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Every so often Chockstone selects a recent picture taken by our members to be awarded the illustrious distinction of appearing in the "Photo Gallery". All photos are most welcome. Email Chockstone or leave feedback on the forum to send in contributions or to nominate a picture.

*** Where's the Gardener By Christian Lavery  10/13/2017
Where's the Gardener   
A drone image of Goshen Watts on Where's the Gardener (18), Simpson's Gap, Alice Springs.

5 starz for fantasmagorical colors, minus 4 starz for it bein hard to spot tha chameleon , err climba , on tha climb. - gnaguts

Amazing photo, great colours, stunning rock features. Minus a star because the climber feels like the least interesting part of the photo :( ... and the belayer looks thoroughly bored. - martym

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*** Little Desert By Steve Toal  8/24/2017
Little Desert   
Stew Donn sussing out the next sandy sloper on Little Desert, 14, Bundaleer.

Good one bro, but climber would be easier to see if not being a chameleon on the rock. - Duang Daunk

Nice shot Steve. Highlights the difficulties really well. - MichaelOR

The 'submit image' link is broken? Is there a new email address? - Goshen

Fabulous-looking route. - Doug

Yes slopey and worth a star in my version of the written record. Re: camo colours, it's hard to get good models these days .. 'specially when they're pro photographers. - gfdonc

Nice photo! It reinforces my theory that Bundaleer was a chossy piece of Mt Keira that fell off and got transported to Victarctica in a freak geological incident. - pmonks

Climba iz tryin 2 turn a Gd 14 in2 a Gd 18 by not follow tha obvius line. 1 star unless e rockDova on2 is right foot an then went str8 up. An in tha futcha olly iz all confuzD about it in genral. . - gnaguts

I think I've either been to the wrong Mt Kiera or the wrong Bundaleer. - Olbert

An interesting shot, and good to see a variety of easier grade, fun looking, trad climbs making it to gallery (thanks Steve), as I suspect that they are inspirational to many to search for them (and similar climbs), out. Oh, and to finish my critique; I would've given more stars if I could see a belayer, and I agree with the 'camo' comment above. - IdratherbeclimbingM9

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*** Telemachus By Martin Jackson  7/26/2017
Telemachus   
Karl Ostberg on the move into the crux section of Telemachus, 19, Arapiles.

Nice photo. Point of climbing technique - it looks like you could have used each double to clip one wire without a sling. I'd only really use a sling like that for a single rope. - Olbert

Three stars for featuring this route, which is an absolute ripper. The photo itself is okay but not great: the blurring of the hand and unusual position detracts a bit. - Doug

Hmm. I disagree (sorry Doug), and think the blurred hand and unusual position help make the photo! :-) Three stars for using double rope technique and carrying a mega-rack! - IdratherbeclimbingM9

IT is a weird photo - but for a climbing pic, it's really intriguing. Which hold will he grab? Why did he clip the nuts that way (see M9's thread)? Where the hell is his right leg? Would love to see a follow up photo to see what happens next. Looks like a very fun climb too. - martym

I take your point M9 about double rope technique and the huge rack. When I climbed it I tried to strip my rack down as best I could but still had quite a lot of big stuff. And martym, it IS a great route. Yes it would have been very interesting to see the next photo! - Doug

Great route. Interesting photo. For me, the crux was overcoming rope drag up high caused by a single rope and passing showers. - cruze

That way too much crap on your harness....get yourself a bandolier! Such a long sling is prob redundant with doubles....and hexes....really in this day and age! - maxdacat

Luv it. 3 starz for attempt that short climb with all tha gear, minus 1 star for silly sling use, minus anotha star for headin off route. - gnaguts

5 stars. Btw spagnuts he's not off route nor has he too much gear - they are the first moves of the epic traverse from the atridae to the top of central gully. Longest single pitch in the cosmos. You have to pull one of your ropes on many occasions while your belayer walks along underneath you all the way. Visionary route first done by Ed. It isn't in the select guide cos simey just doesn't get it. - Stugang

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