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    Two old shot's.

    I tried to find my Hella Old shot of Knolly on his Heckler dropping a Steep face
    of a Rock. It was my Screen Saver for a long time. Could not find it
    I'm out.

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    Most of these shots were very inspiring and to me not stupid at all. Some like these last 2 I dont know how you could stay on your bike. It looks fun and yes Insane too.
    Great post yall.
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    Could someone PM me if you have any idea where this feature is in Moab? I'll send ya some beer...

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    Not the steepest but it's a fun line.... me sending the arch on Poison Spider last year... credit to JHazard for the shots.


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    This is a really cool thread. Looking through these gives me two feelings:

    1) "Steep" is a qualitative term. How each of us interperates "steep" varies significantly.

    2) Rolling steeps seems to be a trend of the past. There are a lot of older looking pictures relative to the total.

    Here are a few of my favorites:
    Nickle Roller - Photo Credit to Kristian


    same line, different angle


    Godzilla Roller - Photo Credit to Kurt
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    I love how there are a bunch of palmer park pics in here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
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    Does the 2nd photo capture you shitting your pants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK_
    Does the 2nd photo capture you shitting your pants?

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    It's squidgy!!!

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    OSTIA. The riding out east is like a crawl in the park compared to these moab shots. Damn, I've got to get out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryguy79
    I love how there are a bunch of palmer park pics in here.
    yeah, it gets a little steep in places

    me, last year... hopefully I'll be back soon.




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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    That the drainpipe out at Bartlett?

    Took a good bit of convincing myself the first time riding that.
    Where is that part btw? Is it on the back by the chalk marked half pipe thing or on the front side where you go up? Just curious, I have only been there twice, but I dont remember seeing it (though I saw some things that could be it)

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    On further looking it appears it is on the back side near the left of the mesa block. If it is there, it appeared people were riding down the side of it as well as the groove and that looked even more insane. Either way I had no part of it. I rode the half pipe feature uphill so to speak, so start way off to the side ride a bit downhill at high speed and roll up. I had been in a quarter pipe before in a skateboard and tried to emulate the feel by riding up fast then trying to turn as I slowed. Needless to say I crashed and made a mess of things (mostly my shorts, hips, tore my shoe open sliding dh etc...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MK_
    Does the 2nd photo capture you shitting your pants?

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    Great thread - thanks to all who contributed!

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    Holy trail, Tagaytay Philippines

    notice the tiny dude in the background where this portion ends.

    in theory its doable if the grass wasnt so high that you couldnt see the terrain.

    its a shame this trail was leveled a bit and turned into a road down the mountain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brado1
    not mine but nice shots, good and steep
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    Of all of the photos here, I think this is one craziest. Yikes, those roots look slick!

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    Tilt your head or monitor so the tree is growing straight up. Not too steep... sometime I'll get the camera out for the Green Monster at Trumbull and some of the stuff at Blue Mountain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefriar
    Tilt your head or monitor so the tree is growing straight up. Not too steep... sometime I'll get the camera out for the Green Monster at Trumbull and some of the stuff at Blue Mountain...

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    Blue Mt....

    There's this one:


    And this one:


    That's not me in the second one, but I have ridden it. Right in front of my buddy's front wheel is a nice ledge that plays a big mind game. The roll in is a pretty harsh angle too. The first pic is two rollers in a row with a short horizontal spot in the middle. Never seen anyone do that one.
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    I officially have no testicles after viewing this thread. In fact, I'm no longer male.

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    I've got five words.....coo coo for cocoa puffs.

    I can't fathom riding down a 3+ or whatever story 'wall'. I'm with camshaft on this one, I no longer have any testicles.

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    Heres mine, plenty of people hit this where I'm from, Nothing really to special to brag about


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    That's pretty steeep IMHO, but it has the one thing that makes something steep rideable and that's a nice, rolling tranny so you don't have to be worrying about it too much - I'd hit that, think it would be fun. Don't have anything that long & steep here, but we've got that steep, just too short.

    This is such a friking awesome thread and the stuff some people will attemp is mind blowing. When this thread came out 2 years ago I never in my wildest dreams would have thought I would give anything like this a try, guess I've come a ways
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    Heres mine, plenty of people hit this where I'm from, Nothing really to special to brag about

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    Oldie, from the red planet.

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    All right, hoping the Mods don't get too upset at me for doing this again, but thought it was time this thread got bumped up again so those new to MTBR could take a gander and maybe some could contribute new stuff to it - I still lokk at some of the stuff in this threads and just stare in disbelief
    I have managed a few steeps, but never a pic of them, hoping that sometime this summer I'll get somoene along and get a pic or 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John
    Tilt Alert!
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    Whoooop whoooop whoooop whooop Whoooop whoooop whoooop whooop
    Whoooop whoooop whoooop whooop Whoooop whoooop whoooop whooop

    You have been warned!
    Tilt your head where you're looking at the picture as if it was vertical. Notice how the GGB is crooked? I believe he tilted the picture due to the camera being tilted.

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    steep

    it's that kinda steep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley
    Blue Mt....

    There's this one:


    And this one:


    That's not me in the second one, but I have ridden it. Right in front of my buddy's front wheel is a nice ledge that plays a big mind game. The roll in is a pretty harsh angle too. The first pic is two rollers in a row with a short horizontal spot in the middle. Never seen anyone do that one.

    I was scrolling from bottom up when I saw the bottom photo (Jake??) and I thought that looked familiar. Then I saw who posted it. Lotsa mind-game type of stuff on this thread....awesome!
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    Nice to see this thread going again..................gotta love the Steeeeeeeeeeep stuff!!!

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    My wife in Moab...
    and she and I in Sedona...
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    OMG, this thread makes my butt suck my pants up in my crack. You guys have some serious skill and big ol' brass ones! (ladies too)

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    This is insanely steep and quite long. It starts at the right side of the picture and then turns left into that singletrack. It's scary even by foot .
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx
    All right, hoping the Mods don't get too upset at me for doing this again, but thought it was time this thread got bumped up again so those new to MTBR could take a gander and maybe some could contribute new stuff to it - I still lokk at some of the stuff in this threads and just stare in disbelief
    I have managed a few steeps, but never a pic of them, hoping that sometime this summer I'll get somoene along and get a pic or 2.
    This thread is a gem, thanks for bumping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley
    Blue Mt....

    There's this one:


    And this one:


    That's not me in the second one, but I have ridden it. Right in front of my buddy's front wheel is a nice ledge that plays a big mind game. The roll in is a pretty harsh angle too. The first pic is two rollers in a row with a short horizontal spot in the middle. Never seen anyone do that one.

    Here's another Steepie at Blue Mountain
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgf2
    Here's another Steepie at Blue Mountain
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    Which is that the one on Stinger or on the way to Monster?

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    I'm going to post about the Old Mammoth Kamikaze run that was first held in the White Mountains in California, just south of Mammoth.

    It's a fireroad in terrible shape and very steep. White knuckle, a$$ puckering, disk brake burning goodness.

    Silver Canyon Road plunges through a lengthy series of switchbacks and sharp curves from an elevation of 10,490 feet to about 7,200 feet in 3.8 miles. At that point, the canyon bottom and Silver Creek is reached and the road widens and is nowhere as steep as what you have just biked over.

    This picture is from a 4X site, the real drop happens right where the road bends in the picture.



    We entered way too fast and all of a sudden we were close to being out of control. I was never so grateful for having both body armor and a full face helmet.

    Heck some people actually climb this beast.....idiots we are.

    Near the bottom:

    Not far from here just north is another super steep run....Sand Canyon...but that's a different story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgf2
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    More Blue rollers - representin' the East Coast! These are all me. Vids are of the real big one on the way to Monster. 2nd vid doesn't make it look steep, but the first one puts in it perspective.

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    yeah, its a side hit off the Montrose road just past where you start on Monster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kadeater
    Two shots from Bartletts wash:



    Are those skid marks on your shorts from your tires or something else/?

    B/c if it were me it would be from something else( me #$%ing myself)

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    this is a fantastic thread, keep them coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiggs
    my Moab trip last week.
    Tiggs the pic really does not show how steep that roller was. Then again these don't either.
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    Pueblo, CO a few weeks ago.
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    Geez. That is some crazy steep stuff. It would end badly for me...
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    I think I've seen pics of that trail before and def seen a video of it, looks way fun Can't believe that I'd look at that trail now and think fun when 2 years ago I wouldn't even prob consider trying stuff like that.

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    At Mount Stromlo, there is a straight track called Terminal Velocity. On my second visit to Terminal Velocity, I was going for a PB on dirt. I checked the tyres at the bottom, the webbing was coming through the side walls of the Kenda Small Block 8s and the stress had turned the rubber white. The tyres were only about a week old, and they were herniating, they wouldn't have lasted for a second run. It was a very expensive kilometre ... and I forgot to turn the GPS on.

    A few years ago now, one of my Mates, went down the Clyde Mountain on his BMX, the Clyde is somewhat steepish and long. Dave told me, he hit the brakes hard on one of the tight turns and the brake rubbers were spat out of the housings. Dave said that the brake rubbers were already melting before their catastrophic failure and there was nothing that he could do to slow down. When he crashed he was badly burnt and lost much skin and he ended up with not one stitch of clothing left on him. Only his full-face helmet stayed on. Braidwood was the closest hospital, his brothers were following him in a car. Dave was burnt not just from gravel rash, the fabric he was wearing melted and stuck to his skin. He was wearing one of those old nylon BMX suits. There are quite a few escape ramps on the Clyde for vehicles in extreme difficulty, unfortunately Dave wasn't passing one at the time. When I drive down to the coast nowadays, I always smile when I pass Dave Coltman's corner ... and know that it isn't iron in the earth that has stained those rocks red.

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    PS, I thought that I just heard violins playing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Wassa
    ... the Clyde is somewhat steepish and long.
    Ahh the Clyde. Many memories as a kid of family jaunts down to Broulee all Summer (and some of Winter) long. The Clyde was much sketchier and more narrow and at times gravel back in the 80's, and it was a forgone conclusion that we'd be gettin' high on the smell of brake pads & brake shoes burning from ours and the cars in front, for most of the 45 minutes spent descending it in our old Fiat-then-Mazda-then-Datsun. I always wanted to go up the emergency brake ramps, but Dad would never do it.

    As for cycling down steep bitumen roads - did you ever give Constitution Hill a go near Bundanoon? We did it on one of the 3 speed hire bikes from Ye Old Bike Shoppe before helmets were the norm. Good times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuclear_powered
    did you ever give Constitution Hill a go near Bundanoon?
    nuclear_powered, I once rode up Constitution Hill on my Ishiwata road bike and then I rode down it. I tried to make it up Fitz's Hill on the southern ACT Border a few years back, but I stalled about 80 metres from the summit during a Fitz's Hill hill climb, which I think is still held. When I came down Fitz's Hill on the Ishiwata it was the scariest thing that I have ever done. It would be good to do the Fitz's Hill hill climb on the Anthem.

    Coming down Fitz's Hill on my Anthem, would be a hoot. The old Campagnolo brakes on the Ishiwata were state of the art at the time (they were the Campag 80th Anniversary set), but they were not a patch on the basic Shimano disc brakes that are on the Anthem X3. The gear is so good nowadays it is outrageous. The Shimano disk brakes that I have on the Anthem I guess aren't far off entry level but they are very good.

    n-p, on a sad note, about the Clyde Mountain, do you remember Pooh Corner, and the iconic feature on the mountain that delighted every kid who travelled up and down the Clyde, enjoyed by kids over several decades? I was told last week that vandals destroyed the feature. They didn't just wreck the shrine in the grotto, they plundered the ornaments, decorations and memorabilia. The vandals totally laid waste the natural feature using something like crow bars. I'm always amazed at how much trouble vandals will go to to destroy something that is special to others.

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    here are some from vietnam ( Mass)







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    OK, so a ? in the 29er forum about riding steep rollers lead me to post this in my reply, this also got me thinking it was time to bump this back up to the top again for those new members to enjoy. So here it is BUMP, most fantastical thread on MTBR.
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    Steepest climb I ever did in 1990

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    You guys out west sure have fun! Good stuff, keep the pics coming! ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANdRewLIu6294
    nice, i dunno if i would do that...

    ...but knowing me, instead of riding down, if i had a bullit, i would drop off it and land on that really small tranny.

    i'd probably flip if i tried to ride down

    Not sure if I'm comfortable with you guys throwing around words like "boob" and "tranny" in the same post...

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    Grand Paradis, Champery, Switzerland, during WC DH race.


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    Champery seems barely ridable in some parts.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3GqHER_JPc

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    Damn this is a sick thread, props to all who have contributed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kadeater View Post
    Two shots from Bartletts wash:




    Holy smokes; for 2011 !!


    This is an awesome thread !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by radair View Post
    OK, this is impressive as hell to me.

    You win.

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    Here's the steepest, longest chute I've seen around here.

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    And a couple of action shots from the top

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    Is that blue? Check out the green monster at trumbull, phenomenal.

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    Who can forget about this classic bit of steepness that rests at the end of Zippity? This is me riding it for the very first time back in Sept 2010.... I was questioning my sanity before going down this bad boy.

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    in Folsom, CA (way steeper and sketchier than it looks on vid):

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    I think that is the "Ledges" area at Arcadia in RI.

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    More Lynn Woods Magic


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    There are a couple of spots on Rocky Ridge in Marin that are a 38-42% grade for about 100 yards each, they are a ***** to ride up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anomaly View Post
    There are a couple of spots on Rocky Ridge in Marin that are a 38-42% grade for about 100 yards each, they are a ***** to ride up.
    I'd love to see a video of someone riding up something with that sort of grade. Not because I don't believe you. It would just be impressive to watch.

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    so glad its been bumped so many times.. i love these types of threads.. wish there was a sticky or subforum for all them.. some seriously crazy stuff in here that i would die attempting... maybe once i lose some weight and im not so top heavy i can try some mediocre slopes... just started riding a few weeks ago and started practicing some drops today off the back porch ranging from 1ft to 2ft.... pansy stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    I'd love to see a video of someone riding up something with that sort of grade. Not because I don't believe you. It would just be impressive to watch.
    It really isn't that impressive to see, the person is moving at ~3mph. There is a certain amount of balance associated with it as too little weight on the front wheel means you flip over but too much means you lose traction.

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    It really isn't that impressive to see, the person is moving at ~3mph. There is a certain amount of balance associated with it as too little weight on the front wheel means you flip over but too much means you lose traction.
    That's what makes it impressive. And any pointers I can get from watching others riding steep stuff is a bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsinore View Post
    I think that is the "Ledges" area at Arcadia in RI.
    Correct

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    Not the steepest thing i rode... OR not nearly as steep as some of the ones iīve seen in this kickass thread, but i guess iīll re-bump the thread:


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    this isnt mine, but i saw the picture on pinkbike and remembered this thread, and i felt the need to post it here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by toydeluxe View Post
    Some of this stuff looks intimidating even by dirtbike standards
    That is what I was thinking. I am sometimes considered off my rocker while my buddies and I are on our motocross bikes. I would probably try everything posted here on my motocross bike.....but on my mountain bike HOLY HELL I would have to give myself a serious pep talk/motivational speech to do some of that and I don't know if I could talk myself into it.

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    I love how this thread just keeps coming back to the top. So many great shots. I'll add a couple more.

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    Yup, this is an amazing thread, I like to bump it up every so often so everyone can se what real steep is. Great new shots KRob, that middle one looks about 80 degrees

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    Yup, this is an amazing thread, I like to bump it up every so often so everyone can se what real steep is.
    Just found this old thread of an even older ride with picture after picture of some serious BC steeps.....rolled on some old-school, short-travel, steep HA classic iron. You'll see Knolly founder Noel Buckley and some other old time mtbr regulars in there.

    Amazing stuff. Respect.
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    Wow!

    Beautiful photo's everyone! Excellent thread!
    Here's a couple from my collection.
    The first is a roller on Amasa Back. The nice thing about this is a guy pal told me it wasn't do-able. I won't say anymore in case he sees this someday.
    The second is beautiful SoCal decomposed granite. AKA sketchy! Front brakes rule on this
    Third shot, sorry it's tad out of focus but yeah, it's loamy,rocky wall. I could barely crawl down it!
    Fourth shot is more steep slidey decomposed granite!
    Thanks for the great thread!
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    I was gonna post up a picture but it seems so feeble compared to the rest why bother?

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    After seeing this it inspires me to give up MTB'ing and take up something that takes less balls like fighting Mike Tyson.

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    How about some images of grown men loose in the woods? the second guy is fully rigid.
    I couldn't tell that from the picture, but it looks like he doesn't have suspension on his bike either!
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    So, what is the technique for riding down these steep boulder/rockfaces? Lean back, brake into it then just let it roll or feathering brakes down? LIke the ToiletBowl in Utah, I watched a vid of one rider just ripping it down really fast but another vid, the rider was slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitewerks View Post
    So, what is the technique for riding down these steep boulder/rockfaces? Lean back, brake into it then just let it roll or feathering brakes down? LIke the ToiletBowl in Utah, I watched a vid of one rider just ripping it down really fast but another vid, the rider was slower.

    Either way works fine. That's the cool thing about slick rock, there's so much traction you can inch down a very steep face in total control (or even stop dead in the middle and track stand if you want) or if the run out is available just bomb it like a big half pipe. Very entertaining.
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    Rode a outlaw trail in Vail in 2010 called PBR. Followed one of the locals down it and it was the steepest trail I've ever been down.

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    OK, found a thread this AM asking what is considered steep, had to find this thread and post a link. So 9 months and this has quieted down, think it deserves a bump so the n00bs can have some fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knollybikes.com View Post
    From a photo shoot last spring.

    Hiking up!

    Checking out the line

    Riding down!

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    That's the craziest **** I've ever seen in my life. What is the grade??

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    Quote Originally Posted by umbertom View Post
    HOLY SH!T!! some of the pictures in this thread are INSANE! This is beyond mountain biking, I don't know what it's called it's just REALLY ballsy. I couldn't imagine ever being able to do some of these things, I'll stick to riding trails lol
    Seriously! I saw these photos and knew my place better than ever, immediately, haha!

    Is Whistler steep like this? If so, no need for me to even make the trip! I've got enough damage from years as a strong safety in college. Some of these pics look like suicide attempts, literally.

    You guys are SKILLED!

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    Speaking of Knolly Bikes, here's Q from Over The Edge during the Hurricane Mountain Bike Festival.
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    My buddy nabbed this line recently in Virgin, UT.
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    Nice stuff Zen, great sequence capture, your friend's got some big ones for sure. What camera did you use and how'd you put it together? Pity you didn't have a tripod to keep the background perfectly aligned, this would make a killer blow up for your friends wall.
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    Well, I had to clean my shorts just looking at some of the photos! I wouldn't try half of this stuff wearing steel armor, wrapped in bubble wrap with mattresses strapped to me!

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    Not the steepest roller I saw while I was in BC but the only one I got a picture of.

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    This section of trail in Meran Italy was reasonably steep - but by far the steepest track I have seen is the Champery track in Switzerland - parts of that trail are pucker factor 9 and I have the deepest respect for anyone that can ride it top to bottom - and as for doing it in the rain - well, hats off to Hart for that immense effort !


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    Quote Originally Posted by brianc View Post
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    this looks like "cut your bars" in whistler..
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    That's a rad line man. Nice.

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    Pic I took of a buddy on Expresso, Mt. Fromme.



    The roll is about 8 feet, as even as slate. It scares me a little bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostBoyScout View Post
    Pic I took of a buddy on Expresso, Mt. Fromme.



    The roll is about 8 feet, as even as slate. It scares me a little bit.
    Great shot. Loved Mt Fromme. I could easlily spend a lot of time up there.

    Do you have a picture showing the slab and roll out??
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    Quote Originally Posted by LostBoyScout View Post
    Pic I took of a buddy on Expresso, Mt. Fromme.



    The roll is about 8 feet, as even as slate. It scares me a little bit.
    That's a sweet shot man!

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    Short, unedited(sorry, I just like the bike sounds)video of a rock roll my buddy and I were playing on a couple weeks ago. Not super steep, with an iPhone app determined it ranged from 33 to 45 degrees. It's an undulating roller that is about 40 feet long with a good run out. You have to hike up onto the top. I always thought this would be such a rad start to a trail!


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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Great shot. Loved Mt Fromme. I could easlily spend a lot of time up there.

    Do you have a picture showing the slab and roll out??
    Thanks (and thanks to the others who commented on the pic), here is a photo I found on the interwebs that shows the whole roll pretty well:

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    Someone get me a parachute.

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    Is there a steep climbing thread, somewhere ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeabuser View Post
    Someone get me a parachute.

    ................

    Is there a steep climbing thread, somewhere ?
    What's this "climbing" you speak of?

    J/K, not sure if there's a thread for that or not...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtn.skratch View Post
    Short, unedited(sorry, I just like the bike sounds)video of a rock roll my buddy and I were playing on a couple weeks ago. Not super steep, with an iPhone app determined it ranged from 33 to 45 degrees. It's an undulating roller that is about 40 feet long with a good run out. You have to hike up onto the top. I always thought this would be such a rad start to a trail!

    Is that on the hole in the ground or trails nearby?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeabuser View Post
    Someone get me a parachute.

    ................

    Is there a steep climbing thread, somewhere ?
    Maybe we should start one. Although it is tougher to show the difficulty of steep climbing moves, I've seen a few that are impressive.

    Great shot jhazard. I really like your photography. Always such good images: sharp focus, good colors, and great perspective.

    evdog posted a few shots on the "Best Riding Images of 2012" thread that reminded me of this thread. Very steep. Maybe I'll repost them here if he doesn't mind.
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    Awesome shots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement View Post
    Is that on the hole in the ground or trails nearby?
    No, I don't think so...not 100% sure where you are referring to though. It's near The Donner Pass TH west of Fort Collins, Co.

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    Scrub: Funny! Great spot for sure with more like it ahead and behind...

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    Jwind, here's another angle of Iheartbicycles rolling in. Pictures don't quite capture the move.
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    No knee pads. Makes me cringe! hahaha.

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    Have been meaning to go through my pics for a while as there are a few great threads going right now....

    Southern Sierras




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    And some AZ for good measure


    This one is a bit of a mindf*ck. Look at the log and the ferns just above rider's head, and judge how far down they look relative to the horizontal distance to get to them. Shot is from directly above, and its a long way down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtn.skratch View Post
    No, I don't think so...not 100% sure where you are referring to though. It's near The Donner Pass TH west of Fort Collins, Co.
    Not the same one, I was referring to the one near Lake Tahoe
    Rolling on 29", 650b, 8.3" and 23mm

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    Not sure I've posted a photo in here of me, so here's one from today:
    Rolling on 29", 650b, 8.3" and 23mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    Nice spot!
    nice picture
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icecreamjay View Post
    Here's the steepest, longest chute I've seen around here.

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    And a couple of action shots from the top

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    I rode there with a buddy of mine last year and i tried walking down that chute, well my skirt got extremely tight and my butthole puckered up even tighter..

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    No suspension and cantilever brakes? Yikes.

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    This one isn't too incredibly steep, but there's no roll out at the bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evdog View Post
    Have been meaning to go through my pics for a while as there are a few great threads going right now....

    Southern Sierras




    A few from SoCal










    And some AZ for good measure


    This one is a bit of a mindf*ck. Look at the log and the ferns just above rider's head, and judge how far down they look relative to the horizontal distance to get to them. Shot is from directly above, and its a long way down!
    The thing that disappoints here, is that in photos #3-6, the riders are in the tops, not the drops

    Otherwise, nice looking rides.

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    I was thinking the hill at my local was steep - but you guys win!

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    Actually no suspension makes it very much more confident as you don't have to guess what your suspension will do, or at least for me on anything like that, takes the guesswork out. Now on really rocky, sh1t rigid can beat you up and sus is nice, but so far, anything I can roll on the FS I can roll on the rigid. As to Cantis, no I see discs.
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    No suspension and cantilever brakes? Yikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement View Post
    Not sure I've posted a photo in here of me, so here's one from today:
    Hey I got one like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy View Post
    Hey I got one like that!

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    That rider behind you is listening to you skid your way down the rock
    Rolling on 29", 650b, 8.3" and 23mm

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    Steeeeeeeeeeep?

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    That rider behind you is listening to you skid your way down the rock
    Yeah... I was testing how slow I could crawl down that on my 4.0 tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Actually no suspension makes it very much more confident as you don't have to guess what your suspension will do, or at least for me on anything like that, takes the guesswork out. Now on really rocky, sh1t rigid can beat you up and sus is nice, but so far, anything I can roll on the FS I can roll on the rigid. As to Cantis, no I see discs.
    I started with ridgid and rode some of the same I ride now but with a couple of wheel stands from coming down on rocks that would not get out of the way(like they lived there or something). The suspension seems to help me roll through. I stayed away from long steep because I knew the cantilevers would not help me much with control(I am 200lbs and the brakes were cheap). I would also come off a ride with numb forearms from the constant hammering. If I break my FS though, I'll ride the rigid in a heartbeat.

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    Awesome thread! Great pics. Heres the steepest ive done out in red mesa new mexico.


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    Quote Originally Posted by evdog View Post
    Have been meaning to go through my pics for a while as there are a few great threads going right now....

    Southern Sierras




    A few from SoCal










    And some AZ for good measure


    This one is a bit of a mindf*ck. Look at the log and the ferns just above rider's head, and judge how far down they look relative to the horizontal distance to get to them. Shot is from directly above, and its a long way down!
    fun stuff there

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    Awesome footage w/steep fail:

    Video: Crushing and Crashing in Canmore - Pinkbike

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    you guys are crazy. i used to do these things with my ATV and it scared the **** out of me. now i can barely do it with my bike.

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    photo by jerry hazzard

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    That feature is torn down now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F.N.G View Post
    That feature is torn down now.
    f uc.k..ers,, there's more out there. Nothing lasts for ever in the foot hills But at least it will live for ever on film

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    Wha? That huge boulder has been moved? Lol... Glad I cracked my helmet on it while I could!

    (one of my favorite shots, btw )
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    How accurate is the camera angle on this shot? Looks like it might be off maybe slightly, but looks majorly steep. What's the roll in like, blind or can you see where you need to go? How's the grip on that rock?
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    Wha? That huge boulder has been moved? Lol... Glad I cracked my helmet on it while I could!

    (one of my favorite shots, btw )
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    its in here somewhere


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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    How accurate is the camera angle on this shot? Looks like it might be off maybe slightly, but looks majorly steep. What's the roll in like, blind or can you see where you need to go? How's the grip on that rock?
    The gradation in the sunset looks pretty level to me. And that bush/tree on the left is growing straight up.
    Small ring in front makes it easier. Small ring in back makes it harder. That blows my mind.

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    Steeeeeeeeeeep?

    I finally got around to riding the Love Canal / Dolly Parton at Bartlett last week. It's certainly steep, but not as scary steep as some of the photos on the first couple pages make it look. It would be interesting to compare measured slopes- is that steeper than the entry to Rockstacker, for example? Probably, but not by much. Of course, I don't have any interest in surveying them personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    its in here somewhere

    Nice video!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    its in here somewhere


    what are you riding bike wise?

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    Sweet stuff, we don't have anything like that down here, no solid granite, just lots of very sharp coral. Would be interesting to see some of that stuff and maybe give it a try - remember my first trip to CO and what an eye opening experience it was compared to the mainly XC stuff I was riding down here, when I got back I started searching out more technical stuff and giving a go at stuff I'd balked at before. Biggest thing to learn is once you commit, stick with it, don't try to bail part way in, that normally ends bad.

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    Moarrr!!!!

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    ^Whole video filled with insane Austrian steeps riding


    And here's my personal contributions:

    Steeeeeeeeeeep?-steep1.jpg

    ^steep, loose, gravel riding around Colorado Springs

    Steeeeeeeeeeep?-steep2.jpg

    ^steep bike park riding at Angel Fire

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbert2000 View Post
    what are you riding bike wise?
    In the video

     photo 0629131832c.jpg


    and in the photo

     photo 0831131039.jpg

    Also Here is one of my heros Brett Tippie



    and the video

    Rob's Dirty Business: Whistler with Tippie - Pinkbike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodson View Post
    Really? Theres not much & stuff would last a lot longer if you all didn't constantly feel the need to show it off to everyone on a public forum. But hey, what do you care, it wasn't you who put in the time to make such features rideable. Bandoleroooooooooooos!

    I believe that publicizing fun technical riding increases the public demand for such trails and features.

    We Bandaleros are currently involved in the first authorized technical trail in our local forest system.

    Hit me up for a ride some time it'll be fun
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    Bandoleroooooooooooos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodson View Post
    Really? Theres not much & stuff would last a lot longer if you all didn't constantly feel the need to show it off to everyone on a public forum. But hey, what do you care, it wasn't you who put in the time to make such features rideable. Bandoleroooooooooooos!
    Did you build that feature, Woodson?

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    Great thread! After looking through this I'm jealous of you guys and your rocky terrain. We have a fair bit of steep stuff here, but it's all clay and slippery tree roots. Should still take some pics I guess.

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    Steeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep af 3!


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    Whooo!
    Cool thread!

    Iíve had this pic saved for a long time because I love it so much.
    I donít know who it is, or when it was taken, so credit where credit is due- but Iím 95% sure itís Ďbackside dropí on Hangover trail in Sedona. Assuming it is, Iíve ridden this, and quite frankly it gave me the Ďadrenaline shakesí afterwards.
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    Shiftin' jumps and huckin' gears

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impetus View Post
    Whooo!
    Cool thread!

    Iíve had this pic saved for a long time because I love it so much.
    I donít know who it is, or when it was taken, so credit where credit is due- but Iím 95% sure itís Ďbackside dropí on Hangover trail in Sedona. Assuming it is, Iíve ridden this, and quite frankly it gave me the Ďadrenaline shakesí afterwards.
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    I love that pic! I especially like how the dog looks so ... casual. :-)

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