1. Congrats to all the students this year for a great Summer of climbing and learning.

    Now here's a copy of the slideshow we put on at the party the other night. It's a combination of pictures Luke pulled together from the individual teams and some videos I made during the class.


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  2. Ever wonder what it's like to set up one of those high ropes set across a ravine? How about getting across it? It's just another basic skill we learn about in the ICC.

    The primary anchor was insane. We generate a LOT of force on both sides of the tyrolean due to the fact that it approaches a 180 degree angle. Therefore, we BEEF up that primary anchor with way, way too many pieces. That's partially for redundancy, and partially because we are anchor building geeks.

    The high strength tie off is about 4 wraps around a rock on the other side.

    The rope runs from the tie-off through the primary anchor, then up into a 3-to-1 raising/lowering system.

    I just set my GoPro HD helmet cam over to the side and took a picture every 5 seconds until it ran out of juice.

    Filmed at Horsethief Butte State Park in Southern Washington.


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  3. The cool thing about instructing a climbing class is all the wildlife photography.

    This is a short video I shot over the weekend with the BOEALPS intermediate climbing class. I got a new 70-200mm lens so there were some good still shots. I didn't manage to get a good shot of everyone but I tried to cover most of us.

    All the students did great and we had a good time. Ryan and I even got in a night of camping out on the portaledge.

    NOTE: The section where I'm being carried out in the rope litter is staged. I wasn't really hurt, we just need to put everyone through the hell of carrying out an injured person. =)

    The ICC is a really fun class and I love instructing. It's even more fun when we have photogenic students!

    Filmed in Leavenworth, WA

    All the the video and all stills were taken with the 7D.
    The timelapse was taken with the gopro hero HD.
    Pics can be found here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/moronbros/sets/72157623808955733/

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Bill Booth

The BOEALPS Intermediate Climbing Class.

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