before dark?

Here I am going down for one last quick climb. Thanks to Colin for capturing the moment... My Mom loves this pic.
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2004-09-01
Views: 913 | Votes: 7 | Comments: 3
Great end to a great week

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Great end to a great week

Here I'm belaying my buddy Colin as we are finishing the last climb of our 8 day trip to Lion's Head. This is Cumulus - a super classic climb. Thanks to Bishop for being photographer man.
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2004-08-31
Views: 1170 | Votes: 3 | Comment: 1
Orangepants

Average Rating = 2.00/5 Orangepants

Here is my buddy Orangepants showing us why he rode the short bus to school as a child.... Once again he has the same Orangepants on....
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2004-08-09
Views: 843 | Vote: 1 | Comment: 1
Making the big reeeeaaacchhhh...

Average Rating = 3.25/5 Making the big reeeeaaacchhhh...

Feeling pretty extended on Labor Pains (12b). This is one of the best routes at the crag - enjoy it... How in the world do shorter people make this move? (I'm 6'0) Thanks to Bishop for the pic.
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2004-08-09
Views: 985 | Votes: 4 | Comment: 1
Finishing the beautiful first pitch of Paralysis

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Finishing the beautiful first pitch of Paralysis

My buddy Jim coming up to join me and Orangepants at the top of P1. CAUTION - there is a wasps nest at the beginning of the traverse on P2. We got attacked!
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2004-07-14
Views: 1492 | Votes: 9 | Comments: 7
A good partner will...

Average Rating = 3.27/5 A good partner will...

Josee making sure her climbing partner is ready for a day at the crag.... For some strange reason all climbing stopped as we somehow got distracted.... How come my partner won't rub lotion on my back?
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2004-06-22
Views: 1027 | Votes: 11 | Comments: 6
Crack of Dawn...

Average Rating = 3.33/5 Crack of Dawn...

This is a pic of me at the crux of Crack of Dawn..... wow was this an amazing climb! Check out my other pic of this route to give you a different perspective. Thanks to Dennyg for the pic!
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2004-05-28
Views: 1499 | Votes: 9 | Comment: 1
Hoppinbig on his new favorite climb

Average Rating = 3.17/5 Hoppinbig on his new favorite climb

Crack of Dawn - nothing else needs to be said for anyone that knows Seneca. This is the best 10 at Seneca. The 2nd pitch is 120 feet of amazing crack climbing covering everything from off-width to fingers. Thats me at the top and my buddy Al at the bottom. My good friend Dennyg took this pic - thanks Dennis! This pic doesn't really give you an idea of how long the pitch is so I'm adding another pic of it..... check it out
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2004-05-28
Views: 853 | Votes: 6 | Comments: 2
What happens to Canadians when they go south

Average Rating = 3.17/5 What happens to Canadians when they go south

Well you can see here what happens when you take a Canadian and plop em in West Virginia at the end of May. The tan line from my harness shows how white I was at the beginning of the day... and well the red shows what happens without sunblock.
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2004-05-27
Views: 813 | Votes: 6 | Comments: 6
Climbing Castor 10a

Average Rating = 2.67/5 Climbing Castor 10a

Last time at Seneca I climbed Pollux - this time it was Castor. This is a beautiful crack with a spectacular view
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2004-05-26
Views: 942 | Votes: 3 | Comments: 5
Hoppinbig on Rock Wars

Average Rating = 3.73/5 Hoppinbig on Rock Wars

Once again I was inspired by a pic I saw on rc, first time I saw a pic of this route I swore that I would do it. On day 2 of our trip to the Red I dragged everyone to Long Wall... when we came around the corner to this climb everyone understood why were were there. This has to be one of the best cracks I have ever had the pleasure of climbing (this route is actually vertical - looks slabby in the pic for some reason).
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2004-04-26
Views: 942 | Votes: 11 | Comments: 10
Hoppinbig on Stay the Hand

Average Rating = 3.25/5 Hoppinbig on Stay the Hand

First day at the Red. This is a steep pumpy 12b. Thanks to my buddy Cherith for taking pics.
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2004-04-23
Views: 784 | Votes: 8 | Comments: 2
Hoppinbig on the Dangler

Average Rating = 3.89/5 Hoppinbig on the Dangler

It was a picture of the Dangler that motivated me all winter to climb at the gym. I told myself the first nice weekend I get I'm going to the Gunks and doing the Dangler as my first route. I took Something Interesting up to the GT ledge - and saw it.... GULP... brought up my 2 buddies... GULP.... took a few deep breaths ... GULP.... placed some gear and committed.... instantly I forgot about the exposure... about falling... with my 2 buddies cheering me on I did the Dangler... man did I love every second of it. MMMMM.. Thanks to Bishop for the great pics!
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2004-03-29
Views: 1892 | Votes: 18 | Comments: 26
No hands rest

Average Rating = 2.83/5 No hands rest

When you're ice climbing on cold days you have to stay warm somehow... I find goofing off is the best way. I found this tree and practiced my no hands rest and my figure 4's!
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2004-03-22
Views: 1114 | Votes: 6 | Comments: 2
Spring conditions

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Spring conditions

We accidentally took this pic. I almost deleted it but the more I looked at it the more I liked it... Conveys the day... snow, rocks and a rack... what a perfect spring day for climbing - and we had the crag to ourselves... Between you and I we climbed in t-shirts, but if anyone asks it was cold and nasty and its way too early to climb outside ;)
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2004-03-10
Views: 779 | Votes: 5 | Comments: 3
Darkside... enjoying a sunny day at the lake

Average Rating = 3.87/5 Darkside... enjoying a sunny day at the lake

Darkside (climbing), Hoppinbig (taking pic) and Eric from Buffalo (belaying, he's not being a bad belayer.... the ice at the bottom was too sketch for pro) spending a day at the lake - deviant style.... This was taken at Diamond lake.
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2004-01-21
Views: 1203 | Votes: 15 | Comments: 8
Hoppinbig on Razorworm....

Average Rating = 3.90/5 Hoppinbig on Razorworm....

Hoppinbig climbing Razorworm... thanks to Tradpuppy for taking such a beautiful picture - and thanks dad for the new camera...
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2004-01-05
Views: 865 | Votes: 30 | Comments: 15
Hard fought battle with 1%

Average Rating = 2.60/5 Hard fought battle with 1%

You know you had a great day climbing when your hands look like this.....
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2004-01-05 | Last Modified: 2007-01-18
Views: 1116 | Votes: 5 | Comments: 3
Girls Chatting - Boys Playing...

Average Rating = 3.33/5 Girls Chatting - Boys Playing...

On our first visit to the glen we were walking through the woods when we came to this beauty.... "Wow!" So the girls sat down and continued chatting (upset that they couldn't sit on the crash pads) and the boys started playing... This is the Chuckey Cheese Boulder - problem is Take Your Pick. Climber is Jason, I'm spotting and Bishop is taking the pic.
Submitted by: hoppinbig on 2003-12-02
Views: 1863 | Votes: 15 | Comments: 11
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