Free For All on the 2nd Flatiron

Free For All on the 2nd Flatiron

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Date Date Climbed/Hiked: Nov 11, 2005

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With Veterans Day off from work I was jonesing to get back down to the Flatirons for another climb. After considering several routes my wife Julie and I settled on "Free For All" - a 5.6 route on the Second Flatiron.

The first three pitches were super easy and we made short work of them. Pitch four got a little more interesting as we climbed up below the Pullman Car. We set up a belay below a chimney-like crack and the fifth pitch turned out to be pretty challenging face climbing right up to the bottom of the Pullman Car. From there you could climb the overhanging 5.10d crack up onto the face of the Pullman Car, or traverse left around to the south side of the car. We opted for the latter and traversed into the gully between the Pullman Car and the South Face. I made the mistake of not dropping down directly into the gully and got into a little trouble when I ran out of rope before making it to a reasonable belay stance. A very unstylish downclimb got me down into the gully where I brought Julie up.

The sixth pitch was some more interesting climbing up along the south side of the Pullman Car until I found a weakness which I was able to climb up and onto the face of the Pullman Car. The final short pitch was 5.easy along the south edge of the face of the Pullman Car to the summit. A short rap and a class-4 downclimb got us down to the west side of the Second Flatiron. The sun set on us during the walk back down to the car.


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mtnsavy - Nov 15, 2005 11:18 am - Hasn't voted

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Another cool Flatiron flick, Andy. Keep 'em coming!

Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Nov 15, 2005 9:55 pm - Voted 10/10

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Good stuff. Nice equalized belay anchor. Gotta love those garage sale cams :~)

Stupid do you get your movie to end at the same time as the track ends?


Andy - Nov 16, 2005 12:55 pm - Hasn't voted

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Yes, the garage sale cams - best $20 I ever spent!

How do I get the movie to end at the same time as the track? I just trim down the movie to fit the music. Sometime this works better than others - I wasn't really able to make it happen for my 3rd Flatiron movie. Anywho, here is my strategy for making these little movies:

  1. I download all the clips from my camera into the computer and then I load them up into my movie making software without looking at them (this is usually between 15 and 20 minutes).
  2. I watch the footage all the way through.
  3. I delete all the crappy clips.
  4. I then go through the clips that have some good stuff and I trim out the bad/slow parts. I find that for the climbing movies that I can cut out a lot of each clip because the climber spent a lot of time just standing there, or looking for holds, or generally not moving around much. These make for boring footage so I can trim out the segments where not much is happening.
  5. After I have all the crap trimmed away I make title screens and credit screens.
  6. Next I pick out music. I generally have tunes in mind, but from the eligible candidates I choose tracks whose time pretty closely matches the length of my movie - usually slightly shorter than my movie. Then I trim away the remaining bits and pieces until the footage length is the same as the soundtrack length. If I can't get my footage time to match my soundtrack time then I go in and cut segments out of the soundtrack.
  7. Then I'm done.


lisae - Jul 4, 2006 1:37 am - Hasn't voted

Nice Video

Again, it makes me want to get on the climb!

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