Gunks Photos

Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Gunks Photos - 11/07/02 10:59 PM

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.
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos - 11/07/02 11:00 PM

Top-roping Maria Direct
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos - 11/07/02 11:01 PM

Resistance 5.10 LC
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos - 11/07/02 11:01 PM

The Yellow Wall 5.11
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos - 11/07/02 11:08 PM

Feast of Fools 5.10

(getting arty here with the B&W)
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos - 11/07/02 11:09 PM

Good old Foops ...

(off-limits as we all know)
Posted by: chazman

Re: Gunks Photos - 11/08/02 12:06 AM

Still reigning champ on the scanner! You go girl.
Posted by: chazman

Re: Gunks Photos - 11/22/02 01:22 AM

Who's this guy?
Posted by: BobbyS

Re: Gunks Photos - 11/22/02 01:36 AM

I don't know, but am guessing To be or not to be.
Posted by: mgs

Re: Gunks Photos - 11/22/02 02:21 PM

This site probably isn't a secret to most of you but some cool photos here

gunks photos
Posted by: Judge11

Re: Gunks Photos - 11/22/02 05:22 PM

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)
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos - 11/24/02 01:59 AM

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.
Posted by: yorick

Re: Gunks Photos *DELETED* - 11/24/02 12:41 PM

Post deleted by yorick...eps...
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Gunks Photos - 11/24/02 05:08 PM

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
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Gunks Photos - 11/24/02 08:10 PM

My buddy Dan atop Easy Keyhole (5.2). Natural Bonsai tree providing shade. Beautiful view of Nears and Milltop.

GO
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Gunks Photos - 11/25/02 06:21 PM

Judge:

get real, who cares about that gun? look at the cannons on the chick in the middle of the photo!!!
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/10/02 08:42 PM

Top candidate for 5.11 testpiece?

The Sting

Tom Andrews jumps for the jug.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/11/02 03:01 AM

Johnnybfishman on Yum Yum Yab Yum.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/11/02 03:01 AM

Here he is again on criss cross direct.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/11/02 03:03 AM

Heres our friend Aaron. This was one of his first exposed climbs.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/11/02 04:28 AM

Jeeez Toby are you trying to make me some sort of celebrity or something.........Nice photos though keep it up chief.

John
Posted by: Jannette

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/11/02 03:48 PM

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
Posted by: Jannette

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/11/02 03:52 PM

Here's Johnnyontherocks leading the crux of Modern Times.
Posted by: Jannette

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/11/02 03:57 PM

P2 of TeDum.
Posted by: crackers

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/11/02 05:03 PM

wow! Ethan, that is one of the, if not the, best photo of gunks leading that i have seen!

great pictures!
Posted by: d-elvis

Re: Gunks Photos - Blowing my own horn - 12/11/02 05:27 PM

Jackie



Photo credit goes to strat
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/11/02 05:37 PM

All excellent photos! Nice work!

GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/11/02 05:39 PM

Gorgeous! I mean the photo, but you're not so bad yourself

GO
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/11/02 05:42 PM

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.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/11/02 05:45 PM

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
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/11/02 06:01 PM

More, more, more ...

Artificial Intelligence 5.12d Bonticou
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/11/02 06:02 PM

Bwana's wife (Noel Damon) climbing Brave New World.
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/11/02 06:03 PM

The upper (second) crux of Lanman 5.11a Bonticou
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/11/02 06:04 PM

The view from the Belly Roll ledge (looking south).
Posted by: yorick

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/11/02 06:09 PM

you got it lester!...sunset over millbrook: best spot, best time...love the sunlight splitting those looooong shadows...
Posted by: Mark Heyman

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/11/02 08:10 PM

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
Posted by: Jannette

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/13/02 02:45 AM

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
Posted by: chazman

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/14/02 01:40 AM

S. C. (with camera at weird angle)
Posted by: chazman

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/14/02 01:41 AM

Ants
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/17/02 12:06 AM

That 2nd pitch is one of the best photo-ops in the Gunks!

It truly is ... either way you finish it!
Posted by: chazman

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/17/02 02:00 AM

F.T.A.
Posted by: Anonymous

Uh Oh - 12/18/02 06:30 PM

Hey, Nick,
Is that a pair of doubles going thru one 'biner, or is it twins?

Great pics either way!
Posted by: tokyo bill

Re: Uh Oh - 12/19/02 02:12 AM

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...
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Uh Oh - 12/20/02 12:38 AM

Doubles!
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/20/02 12:40 AM

Love that route!

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

Dude, it'll go!!!
Posted by: andrew

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/24/02 12:27 AM

Rope soloing Kansas City with aid.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/24/02 01:00 PM

Why didn't you just stem off the trees?
Posted by: ryanclan

Re: Gunks Photos - 12/25/02 04:29 PM

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
Posted by: Eddie

ks - 12/26/02 01:31 AM

is it a solo if someones else cleans it?

e
Posted by: MurphysLaw

Re: Feliz Navidad y Prospero Ano - OFF TOPIC!!! - 12/27/02 02:30 PM

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
Posted by: empicard

Re: Feliz Navidad y Prospero Ano - OFF TOPIC!!! - 12/27/02 03:49 PM

¿how about just using the ñ?

Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/22/03 06:49 PM

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?

Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/22/03 07:07 PM

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

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/22/03 07:37 PM

I think what he was saying is "Arrrrrr I'm a boat pirate, arrrrrrr!" thats petey
Posted by: GeeVee

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/22/03 08:14 PM

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?
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Gunks Photos- way off topic - 01/22/03 11:12 PM

This is what the real photo looked like........man I should do something better with my time!
Posted by: GeeVee

Re: Gunks Photos- way off topic - 01/23/03 01:17 PM

I guess his parrot flew away?

Aaaahhhh Jim lad! Avast me hearties!
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos- way off topic - 01/23/03 09:04 PM

Here's an entirely different sort of pirate ...

Christopher Lawrence on "Monkey Pump" 5.12d
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Gunks Photos- way off topic - 02/14/03 06:13 AM

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.
Posted by: touchAbunny

Re: Gunks Photos- way off topic - 02/14/03 07:49 PM

This Picture was taken Last February .... 30 degrees outside.
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos- way off topic - 03/06/03 09:37 PM

Dug up some old photos.

Here's one of the top pitch of Limelight.
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos- way off topic - 03/06/03 09:38 PM

Here's another.

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

Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos- way off topic - 03/06/03 09:40 PM

And here's the Arrow rap ledge ... overlooking the valley.

Love those autumn colors!

Posted by: strat

Re: Gunks Photos - 04/07/03 01:30 PM

MurphysLaw leading P1 of Limelight in interesting spring conditions (note the frozen tree!)
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos - 04/14/03 06:28 PM

Casablanca 5.8

A nice private part of the Trapps to climb.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Gunks Photos - 04/27/03 09:13 PM

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

Re: Gunks Photos - 04/28/03 12:20 AM

A friend of mine on Wishbone.

RR
Posted by: CrackBoy

Re: Gunks Photos - 04/28/03 02:06 AM

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
Posted by: CrackBoy

Re: Gunks Photos - 04/28/03 03:01 AM

Here is mgs on top of hawk early on in the season.
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos - 04/28/03 09:31 PM

Another Lost City classic ...


Resistance
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Gunks Photos - 05/01/03 06:23 PM

Directissima traverse, thoroughly sewn up with gear.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Gunks Photos - 05/02/03 02:45 PM

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

Re: Gunks Photos - 05/02/03 02:48 PM

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

Re: Gunks Photos - 05/02/03 05:18 PM

what you couldnt pick one of the shots where it doesnt look lik ei am wearing my harness up at my armpits?
Posted by: MurphysLaw

Re: Gunks Photos - 05/02/03 05:59 PM

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 )
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

One from Peters Kill - 05/05/03 01:52 PM

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)
Posted by: Judge11

Re: One from Peters Kill - 05/05/03 02:20 PM

Looks like you're wearing knickers.

Never mind...I don't want to know.
Posted by: Allenperry

Favorite Spot in Minnewaska - 05/05/03 02:49 PM

Anyone else been to this outcropping in Minnewaska Park? About 100 ft up on back side of cliff above lake.
Posted by: Allenperry

Re: Favorite Spot in Minnewaska - 05/05/03 02:52 PM

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.
Posted by: strat

Re: One from Peters Kill - 05/05/03 03:04 PM

Here's Martha Stewart selecting the appropriate passive gear du jour on the sharp end.
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: One from Peters Kill - 05/06/03 06:13 PM

That picture reminds me of another climb with a committing step (or leap) across.

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

Posted by: Coppertone

Re: One from Peters Kill - 05/06/03 07:10 PM

Is that Crash and Burn? or am I getting the name wrong.
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: One from Peters Kill - 05/06/03 07:11 PM

You got it right!
Posted by: Anonymous

A few not from Peters Kill - 05/06/03 10:38 PM

Here is CaptainNoPro on the direct start to Thin Slabs.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: A few not from Peters Kill - 05/06/03 10:39 PM

Another of the Captain on Disneyland.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: A few not from Peters Kill - 05/06/03 10:42 PM

One more, this one is Classic.
Posted by: CaptainNoPro

Re: A few not from Peters Kill - 05/06/03 11:28 PM

Those pics came out pretty well toby!! Did any of the ones I took look any good?
Posted by: nerdom

Re: A few not from Peters Kill - 05/07/03 01:01 PM

How come there's pro in every picture?
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: A few not from Peters Kill - 05/07/03 08:33 PM

NoPro must refer to what's left on his rack by the time he gets to the belay! =)
Posted by: CaptainNoPro

Re: A few not from Peters Kill - 05/08/03 05:12 PM

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.
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: A few not from Peters Kill - 05/08/03 05:28 PM

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.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: A few not from Peters Kill - 05/08/03 05:31 PM

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.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: A few not from Peters Kill - 05/08/03 06:14 PM

Another definition - I don't remember which guide it was in - is that PG can be ample gear that is "difficult to place".
Posted by: CaptainNoPro

Re: A few not from Peters Kill - 05/08/03 06:18 PM

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.
Posted by: MurphysLaw

Re: A few not from Peters Kill - 05/08/03 06:22 PM

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.
Posted by: nerdom

Re: A few not from Peters Kill - 05/08/03 06:23 PM

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.
Posted by: CaptainNoPro

Re: A few not from Peters Kill - 05/08/03 06:24 PM

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.
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: A few not from Peters Kill - 05/08/03 06:49 PM

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.
Posted by: CrackBoy

Re: A few not from Peters Kill - 05/08/03 07:36 PM

i remember getting all the gear i wanted on classic before and after the roof..no way PG or 13
Posted by: nerdom

Re: A few not from Peters Kill - 05/08/03 07:51 PM

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.
Posted by: irisharehere

Re: A few not from Peters Kill - 05/08/03 07:56 PM

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.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Gunks Photos - 05/09/03 01:28 AM

Here's CrackBoy sinking his teeth into the onsight of MF.
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Gunks Photos - 05/09/03 01:38 AM

The standard, but still nice, shot on p3 of CCK. Thanks to Phil (no, not THAT Phil, a different one) for the photo.
Posted by: cubist

Re: Gunks Photos - 05/09/03 03:05 PM

funny, i don't remember there being much in the way of wide crack on MF. what's with the big ol' cams & hexes?
Posted by: CrackBoy

Re: Gunks Photos - 05/09/03 03:19 PM

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
Posted by: CaptainNoPro

Re: A few not from Peters Kill - 05/09/03 06:19 PM

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?
Posted by: browndog2

Re: A few not from Peters Kill - 05/12/03 02:57 PM

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.
Posted by: nerdom

Classic is G - 05/21/03 01:53 PM

I take back everything I said. Classic is most definitely rated G.
Posted by: chip

Re: Classis is G - 05/21/03 11:47 PM

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.
Posted by: strat

Back on topic - 06/09/03 05:20 PM

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!
Posted by: strat

Re: (Another) One from Peters Kill - 06/09/03 05:25 PM

Smike on the direct start of Nutmaster.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: (Another) One from Peters Kill - 06/09/03 10:40 PM

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

RR
Posted by: Smike

Re: (Another) One from Peters Kill - 06/10/03 12:54 AM

"unrelenting " ...ya that about sums it up.
Posted by: strat

Wrong Season - 06/17/03 01:07 PM

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.
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

The Scanner Lives! - 06/18/03 09:42 PM

One more lookie-loo at Lanman 5.11a Bonticou.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: The Scanner Lives! - 10/01/03 09:37 PM

DisneyPoint
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: The Scanner Lives! - 11/20/03 06:52 PM

Couldn't resist playing with Photoshop and creating a "free-solo" shot of Grand Central.

Man, it's a long way down.
Posted by: TimTheClimber

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/03/04 09:57 PM

Leading Rhodo on a warm New Years Day!
Posted by: d-elvis

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/06/04 02:59 PM


Me not falling on High E


(Photo credit to murphyslaw)
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/06/04 03:24 PM

Wick and Chris on a winter ascent of Maria (Direct?).
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/06/04 03:36 PM

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.)
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/06/04 03:58 PM

Semi-delirious OFMC member escapes from rest home during the holidays; found wandering up City Lights.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/06/04 06:01 PM

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.
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/06/04 10:05 PM

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.

I'm not facing it... I'm still in denial
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/06/04 11:41 PM

Higher Stannard, Gunksfest 2003, Session b. The photographer and the subject have more than eighty years of climbing experience between them...
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/07/04 08:44 AM

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.

Fun rap!



Posted by: Smike

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/07/04 07:34 PM

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.
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/07/04 07:37 PM

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?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/07/04 07:53 PM


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.
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/07/04 08:59 PM

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?
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/07/04 11:03 PM

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.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/08/04 02:05 AM

Farewell to Arms. This was NOT taken last week!
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/09/04 07:13 PM

Nice shot, Mike.

What a great 5.8!
Posted by: zachres

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/09/04 11:53 PM

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.

Zach
Posted by: Smike

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/14/04 03:11 PM

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?)
Posted by: crackers

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/14/04 11:55 PM

you climb with him and complain about me smelling bad?
Posted by: edk

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/15/04 01:43 PM

Hey Mike Rawdon doesn't smell so bad! besides whatthe hell are you doing sniffing peoples pits anyway!!?!??

edk
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/15/04 05:05 PM

5.9 corner

Posted by: CrackBoy

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/15/04 06:33 PM

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
Posted by: chip

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/15/04 10:22 PM

That corner is one of my favs. Anyone else think it was 9-?
Posted by: Paul St. Pierre

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/16/04 02:06 AM

So just where is the 5.9 Corner?
Posted by: crackers

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/16/04 09:43 AM

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...

Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/16/04 01:36 PM

5.9, 5.9- i agree. it's in the lost city
Posted by: rickcee

Re: Gunks Photos *DELETED* - 01/16/04 05:08 PM

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Posted by: rickcee

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/16/04 06:00 PM

Hi, knowing zere about computers, going to try this
Everyone puts in their 5.xx here's my type 5.
Posted by: rickcee

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/16/04 06:05 PM

well, came thru. looks just a little small. Quiz - what climb ( magnif. glass needed)
Posted by: browndog2

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/16/04 06:14 PM

Takes a little of the challenge out of it when you have Gelsa in the picture title.
Posted by: Anonymous

Gunks Photos Wanted for Photo Contest - 01/16/04 08:33 PM

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!

-T
Posted by: edk

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/16/04 09:24 PM

Quote:

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?????????

ed
Posted by: edk

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/16/04 09:27 PM

Quote:

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?

ed
Posted by: crackers

Re: Got me! - 01/18/04 02:54 PM

doh!

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

Posted by: Fraser

Re: Sunrise Over Skytop - 01/19/04 12:07 AM

This was taken last weekend from the Bermuda triangle between Pine Bush, Gardiner and New Paltz...
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Gunks Photos, arrow - 01/19/04 10:28 PM

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.



GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Gunks Photos, arrow - 01/19/04 10:41 PM

Where to next?



GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Gunks Photos, arrow - 01/19/04 10:44 PM

An "action" shot - Mike "making the clip".



GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Gunks Photos, arrow - 01/19/04 10:47 PM

Mike had one request: Make sure you get a photo documenting the ice. Voila: mike heading up into an icicle-infested maw.



GO
Posted by: Frank Florence

Re: Gunks Photos, arrow - 01/20/04 01:07 AM

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.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Gunks Photos, arrow - 01/20/04 01:50 PM

Thats almost as silly as ice climbing in June on a perfect 70 degree Gunks climbing day
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Gunks Photos, limelight - 01/20/04 02:12 PM

Next, I led Limelight P1. I brought up Colin, and he brought up Larry (shown arriving at the P1 anchor.) Larry led P2.



GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Gunks Photos, arrow wall - 01/20/04 02:20 PM

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!)



GO
Posted by: TimTheClimber

Re: Gunks Photos - 01/20/04 08:39 PM


Rhododendron on New Years Day 2004! (No ice here )
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Gunks Photos - 03/10/04 10:20 PM

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.
Posted by: cubist

Re: Gunks Photos - 03/10/04 10:24 PM

that's a great shot (but i don't remember it being that steep...)
Posted by: Julie

Re: Gunks Photos - 03/11/04 01:30 AM

As much as I *wish* that were me ...

-sigh-
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Gunks Photos - 03/11/04 04:12 AM

Quote:

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.
Posted by: d-elvis

Re: Gunks Photos - 03/11/04 01:46 PM

Where's her helmet?
Posted by: MurphysLaw

Re: Gunks Photos - 03/11/04 03:04 PM

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.
Posted by: browndog2

Re: Gunks Photos - 03/11/04 04:54 PM

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....
Posted by: GeeVee

Re: Gunks Photos - 03/11/04 05:33 PM

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...
Posted by: TimTheClimber

Re: Gunks Photos - 03/12/04 12:23 AM

Quote:

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!
Posted by: intrepid02

Beautiful Day Last Summer - 03/22/04 12:19 AM

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.
Posted by: MurphysLaw

Re: Beautiful Day Last Summer - 03/22/04 02:49 PM

You guys part of some cult?

Or just got a really good deal on red helmets?

Pass the Kool Aid....
Posted by: edk

Re: Beautiful Day Last Summer - 03/22/04 05:53 PM

Looks like a guided party and there is some instructin going on in the background. relatively well organized belay.
Posted by: browndog2

Re: Beautiful Day Last Summer - 03/22/04 06:04 PM

Photo caption:"Ok, take your Joe Simpson autograph belay knife, and cut these slings right here..."
Posted by: pitfall

Re: Beautiful Day Last Summer - 03/22/04 07:11 PM

The real questions is: what's with the sweater vest in august?
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Beautiful Day Last Summer - 03/22/04 09:03 PM

Quote:

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).
Posted by: intrepid02

Re: Beautiful Day Last Summer - 03/23/04 12:37 AM

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.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Beautiful Day Last Summer - 03/23/04 04:12 PM

Quote:

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?
Posted by: jtuscanes

Re: Beautiful Day Last Summer - 03/23/04 05:17 PM

take that poo-bah!
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Beautiful Day Last Summer - 03/23/04 06:13 PM

you can also see the rear adjustment strap sticking out in the back. He's wearing it correctly.
Posted by: GOclimb

test - 03/23/04 10:23 PM

Just to see if I can link to the other version of the photo on the site.



GO
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Need help identifying climbers in old Gunks photo - 07/31/04 12:11 AM

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?



Posted by: oenophore

Re: Need help identifying climbers in old Gunks photo - 07/31/04 12:16 AM

The man on the left is John Stannard.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Need help identifying climbers in old Gunks photo - 07/31/04 12:54 AM

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?
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Need help identifying climbers in old Gunks photo - 07/31/04 04:24 AM

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.