Simon Carter's Onsight Photography http://www.onsight.com.au Where Climbing and Photography Meet Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:00:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Fake Blood http://www.onsight.com.au/2018/04/fake-blood-2/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2018/04/fake-blood-2/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2018 16:10:11 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=19548 This is Elaine Prior on Fake Blood (18) at Heathcliff, in the Blue Mountains, from a fun photo shoot that was commissioned by her work colleagues … and I think the resulting print will look rather good. Gotta love those clouds, eh? .

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Milkbar http://www.onsight.com.au/2018/03/milkbar/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2018/03/milkbar/#respond Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:26:55 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=19490

Congrats to Tom O’Halloran for last Thursday completing his Milkbar project at Elphinstone, in the Blue Mountains. I took this shot a few years ago when he first started trying the route. Later he climbed the route to the roof at grade 33, then on Thursday he completed the entire route — continuing through the final roof with a massive horizontal dyno — at grade 34.

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Grose http://www.onsight.com.au/2018/03/grose/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2018/03/grose/#respond Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:16:44 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=19213 It was a sterling day today to lob into the Grose Valley and show this plucky Canadian, Jeff Moore, the speccy side of Blue Mountains climbing with a jaunt up the ever so classic Bunny Bucket Buttress. #goodtimes #bluemountains @sterlingrope @lasportiva @prana

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strength and conditioning http://www.onsight.com.au/2018/01/strength-and-conditioning/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2018/01/strength-and-conditioning/#comments Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:10:20 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=19176 And so it begins…. Monique Forestier (leading climber and Sport Climbing Australia NSW head coach) and Mark Trompp (ASCA accredited strength guru) have joined forces to host a series of strength and conditioning classes aimed specifically for rock climbers. The one hour group classes are designed to give your fitness a boost and help take your #climbing next level. These sessions are open to climbers of all levels (you can only get stronger). Held at Cross Fit Katoomba @cfk2780 (3/59 Megalong Street) every Monday at 4pm, the classes will commence on 22nd January 2018. Only $20 each class. Places are limited, phone Mark on 0408 652 288 to book your place. #training

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The Bridge to Total Freedom http://www.onsight.com.au/2018/01/the-bridge-to-total-freedom-2/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2018/01/the-bridge-to-total-freedom-2/#respond Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:18:31 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=19159 Chris Ling high up on the South Wall of Bungonia Gorge, with Damian Jovanovic belaying, on pitch 7 of The Bridge to Total Freedom (22, 23, 19, 22, 23, 23, 26).

 

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Black Gold http://www.onsight.com.au/2018/01/black-gold/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2018/01/black-gold/#respond Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:30:17 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=19151

Monique Forestier leading Black Gold (25) at Corroboree Walls, in the Blue Mountains. I rebolted this route on ring bolts (and beefed up the belay) a bit over a year ago because… well it’s great line and probably hadn’t seen many (any?) ascents in the last 20 years, you would have been nuts to lead it on the long since rusty old carrots that had been placed by John Smoothy for his first ascent back in 1987… and oh, I knew it’d be a good one for pics. 😉 Warning: we found it to be a bit of sandbag, Crunch gave it 24 but it’s at least a grade harder than that, also the crux is around the arete — which has rope-cutting potential, so I’d recommend being very careful but it’s probably just best to use double ropes…. #enjoy.

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#changeoverday http://www.onsight.com.au/2018/01/changeoverday/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2018/01/changeoverday/#respond Mon, 01 Jan 2018 12:04:48 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=19125 #changeoverday
Down with the old, up with the new.
As Chris Sharma’s year of cover glory comes to a close Ashlee Hendy swings through for the lead. Happy New Year everyone! Here’s to an awesome 2018.

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I Have a Dream http://www.onsight.com.au/2017/12/i-have-a-dream-2/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2017/12/i-have-a-dream-2/#respond Sun, 24 Dec 2017 12:13:47 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=19107 Jack Masel, I Have a Dream (25) at Pierces Pass in the Blue Mountains. Have a great Christmas everyone and dream big for 2018! Catch you on the flip side. .

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Hanger Wall Arete http://www.onsight.com.au/2017/12/hanger-wall-arete/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2017/12/hanger-wall-arete/#respond Fri, 22 Dec 2017 11:21:32 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=19101

Another one from the new Queensland guidebook… Amanda Morrissey stepping it up on Hanger Wall Arete (22) at Kangaroo Point, Brisbane.

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Flaming Hornets http://www.onsight.com.au/2017/12/flaming-hornets-2/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2017/12/flaming-hornets-2/#respond Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:14:37 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=18633 I can’t say that I knew Dave Gliddon well, but he was someone I had the most absolute respect for. A totally legit hardcore dude; who else has spent 42 days on a big wall without returning to the ground? And this… This is a photo I took of Dave many years ago on a new route Dave established near Yangshuo in China, a place he spent a long time at. The route is called Flaming Hornets, who else but Dave would have had the guts to climb up there and shove a fist full of fire crackers in a hornets nest and set it alight? Ah, good times. I’m guessing that would have been fairly typical of Dave. A truly great guy. I know he will be missed by many. Rest in peace Dave.

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