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#7188 - 11/07/02 10:59 PM Gunks Photos
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Please excuse the rash of attached photos.

I had a request from someone in need of emergency assistance!



First up:

Gearing up under the Obstacle Delusion Direct roof.


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#7189 - 11/07/02 11:00 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Loc: Los Angeles
Top-roping Maria Direct


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#7190 - 11/07/02 11:01 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Loc: Los Angeles
Resistance 5.10 LC


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#7191 - 11/07/02 11:01 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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The Yellow Wall 5.11


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#7192 - 11/07/02 11:08 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Feast of Fools 5.10

(getting arty here with the B&W)


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#7193 - 11/07/02 11:09 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Loc: Los Angeles
Good old Foops ...

(off-limits as we all know)


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#7194 - 11/08/02 12:06 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
chazman Offline
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Still reigning champ on the scanner! You go girl.

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#7195 - 11/22/02 01:22 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
chazman Offline
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Who's this guy?


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#7196 - 11/22/02 01:36 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: chazman]
BobbyS Offline
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I don't know, but am guessing To be or not to be.

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#7197 - 11/22/02 02:21 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
mgs Offline
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Loc: albany, ny
This site probably isn't a secret to most of you but some cool photos here

gunks photos

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#7198 - 11/22/02 05:22 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: mgs]
Judge11 Offline
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OK, this is interesting...
In the "Gang at the Gunks" photo, one gent is holding what appears to be a .223 cal. Ruger mini-14 rifle.

Anyone know the story behind that?

Hey, oenophore, I respectfully recant my recent explanation. Maybe this is why kids know how to use firearms! (lol)

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#7199 - 11/24/02 01:59 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: BobbyS]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Let's put this one to rest as fast as possible.

That's me. Yeah, on To Be Or Not To Be.

Thanks for the blast from the past, Chaz.

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#7200 - 11/24/02 12:41 PM Re: Gunks Photos *DELETED* [Re: mgs]
yorick Offline
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Post deleted by yorick...eps...
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#7201 - 11/24/02 05:08 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: yorick]
GOclimb Offline
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Why tell us, yorick? Speak up on the page where the photo is! By the way, it's a GREAT shot! I'm curious to find out some technicalities (like where the shot was taken from, what size lens, whether you did the whole thing a-la-mode, or undressed @ before the last pitch) but perhaps we could take that off-line. Could you PM me w/ details? Thanks!!!

GO

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#7202 - 11/24/02 08:10 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
GOclimb Offline
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My buddy Dan atop Easy Keyhole (5.2). Natural Bonsai tree providing shade. Beautiful view of Nears and Milltop.

GO


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#7203 - 11/25/02 06:21 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: Judge11]
nerdom Offline
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Judge:

get real, who cares about that gun? look at the cannons on the chick in the middle of the photo!!!
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#7204 - 12/10/02 08:42 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Top candidate for 5.11 testpiece?

The Sting

Tom Andrews jumps for the jug.


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#7205 - 12/11/02 03:01 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
Anonymous
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Johnnybfishman on Yum Yum Yab Yum.


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#7206 - 12/11/02 03:01 AM Re: Gunks Photos
Anonymous
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Here he is again on criss cross direct.


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#7207 - 12/11/02 03:03 AM Re: Gunks Photos
Anonymous
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Heres our friend Aaron. This was one of his first exposed climbs.


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#7208 - 12/11/02 04:28 AM Re: Gunks Photos
Anonymous
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Jeeez Toby are you trying to make me some sort of celebrity or something.........Nice photos though keep it up chief.

John

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#7209 - 12/11/02 03:48 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
Jannette Offline

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Here's my favorite climbing picture of me leading P2 of Bonnie's Roof. I'm reaching for a hold, but it looks like I'm peeling off. Scared the crap out of my mom. Ethan takes the photo credit.

Jannette


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#7210 - 12/11/02 03:52 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: Jannette]
Jannette Offline

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Here's Johnnyontherocks leading the crux of Modern Times.


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#7211 - 12/11/02 03:57 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: Jannette]
Jannette Offline

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P2 of TeDum.


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#7212 - 12/11/02 05:03 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: Jannette]
crackers Offline
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wow! Ethan, that is one of the, if not the, best photo of gunks leading that i have seen!

great pictures!

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#7213 - 12/11/02 05:27 PM Re: Gunks Photos - Blowing my own horn [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
d-elvis Offline
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Jackie



Photo credit goes to strat
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#7214 - 12/11/02 05:37 PM Re: Gunks Photos
GOclimb Offline
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All excellent photos! Nice work!

GO

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#7215 - 12/11/02 05:39 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: Jannette]
GOclimb Offline
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Gorgeous! I mean the photo, but you're not so bad yourself

GO

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#7216 - 12/11/02 05:42 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: GOclimb]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Great stuff, folks! Thanks for sharing!

Toby -- what kind of camera were you using? Digital? Those shots have an interesting look to them ... like they were shot off a TV screen.

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#7217 - 12/11/02 05:45 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
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Actually I have hooked up my sony handycam to my computer using a firewire and can capture video. I can also capture still shots. Not the best shots but its cool to see things that never were real photos

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#7218 - 12/11/02 06:01 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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More, more, more ...

Artificial Intelligence 5.12d Bonticou


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#7219 - 12/11/02 06:02 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Bwana's wife (Noel Damon) climbing Brave New World.


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#7220 - 12/11/02 06:03 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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The upper (second) crux of Lanman 5.11a Bonticou


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#7221 - 12/11/02 06:04 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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The view from the Belly Roll ledge (looking south).


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#7222 - 12/11/02 06:09 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
yorick Offline
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Loc: hamlet\'s hand
you got it lester!...sunset over millbrook: best spot, best time...love the sunlight splitting those looooong shadows...
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#7223 - 12/11/02 08:10 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
Mark Heyman Offline
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Lester:
" Toby -- what kind of camera were you using? Digital? Those shots have an interesting look to them ... like they were shot off a TV screen."


Toby:
"Actually I have hooked up my sony handycam to my computer using a firewire and can capture video."


Nice Call Lester!

More from Toby
" ...its cool to see things that never were real photos"


And to think that was giving you guys credit for actually climbing!

Mark

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#7224 - 12/13/02 02:45 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: crackers]
Jannette Offline

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Now that I've posted that great picture Ethan took of me on Bonnie's Roof, time for me to post a great picture of Ethan on Bonnie's Roof (but I didn't take the photo). That 2nd pitch is one of the best photo-ops in the Gunks!

Jannette


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#7225 - 12/14/02 01:40 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
chazman Offline
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S. C. (with camera at weird angle)


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#7226 - 12/14/02 01:41 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
chazman Offline
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Ants


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#7227 - 12/17/02 12:06 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: Jannette]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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That 2nd pitch is one of the best photo-ops in the Gunks!

It truly is ... either way you finish it!


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#7228 - 12/17/02 02:00 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
chazman Offline
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F.T.A.


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#7229 - 12/18/02 06:30 PM Uh Oh [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
Anonymous
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Hey, Nick,
Is that a pair of doubles going thru one 'biner, or is it twins?

Great pics either way!


Edited by rutherford420 (12/18/02 06:31 PM)

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#7230 - 12/19/02 02:12 AM Re: Uh Oh
tokyo bill Offline
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I wanted to ask the same question, but got pretty thoroughly squelched when I asked about using twins for climbing rock over in the gear forum. Figured I'd better shut up...

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#7231 - 12/20/02 12:38 AM Re: Uh Oh
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Doubles!

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#7232 - 12/20/02 12:40 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: chazman]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Loc: Los Angeles
Love that route!

Hey ... I think I see a direct variation over the final roof!

Dude, it'll go!!!

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#7233 - 12/24/02 12:27 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
andrew Offline

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Rope soloing Kansas City with aid.


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#7234 - 12/24/02 01:00 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: andrew]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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Loc: Poughkeepsie
Why didn't you just stem off the trees?

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#7235 - 12/25/02 04:29 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: Mike Rawdon]
ryanclan Offline
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They aren't that close to the cliff, eh? (otherwise, they're on, right? like on Enduro Man & City Lights)

Feliz Navidad y Prospero Ano
Kat

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#7236 - 12/26/02 01:31 AM ks [Re: andrew]
Eddie Offline
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Loc: NP. NY
is it a solo if someones else cleans it?

e
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#7237 - 12/27/02 02:30 PM Re: Feliz Navidad y Prospero Ano - OFF TOPIC!!! [Re: ryanclan]
MurphysLaw Offline
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Feliz Navidad y Prospero Ano

A friend (of Cuban descent) once pointed out to me, that in the absence of the 'enya' (the little squiggle on top of the n in "Ano" - I doubt that there's any way to type it correctly here in Gunks.com-land) that what you are wishing us translates as:
'Prosperous Anus'.

!Prospero Ano! to all
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#7238 - 12/27/02 03:49 PM Re: Feliz Navidad y Prospero Ano - OFF TOPIC!!! [Re: MurphysLaw]
empicard Offline
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¿how about just using the ñ?

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#7239 - 01/22/03 06:49 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: ryanclan]
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here is a shot of my friend Petey who is currently working towards fulfilling his dream of becoming a "boat pirate"......If you happen to see this from whereever you are pete....Get home and climb.

John

ps. the shot is on yum yum yab yum...and it is a self portrait that he took...kids got talent eh?



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#7240 - 01/22/03 07:07 PM Re: Gunks Photos
Mike Rawdon Offline

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I see that pic and I'm imagining a caption: "Hey!! Yell rock next time! (I GOTTA get me a helmet...)"

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#7241 - 01/22/03 07:37 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: Mike Rawdon]
Anonymous
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I think what he was saying is "Arrrrrr I'm a boat pirate, arrrrrrr!" thats petey

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#7242 - 01/22/03 08:14 PM Re: Gunks Photos
GeeVee Offline
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Loc: Brooklyn, NY
Must be awfully hard climbing with a peg leg and a hook (or maybe not - he probably uses the hook when he's ice climbing). And where's his eye-patch?
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#7243 - 01/22/03 11:12 PM Re: Gunks Photos- way off topic
Anonymous
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This is what the real photo looked like........man I should do something better with my time!


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#7244 - 01/23/03 01:17 PM Re: Gunks Photos- way off topic
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I guess his parrot flew away?

Aaaahhhh Jim lad! Avast me hearties!
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#7245 - 01/23/03 09:04 PM Re: Gunks Photos- way off topic [Re: GeeVee]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Here's an entirely different sort of pirate ...

Christopher Lawrence on "Monkey Pump" 5.12d


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#7246 - 02/14/03 06:13 AM Re: Gunks Photos- way off topic [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
Anonymous
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Im Jonesing to get climbing on some good, fun, gunks routes again!!! as I type this its -9degrees outside and -21degrees with the wind chill!

heres a shot of me on a chilly ascent of retribution....the cold rain and snow was very enjoyable during the crux.....Boy that day seems like yesterday.......Nov. 1st 2002.....remember that day toby...hahahhahah. I think considering we didnt sleep the night before (halloween) we had a good day.......hahah and a fun ride back to vt....sorry for the rambling everyone else....i think im getting cabin fever. peace

John.


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#7247 - 02/14/03 07:49 PM Re: Gunks Photos- way off topic
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This Picture was taken Last February .... 30 degrees outside.


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#7248 - 03/06/03 09:37 PM Re: Gunks Photos- way off topic [Re: touchAbunny]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Loc: Los Angeles
Dug up some old photos.

Here's one of the top pitch of Limelight.


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#7249 - 03/06/03 09:38 PM Re: Gunks Photos- way off topic [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Here's another.

From the same vantage point -- looking over at a party finishing up on Arrow.



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#7250 - 03/06/03 09:40 PM Re: Gunks Photos- way off topic [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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And here's the Arrow rap ledge ... overlooking the valley.

Love those autumn colors!



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#7251 - 04/07/03 01:30 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
strat Offline
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MurphysLaw leading P1 of Limelight in interesting spring conditions (note the frozen tree!)


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#7252 - 04/14/03 06:28 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: strat]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Loc: Los Angeles
Casablanca 5.8

A nice private part of the Trapps to climb.


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#7253 - 04/27/03 09:13 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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Loc: Poughkeepsie
Top roping some unnamed 5.8 face near the left end of Lost City last week. Nice lycra there, Murph!


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#7254 - 04/28/03 12:20 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: Mike Rawdon]
RangerRob Offline
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A friend of mine on Wishbone.

RR


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#7255 - 04/28/03 02:06 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: Mike Rawdon]
CrackBoy Offline
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i have some other good shots of murph in tights, alas no scanner, the shots of that dihedral came out pretty sweet for those who know what i am talking about
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#7256 - 04/28/03 03:01 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: CrackBoy]
CrackBoy Offline
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Here is mgs on top of hawk early on in the season.


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#7257 - 04/28/03 09:31 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: CrackBoy]
LesterLeBlanc Offline
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Loc: Los Angeles
Another Lost City classic ...


Resistance


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#7258 - 05/01/03 06:23 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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Registered: 11/29/99
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Loc: Poughkeepsie
Directissima traverse, thoroughly sewn up with gear.


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#7259 - 05/02/03 02:45 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: Mike Rawdon]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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CrackBoy at that mysterious place off Clove Rd (AKA LC)(historical fact: Lost City used to be called "Secret City")


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#7260 - 05/02/03 02:48 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: Mike Rawdon]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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CrackBoy asking the musical question, "What's up there?"


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#7261 - 05/02/03 05:18 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: Mike Rawdon]
CrackBoy Offline
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Loc: Republic of Davis
what you couldnt pick one of the shots where it doesnt look lik ei am wearing my harness up at my armpits?
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#7262 - 05/02/03 05:59 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: CrackBoy]
MurphysLaw Offline
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Posts: 2308
Loc: Hudson Valley, NY
Were you wearing your "big boy" pull-up harness that day?

Ah, it could be worse, at least you didn't have the ugliest clothing you own immortalized in a pic here
(and, unlike some other people named Mike, I don't take pride in owning and wearing heinous lycra clothing )
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#7263 - 05/05/03 01:52 PM One from Peters Kill [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
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Making the committing step onto the face at the start of "Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man", an excellent-hard-continuous 5.8 at Peterskill. (photo credit - Strat)


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#7264 - 05/05/03 02:20 PM Re: One from Peters Kill [Re: Mike Rawdon]
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Looks like you're wearing knickers.

Never mind...I don't want to know.

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#7265 - 05/05/03 02:49 PM Favorite Spot in Minnewaska [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
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Anyone else been to this outcropping in Minnewaska Park? About 100 ft up on back side of cliff above lake.


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#7266 - 05/05/03 02:52 PM Re: Favorite Spot in Minnewaska [Re: Allenperry]
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Here's a close-up of the rock. It juts out a good 15 feet or more. Was a little wet so I couldn't go near the edge that day.


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#7267 - 05/05/03 03:04 PM Re: One from Peters Kill [Re: Judge11]
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Here's Martha Stewart selecting the appropriate passive gear du jour on the sharp end.


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#7268 - 05/06/03 06:13 PM Re: One from Peters Kill [Re: Mike Rawdon]
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That picture reminds me of another climb with a committing step (or leap) across.

A great old 5.9 -- anyone recognize it???



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#7269 - 05/06/03 07:10 PM Re: One from Peters Kill [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
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Is that Crash and Burn? or am I getting the name wrong.

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#7270 - 05/06/03 07:11 PM Re: One from Peters Kill [Re: Coppertone]
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You got it right!

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#7271 - 05/06/03 10:38 PM A few not from Peters Kill [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
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Here is CaptainNoPro on the direct start to Thin Slabs.


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#7272 - 05/06/03 10:39 PM Re: A few not from Peters Kill
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Another of the Captain on Disneyland.


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#7273 - 05/06/03 10:42 PM Re: A few not from Peters Kill
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One more, this one is Classic.


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#7274 - 05/06/03 11:28 PM Re: A few not from Peters Kill
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Those pics came out pretty well toby!! Did any of the ones I took look any good?

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#7275 - 05/07/03 01:01 PM Re: A few not from Peters Kill [Re: CaptainNoPro]
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How come there's pro in every picture?
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#7276 - 05/07/03 08:33 PM Re: A few not from Peters Kill [Re: nerdom]
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NoPro must refer to what's left on his rack by the time he gets to the belay! =)

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#7277 - 05/08/03 05:12 PM Re: A few not from Peters Kill
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Leading maria the other day I kept expecting the PG part to arrive at anytime. There was so many placement opportunities I just kept throwing pro in. Incidentally, the PG section never came and I had sewn up the pitch.

The Captain No Pro comes from an old joke among my friends about our first experiences trad leading.

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#7278 - 05/08/03 05:28 PM Re: A few not from Peters Kill [Re: CaptainNoPro]
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Personally I've never found much difference between a G and PG route. G is gear every where and PG is gear everywhere you need it. PG might actually be a little easier to climb as you dont' get overwhelmed by too many gear placements.

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#7279 - 05/08/03 05:31 PM Re: A few not from Peters Kill [Re: Coppertone]
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As originally defined in the first guide to us PG,R, & X gear ratings:

G is gear everywhere.
PG is poor or no gear on sections that are at least two grades below the crux grade.
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#7280 - 05/08/03 06:14 PM Re: A few not from Peters Kill [Re: MarcC]
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Another definition - I don't remember which guide it was in - is that PG can be ample gear that is "difficult to place".

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#7281 - 05/08/03 06:18 PM Re: A few not from Peters Kill [Re: Mike Rawdon]
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I felt like classic was what I would consider PG. There was no gear for a while below the roof but the moves were in the 5.5 range so it was easy. Maria was definitely G.

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#7282 - 05/08/03 06:22 PM Re: A few not from Peters Kill [Re: CaptainNoPro]
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What? PG? Classic is almost a sport climb.

You can't go more than 6 feet between pins or nice pro placements.
That's G to me.
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#7283 - 05/08/03 06:23 PM Re: A few not from Peters Kill [Re: CaptainNoPro]
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Classic should probably be PG-13 because the pin at the crux move isn't gonna do shit for you if you blow it. You're looking at an ankle injury if you slip.
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#7284 - 05/08/03 06:24 PM Re: A few not from Peters Kill [Re: nerdom]
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No. The last pin is a ways below the roof. Your going to take a good 15' fall if you come off standing below the roof even though it's extremely unlikely that you would given how easy it is.

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#7285 - 05/08/03 06:49 PM Re: A few not from Peters Kill [Re: CaptainNoPro]
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You can get about 4 pieces between the last pin and the little overhang on Classic. If you trust an iffy hb offset off the deck you can do Classic without clipping any of the pins. It certainly makes the start a bit more exciting.

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#7286 - 05/08/03 07:36 PM Re: A few not from Peters Kill [Re: Coppertone]
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i remember getting all the gear i wanted on classic before and after the roof..no way PG or 13
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#7287 - 05/08/03 07:51 PM Re: A few not from Peters Kill [Re: CrackBoy]
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the crux as I see it is the little mantel-ly move at the start. there is a pin that you clip just before making this move. if you slip (and it's pretty well worn from all the traffic), you go crash back onto the pile. This is common Gunks knowledge from other posts I've read. There is no other pro midway into that move; you just have to make the move which, once you do, you're stood up and placing all the gear you want. The potential for injury makes it PG-13. Not an issue if you're solid on 5.7, but potential problem if you're not.
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#7288 - 05/08/03 07:56 PM Re: A few not from Peters Kill [Re: nerdom]
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Agreed - this isn't something you want to peel off of - your landing zone has got a big fat flake sticking up.

Tried this numerous times last summer, but my fingers just kept slipping out of the polished crack. If it wasn't for the landing, I would have just tried to heave myself up, and risk a fall of a few feet.
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#7289 - 05/09/03 01:28 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: CrackBoy]
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Here's CrackBoy sinking his teeth into the onsight of MF.


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#7290 - 05/09/03 01:38 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
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The standard, but still nice, shot on p3 of CCK. Thanks to Phil (no, not THAT Phil, a different one) for the photo.


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#7291 - 05/09/03 03:05 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: Mike Rawdon]
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funny, i don't remember there being much in the way of wide crack on MF. what's with the big ol' cams & hexes?

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#7292 - 05/09/03 03:19 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: cubist]
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umm. training purposes
thought i would make myself heavier so i could be more badass?


its really just two hexes. like the 6 and 7 hexentric i think, not exactly the heaviest gear to bring up.

and since i was going for the onsight i didnt know what i would need and i am usually too lazy to actually pare down my rack for each climb i lead especially i had paid good money for that piece


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#7293 - 05/09/03 06:19 PM Re: A few not from Peters Kill [Re: nerdom]
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Whatever,
I don't care if it was PG/G/R or X anyway. I had a great time on the route. It wasn't hard; I wasn't scared so who cares?

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#7294 - 05/12/03 02:57 PM Re: A few not from Peters Kill [Re: CaptainNoPro]
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Get it straight.
G means you can swing your rack over your head and a piece will set itself in a horizontal.
PG means a competent, properly equiped leader should find opportunities to protect moves within 2 grades of the crux, with distances between these opportunities that injury will most likely not occur in the event of a fall. Assuming Eddie isn't belaying you.
Or you're not on Honky Tonk Woman, PG my ass.
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#7295 - 05/21/03 01:53 PM Classic is G [Re: nerdom]
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I take back everything I said. Classic is most definitely rated G.


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#7296 - 05/21/03 11:47 PM Re: Classis is G [Re: nerdom]
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Classic is G. Agreed. Like most other Off-the-ground crux moves in the gunks, it is graded lower than it would be somewhere mid-pitch or higher, ie. Hyjeks Horror and many others. My call would be more like 5.8, but real fun and essentially one move. Send.

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#7297 - 06/09/03 05:20 PM Back on topic [Re: chip]
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Rainy day activity.....hike to Millbrook and back before 9am, then meet Fred and Bob and hike to Table Rock and Bonticou, if you can keep up with those two!


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#7298 - 06/09/03 05:25 PM Re: (Another) One from Peters Kill [Re: Judge11]
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Smike on the direct start of Nutmaster.


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#7299 - 06/09/03 10:40 PM Re: (Another) One from Peters Kill [Re: strat]
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There is an awesome 10a roof immediately below where you snapped that picture. Looks very improbable from above, but surprisingly easy given the the roofs unrelenting horizontalness and length.

Good shot by the way

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#7300 - 06/10/03 12:54 AM Re: (Another) One from Peters Kill [Re: RangerRob]
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"unrelenting " ...ya that about sums it up.

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#7301 - 06/17/03 01:07 PM Wrong Season [Re: strat]
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Finally finished a roll of film. The scanning on this image from the Millbrook Ridge trail in, um, December or January sucks, but, like, whatever.


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#7302 - 06/18/03 09:42 PM The Scanner Lives! [Re: strat]
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One more lookie-loo at Lanman 5.11a Bonticou.


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#7303 - 10/01/03 09:37 PM Re: The Scanner Lives! [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
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#7304 - 11/20/03 06:52 PM Re: The Scanner Lives! [Re: RangerRob]
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Couldn't resist playing with Photoshop and creating a "free-solo" shot of Grand Central.

Man, it's a long way down.


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#7305 - 01/03/04 09:57 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
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#7306 - 01/06/04 02:59 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
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Me not falling on High E


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#7307 - 01/06/04 03:24 PM Re: Gunks Photos
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Wick and Chris on a winter ascent of Maria (Direct?).


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#7308 - 01/06/04 03:36 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: rg@ofmc]
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Seasonal Preserve Ranger Bob Elsinger on the Maria overhang, done as the last pitch of the excellent combo "Scunsularia" (First pitch of Scungilli, second pitch of Sultana, third pitch of Maria.)


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#7309 - 01/06/04 03:58 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: rg@ofmc]
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#7310 - 01/06/04 06:01 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: rg@ofmc]
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Quote:

Wick and Chris on a winter ascent of Maria (Direct?).




Hey Phlan, lloks like you've been drinking WAY too many high-carb homebrews

Here's the ever-popular (but now tamed) Madame G rap after a great shirtsleeves December climb. This shot is a good example of what I like about digital cameras. Ther's no way I could shoot against that sky with a film camera and still get the shadowed forground details. Face it - chemicals (film) don't respond to light like electronic devices - or our eyes - do.

Ooops, getting a bit off topic there.


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#7311 - 01/06/04 10:05 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: Mike Rawdon]
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I dunno, I bet you could do pretty well with some manual exposure settings and a neutral-density or tiffen ultra-contrast filter. A CCD may have more dynamic range, but you still lose some information when you translate to an 8bitx3 color format.

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#7312 - 01/06/04 11:41 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: pedestrian]
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Higher Stannard, Gunksfest 2003, Session b. The photographer and the subject have more than eighty years of climbing experience between them...


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#7313 - 01/07/04 08:44 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: Mike Rawdon]
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It ain't got nuffin to do with digital vs. film. That's all about exposure. A fast lense, UV filter and manual exposure will do the trick just fine ... probably even get a better color balance.

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#7314 - 01/07/04 07:34 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
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The dynamic range of some digital sensors is at or slightly exceeds that of Slide film. The leader for dynamic range is still slow speed (ASA 100 or less) print film. What makes digital files look like they have more dynamic range is that you side step one major contributor to loss of dynamic range which is scanning film. So in the end you really can get better shots with digital. Also as Lester states perfect exposure is a must.

Nice photos btw, almost makes me want spring time rock climbing again... well almost.

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#7315 - 01/07/04 07:37 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: Smike]
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What makes digital files look like they have more dynamic range is that you side step one major contributor to loss of dynamic range which is scanning film. So in the end you really can get better shots with digital.

I don't get it; could you explain this further?
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#7316 - 01/07/04 07:53 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: oenophore]
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Scanners (low to mid level) have a lower dynamic range (the # of shade differences from black to white they can record or discern) then do most good digital camera's. So when you scan in film you will loss some of these shades present in the film and the dark area's will look darker and the light area will look lighter giving you less to work with.

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#7317 - 01/07/04 08:59 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: Smike]
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So it's the scanner, the most common means of digitizing film, that is the weakest link in the photographic (camera -> monitor) process. Since digital photography bypasses that, it is superior. Is this what you're saying?
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#7318 - 01/07/04 11:03 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: oenophore]
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It's superior in the sense that with digital there are no intermediate steps that reduce resolution or dynamic range or any quality of the photo. Any time an image has to be "interpreted" there is usually some loss of data in the image.

OTOH, what an experienced photographer can do with slow speed slide film and what a less experienced shooter might do with, say, a 2 megapixel digital camera are often worlds apart.

Getting the right exposure is key. If you take a great photo with slide film (or negative film) and you've got a terrific exposure that yields maximum density, that photo is going to look awesome if you scan it directly through a quality scanner. And it will almost certainly look better than most photos taken with a low to mid consumer level digital camera ... especially if the exposure on the digital shot is off even a little.

The variables all change with the equipment and the process. There are lots of different types of digital cameras with different capabilities. Lost of different types of film to work with. Lots of various scanners or film scanners with various levels of quality. But still the most important variable is the person pushing the shutter button. Knowing what to shoot and how to correctly expose the shot is what separates the great shots from the okay ones.

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#7319 - 01/08/04 02:05 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
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#7320 - 01/09/04 07:13 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: Mike Rawdon]
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Nice shot, Mike.

What a great 5.8!

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#7321 - 01/09/04 11:53 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
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I've viewed all of the photos on this thread 3 or 4 times.... You guys are making me insanely nostalgic.

Man, I miss the Gunks somedays.

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#7322 - 01/14/04 03:11 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: zachres]
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With this prolong cold weather I somehow I'm feeling a little sympathy for those that do no dare venture out and wish for a warmer day.

Here is a picture of when Tim (Browndog) Mike Rawdon, and I where at Lost City beating the 100 degree heat this past summer. Mike is on Texas Flake 5.10b (I think?)


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#7323 - 01/14/04 11:55 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: Smike]
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you climb with him and complain about me smelling bad?

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#7324 - 01/15/04 01:43 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: crackers]
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Hey Mike Rawdon doesn't smell so bad! besides whatthe hell are you doing sniffing peoples pits anyway!!?!??

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#7325 - 01/15/04 05:05 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: edk]
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#7326 - 01/15/04 06:33 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: edk]
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some people you don't need to stick your nose in their pits to smell them. they have their own aura. and yep mike rawdon doesn't stick
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#7327 - 01/15/04 10:22 PM Re: Gunks Photos
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That corner is one of my favs. Anyone else think it was 9-?

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#7328 - 01/16/04 02:06 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: chip]
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So just where is the 5.9 Corner?

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#7329 - 01/16/04 09:43 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: edk]
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a) i wasnt talking about mike rawdon
b) you can smell tim about the same time that the Dog starts trying to hump your leg...


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#7330 - 01/16/04 01:36 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: chip]
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5.9, 5.9- i agree. it's in the lost city

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#7332 - 01/16/04 06:00 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: rickcee]
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Hi, knowing zere about computers, going to try this
Everyone puts in their 5.xx here's my type 5.


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#7333 - 01/16/04 06:05 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: rickcee]
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well, came thru. looks just a little small. Quiz - what climb ( magnif. glass needed)

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#7334 - 01/16/04 06:14 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: rickcee]
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Takes a little of the challenge out of it when you have Gelsa in the picture title.
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#7335 - 01/16/04 08:33 PM Gunks Photos Wanted for Photo Contest [Re: rg@ofmc]
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There are some great photos in this Thread. For those of you interested there is a photo contest this month where you can win some cool Patagonia Gear!

If you want to submit photos see: ClimbNYC.com

I hope to see some of these great shots!

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#7336 - 01/16/04 09:24 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: CrackBoy]
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some people you don't need to stick your nose in their pits to smell them. they have their own aura. and yep mike rawdon doesn't stick




I've climbed with Mike... he sticks pretty good, may not stink, but hey it was a joke anyway right Mitch?????????

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#7337 - 01/16/04 09:27 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: crackers]
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a) i wasnt talking about mike rawdon
b) you can smell tim about the same time that the Dog starts trying to hump your leg...






Oh jesus crackers! Of course you wern't talking about Mike - sense of humor - *scents* of humor they kind of go together maybe?

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#7338 - 01/18/04 02:54 PM Re: Got me! [Re: edk]
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doh!

eyywallah, ne yapabilirim? yani, turkiye'dayim, amerikalilar cok az konusyorip ve bizim scents of humor unuttum...


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#7339 - 01/19/04 12:07 AM Re: Sunrise Over Skytop [Re: edk]
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This was taken last weekend from the Bermuda triangle between Pine Bush, Gardiner and New Paltz...


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#7340 - 01/19/04 10:28 PM Re: Gunks Photos, arrow [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
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The day after x-mas I went climbing w/ a group including our own Mike Rawdon. Here's Mike on Arrow, the first lead of the day. It wasn't exactly *warm*. So here's a chilly Mike fiddling a tricam into place with numb fingers.



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#7341 - 01/19/04 10:41 PM Re: Gunks Photos, arrow [Re: GOclimb]
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Where to next?



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#7342 - 01/19/04 10:44 PM Re: Gunks Photos, arrow [Re: GOclimb]
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An "action" shot - Mike "making the clip".



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#7343 - 01/19/04 10:47 PM Re: Gunks Photos, arrow [Re: GOclimb]
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Mike had one request: Make sure you get a photo documenting the ice. Voila: mike heading up into an icicle-infested maw.



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#7344 - 01/20/04 01:07 AM Re: Gunks Photos, arrow [Re: GOclimb]
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Given the ice, Mike looks suitably pensive, esp. in "where to next."

What a difference a couple of days made. We visited the Trapps a couple of days later and climbed in Spring-like weather.

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#7345 - 01/20/04 01:50 PM Re: Gunks Photos, arrow [Re: Frank Florence]
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Thats almost as silly as ice climbing in June on a perfect 70 degree Gunks climbing day

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#7346 - 01/20/04 02:12 PM Re: Gunks Photos, limelight [Re: GOclimb]
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Next, I led Limelight P1. I brought up Colin, and he brought up Larry (shown arriving at the P1 anchor.) Larry led P2.



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#7347 - 01/20/04 02:20 PM Re: Gunks Photos, arrow wall [Re: GOclimb]
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Shot of the crew from the top of Limelight P1. It was bleak, but we had fun (those liquor filled chocolate bottles may have had something to do with that!)



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#7348 - 01/20/04 08:39 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: GOclimb]
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Rhododendron on New Years Day 2004! (No ice here )
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#7349 - 03/10/04 10:20 PM Re: Gunks Photos
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Last Sunday was nice, and I actually managed to spend a full day outside doing classics in the Nears.

Here's Julie rounding the corner on Grand Central.


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#7350 - 03/10/04 10:24 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: rg@ofmc]
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that's a great shot (but i don't remember it being that steep...)

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#7351 - 03/11/04 01:30 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: rg@ofmc]
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As much as I *wish* that were me ...

-sigh-

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#7352 - 03/11/04 04:12 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: cubist]
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that's a great shot (but i don't remember it being that steep...)




Ahem...everyone knows that the cliffs are, well, steeper early in the season. In the interests of full disclosure, here's the real angle.


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#7353 - 03/11/04 01:46 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: rg@ofmc]
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Where's her helmet?
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#7354 - 03/11/04 03:04 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: TimTheClimber]
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A'ight Tim me boy, fess up.

Do you ever do any other route besides Rhodo?

You're almost as bad about repeating that again and again, over and over, like a broken record, as strat is w/ Minty.

Almost.
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#7355 - 03/11/04 04:54 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: rg@ofmc]
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Ahem...everyone knows that the cliffs are, well, steeper early in the season. In the interests of full disclosure, here's the real angle.




I don't know, the "full disclosure" angle has the climbers gear all hanging out at some crazy angle. Maybe if you turned the rock around into some sorta Dangler orientation....
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#7356 - 03/11/04 05:33 PM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: browndog2]
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the "full disclosure" angle has the climbers gear all hanging out at some crazy angle

That's because the climber is so filled with vim and vigor on such a glorious Spring-like day in early March that she's racing up that low angle at such a pace that her gear is blowing back in the slipstream.

Or something like that...
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#7357 - 03/12/04 12:23 AM Re: Gunks Photos [Re: MurphysLaw]
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A'ight Tim me boy, fess up.

Do you ever do any other route besides Rhodo?

You're almost as bad about repeating that again and again, over and over, like a broken record, as strat is w/ Minty.

Almost.




Wait... You mean that there are other routes in the Gunks?
No, I think it just happened that that is the only photo op I ever have had in my short leading career.
So what other routes should I try? I've heard of an obscure route called something like "High E", maybe I could bushwack my way up that!
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#7358 - 03/22/04 12:19 AM Beautiful Day Last Summer [Re: TimTheClimber]
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And this is what we call a clusterfuck...

http://mandarax.net/photo/minty_rap.jpg

(Sorry for the big file size. I don't currently have software to shrink it.)

This was the scene at the GT Ledge Minty Rap Station on a gorgeous Saturday in August last summer. I was taking a non-climbing cousin of mine up Beginner's Delight.

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#7359 - 03/22/04 02:49 PM Re: Beautiful Day Last Summer [Re: intrepid02]
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You guys part of some cult?

Or just got a really good deal on red helmets?

Pass the Kool Aid....
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#7360 - 03/22/04 05:53 PM Re: Beautiful Day Last Summer [Re: intrepid02]
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Looks like a guided party and there is some instructin going on in the background. relatively well organized belay.

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#7361 - 03/22/04 06:04 PM Re: Beautiful Day Last Summer [Re: edk]
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Photo caption:"Ok, take your Joe Simpson autograph belay knife, and cut these slings right here..."
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#7362 - 03/22/04 07:11 PM Re: Beautiful Day Last Summer [Re: browndog2]
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The real questions is: what's with the sweater vest in august?
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#7363 - 03/22/04 09:03 PM Re: Beautiful Day Last Summer [Re: edk]
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Looks like a guided party and there is some instructin going on in the background. relatively well organized belay.




I would have expected the guide to notice that one guy has his helmet on backwards (headlamp clip is in the back).

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#7364 - 03/23/04 12:37 AM Re: Beautiful Day Last Summer [Re: Mike Rawdon]
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Umm... Yeah, the 3 people on the right are a guide (closest to cliff edge) and his two clients. That's pretty funny, I didn't notice that the helmet was on backwards till just now. That musta been uncomfortable.

The guy on the left is me... And I assume perhaps the one Pitfall thinks is wearing a sweatervest... No comment on that.

There's 3 more people at the belay that you can't see in this pic. There's a party of 2 off to the left who climbed Minty and were on their way down. And there's my cousin who is attached to the purple cordalette.

As noted a long time ago in a different thread, a party of 2 climbed BD right behind us and beat us back to our packs by walking off to the UberFall. Go figure.

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#7365 - 03/23/04 04:12 PM Re: Beautiful Day Last Summer [Re: intrepid02]
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Umm... Yeah, the 3 people on the right are a guide (closest to cliff edge) and his two clients. That's pretty funny, I didn't notice that the helmet was on backwards till just now. That musta been uncomfortable.

The helmet was not on backward. That's how HB helmet looks. The clips are on both front and back end of the helmet. Notice how the straps fit nicely on him?

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#7366 - 03/23/04 05:17 PM Re: Beautiful Day Last Summer
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take that poo-bah!

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#7367 - 03/23/04 06:13 PM Re: Beautiful Day Last Summer
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you can also see the rear adjustment strap sticking out in the back. He's wearing it correctly.
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#7368 - 03/23/04 10:23 PM test [Re: GOclimb]
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Just to see if I can link to the other version of the photo on the site.



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#7369 - 07/31/04 12:11 AM Need help identifying climbers in old Gunks photo [Re: GOclimb]
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An old friend of Kevin Bein's sent this to me, asking if I could identify the two climbers standing next to him. Turns out, I'm not as old as I feel. This was just a bit before my era.

This is a photo of Kevin Bein discussing Nosedive.

Anyone have any clue as to who these fellas might be?




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#7370 - 07/31/04 12:16 AM Re: Need help identifying climbers in old Gunks photo [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
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The man on the left is John Stannard.
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#7371 - 07/31/04 12:54 AM Re: Need help identifying climbers in old Gunks photo [Re: LesterLeBlanc]
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What a GREAT photo!!!!!!
Like oeno said, that's Stannard on the left. Now the guy on the right.......I know him....saw him every weekend for a lot of years.....but.......ARRRRRRGH.....the name, the name.......

C'mon old farts! Help us out! That guy was a regular. Dick? Rich? Diz? Bueller? Anyone?
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#7372 - 07/31/04 04:24 AM Re: Need help identifying climbers in old Gunks photo [Re: MarcC]
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I'm in the same boat as Marc. Stannard on the left, Kevin in the middle, and...and...whathisname on the right. Maybe it will come to me.

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