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Famous Photographer Spotted Actually Climbing!
© PontiusPirate, Apr 2007
Route: The Happy Wanderer (HVS 5a)
Climbers: Nick Smith - UKC
Camera used: Fuji F31fd
Date taken: 14th April 2007
VOTING: from 8 votes
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That route looks so much easier when you can reach the top. I backed off and escaped to the left as I couldn't figure out what to do from Nick's position.
climbingpixie - 13/May/07
if you're short the move is left hand low, right hand out to arete, right foot out to nose, rock up to good holds.
I like this pic, Nick is looking smooth and happy, and it looks like a great day.
adam carless - 13/May/07
Nice shot, thanks!
Nick Smith - Climbers - 14/May/07
Only soft evening light could've made this any better. Really can't get in a better position for composition.
James Rowe - 16/May/07
Cheers for the beta Adam. Will have to come back and lead this route again when I'm better (and haven't dropped my krab of small nuts halfway up the route)
climbingpixie - 17/May/07
Re-submitted compressed to higher quality 2-6-08.
PontiusPirate - 06/Jun/08
I'm 5ft 4" and had to jump with my left hand to make the move in this photo - had my left foot a bit higher and used the right hand hold a little bit differently, but in essence the same move. So...if you do have to jump and slap, the good news is that the break is good enough to slap for.
djones66 - 01/Jul/13
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