Simon Carter's Onsight Photography http://www.onsight.com.au Where Climbing and Photography Meet Mon, 22 Jan 2018 03:14:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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Retro Crack http://www.onsight.com.au/2017/11/retro-crack/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2017/11/retro-crack/#respond Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:09:56 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=18601 Speaking of suburban crags… Ah, Sydney… how good is it that you can find a big fat slimy flaring crack to shove your biggest cam into, in your lunch break!? Go on, you know you want to. Or just clip bolts if you prefer. 😉 This is maestro Neil Monteith on Retro Crack (20) at The Cathedral.
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Wages of Fear http://www.onsight.com.au/2017/11/wages-of-fear/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2017/11/wages-of-fear/#respond Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:12:01 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=18582 How lucky are Brisbanitte’s having a crag in the center of town!? This is the amazing Amanda Morrissey on  (24), at Kangaroo Point, Brisbane. It’s a shot from my Queensland trip a few months back photographing and researching for the new SE Queensland Climbing guidebook.

Great news! Everything is on track and we will be receiving our shipment of the new guidebook on next Monday afternoon (27 November)! Yeeeha! So we will be busy packing and shipping the orders next Tuesday. Thanks to everyone who has already pre-ordered the book at www.onsight.com.au/seq2018 your orders will be the first to go out. I expect the shops in Brisbane will have it in store by the end of the week (what web address has a stockists list too). If you haven’t already, pre-order the guidebook now plus the 2018 calendar — and get the calendar for only $10; to get this discount, add both the guidebook and calendar to your “cart” then at checkout enter “SEQ” as the coupon code . Offer ends 1 December.
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Better Than Life 2 http://www.onsight.com.au/2017/11/better-life-2/ http://www.onsight.com.au/2017/11/better-life-2/#respond Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:07:17 +0000 http://www.onsight.com.au/?p=18576 Leah Dempsey launching into the business on Better Than Life (32), after her recent send of this Centennial Glen test-piece, in the Blue Mountains.
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