Climbing photo thread, volume 1

Other Crags, Aid Climbing, Bouldering, etc...
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Post by neuroshock » Tue May 23, 2006 11:00 am

i know that all i had to eat by the time the dynos started was a bagel when i woke up. on the other hand, i'd just finished my 5th beer :)

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Post by Wes » Wed May 24, 2006 12:01 am

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Post by charlie » Wed May 24, 2006 1:28 am

Damn Wes, nice assault.

100%, just got back home,

from days,

and days, of chuffing,

photo assault.

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Post by haas » Wed May 24, 2006 9:11 am

is that a bolted crack I kept seeing?

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Post by Wes » Wed May 24, 2006 11:25 am

haas wrote:is that a bolted crack I kept seeing?
Just depends on what you define "bolted crack." It is just a three bolt section of a easy sport route that you are seeing. The rest is just normal face climbing. Could be mixed, but then so could a lot of sport routes.

Thanks Charlie, funny thing is almost all those photos were from one day - the other days it was just me and crimpergirl, so no photos from those days. The last ones of the crack was the only other climbing photography, and that ended when he ripped a piece and hit the ground right after the last photo was taken.

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Post by Crankmas » Wed May 24, 2006 3:10 pm

wow thats nuttal- did you (Wes, et al ) get any beta on new bouldering areas at the New? how about a photo class at the Red sometime?

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Post by Wes » Wed May 24, 2006 3:28 pm

Crankmas, Didn't do any bouldering this trip, but would be psyched to try some there sometime soon.

I taught a climbing photo clinc there Sunday and it was pretty fun. I would be pysched to do something like that at the red sometime as well.
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Post by neuroshock » Wed May 24, 2006 3:47 pm

Crankmas, the NRG bouldering was pretty good; i spent saturday at Hawk's Nest and Cotton Hill. were some good gems scattered here 'n there....

definitely helped to have run into locals that pointed the way to good problems. the bouldering guidebook doesn't have quality ratings in it. hell, it doesn't even have page numbers in the index of boulder problems by grade...just the location, which wasn't even boulder specific!
guidebook index example wrote:V7
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White Eyebrow (Hawk's Nest)

Wes, for the next photo clinic (whenever/if there is one), if organization/logistics allow, maybe have 2 clinics? could even run them back-to-back. seemed like, on sunday, there could've been a quick primer class (<1hr?) on using SLRs (aperture settings, aperture to shutter speed to ISO relationship, FoV, DoF, P/Av/Tv/M modes) before the "main" class in regard to rigging, framing climbing shots, exposure in outdoor conditions, etc.

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Post by Cliff Heindel » Wed May 24, 2006 9:10 pm

Hey Wes-is that Leave it to Jesus in the last three shots? If it is, any advice?
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Post by Wes » Wed May 24, 2006 9:15 pm

Cliff Heindel wrote:Hey Wes-is that Leave it to Jesus in the last three shots? If it is, any advice?
Yes. Advice? It is really, really hard for the first 15 or so feet with not so good gear. The guy in the photo ripped his second piece and hit the ground, and he is a solid trad leader at that grade. I ripped a piece working it the first try, but had it backed up from when I hung. Otherwise, it is a killer route with great gear once you are past the start.

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Post by Cliff Heindel » Thu May 25, 2006 9:06 pm

Wes-Hope the guy's alright. It was his calm appearance in the pictures that had me thinking that it couldn't be LITJ.
About the first 15 ft...loose fingers, bad feet, shallow flared locks? All the above? It's such a unique line and hard to eye from the start. Do you know what piece pulled?

Anyway, as always, thanks for the in-your-face images--Cliff
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Post by TradMike » Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:40 pm

Has anyone tried the horizontal seam above RWs?
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Post by pigsteak » Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:00 pm

tried it? where's it lead.....to miguel's? :wink:
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Post by SCIN » Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:29 pm

Rock is too soft.
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Post by pigsteak » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:15 pm

you're too soft..old man.
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