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Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:22 pm
by zoed
dunno who this Jimbo character is, but he's pretty damn hot

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Jimbo flashing the technical Cent Patates, 7b+ (27) at the Biographie sector - Céüse France.
Photo by Dirk Smith.

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:02 am
by Chris F
Gustav wrote:100, as in centenary?
d'oh :jocolor: 100 potatoes then

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:42 pm
by Lubags
when was gustav's pic taken? the on of "GOODWILL VAN DIE ZOELOES (Groenie Die Drakie)" i was on that climb this past weekend

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An unknown soldier hoping to get GOODWILL VAN DIE ZOELOES (21) under his belt, Disciple Wall, Wonderland, Waterval Boven.
Photo by Gustav & his "new long thing".

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:15 am
by Gustav
2011/08/21 - 09:24:13 :geek:

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:04 pm
by Chris F
Aint technology wonderful!

And Lubags if that is you, do your local photographer a favour and wear a brighter T shirt! Whites and blacks and greys are no good, a nice bright blue or green would really add a bit of pow to the shot.

Unless Gustav is a good photoshopper!

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:14 pm
by Lubags
sadly its not me, i was on the route the day before and I wasn't wearing white either. would have been a nice pic to add to my collection :(

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:29 pm
by Gustav
Well, this is as close as I can get from the top of Tranquilitas (until I can afford my next bigger thing!), would be nice to know who it was? Looked like a Black Diamond Half Dome helmet...

<<Edit: forgot to include a closer-up crop>>

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:12 pm
by pierre.joubert
How long is your long thing Gustav? 400?

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:24 pm
by Gustav
That's very personal :oops: ... only 300.

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:17 pm
by Lubags
whats the story behind the latest pic (Joe Simpson on energy crisis) and how do i get my hands on the film?

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:44 pm
by douw
Lubags wrote:whats the story behind the latest pic (Joe Simpson on energy crisis) and how do i get my hands on the film?
No special current relevance. Was just going through and scanning some of my old slides. Found this one and kinda liked it so posted it. I was employed as a sherpa for the shoot - humped some heavy packs up and down Wolfberg! Don't think the film was ever shown here and unfortunately I don't have a copy.

I also have a couple of pics looking down on Siula Grande (Joe's nemesis) and the glacier down which he crawled taken from across the way on Yerupaja. Might post them if anyone's interested.

Douw

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:55 pm
by Chris F
It was one of six short films shown on the BBC as part of a 1998 series called "The Face". As far as I can recall it had some sport climbing in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam and big walling in Cirque of the Unclimbables in Canada, and some others. It was pretty good viewing at the time, but I think would look pretty dated now. I know they have a copy on VHS in our local library (I don't have a VCR anymore though!) but no idea if it was ever released on DVD, might be worth looking on Amazon ebay etc if you want to see it. It might be available as a Torrent, but I'm not exactly sure what that is or indeed how you get hold of one. Something to do with seeds?

Also one of my first climbs of the Millenium!

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Joe Simpson (of Touching The Void fame) following Ed February across the traverse pitch of Energy Crisis at Wolfberg during filming of the BBC production "Great Climbs" in November 1997. Photo: Douw Steyn.

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:11 pm
by Lubags
i found the clip but cant get it to play :(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/greatclimb/archive1.shtml

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:27 pm
by Justin
Works with my Internet Explorer, but not with Mozilla Firefox

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:33 pm
by henkg
Spectacular place that. Not so hard is Energy Supplement (17). Kwality exposure on the 15 traverse pitch (rail with feet just above the prominent roof). Not hard at all, but great fun. Also the 17 start and finish pitches are memorable pitches.

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:01 am
by Chris F
Lubags wrote:i found the clip but cant get it to play :(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/greatclimb/archive1.shtml
BBC sometimes gets funny with letting stuff be played outside the UK, esp the iPlayer. But if Justin can see it the problem may be on your side.

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:40 pm
by micky
Totally cool shot from Ceuse Dirk! Nice one :thumleft:

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Ed Hamer on Carte Blanche, 8a - Céüse. Ed achieved 2nd place in the World Youth Championships held in Imst, Austria over the weekend.
Photo by www.dirksmith.smugmug.com

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:32 am
by vander
Amazing photo of Clinton on some beautiful Montagu rock!

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Clinton Martinengo on 'Old Man and the Sea' (29) at Heaven, Keur Kloof, Montagu
Pic by Jeremy Samson (from the book 'Cape Vertical')

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:58 am
by andrew p
wowzers that is an ace pic, cool angles and cool formation; really is like a choppy sea. That route is hard! I tried expecting to walk-it, but got whooped a bit/ alot.

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:31 am
by Justin
Cool pic :thumleft:

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Alex Williams crushing the last bit of the crux on "Little red riding hood" at Waterval Boven
Photo Brendon Salzer

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:54 am
by dirktalma
Awesome foto Frans! Daai naweek was mal lekker

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:51 pm
by Gustav
Ek stem, nice foto - lekker dinamies!

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:11 pm
by Chris F
Has it got stuck on the hitchhiker bird? Seems to have been there for a couple of days now.

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:19 pm
by Justin
Special for you Chris :P

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:35 pm
by Chris F
Shot Bru! :thumright

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:15 pm
by Justin
My pleasure.

I have to ask... what is your very good reason for being in Aberdeen?

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:30 pm
by Dark Horse
I was also a bit worried about the hitch hiker chick, I mean hitch hiking anywhere near joburg! Is this safe?

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:50 am
by Chris F
Justin wrote: I have to ask... what is your very good reason for being in Aberdeen?
The weather! 8)

Actually a long story, but short story is .....love :puker:

I'll email you the long story if you want a blow by blow account.

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:08 am
by Justin
Aha! No need for the long account, your short answer will do :)

Re: Latest climb pic.

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:03 pm
by Chris F
The main reason, but it's actually a great place to live. If you don't mid what you do, you can always get out and do something. Wet weather might be frustrating for the dedicated rock climber, but I've got bouldering on the beach 10 mins walk from the house, excellent sea cliffs, great mountain routes, a couple of small ski areas and loads of ski touring, a reasonable climbing centre, great winter climbing, loads of quality mountain biking, and a few good surf spots, all within a couple of hours drive.

Only thing it lacks is quality sport climbing in any great volume.