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Erik

Ice climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 6, 2007 - 08:50am PT
The new issue of Rock of Ice is one of those "best of" climbing photo issues. Is it just me or do any of you also find the endless series of bouldering photos a tad boring? Geologically speaking, shots of boulders are nice, even pretty in their own right. But when it's about climbing, bouldering shots for the most part do not inspire any sort of emotion in me whatsoever, apart from *yawwwwn*. I realize that not every photo can be like Epperson's shot of Pete Takeda on pitch 14 of Sunkist, but still. Guess it's this generation's most obvious way of exploring new territory....which is fine, but if the trend continues, 30 years from now Climbing mag will be showing a bunch of pictures of people climbing trees! (billions of first ascents to be had there)

Bah. Rant over. Nothing better to do today.


TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Jun 6, 2007 - 10:02am PT
I clicked on this this thread expecting to see some bouldering photos.....

Edit:

Here we go....
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jun 6, 2007 - 10:19am PT
Bouldering shots used to be exciting...

travelin_light

Trad climber
california
Jun 6, 2007 - 10:25am PT
Notice how bouldering photos are being shot at night to try and make them more interesting?
Chris Wegener

Trad climber
St. John, Virgin Islands
Jun 6, 2007 - 10:28am PT
Jeez John, just cause you clank when you walk is no reason for you to make use all feel like midgets. :-)

Chris
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jun 6, 2007 - 10:29am PT
I like them better when you can't see those bouldering pads...


Hey Chris - Long time no see bro! Where ya' been?
Wild Bill

climber
Ca
Jun 6, 2007 - 11:10am PT
JB, are those pics of Croft?

What you can't see is the GIANT inflated airbag at base of Rostrum. You don't think he climbs without ropes, pads or anything, do ya?
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jun 6, 2007 - 11:12am PT
"Boring bouldering photos" is redundant.
Oli

Trad climber
Fruita, Colorado
Jun 6, 2007 - 11:18am PT
Now here is where poetry meets Jane Austen. John Bachar always was a man of great subtlety and irionic insight and a master of portraying the provincial middle class of Yosemite.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Jun 6, 2007 - 11:19am PT
Liz and Andrew on the pebbles, Monday in the magical Batholith forest. Boring.
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Jun 6, 2007 - 11:22am PT
How'd that go Hutch?

Let's see a few more....
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Jun 6, 2007 - 11:40am PT
Tom, I had to mail some guides and invoices, so I couldn't get much time in with them. Plus, the kiddos stayed in the car and Andrew had to get to Bozo for work. That South-side of Andrew's has a great feel to it--have to go explore some more around there.
Erik

Ice climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2007 - 12:53pm PT
^^ Not boring, but only because she has a nice ass.
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jun 6, 2007 - 02:26pm PT
Wild Bill - yes indeed, Peter Croft bouldering Butterballs, 11c, and the Rostrum, 11c.
He didn't have a pad....

Thanks Oli - I've always liked irony for some strange reason.
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Bodega, CA
Jun 6, 2007 - 02:34pm PT
I like the irony in TKingsbury's photo. All that climbing gear sitting quietly on the ground during a bouldering sesh.
Oli

Trad climber
Fruita, Colorado
Jun 6, 2007 - 02:55pm PT
I was only kidding you, John. You are my friend and mentor.
AWhit

Trad climber
Bozeman, MT
Jun 6, 2007 - 03:03pm PT
Boredom in our everyday lives drives us to search for our own answers

TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Jun 6, 2007 - 03:07pm PT
w00t w00t! Nice Andrew!


Quite the gear cluster in my shot, makes more sense if you know the location of the boulder....
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jun 6, 2007 - 03:08pm PT
"Bouldering is the poetry of mountaineering" (or something like that).

Isn't that an Ament quote???

Edit:

AWhit - nice photo - where that be at anyway? ...looks great.
AWhit

Trad climber
Bozeman, MT
Jun 6, 2007 - 03:23pm PT
Bachar- Come out for a visit, its not the sierra eastside...but it beats meth.

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