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#5811 - 09/26/02 08:36 PM Re: More J-Tree [Re: GOclimb]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 1915
Loc: Los Angeles
Photo: Real Hidden Valley


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#5812 - 09/26/02 08:38 PM Re: More J-Tree [Re: GOclimb]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 1915
Loc: Los Angeles
Photo: This is the Rock Hudson formation. The crack on the right is Hot Rocks 5.11b -- while the climber on the left is Kevin Thaw attempting a new 5.12 sport route.


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#5813 - 09/26/02 08:41 PM Re: More J-Tree [Re: GOclimb]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 1915
Loc: Los Angeles
Photo: Good old Solid Gold 5.10a -- possibly the most painful face climb in JTree.


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#5814 - 09/26/02 09:03 PM Re: More J-Tree [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
GOclimb Offline
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Registered: 03/26/01
Posts: 2359
Loc: Boston
Wow, great pics!!!

How do you get such large-scale pics with halfway decent resolution at < 100k in size?

GO

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#5815 - 09/26/02 09:30 PM Re: More J-Tree [Re: GOclimb]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 1915
Loc: Los Angeles
Resize them with Photoshop. I actually drop a lot of resolution to get the size (from 2900dpi to 100dpi), but for monitor display you don't notice the drop in resolution that much.

Then again, you should see how they look at 2900dpi on a 21 inch flat panel monitor.


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#5816 - 09/26/02 09:56 PM Re: More J-Tree [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
browndog2 Offline
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Registered: 04/24/01
Posts: 767
Loc: livin' on the edge
Lester, when we were there this spring, I think that line of bolts had been chopped. Pretty horribly too, quite messy.
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(not that there's anything wrong with that...sorta)

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#5817 - 09/26/02 11:05 PM Re: More J-Tree [Re: browndog2]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 1915
Loc: Los Angeles
Well ... originally there was a bolted route called Spanish Bombs 5.11c that went straight up the face just left of Hot Rocks. But then key thin flakes broke off on the start making it almost impossible. Later, someone came and used the large crack Looney Tunes 5.9 to climb halfway up and then extended a route that went out onto the blank face to the right protected by bolts. I first thought this was the abandoned finish of Spanish Bombs, but Thaw informed me it was 5.12 something. And that seemed reasonable as he got spanked by the route and had to bail off.

The bolt wars in JTree really got out of hand -- especially in the late 80s to early 90s. I found the whole thing infantile. No one would dare rip the bolts off of a rap-bolted Randy Leavitt 5.13, but dare place bolts on a 5.11a face and RIP -- out they come!

Then these same guys go and put up a route called Rap Bolters Are Weak and totally mess up the original run-out nature of a 5.10R route. Doh!

BTW -- here's my favorite route of all in JTree. This puppy's spanked me so many times, my hiney is red and raw. But I LOVE it! Leave It To Beaver 5.12b


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#5818 - 09/27/02 03:47 AM Re: J-Tree? [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
crackers Offline
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Registered: 03/21/01
Posts: 3424
Loc: pdx
i think i have to go to j-tree this winter. exfoliating granite face climbs? Tell me more please...

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#5819 - 09/27/02 04:36 AM Re: More J-Tree [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
Jannette Offline

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Registered: 10/03/00
Posts: 2225
Loc: Gardiner, NY
Umm, here's a J-Tree picture I took that speaks for itself.

Jannette


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#5820 - 09/27/02 04:48 AM Re: More J-Tree [Re: Jannette]
Jannette Offline

Cliffmama
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Registered: 10/03/00
Posts: 2225
Loc: Gardiner, NY
And if for whatever reason you're too innocent to understand that picture...see this version.


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