Simon Carter's Onsight Photography http://www.onsight.com.au Where Climbing and Photography Meet Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:36:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Contact Neurosishttp://www.onsight.com.au/2015/07/contact-neurosis/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/07/contact-neurosis/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:06:59 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=5173 813 D0753

Matt Evrard on Contact Neurosis (29) at Chasm Crag, in the Darran Mountains near Milford Sound, Fiordland, South Island, New Zealand.

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New Grampians guidebookhttp://www.onsight.com.au/2015/06/new-grampians-guidebook/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/06/new-grampians-guidebook/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 06:55:33 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=5158 grampians-guidebook-instragram

Speaking of guidebooks… BOOM!!! I’m delighted to announce that we have received shipment of our new 2015 edition guidebook which details 1200+ routes at 61 of the best crags at Australia’s God’s-own-stone, world-class, ultra-awesome and amazing… Grampians!!! BOOM YADDA YADDA BOOM!

Authored by the irrepressible energiser bunny Neil Monteith, this 304 page tome updates and significantly expands upon our 2013 edition, especially with the inclusion of several classic trad areas, to make this the ultimate, most inspiring and informative source of sport AND trad beta for all you frothing Grampians inclined cranksters out there! BOOM BOOM!

You know what to do folks, get it and get it now direct from the horses mouth, Australia’s número uno climbing publisher at www.onsight.com.au/product/grampians. We will add a full stockists list to that page soon but some of the biggest stockists, Bogong Equipment (Melbourne), Absolute Outdoors (Halls Gap) and climbinganchors.com.au, should receive their stock on Monday. GO GET IT!

Massive thanks to the players and do’ers out there who helped create this friken phenomenal piece of informative art. YOU ROCK! And high fives once again @nmonteith! LEGEND!

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Brown Corduroy Trousershttp://www.onsight.com.au/2015/06/brown-corduroy-trousers/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/06/brown-corduroy-trousers/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:33:17 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=5136 Duncan Steel, Brown Corduroy Trousers (28), Frog Buttress, Queensland.

Gasp…
Splutter…
Gulp…!
That’s the sound of me coming up for air again after another project done and dusted. I’m (very) happy to say the new Frog Buttress guidebook, which is authored by Matt Hutton, is now at the printers. Yay! That means two things, 1) there will be a sexy, new, informative and valuable new guidebook to one of Australia’s premier trad crags available from us before too long and 2) I get my life back again, for a bit! Mind you, I’m not complaining, one of the things I do love about producing guidebooks is that you really do learn a lot about a place. Frog has an interesting history and it really was one of Australia’s most significant crags for many years… (and of course it is still a significant crag). In this pic Duncan Steel is on Brown Corduroy Trousers (28), one of Frog’s harder test-pieces; an excellent route if you like running it out above RP’s… hmmm.

#RockClimbingDownUnder #rockclimbing #climbing #FrogButtress @sterlingrope @lasportivaaustralia @lasportivagram @julboeyewear @nikon_australia #mynikonlife @thinktankphoto

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Diamond Smileshttp://www.onsight.com.au/2015/06/diamond-smiles/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/06/diamond-smiles/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:14:59 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=5130 Tim Emmett, Diamond Smiles (E3 5c), Sharpnose, Cornwall, UK.

A little #throwback to the time I had the great pleasure of working with the ever-positive Tim Emmett at the very funky seaside crag of #Sharpnose, in Cornwall, UK. The route is Diamond Smiles (E3 5c), which is a very appropriate name when I think of Tim. He is not only a bold and brilliant athlete in more than one outdoor discipline, he seems to have pretty much made a career out of being perpetually stoked, sharing his (considered) thirst for adventure, and doing much work to inspire a younger generation. Massive respect from me for all of that. Follow Tim
@timemmett or check out www.timemmett.com

@mountainhardware @blackdiamond @scarpa_uk #climbing #rockclimbing #ImagesFromTheEdge #tbt

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Coneheads and the Barbituateshttp://www.onsight.com.au/2015/06/coneheads-and-the-barbituates/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/06/coneheads-and-the-barbituates/#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:15:31 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=5123 DSC_5744-Edit-2

Yay! It’s getting colder (at least around here)… Yay, Yay!!! That means… it’s Nowra season and time for some stone fondling action like this… Matt Pascoe on Coneheads and the Barbituates (28). #climbing #rockclimbing #RockClimbingDownUnder @sterlingrope @lasportivagram @lasportivaaustralia @julboeyewear #mynikonlife @nikon_australia @thinktankphoto #nowra

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Fake Bloodhttp://www.onsight.com.au/2015/06/fake-blood/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/06/fake-blood/#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2015 20:33:44 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=5114 DSC_3091-Edit

After 21 years of climbing photography I’ve gotta say… man, I love my job! The pack doesn’t seem to get any lighter but how good was today!? Cranked it out in the office till 1pm then got out and enjoyed some sterling winter weather — all of 11 degrees Celsius but almost balmy! And I don’t care if it’s the latest wonderkid or just good folk like those I worked with today to create this image of 61 year old Ian Myers climbing “Fake Blood” (18) at Heathcliff — just out there having fun in the wonderful #BlueMountains. It’s all good!!! [insert smiley face]. #climbing #rockclimbing #RockClimbingDownUnder @sterlingrope @lasportivaaustralia @lasportivagram @julboeyewear #mynikonlife @nikon_australia @thinktankphoto

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Serpentinehttp://www.onsight.com.au/2015/06/serpentine-2/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/06/serpentine-2/#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:42:06 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=5111 250 D0925-Edit

A route that dreams are made of! Serpentine (29) on Taipan Wall in the Grampians. Jonathon Thesenga is the climber; I took this when he first tried the route nearly two years, but because he lives on the other side of the planet, it had to wait that long for a return visit to Oz before Jonathon got to try it again… But then yesterday, boom, JT sent! Great job mate. I hope that you’ll still come and visit us again — now that you’ve sent one of our finest pieces of stone!

@blackdiamond #climbing #rockclimbing #RockClimbingDownUnder @patagoniaaus @patagonia @worldexpeditions

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Neil’s babieshttp://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/neils-babies/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/neils-babies/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 12:20:49 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=5103

Congratulations to Neil Monteith and Kathy Dicker on the birth of their baby boy! Yeeha!
Oh and what else do we see here? Looks like @nmonteith may have also fathered a new Grampians Climbing 2015 Ed #guidebook!
PS. Neil I’ve tried to call a few times but maybe you’ve been busy either a) changing nappies or b) bolting new routes. Busy days ahead!

#baby #jumpsuit #grampians #thegrampians #guidebook

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Shaved Cathttp://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/shaved-cat/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/shaved-cat/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 12:15:03 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=5100 Jean-Philippe Dumas, Shaved Cat (20), Bob's Hollow, Western Australia.

Bob’s Hollow in Margaret River, Western Australia, is one of, well… not many limestone crags that we have here in Oz. This is Jean-Philippe Dumas on Shaved Cat, a really good grade 20 but watch out for snakes that sometimes reside in the cracks!

This pic is from my book Rock Climbing Down Under: Australia Exposed which has had an awesome review by the kindly folk at Dead Point Media, to check that out just go to www.dpmclimbing.com
then click the “gear” tab and you will see it. The review has links to where you can get the book from my US distributor, and there is always my web site of course! Thanks indeed @deadpointmag you rock!

#RockClimbingDownUnder #climbing #rockclimbing #margaretriver @sterlingrope @julboeyewear @worldexpeditions @nikon_australia #mynikonlife @thinktankphoto

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Whistling Kitehttp://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/whistling-kite-3/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/whistling-kite-3/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 16:33:38 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=5095 470 D0516

OK photogs… Last call for Frog Buttress pics… After some (good) distractions I’m back to working on the new Frog Buttress guidebook and will be locking down the design this week. So… if you have any Frog Buttress action pics which you’d like to see included in the book, I’d love to see them, and I will need them tomorrow (Monday). Or at least get in touch by then so I can know what might be coming. Many thanks everyone!

This pic: the tenacious Monique Forestier on the classic thin technical test-piece; Whistling Kite (32), #FrogButtress, #Queensland, #Australia. Give her a follow at @moniqueforestier and see her blog for her upcoming clinic dates in Sydney.
#climbing #rockclimbing #RockClimbingDownUnder @sterlingrope @blackdiamond @patagoniaaus @patagonia @worldexpeditions #scarpaspa @julboeyewear @climbonproducts #mynikonlife @nikon_australia @thinktankphoto

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