Simon Carter's Onsight Photography http://www.onsight.com.au Where Climbing and Photography Meet Thu, 21 May 2015 10:37:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Belly Full of Bad Berrieshttp://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/belly-full-of-bad-berries/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/belly-full-of-bad-berries/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 10:05:06 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=5084 630 306 06
I don’t normally laugh at someone’s pain and suffering, but this photo shoot really cracked me up! It’s a #throwback to 2000 on our first trip to the USA when I was shooting an assignment for
@rockandicemag for their photo annual. We were at Indian Creek, Utah, and John Varco told us about this crazy off-width that he’d climbed, a route no nauseatingly exhausting that it was aptly named Belly Full of Bad Berries (5.13a/b). Sounded um, interesting… So we headed up there, set up my rope, I got in position and John started climbing, errr… thrutching, up the crack. This was back in the days of film and before long I’d shot off a whole roll, so I quickly did a film change on the fly while John was still climbing, and then I shot that whole roll off as well. It was then that I realised that in the time that I’d shot TWO whole rolls of film, for all John’s thrutching he’d just managed to move less than ONE meter up the climb! And that was when I cracked up laughing!

#climbing #rockclimbing #offwidth #ImagesFromTheEdge @sterlingrope @julboeyewear @nikon_australia #mynikonlife @thinktankphoto

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The Groove Trainhttp://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/the-groove-train/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/the-groove-train/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 01:10:12 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=5074 Ethan Pringle attempting the The Groove Train (33/34) which he described as "the best hard route he'd ever been on". He made the second ascent of this rather run-out route a few days later. It's on Taipan Wall in the Grampians, Australia.

Ethan Pringle @ethan_pringle on The Groove Train (33) on Taipan Wall in the Grampians, which he sent in a few shots back in 2010. It is great to hear the news that Ethan has just sent a project that has taken him considerably longer – attempts spread over eight years in fact! That route is Jumbo Love (5.15b or 37) at Clark Mountain, California; widely considered the hardest sport route in America. Ethan’s story of perseverance and overcoming self doubt for this is a good one. Massive congrats Ethan! 👊 #climbing #rockclimbing #TheGrampians @mountainhardwear @nikon_australia #mynikonlife @thinktankphoto

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The North Face 50http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/tnf-50/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/tnf-50/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 18:50:04 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=5071 Some people know how to put on a show --however fleeting it may be... A runner in the 50km event of the The North Face 100 endurance race. Blue Mountains, 16 May 2015.

I would have thought running 50km was pretty grueling but it seems some one had a little energy to spare! A runner in the 50km event of the North Face 100 on the weekend.
Special shoutout to @nikon_australia for the use of some very cool kit to shoot this event! #mynikonlife
#goodtimes #hardtimes #utwt @ultratrailworldtour #bluemountains #tnf100 #trailrunning #running #ultratrail @thinktankphoto

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sterlinghttp://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/sterling/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/sterling/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 00:09:14 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=5061 PHM_2344-Edit-2

What a great weekend for getting out amongst it in the #BlueMountains — with the North Face 100 yesterday and some sterling weather today for doing things like what Sasha Grubman did here… (no prizes for guessing where). @sterlingrope @julboeyewear #mynikonlife @nikon_australia @thinktankphoto #climbing #rockclimbing #RockClimbingDownUnder

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North Face 100http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/north-face-100/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/north-face-100/#comments Sat, 16 May 2015 22:37:29 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=5058 Light trails in the Jamison Valley from runners compteting in the 2015 North Face 100.

Congrats to everyone involved in the North Face 100 today!! What an awesome and utterly exhausting event… OMG!!! Had such a fun day shooting the event for the first time; a fun challenge in it’s own way. The event is still going on tonight! This is light trails from runners headlamps down in the Jamison Valley a shot while ago. Good luck to everyone still out there. I’m out!

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Le Voile de Mayahttp://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/le-voile-de-maya/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/le-voile-de-maya/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 22:00:46 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=5055 766 104 12

A #throwback to that time when I shot Didier Berthod working hard on his Le Voile de Maya (8c+ project), at #Rawyl (near Sion), #Switzerland. This would have been my 2003 trip to Europe I think (since it was shot on film it doesn’t have a neat little date stamp to jolt my skatty brain…). But I do remember it made the cover of @rockandicemag. Sounds like Rawyl has become a popular crag — and has seen a lot more hard action in recent years.
#tbt #climbing #rockclimbing #ImagesFromTheEdge @sterlingrope @julboeyewear #nikon #mynikonlife @nikon_australia @thinktankphoto

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projecthttp://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/project/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/project/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 12:16:23 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=5042 DSC_9506-Edit

This one is from a few weeks back when I was hanging out at Elphinstone. There was almost too much action to point my camera at. This is Tom O’Halloran working his massive new route project which tackles the highest part of the main wall (on the right end). It must be about 45 meters and looks awesome, extreme and somewhat reachy. Meanwhile, at this moment, when I looked the other way, Alex Megos was on redpoint making the first ascent of “Schweinebaumeln”, Australia’s second route to go at grade 35. When Alex was shaking out for a minute, I was able to quickly grab this shot too. #bestofbothworlds

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Microcosmhttp://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/microcosm/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/microcosm/#comments Sun, 10 May 2015 12:06:35 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=5038 Monique Forestier made the third ascent of Microcosm (31), a beautiful thin 50-metre face on the Coke Ovens cliff, in the Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mum’s out there! (At least in Oz, where it’s #MothersDay today). This is my lovely wife @moniqueforestier who is a fantastic role model for our daughter and never ceases to amaze me with how hard she works and the awesome things that she has achieved since becoming a mum. A few winters back, when Coco was in daycare, we would blast out to the peaceful and secluded Wolgan Valley for a few hours and have just enough time for a few shots on this stunning 50-metre face before we’d have to race back to town to pick up Coco again. The route is Microcosm (31) on the Coke Ovens cliff, a #BlueMountians classic. Monique sent the route and it was just the third free ascent since it was established 10 years earlier. #goodtimes #oneforthemums

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Titulo Ferreterohttp://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/titulo-ferretero/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/titulo-ferretero/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 10:16:33 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=5033 Mariona Marti, Titulo Ferretero (7b+), Granada, Spain.

I love how climbing has given us such good friends over the years. Mariona Marti squeezing in a last lap of the day on Titulo Ferretero (7b+), #Granada, Spain. A #throwback to our first trip to Spain in 2003. #goodtimes

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Orange Crushhttp://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/orange-crush/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2015/05/orange-crush/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 02:20:25 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=5023 DSC_8291-Edit

Congrats to Ingvar Lidman for sending his stunning Orange Crush project high up on the headwall at Bare Rock, #Fingal, Tasmania. Grade 29 “when conditions are perfect” (so maybe add some?). The area has been a hive of activity of late. This pic is from my trip down there two months ago. #goodtimes
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