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#5541 - 09/05/02 08:51 PM Re: Gunks Pics [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
pda Offline
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Thanks. I'm embarassed to admit I did not know that. It is similar to a photo on the Preserve website, which is apparently also a Truesdale.

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#5542 - 09/05/02 09:15 PM Re: Gunks Pics [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
MarcC Offline
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I left the socked foot in for comic relief!

I used Paint Shop Pro 7.0 by JASC. It's kind of a poor-man's Photoshop. It has almost all the same capabilities as PS and can even run most PS plug-ins. Some aspects can still get pretty technical, like in PS, but in general the learning curve isn't as long.

The big advantage is that while PS is around $500, PSP is about $100. They have some other pretty good pieces of software, including something called After Shot. Basically it's a scaled-down version of PSP expressly aimed at the tasks you would do with photos. Their site is www.jasc.com
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#5543 - 09/05/02 10:54 PM Re: Gunks Pics [Re: MarcC]
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Marc:

Thanks for the info. I just read an article in the NYTimes today about Photoshop Elements 2.0. Seems to be a much more user-friendly version of PS with most of the more common features. But retails around 85 bucks. I'm thinking of checking that out -- as the LE version I got with the scanner has few features and is very non-user-friendly.

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#5544 - 09/06/02 08:08 PM Re: Gunks Pics [Re: tokyo bill]
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Gunks photo for the day. (Christopher Lawrence on the crux of Filipina.)


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#5545 - 09/06/02 08:37 PM Re: Gunks Pics [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
MarcC Offline
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So that's where it goes! I always got kind of lost up there and really never successfully found the second pitch.
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#5546 - 09/09/02 02:05 AM Re: Gunks Pics [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
tokyo bill Offline
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Damn - looks like he's getting his money's worth.

Can't tell for sure, but it looks like his first visible placement was actually two small nuts of which one has lifted. That'll sure get your attention!

Nice tights, too.

Great pic.

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#5547 - 09/09/02 06:00 PM Re: Gunks Pics [Re: tokyo bill]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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The piece that looks pulled was just another nut that he didn't want to take the time to remove from the biner. The cruddy pin under the roof made him spend a lot of time trying to get pieces in below. Neither piece was very good. Me and the other guy at the belay, though, had a grand time making fun of the placements: "Oh yeah. That's BOMBER! That should hold at least 7 pounds!"

And oh yeah ... Gunks pic of the day.


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#5548 - 09/09/02 06:06 PM Re: Gunks Pics [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
Jim Lawyer Offline
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Trinity?

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#5549 - 09/09/02 07:44 PM Re: Gunks Pics du jour [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
browndog2 Offline
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Look out folks. Lester has a scanner and he's not afraid to use it! Daily pics of gunks classics is gonna cement my routine of daily views of this thread. You rock, Lester!
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#5550 - 09/09/02 08:36 PM Re: Gunks Pics [Re: Jim Lawyer]
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BING BING BING BING!

You are correct, sir!

The route in the photo is Trinity 5.11. Notice the last gear placement. The climber is working on the next placement. Notice the distance between these two placements. Notice the distance to the ground.

That's why this route didn't get much traffic. Despite being outrageously great.

*Note: This is a Skytop climb. Don't try this at home. Or at Skytop.

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