Nip & Tuck Free Solo

Nip & Tuck Free Solo

Tracy Roach Nip & Tuck Free Solo.
Foxy Long Bottoms
on Dec 14, 2006 5:14 pm
Image Type(s): Rock Climbing
Image ID: 251626


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brenta - Dec 15, 2006 6:43 am - Voted 10/10

Is that...

..the dihedral of Dan D Line?


Carbo - Dec 15, 2006 10:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Is that...

in that case it a 5.6?
Great photo btw


brenta - Dec 16, 2006 4:51 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Is that...

Possibly. Dan D Line is 5.6, but it runs on the right hand side of the dihedral, judging from the picture in Rossiter's guide. (I've only climbed at Nip and Tuck once. I'm in no way an expert.)


brenta - Aug 31, 2007 9:13 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Is that...

Is the line to the left you have in mind Hare Balls? Funny that such a popular area should have unnamed obvious routes. The one time I climbed there, we did Hypotenuse as well as a crack directly to its right that is in neither Rossiter's nor Rolofson's guides.


Charles - Dec 15, 2006 9:46 am - Voted 10/10

nice one

looks good! What grade is it, or have I missed that?



Deb - Dec 15, 2006 6:58 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Look ...

From the perspective of the photographer, it's an awesome view. If you're trying to say "what's the big deal, the route is not vertical", who cares? I don't think the point is "look I just soloed an extreme route." it is a very cool pic

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Dec 15, 2006 3:04 pm - Hasn't voted


I'm not sure what the route went at. I thought it was maybe 5.2/5.3/5.4, someone said 5.7 but I wasn't feeling that at all. I climbed it before on top rope and it was super easy on really solid rock. My friend was at the top of the route tearing down anchors. When I climbed up to where she could see me she said, "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?" Then she started taking photos. Givin the the photographer was at the top of the route, it looks steeper than it is in the photo. I only soloed it because I knew that I could. Since that photo was taken 2 years ago, I've soloed maybe 8-10 routes. It's not something I make a habit of anymore. Like Dingus said, I'm also prefectly happy climbing peaks without rope that go at 3rd-4th class and don't get the urge as much to do this sort of thing.


mountainmanjohn - Dec 15, 2006 6:48 pm - Voted 10/10


Some have said its a picture not worthy! I recon its a great shot. I tried to get some recently in a similar location, but all looked crap. So its good, and yes the attire makes it even better. So what.
Keep up the good work. I like it.

frosty23 - Dec 15, 2006 10:33 pm - Hasn't voted

what a bunch of losers

What a bunch of sniping little losers we are- Who cares if it's 3rd class, horizontal with a a secret rope- It's just a climbing picture-leave the climber alone- She's not saying she's the next Peter Croft!!!! Get over yourselves and your competative little bitch fests!!! Boo jerky little internet posters, Hooray Beer!!! and pictures!!!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Dec 15, 2006 11:40 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: what a bunch of losers

Amen! It's just a cool shot.


MelbaToast - Dec 16, 2006 2:17 am - Hasn't voted

Re: what a bunch of losers

What a pussy...Frosty23 why don't you post as yourself?

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Dec 18, 2006 6:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: what a bunch of losers

I wouldn't sweat that sack cheese frosty, Mel. Just another turd that trolls. Not a bad Looks like fun!


Alpine72 - Dec 15, 2006 11:12 pm - Hasn't voted


You guys are funny.

Like the picture. Nice back to!!

frosty23 - Dec 18, 2006 10:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Ms or Mrs Toast

Um define irony Ms. or Mrs. Toast- I think it's great that your parents Burnt and Wheat Toast named you Melba. Just 'cause a fellow female climber has a fun picture of her soloing and you go all Harriet the Spy/Vernica Mars on her and someone calls you on it. BOO Toast--HOORAY FRESH BAKED BREAD!!! and fun climbng pictures !!!! and people willing to share them and catch unwarranted crap from a bunch of desk jokeys and Bruce Springstein Glory Days crap talkers!!!! HOORAY Frosty and Snowmen!!!!!!!! AND Michael Jordan!!!!!

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Dec 18, 2006 11:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Correct Angle

Here is the proper angle for this photo:


jwproulx - Dec 19, 2006 12:45 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Correct Angle

Proper? Nah, I think they're both equally good ways to orient the photo. When you shoot down like that, there often is no "proper" way -- and it often looks really cool (like in this case).

Nice photo.

Tie-Dye Mike

Tie-Dye Mike - Dec 19, 2006 9:21 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Correct Angle

Seem so similar...I like the shot, glad its on my album, and think It should get a 10, nuff said. Screw the bitching...Its just a photo

frosty23 - Dec 19, 2006 12:47 am - Hasn't voted

Hooray Red shoes

And HOORAAY Devilish Wonder Woman photos!!!! But I can't help but notice how close you are to that bolt... blah, blah, blah...... Keep having a good time, don't let the haters get you down!


TLP - Dec 20, 2006 2:16 pm - Voted 10/10


wanted to say i like the photo.
now that most of the noise surrounding it has faded.


MelbaToast - Dec 20, 2006 4:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Funny, Funny Boys

Dudes! You crack me up. Bet you wouldn't be complaining if we were mud wrestling over it.

Come on now, you gotta admit there were some questions to be answered - and they got answered. And plenty of people asking were men... So gimme a break - I'm a girly climber too.

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