Moonlight Buttress

Moonlight Buttress

Looking down from about 3/4ths of the way up the beautiful pitch 4 of Moonlight Buttress. Shirley is belaying on a nice ledge below (May 2009).
on May 13, 2009 3:21 am
Image Type(s): Aid Climbing
Image ID: 513417


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jmonahan - May 14, 2009 5:35 am - Voted 10/10

What a pitch!

Incredible angle on an amazing climb!


rpc - May 14, 2009 11:55 am - Hasn't voted

Re: What a pitch!

thank you very much!


jmonahan - May 14, 2009 5:40 am - Voted 10/10

And now for something completely different...


rpc - May 14, 2009 11:56 am - Hasn't voted

Re: And now for something completely different...

I know - was thinking about it while hanging comfortably from my aiders & with a 11mm rope on me :)

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - May 14, 2009 9:44 am - Voted 10/10

a climbing photo...

made potdthidaioyxd?.....a dream come true! Sweet photos Radek, all of them. Stacy and I were in Zion last night, great temps, beautiful sunset...high in St. George Sun will be 101! hmmmm...O' Canada...


rpc - May 14, 2009 11:58 am - Hasn't voted

Re: a climbing photo...

Thank you Dow - I'm honored that it made it :) ! Desert getting toasty eh -- glad you guys enjoyed your bivy in Zion (full moon we had was nice but then I started bitching about it being too bright to fickle I am, never satsified :)

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - May 14, 2009 1:16 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: a climbing photo...

I can tell Shirley makes up for it....

Travis Atwood

Travis Atwood - May 14, 2009 1:36 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice Work

Great shot! The angle is fantastic!


rpc - May 14, 2009 7:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice Work

thank you very much Travis.


Marcsoltan - May 16, 2009 5:30 pm - Voted 10/10

It could not have

happened to a better photo or a better climber. I'm talking about "Photo of The Week" Radek. Love all your incredible photos of Moonlight.
p.s. I just read the account of the crazy free solo of the route in 83 minutes. I wonder what this guy is made of!!! And he calls the whole route "Made of lockers."


rpc - May 18, 2009 10:42 am - Hasn't voted

Re: It could not have

thanks for your kind words Marc!


rpc - May 18, 2009 10:42 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Shaaaaaa

thanks Fred - appreciate the kind word!


slowbutsteady - May 17, 2009 2:09 pm - Voted 10/10

upside down?

The image appears to be upside down, as posted. Am I going crazy?


rpc - May 18, 2009 10:43 am - Hasn't voted

Re: upside down?

I dunno - maybe you're right. As I figured, something looking straight down would not have a preferred orientation (I could be wrong tho). Thanks for visiting.


rpc - May 18, 2009 10:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: surrealistic

thanks's deep this one is :)


AJones - May 21, 2009 10:51 am - Voted 10/10

Great photo!

Nice pic and good job on the climb. If it makes you feel any better, it snowed a foot here on the weekend, and it's still too cold to rock climb. Just something to think about if you feel like complaining about the heat. By the way, I love the angle of the photo - it better conveys the steepness of the climb.


rpc - May 21, 2009 12:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great photo!

Hi Aaron - thank you very much for the kind word. I'm not complaining about warmth...the 3+ days of rain in Yosemite was a pain in the ass though :) ...oh well, the PNW weather likes to come with us on many trips. Cheers!

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