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**** The Shining Path By John Bentley  5/18/2016
The Shining Path Click Image To Enlarge   
Martin Jackson on pitch 4 of “The Shining Path”, Grey and Green Walls, Mt Stapleton Amphitheatre, Grampians, Vic.

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Just so I don't create 'a storm in a tea cup', I believe the actual photographer was Mei Liew. We were both taking photos on the route, but I reckon I was belaying Martin at the time this photo was taken. I took the liberty to submit the photo on her(our) behalf. No sneaky business intended. 
>"Sorry, your comments were a little on the short side. Please provide at least a
couple of sentences. Did you like it, hate it? Why?"
5 stars. 

Sweet, looks like heaps of fun. Another crag to add to the list.
Something missing though to get five stars, maybe a smily face on the
back of the helmet :) 
I like the fact that you don't see the face - it would make it more of a "selfie" or "posed
photo". In this case the logical place for the climber to be looking is out yonder.

What I love about the photo is the details. It's so sharp - even on a small screen - you
can see all the little pockets, the overhanging rock above his head, the nooks and
crannies - you feel like the belayer, wondering where is he going to go next.
I immediately jumped on thecrag and checked out the route, and then the multitude of
other routes around it - definitely something to check out next time I'm south. 
Strangely, despite the number of U-bolts the name is still Stapylton, not Stapleton. 

Good mystery an boldness.
Yup, this is what a good climbing pic is all about.
5 minus half a star for stuffing up the location spelling. 

This pic brings to my mind the old quote of; "Oils ain't oils Sol"; which translates for this photo to 'Bum shots ain't bum shots viewers'(!); as it is way better than your average shot of the genre 'looking at someones rear end style of photo' in my opinion.

It simply makes me want to climb the route it depicts.

I would've given the last half star rating for it if it had been taken selfy-style with part of belayer in foreground for added perspective.

Thanks for submitting it.

Post edit.
Because the detail of the climb has also been omitted from the heading-caption, here is an extract from about it;
Mixed trad/sport. 110 m Gd 19

This long sustained adventure is a classic at the grade. Starts as for the 'The Great Foaming Expresso Machine', which is in the middle of the Petite Fleur Face, L of its central green moss streak. Take a full trad rack (double cams and lots of wires) and a bunch of slings. Every belay is U-bolted. You can climb to the top of the third pitch using a single 60m+ rope (two raps will get you to the ground from here) but you will need double ropes to complete the rest of the route. You'll also need double ropes for the rap descent. The rap descent chains are situated just 15m R of the finish of the climb. This route utilises 'The Great Foaming Expresso Machine' and parts of 'Sluice' and Gigi's Climb.


Makes me want to go back to the Grey & Green walls. Great pic of a great
Forgot to mention, it makes Taipan Wall (in the background) look like a pile of choss 

@makes Taipan Wall (in the background) look like a pile of choss

So is there any place better than Grey and Green Walls?
C'mon jdb, give us the good tip on the best climbing location U'v eva been. 

Duang Daunk
Half a star for a poor troll.
Can't see any shining path or green anywhere, and looking at some blokes backside
doesn't do it for me. 

>and looking at some blokes backside doesn't do it for me.

well there goes my short list as to people that I thought you were. 

Duang Daunk
>people that I thought you were

I am Spartacus.
Ed’s name means horse.
He attracts flies for you
And says it’s not his fault of course
Where was stugang, davidn, and bomb
And ODH might leave you too
But I shan’t be gone

I am Spartacus, so have no fear
We all made posts for you
So you enjoy your time here

Pic posted 18/05/16 an it's now 10/08/16 an pic is going stale.
Minus anotha half star for not Bn updated. 


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