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Physics coming into play on Snake Flake

Average Rating = 4.21/5 Physics coming into play on Snake Flake

Handsome Landers trying to control the barn-door swing from the crux of Snake Flake (26 or 5.12b). Taipan Wall, Grampians, Australia. L Cujes 2006
Submitted by: manacubus on 2006-03-15
Views: 2147 | Votes: 52 | Comments: 20
Duncan on The Forty Metre Mile

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Duncan on The Forty Metre Mile

Duncan Steel on The Forty Metre Mile on Slider Wall in the Glasshouses (Queensland, Australia). This route is a biiig linkup. It's 40m long (obviously) and has 20 clips. It's rated 28 or 5.13a. It'll bring a healthy glow to any forearm. L Cujes 2006.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2006-03-12
Views: 1790 | Votes: 19 | Comments: 7
Dave goes ground-up

Average Rating = 3.44/5 Dave goes ground-up

Dave (kachoong) establishing a new line ground-up at Redcliffs. Trapezius goes at 16 or 5.7. L Skidmore 2005
Submitted by: manacubus on 2005-06-20
Views: 963 | Votes: 16 | Comments: 2
Philbox crossing through

Average Rating = 3.22/5 Philbox crossing through

You all know him. He gets the odd climb in too between posting here and photographing other climbers. Phil Box repeating his own route, Desperation Prow (21 or 10d) at Redcliffs. L Skidmore 2005
Submitted by: manacubus on 2005-06-20
Views: 1073 | Votes: 9 | Comments: 0
La corde!

Average Rating = 3.57/5 La corde!

Peta whipping up rope for the clip on the classic Howler (24 or 5.11d). The rock on this section of wall is brilliant, and the locals only wish there was more of it to go around! L Skidmore 2005
Submitted by: manacubus on 2005-03-08
Views: 1551 | Votes: 7 | Comments: 0
Three finger ... BAM!

Average Rating = 3.73/5 Three finger ... BAM!

Rob firing right on one of his V5 lines on the newly discovered Samurai boulder. L Skidmore 2005.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2005-02-08
Views: 1151 | Votes: 15 | Comments: 5
McIntyre Highballing

Average Rating = 3.50/5 McIntyre Highballing

Sammi delicately balances up this lovely slabby highball L Skidmore 2005
Submitted by: manacubus on 2005-02-04
Views: 1036 | Votes: 6 | Comments: 0
The scene

Average Rating = 3.67/5 The scene

Onlookers mill around as Peta cruises a tricky little V2 problem L Skidmore 2005
Submitted by: manacubus on 2005-02-04
Views: 962 | Votes: 12 | Comments: 4
A route for the diet conscious?

Average Rating = 4.14/5 A route for the diet conscious?

Pommy sending the classic enduro pumper of 97% Fat-Free (25 or 5.12a/b), Bowens Creek. L Skidmore 2005.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2005-01-06
Views: 769 | Votes: 29 | Comments: 4
Total focus on the onsight

Average Rating = 4.22/5 Total focus on the onsight

Matt Parker (NZ) attempting the onsight of Lloyd of the Rings (27 or 5.12d). L Skidmore 2005.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2005-01-06
Views: 894 | Votes: 32 | Comments: 16
Eyeballing the anchors

Average Rating = 3.96/5 Eyeballing the anchors

Mark climbing Jaws (21 or 5.11a), Wave Wall. L Skidmore 2005.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2005-01-06
Views: 919 | Votes: 25 | Comments: 3
Falling the length of the route!

Average Rating = 3.85/5 Falling the length of the route!

Pulling up slack to clip the final bolt on the route, Erik flash pumps off and into space. A super soft catch results in a 10m fall and Erik comes to rest about 1m off the deck. L Skidmore 2004.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2005-01-06
Views: 1019 | Votes: 27 | Comments: 14
Down boy!

Average Rating = 4.15/5 Down boy!

Mark onsighting Good Big Dog (24 or 11d/12a), The Freezer, Blue Mountains. L Skidmore 2004.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2005-01-06
Views: 1191 | Votes: 27 | Comments: 9
Black Alien - Ripped!

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Black Alien - Ripped!

"Man I thought it was bomber!" This is what can happen at Frog Buttress on the harder routes. Grant fell on Chook Fear (26 or 5.12b) and ripped a #0 HB wire, a slider nut, and this black alien before getting pulled up by a green alien. If the green pulled he would have hit the deck! Photo: L Skidmore, Canon EOS 300D, August 2004.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2004-08-22
Views: 1322 | Votes: 3 | Comments: 6
Downward bound from Debrilla

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Downward bound from Debrilla

Grant coming unstuck from the featureless, square-cut arete of Debrilla (28 or 5.13a). Photo: L Skidmore, Canon EOS 300D. August 2004.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2004-08-15
Views: 729 | Votes: 2 | Comments: 0
Technical slapping and crimping

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Technical slapping and crimping

Grant on the featureless, square-cut arete of Debrilla (28 or 5.13a). Photo: L Skidmore, Canon EOS 300D. August 2004.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2004-08-15
Views: 663 | Vote: 1 | Comments: 0
Itsy bitsy spider

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Itsy bitsy spider

Grant working hard on the featureless, square-cut arete of Debrilla (28 or 5.13a). Photo: L Skidmore, Canon EOS 300D. August 2004.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2004-08-15
Views: 679 | Vote: 1 | Comments: 0
Exposure on the first ascent of Aphelion

Average Rating = 4.12/5 Exposure on the first ascent of Aphelion

Cameron Fairbairn and Phil Box on the first ascent of Aphelion, their brand new, four pitch classic on Mt Tibrogargan. This is the 30m long crux pitch (22 or 11a). Photo: L Skidmore, Canon EOS 300D. July 2004.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2004-07-20
Views: 1033 | Votes: 34 | Comments: 28
Cranking to the 'strange' chain

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Cranking to the 'strange' chain

Chris slapping for the clipping hold on Awesome Wells (21 or 5.10d). The anchor consists of one chain which is a thread, and another which is extended down from a single bolt. Ahh, the character! Photo: L Skidmore, Canon EOS 300D. June 2004.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2004-06-28
Views: 781 | Votes: 6 | Comments: 3
Chrisco on Awesome Wells

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Chrisco on Awesome Wells

Chrisco firing off Awesome Wells (21 or 5.10d) on his first shot. Nice overhanging sandstone, always fun. Photo: L Skidmore, Canon EOS300D. June 2004.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2004-06-22
Views: 812 | Votes: 8 | Comment: 1
Chrisco engaging in some Private Investigation

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Chrisco engaging in some Private Investigation

Here's Chrisco onsighting Private Investigation (19 or 5.10b) at Eagle's Nest, Brooyar, Queensland. Photo: L Skidmore, Canon EOS 300D. May 2004.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2004-05-04
Views: 998 | Votes: 9 | Comments: 8
Pinnacle Paul gritting his teeth on Jaws

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Pinnacle Paul gritting his teeth on Jaws

Jaws (21 or 5.11a) is situated on Wave Wall in the Blue Mountains and has the distinction of being THE warm-up route on the wall, or THE project on the wall, depending on your ability. A great route regardless. Photo: Lee Skidmore, Canon EOS 300D.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2004-04-19
Views: 613 | Votes: 13 | Comments: 10
Footholds explode before clipping the anchors

Average Rating = 4.14/5 Footholds explode before clipping the anchors

He was just about to clip the anchors when the footholds decided to abandon ship. Chrisco is downward bound from the onsight attempt of Superplastisizer (22), Hartley Vale Road. Photo: L Skidmore Canon EOS 300D
Submitted by: manacubus on 2004-04-19
Views: 969 | Votes: 21 | Comments: 22
A real roadside attraction

Average Rating = 3.81/5 A real roadside attraction

Chrisco crimping up the final section of Superplastisizer (22 or 5.11b). For true convenience, why not belay straight out of your car? Photo: L Skidmore, Canon EOS 300D.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2004-04-19
Views: 891 | Votes: 16 | Comments: 3
Show us your cards

Average Rating = 3.33/5 Show us your cards

Johnny onsighting Jack High (19), on Hot Flyer Wall, Upper Shipley, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia. Photo: L Skidmore, Canon EOS 300D.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2004-04-19
Views: 685 | Votes: 3 | Comments: 0
Will getting axed

Average Rating = 2.75/5 Will getting axed

A nice harsh fall for Will. Photo: L Skidmore, Canon EOS 300D
Submitted by: manacubus on 2004-02-22
Views: 481 | Votes: 4 | Comments: 3
Past...present...future

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Past...present...future

Aaron attempts the very hard and sustained Future Tense (26 or 5.12b), at Frog Buttress in Australia. Photo: L Skidmore, 35mm slide.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2004-02-22
Views: 717 | Votes: 12 | Comments: 2
Cameron on some super sustained granite

Average Rating = 3.64/5 Cameron on some super sustained granite

New Paths (24 or 5.11d) is 30m long and blasts its way up the guts of this massive dome. The climbing is on bolts and gear, and the angle is steep and uncompromising. Possibly the best route at Girraween? Photo: L Skidmore, 35mm slide.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2004-02-12
Views: 1238 | Votes: 11 | Comments: 2
Aaron above the void

Average Rating = 3.83/5 Aaron above the void

Here's young tuffdy Aaron Jones cranking it on that lovely "outdoor gym" of a crag, The Gallery in the Grampians. Photo: L Skidmore Sony digital.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2004-02-12
Views: 645 | Votes: 12 | Comments: 5
Cranking above the inky void

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Cranking above the inky void

Chrisco on the crux of the intermediate classic, Halva (16 or 5.7) at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane city. Large lights installed along the cliff base allow night climbing. Photo: Lee Skidmore, Canon EOS300D Digital SLR.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2004-01-21
Views: 551 | Votes: 2 | Comments: 2
Silhouette of Marty jugging

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Silhouette of Marty jugging

Marty jugging out of the Underworld. Photo: L Skidmore, Nikon 5000.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2004-01-07
Views: 755 | Votes: 10 | Comments: 2
Pahn Taalod (Always Pass)

Average Rating = 3.88/5 Pahn Taalod (Always Pass)

With a jungle green background, Erik onsights Pahn Taalod (6a), Dum's Kitchen. Photo: L Skidmore, Fuji digital.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2003-12-15
Views: 694 | Votes: 16 | Comments: 13
Spider on a thread

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Spider on a thread

A lone climber descends from Thaiwand Wall in Thailand, while the dripping stalactites loom overhead. Photo: L Skidmore, Fuji FinePix 3800, Nov 2003.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2003-12-05
Views: 659 | Votes: 10 | Comments: 4
Phil Box commanding Black Op's

Average Rating = 3.80/5 Phil Box commanding Black Op's

Black Op's (24 or 5.11d) is a new sport route located on this cool section of Mt Tibrogargan, Queensland, Australia. The wall is located 90m off the deck and you must either climb old-school trad to get there, or do a big walk, and rap in. Here, Phil is attempting the third ascent. Photo: L Skidmore, Nikon digital.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2003-09-10
Views: 1356 | Votes: 15 | Comments: 4
Down With His Pants

Average Rating = 3.82/5 Down With His Pants

Those damn pants! It's actually lightly raining here as Mark leads up one of the rare face routes at Frog, Down With His Pants (24 or 5.11d). Photo: L Skidmore, Sony digital.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2003-07-13
Views: 724 | Votes: 11 | Comments: 2
Delicate moves on the child

Average Rating = 3.60/5 Delicate moves on the child

Lee modelling the new qurank shirt on Child In Time (22 or 5.11a) at Frog Buttress in Australia. Superb - symetrical - sustained! Prepare for a huge pump! Photo: M Spicer, Sony digital.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2003-07-13
Views: 589 | Votes: 10 | Comment: 1
Child In Time

Average Rating = 3.73/5 Child In Time

Lee onsighting the thin and bouldery start to the superb Child In Time (22 or 5.11a) at Australia's premiere crack cliff - Frog Buttress. Photo: M Spicer, Sony digital. If you're in Oz and want the same shirt, go here.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2003-07-13
Views: 1682 | Votes: 11 | Comments: 3
Sammi on Hello Dolly

Average Rating = 3.75/5 Sammi on Hello Dolly

What a fantastic place to climb! While seals and dolphins cruise below, Sammi edges up the final slab on her ascent of Hello Dolly, Bayside Upper, Point Perpendicular. Photo: Lee Skidmore, Sony Mavica FD-88.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2003-04-28
Views: 746 | Votes: 16 | Comment: 1
Hello Dolly!

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Hello Dolly!

Sammi cranking hard above the waves on the onsight of Hello Dolly, Bayside Upper, Point Perpendicular. Photo: Lee Skidmore Sony Mavica FD-88.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2003-04-27
Views: 568 | Votes: 19 | Comments: 7
The hardest in Australia?

Average Rating = 4.00/5 The hardest in Australia?

Matt Wrigley on his "Pretty Hate Machine". It's a V14 which consists of over 30 moves on a horizontal roof, and then tops out of Hollow Mountain Cave in the Grampians, Australia. And yes, it's harder than Klem Loskot's famous V14 "Cave Rave" which lives in the same cave. Photo: L Skidmore, Sony Digital.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2002-12-06
Views: 1502 | Votes: 11 | Comments: 5
Profile shot for manacubus

Average Rating = 0.00/5 Profile shot for manacubus

Profile shot of manacubus, scoping the next problem in Fontainbleau, France. N Monteith (orangeoverhang) 2004
Submitted by: manacubus on 2004-11-25
Views: 896 | Comments: 0
Splish splash I was takin' a bath

Average Rating = 3.57/5 Splish splash I was takin' a bath

In the pouring rain, Sammi seconds the lovely "XI" (18 or 5.9) on Fang Buttress at Arapiles. Photo: L Skidmore, Sony Mavica FD-88.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2002-12-01
Views: 437 | Votes: 7 | Comment: 1
Who needs a gym?

Average Rating = 3.75/5 Who needs a gym?

Craigu showing that climbing is all around us. Location: Brisbane, Australia. Photo: L Skidmore, Sony Mavica FD-88.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2002-10-25
Views: 543 | Votes: 8 | Comments: 4
Nasty But Nourishing

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Nasty But Nourishing

Lee on the crux of the first ascent of Nasty But Nourishing (21 or 5.10c). It's a sport route except for the fact that one of the pockets requires a #5 camalot. Needless to say most people try to run it out! Photo: Steve Baskerville, Fuji Sensia 200 35mm slide.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2002-10-02
Views: 601 | Votes: 6 | Comments: 0
Absorbing

Average Rating = 3.62/5 Absorbing

Erik is focussed while seconding the classic Jezebel (16 or 5.7) on one of Mt Maroon's lower walls. Photo: L Skidmore, Sony Mavica FD-88.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2002-09-22
Views: 736 | Votes: 8 | Comments: 0
Pulling Pockets

Average Rating = 4.14/5 Pulling Pockets

Here, Lee milks a balancy rest and prepares to crank through the crux on the onsight of Overkill (17, or 5.8). Photo: M Spicer, Sony Mavica FD-88.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2002-09-20
Views: 691 | Votes: 22 | Comments: 7
With the outcome hanging in the balance...

Average Rating = 4.13/5 With the outcome hanging in the balance...

Aaron attempts the very hard and sustained Future Tense (26 or 5.12b), at Frog Buttress in Australia. Fiddling in natural protection on such a steep, imposing route is a task in itself. Photo: manacubus. 35mm slide.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2002-08-23
Views: 737 | Votes: 15 | Comments: 7
Busting a vein!

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Busting a vein!

Lee tries to burst every blood vessel in his eyes while doing the first ascent of Fame (22 or 5.10d) on Mt Stuart's Playground. Photo: Steve Baskerville, 35mm slide.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2002-08-20
Views: 666 | Votes: 8 | Comment: 1
It's all in the feet

Average Rating = 4.29/5 It's all in the feet

With bugger-all holds for the length of the route, the three-star arete of Alex In Wonderland (23 or 5.11c) really could be described as a "knifeblade". In fact, earlier in the day, I used it to cut up an orange. Climber: Aaron Jones. Photo: Lee Skidmore, 35mm Fuji Sensia 200 slide.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2002-07-31
Views: 755 | Votes: 8 | Comments: 0
Is this piece any good?

Average Rating = 4.57/5 Is this piece any good?

Not really, but hey, whacha gonna do? Here Sammi is fishing a wire into a poor slot at the top of her new route, Jungle Gym (14 or 5.6) on Jungle Wall, Burleigh Heads National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: Lee Skidmore, Sony Mavica FD-88 on a macro setting.
Submitted by: manacubus on 2002-07-29
Views: 1384 | Votes: 128 | Comments: 53
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