Wide Boy, 5.10a

Wide Boy, 5.10a

Wide Boy, 5.10a, Bluff Street Cracks, St. George, Utah, December- 2006. Taking leads on Wide Boy, one of six challenging and aesthetic trad cracks known as Bluff Street Cracks, overlooking St. George to the north. Hands to offwidth or layback to hands. Medium to large pro to #4 Camalot.
Dow Williams
on Dec 18, 2006 4:10 pm
Image Type(s): Rock Climbing
Image ID: 252504


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Deb - Dec 18, 2006 4:24 pm - Voted 10/10


Nice perspective! Looks like a route requiring lots of focus.

Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Dec 18, 2006 5:14 pm - Voted 10/10

Great shot!

I always love a perspective showing the lead from the top and not the bottom. The placing of the gear looks awesome! Good work, thanks for sharing!


Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Dec 18, 2006 5:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot!

Thanks Dan. Actually this is Joe French climbing. He taught me a few things I did not know regarding photographer line rigging. Jeff Lowe was being filmed on Touchstone this day (30th anniversary believe it or not) thus we were inspired to take a few shots ourselves.

Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Dec 28, 2006 7:19 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Great shot!

I am planning a few crack climbing trips in the Spring here. What is the best way to rig a camera to take shots like this? Do you have a two man team go up, clean the gear and pull the rope so that the next person can lead it while you take shots from this perspective?


rpc - Dec 18, 2006 5:23 pm - Voted 10/10


this is the kind of stuff I'd like to see win POTW honors!

photo61guy - Dec 19, 2006 12:13 am - Voted 10/10


...depiction of the instant in time.


nurettin - Dec 19, 2006 6:53 am - Voted 10/10

Nice shot

I always liked the awesome colour of the sandstone. And when somebody adds good subject+good perspective it becomes delicious. Thanks for posting.


Michele - Dec 19, 2006 6:51 pm - Voted 10/10


What a perfect photo of perfect climbing, on perfect rock, on what looks like a perfect sunny day! Another place I need to go. Thank you for posting this.


Cyrill - Nov 27, 2007 2:39 pm - Voted 10/10


A lot of great climbing pictures on your SP side. Congratulation


tanya - Nov 28, 2007 9:25 pm - Voted 10/10

Love Climbing...

shots! A close up of the face makes it all the better. I have to ask. Why Canada and Utah - they are so far apart? Where do you live?

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Nov 28, 2007 11:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Love Climbing...

That is Joe, he is a local in Zion...put up a few routes around here. Cool guy. I am an alpine climber at heart Tanya, long routes requiring tedious approaches where wildlife and weather awareness is essential. Love waterfall ice as well, the kind of steep sustained routes that can't be found in the lower 48. Canmore offers all that in spades. Spent 6 full years up there. Tore my back (psoas) in half on a 140' lead fall. Back to the US to seek medical treatment and rebuild the thing. I will make it back, but for now enjoying the red rock and sun. At 44, trying to learn to relax a little. Not very good at it though. I do miss the wild country and good folks of the Canadian Rockies. Prob do 6mo-6mo like a good American citizen from now on. My wife and I have a place adjacent to Snow Canyon Park. Email me for a climb anytime. Cheers!


tanya - Nov 28, 2007 11:49 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Love Climbing...

Joe French? If so I have met him once quickly. I am not much of a climber... more of a hiker type but I would love to do something with you. Those climbs you do look scarey!

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jan 16, 2011 9:38 pm - Voted 10/10

Looks tough

Also a nice capture. How did you take this one? Separate rope team?

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Jan 16, 2011 10:26 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks tough

hey Josh, correct...cheers

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