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Oh dear, where did the last few months go? While this blog has been quiet I’ve been busy with travel, photos, climbing, and lots of different work projects going on. Clearly, I’ve got some catching up to do, so here is a quick start. Back in June I did a quick (maybe 10 day) trip […]
I’ve been on the road again; this time a quick trip to Arapiles and The Grampians. More on that soon, but in the meantime the June issue of Klettern Magazine has turned up and I’m happy to have got another cover with Monique styling on that crazy tufa route in Verdon Gorge. Sweet!
We are back home now from Spain. I’ll miss the climbing there but being home is not at all bad with the wealth of things to do around here — in Australia. In fact, I’m psyched to do a lot more local climbing and shooting and have several projects I’m excited to be getting stuck […]
The good times have kept on rolling here in Spain. Here’s a shot I did of Monique on La Marroncita, a really beautiful and long 8b (31) which she did a few weeks ago at Oliana.
And some good press for local (Blue Mountains) talent Matt Norgrove, here on Moonshadow, his first 33. Earlier I mentioned how Matt has carved it up lately. Since then he has cranked Mechanical Animals (33), he’s certainly on a roll . Thanks to Rock Magazine for another cover!
Another cover, this one the French magazine Grimper with Spanish climber Daila Ojeda smashing the glass ceiling on Mind Control (8c+) at Oliana. This shot found it’s way into print very quickly. I mentioned Daila’s climb in my recent post here. Thanks to Daila and Grimper!
I’ve scored some covers recently. Firstly, here is the 2012 issue of Ascent. Very stoked about this one! The photo is of Monique run-out to the max on the extraordinary 60-metre tufa route Tom et je Ris in Verdon Gorge, France, which I wrote about earlier here and there’s the video here. Ascent is Rock […]
Australia has a new online climbing zine, Vertical Life! You can see it all here. I really like the work that Simon Madden and Ross Taylor have put into this so far – looks great guys. They say they plan to put out a printed annual, looking forward to seeing that too. I reckon it’s […]
At last I’m really stoked to announce some good news of our own from Oliana, Spain. On Monday Monique sent Chris Sharma’s uber-classic Fish Eye. It’s her first 8c, or Australian 33, graded route. It proved to be a hard and frustrating process, but I think that just has made it all the more satisfying […]
So yes, we are back in Catalunya, Spain, for a bit. We had such a good time here last year, we thought, well, why not? And wow, what an amazing time it is to be here. The climbing is great and there has been so much going on, itâ€™s a really fun place to be. […]