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Rock Climbing Photo: The route illuminated by headlamp. Climbers: Asa D...
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By CJ Coccia
From: Denver, CO
May 11, 2015
Wow, this is awesome. Post up and just leave the shutter open for a while?
By Long Ranger
From: Boulder, Colorado
Jun 13, 2015
Nice photo, Eli.
By Brian C.
From: Longmont, CO
Aug 4, 2015
Wow indeed! Very interesting photo. Are you climbing in the photo or just happened to see other climbers? If it's you that's loooooooong exposure! You should do the same thing for the Third and the Direct on the First!
By Eli Zabielski
Sep 3, 2015
Thanks, Justin!

CJ and Brian, it's actually like 170 30 second exposures blended together. I set up the camera on a tripod in an open area next to the Bluebell shelter (I'd scouted a good location for the camera earlier in the week), then me and two friends climbed it by headlamp while my camera clicked away till we got back. Then I imported all the images and let my computer sit for awhile while a program called StarStax did the blending. So as not to let anyone even know my (very expensive) camera set up was there, I taped all the lights on the camera and climbed at 11:30pm on a Sunday.
By Peter Lewis
From: Bridgton, Maine
Mar 29, 2016
Perhaps the freakiest pic on MP. Hard work and nice editing job. I'll bet your computer crunched for a while stitching that sucker, and those must be some headlamps---can you fry bacon with them? :-)
By Eli Zabielski
Mar 29, 2016
Haha thanks, Peter. I was so happy when I got back to my camera, flipped through the shots, and could tell it was going to turn out well. I was the only one with a super bright headlamp (Petzl Nao original), the other two had regular headlamps.
By Hobo Greg
May 26, 2016
You are one with the stars.
By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Dec 9, 2016
Whoa! It really is a freeway!
By Eli Zabielski
Dec 12, 2016
George, the real Freeway is descending the 1st/2nd trail on a Saturday afternoon. Sweet Jesus.
By Michael Underwood
From: Denver, CO
Jun 15, 2017
I love how this photo combines route beta and interesting photography. Great shot!
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The route illuminated by headlamp. Climbers: Asa D., Kate S., and myself.

Submitted By: Eli Zabielski on May 3, 2015
On this route:
Freeway (5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c )
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