Wow, great shot! - shiltz
Nice pic! Good to see Black Hill make the Gallery! - shortman
Caption should read "if anybody else ever climbs on Victorian Granite these
days and do they have equally attentive belayers?" - Pat
The photographer was Kai's Mum, Mandy Robertson. - Karl Bromelow
Sending a kid up without a helmet is a bit irresponsible. - tnd
I promise you Kai wasn't "sent" up. - Karl Bromelow
Love the photo. Helmet would have ruined it. - Stugang
Great shot! - pmonks
Mandy doesn't have an account on here but, on her behalf, thanks for
the kind comments. Much appreciated. - Karl Bromelow
I like it a lot.
Good photographic balance and symmetry, including the areas in soft focus, which serve to accentuate the crystal clear clarity of subject, and also adds (for me), a sense of dynamic to the action portrayed within a grander scale of scenery. It certainly draws me in as a viewer...
Thanks for submitting it.
An afterthought... Unintentional I know, but the photo angle almost cuts out seeing the rope if the foot sequence had've been reversed, which would make the climber look like they were free-soloing!
Mandy just read your comments Rod (M9....hope you don't mind first
names. I find all this pseudonym stuff a bit silly). She was pleased with the
your appraisal, commenting how you obviously "got it". Cheers, Karl.
- Karl Bromelow
Two stars for short granite slabs, one for it being Black Hill and an extra star for Kai doing granite the way God intended it to be done... in socks.
I'm lichen it! - Ben_E
4 starz 4 a good pic despite tha poor slab techniQ exhibitd.
Stand up kid, kneezanelbowz R4 old tradz or bouldererz like simes wearin KT26's mantling rounded topoutz in beechD whale styl. - gnaguts
I did post myself in response to the last comment above but decided to let the 10
year old come back himself. Kai says, "I wasn't using my knees and elbows, I was
using my hands and feet. What's his problem anyway?"
That's you told.
- Karl Bromelow
This is a link to the sun actually colliding with planet earth a few years ago.
How the heck did we all survive do you reckon, Snagtug?
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=14548226331&l=19165b1f6a - Karl Bromelow
That pic iz almost az grainy as tha beach it showz , but 5 starz for bean ther an
capsharin tha moment.
Afta such a calamnus event itz a wonder we survivD indeed , and surely our livz
have bin foreshortnD (@ leest telepictor ally) , by it.
. . . bout az much az last time ed shortroped hisself ropesoloin @ tha Piles, or som
kid leanin in2 a slab 2 create smeary wobblmomentz.
There's no beach on it, Snagtug. Nice to see you came back though to
check for the reaction like I do, Snagtug. - Karl Bromelow
U were otto focussin on tha sun an not tha wavz?
Wot size lenz? - gnaguts
I can't remember, Snagtug. It was 9 years ago. It looks like a cropped shot
from my old 6MP Olympus with maybe a 40-150mm telephoto. Here's
another with that same kid you're bagging from the same evening. How
Oh, and that sun looks so innocent behind. Who'd have believed what was
And here's another from Black Hill showing Kai, sans wobbles, happy as
and having fun, running TR laps on Long Sausage.
No knees or elbows. I know you strongly approve of TR. Give the kid a
break and earn 10,000 karma points for thecrag.com - Karl Bromelow
KB m8, Uneed 2 stop it or U will go blind. All this piccying of Ur apocalyptic solar catastrophe wil do it 2U ova time!
Thx 4 ur reply. The croppin prolly acountz 4 tha grain wen I look @ tha 1st pic here @ my end.
Good 2C tha kid Njoyin LS; tho imathinkN Ur shot looks somwot tiltD with TRcord an hair an chalkbag kinda slak in anotha directN? Anyway , @ leest heez doin it in Vic where Belay standRds R somwot betta than Kanetoad Pt. Doz he chek wiff Blayer B4 yellin Take , 4 tha lowaoff?
Urs in Njoyn tha fresh Aroma of baked cybabred ova icon pic discussN wiffU.
Alrighty, slabs and long socks are back in style. I was wondering how long it would take for the steep sport route fad to blow over. - One Day Hero
Odius my fiend , good 2C Uv joinD tha pic cricket.
Wot do U think of tha ladz style (apart from long sokz) , in tha feetcha pic? - gnaguts
The whole thing is awesome, a giant kick in the nuts to the stupid mainstream of oz climbing. This kid has no fancy climbing clothes, pulls his socks up before pulling the holds down, and someone did a top job of brushing the lichen.
Half the clowns projing 26s at Bell would crap their dacks and back off this thing. - One Day Hero
I know! The sock thing. It's so cool. Very now.
It's very Dogtown skatey. I was skating too, back then, but can't remember
whether I was into long socks. Probably not. I've always been a bit of a
dork. Preferring corduroy to denim and that kind of thing. Probably explains
why I am a climber. Kai must've got his high fashion sense from his Mum.
I'll never forget her velvet hot pants. Those were the days.
Kai says, "Thanks for that, ODH. I am bit old school."
Can't imagine EB's making a comeback however retro it gets.
- Karl Bromelow
i agree withU Odius that tha lad climbN outside , an serios slab at that , specialy 4 a 10 yo , iz awsum.
Tha sokz thing , cute tho mayB , fitz more in line wif old skool (as he sez) , fashun dont matta trad.
Oddy ,U should invite him + KB (2 Blay) , an tha exclent photog (2 take pix) , 2 Broomba an get som dekorateN shotz 4 itz new guide if not done final yet.
Mebe intro him to otha granit delites like trench warfarin (get som karakta memory scabz on those sokz!), an laybakN an such. - gnaguts