Thursday, October 22, 2009

Rock Climbing

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My mad french friend has returned from Europe so last night we met up again for a climb.
Today my fingers feel like an arthritic old mans.
It always amazes me how tenuously small the little features on a rock wall can be yet we are still able to get purchase and climb steep and run out cliff faces, in climbing parlance steep = overhung, top photo. I'm going to try and get some of the slide film I took in Thailand 20 years ago scanned digitally. Hopefully the picks will be as good to laugh at at these of my skinny arsed youth. In the case of the last three photos here you can see my skinny arse in all its out of focus harness warped glory as the picks were taken when I climbed the last pitch of the three sisters naked.
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14 comments:

Ute said...

*curses lack of zoom to see said arse*

unique_stephen said...

You can click through to the flicker page and select original size but it never gets so close you would confuse it for a crack climb

Jen said...

Oh what a delightful train of thought you naked in a harness has set in motion....

xl said...

Rope burn could be a real problem in that last set.

Fusion said...

Not to mention the rope getting twisted up in your bits...

With my fear of heights and falling, I just about break into a sweat looking at these photos. You rock climbers are a crazy lot in my book ;)

Steph said...

You did what now? lol, only you would risk your nuts that way. I'm having horrific thoughts about rope burn!

unique_stephen said...

Jen > Don't forget the little leather and rubber ballet shoes.

XL > I still got a slight mark on my shin from a rope burn / gouge I got in the U.S., that would be 18 years ago.

Fusion > You just made me cross my legs. would NOT want any part of the package wrapped up in that.

Steph > Been tied up much have you? For rope burn ouchness check out the Dulfersitz method

Jen said...

......faints......

Memphis Steve said...

You do way too many things naked. I'm beginning to think you have something against clothing. I guess that would make you a clothist.

UBERMOUTH said...

LOL@'Mum click here to comment' CUTE!

Rocking climbing naked? Chafing aside, is that even legal?

Josh said...

All I have to ask is who the hell would want to take those photos for you?

Probably the same fool that dared you to do it perhaps...

unique_stephen said...

Probably someone who knew I was an attention whore

sparsely kate said...

You delightfully funny man. :)

sparsely kate said...

You delightfully funny man. :)