Products – Simon Carter's Onsight Photography Where Climbing and Photography Meet Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:13:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 South East Queensland Climbing Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:24:06 +0000 Currently at the printers. Available early December 2017. Pre-order now! Stockists who have ordered as of 24 November and will have it in stock by 1 December 2017: K2 Base Camp, Pinnacle Sports, Crank Indoor Climbing, Mont Adventure Shop (Canberra), Rockit Climbing Gym, BJR CLimbing Equipment (Blue Mtns).]]> We are proud to present the new South East Queensland Climbing, Selected Crags, 2018 Edition guidebook!

The popular 2013 Edition guidebook, which has been sold out for some time, has been completely redesigned, fully updated, and significantly expanded for this new edition.

The diverse and interesting crags of South East Queensland offer a wealth of fantastic climbing — and this new book is your key to it all. Covering some of the best sport and trad climbing of the region, this guidebook is a must have for local climbing fanatics and visitors alike. Thoroughly researched and meticulously documented, the areas detailed in this  guidebook are not covered by any other guidebook.

This compact yet comprehensive guidebook details the ever popular Kangaroo Point, the main Glasshouse Mountains areas of Mount Tibrogargan, Mount Ngungun and Mount Beewah, and the areas of Mount Coolum, Mount Tinbeerwah, Serpent and Brooyar. And new to this 2018 Edition, we have added the major newer areas of Pages Pinnacle in the Gold Coast Hinterland and Ninderry on the Sunshine Coast.

All up, 10 major areas are covered, detailing over 1250 routes.

The book is authored by Lee Cujes in collaboration with Glenn Ferguson, Ross Ferguson, John O’Brien, Mark Walker and other contributors. It features inspiring action photography by many photographers. And the numerous cliff photo topos, access maps and professional user-friendly design help make route finding a breeze.

A5, full-colour, 200 pages.

Currently at the printers. Available early December 2017. Pre-order now!

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World Climbing Calendar 2018 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 05:28:20 +0000 World Climbing Calendar 2018 is a beautiful wall calendar showcasing spectacular climbing with some of the world's best climbing photography. Available NOW!]]> The World Climbing Calendar 2018 is a collaboration with some of the world’s best climbing photographers — Samuel Bie, Simon Carter, Pierre Christe, John Evans, John Price and Lukasz Warzecha.

With a focus on dream routes that tackle incredible rock architecture, we have selected some of the best climbing photography from around the world to create a truly spectacular celebration of climbing.

The calendar has a vertical format measuring 24 x 34cm (9.5 x 13.4″) — and 68cm (25″) high when opened — and features large photographs. Design is stylish and functional and includes international holiday dates and moon phases.

Authentic and inspiring; this wall calendar is not to be missed!

Also available from:
Amazon in the USA
Cordee in the UK
JeGrimpe in France
Mapiberia in Spain
MEC in Canada
Lost Arrow in Japan

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Best of the Red Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:51:50 +0000 HERE and save on postage.]]> This entirely new rock climbing guidebook to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky, documents one of America’s premier sport climbing destinations in impressive detail.

The Motherlode crag may well be mind-blowing; however the best climbing is not only found there, it is spread far and wide – around the “North”, the “South”, the Muir Valley and Miller Fork. The Best of the Red is the only guidebook which covers the best sport climbing crags in the entire region. Within its neat 176 pages, 1271 rock climbs are carefully described at 46 of the crags scattered amongst the hollows of the Red River Gorge.

With 14 beautifully rendered maps, 322 marked topo photos and clear and concise access and route descriptions authored by local climber Brendan Leader, you’ll no longer have an excuse to be lost in the woods.

This guidebook features stunning action photography that will get you dreaming about your Red River Gorge climbing adventure. Best of the Red has a classy no-nonsense design with functionality built in to its core to help you get down to business and make the best of your time in the Red.

For climbing in the Red, this is the book you want.

NOTE: For USA delivery, we recommend to order from our USA distributor here to save on postage.

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Nowra Climbing Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:10:27 +0000 The one that you have all been waiting for… Onsight Photography is proud to announce that Nowra Climbing is available now.

One of the best and largest sport climbing areas in Australia, Nowra offers superb climbing, perhaps far more than you might have imagined. Nowra Climbing reveals it all for the first time.

Nowra Climbing (2016 Edition) is an entirely new comprehensive guidebook to the entire Nowra region. It describes over 1500 routes; twice the number of any previous Nowra guidebook. It is the first guidebook to include the Braidwood Road (aka “New Nowra”) crags; a major area in its own right with over 630 routes.

This book results from a massive collaborative effort. The main contributing authors are Carlie and Rob LeBreton (central Nowra areas) and Neil Monteith (Braidwood Road crags). Previous Nowra guidebook publisher Rod Young also contributed all of his extensive research to this project. And considerable input has come from many other knowledgeable local activists.

This is a guidebook yet it is also inspiring. It features 100 action images that have been contributed by dozens of photographers, making it not only a documentation of Nowra climbing but also a celebration.

The elegant design has usability at its core and each page is absolutely information-packed. The “tight’ design has enabled us to fit some:

  • 239 cliff topo photographs
  • 18 maps
  • 1500+ route descriptions and
  • 100 action photographs

all into a mere 208 pages (size A5, full colour).

As you’ve come to expect from Onsight Photography, the design, production standards and photography in Nowra Climbing is second to none.

NOTE: This book comes with a “Offensive Language” warning on the cover. Some of the original route names may offend.

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World Climbing: Rock Odyssey Wed, 13 Nov 2013 05:15:49 +0000 Sorry, we are now out of stock of this book! However, copies may still be available from our UK and USA distributors, see the links below.]]> World Climbing: Rock Odyssey is the welcomed sequel to Simon Carter’s award-winning World Climbing: Images from the Edge.

A visual feast, Rock Odyssey takes us on a breathtaking voyage stopping at 16 exceptional rock climbing destinations.

Chapter introductions, written by leading Australian climber, Monique Forestier, set the scene and give delightful insights into the unique attractions of each area.

Rock Odyssey is a celebration of Simon Carter’s vision to capture the dizzying feats of climbers doing what they love most. Carter has captured elusive moments, seamlessly merging landscape with action and magically animating his images with untrumpable natural light.


  • Large format, hardcover coffee-table photo book.
  • 208 spectacular colour images from 16 of the world’s great rock climbing destinations.
  • 180-pages, measuring 280mm high x 250mm wide.
  • Published by Onsight Photography: October 2011.

Also available from:

  • In AUSTRALIA it is available from selected outdoor equipment shops.
  • In the UK and Europe it is distributed by Cordee.
  • In the USA it is distributed by Wilderness Press.
  • Also available from Amazon.
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Rock Climbing Down Under: Australia Exposed (Regular Edition) Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:09:18 +0000 Regular Edition; the Limited Edition can be ordered --> here. See our list of Australian stockists and international distributors --> here.  ]]> A hard-cover coffee-table book featuring 350 images of 200 climbers by photographer, Simon Carter. The result of over 20 years work, this is an exciting photographic journey to 21 of Australia’s climbing destinations.

In addition to the images, this book contains text written by 80 individual climbing authors, giving an insight into the heart and soul of Australian climbing. The emotive and often humorous stories, along with the spectacular imagery, makes this a true celebration of Australian climbing that will inspire every climber.

The book is 192 pages, measures 29cm high x 25cm wide and is printed on high-quality 170gsm Lumi Silk Art Paper (European plantation stock). The Regular Edition cover case is 32oz thick.

In addition to the Regular Edition, we have produced 100 copies (only) of a special deluxe Limited Edition version of the book. The Limited Edition is only available from Onsight Photography and can be ordered –> here.

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Rock Climbing Down Under: Australia Exposed, Limited Edition Nos. 71-80 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 04:32:58 +0000 Rock Climbing Down Under; Australia Exposed, Limited Edition, nos. 71-80.

Only 100 copies of the Limited Edition have been produced. Each copy will has the same high-quality reproduction of the Standard Edition, which you can preview here. In addition, each Limited Edition is individually numbered, features a ribbon page marker and will come boxed. Most significantly, the Limited Edition cover will feature a five-layer lenticular mosaic design with 75 flickering images, debossed into a 40oz matt black scuff-resistant case.


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Blue Mountains Climbing Sat, 10 Oct 2015 07:33:20 +0000 here (updated 1 July 2017).]]> This is the new (2015 edition) comprehensive Blue Mountains Climbing guidebook.

This book is every climber’s essential companion to one of Australia’s most popular climbing areas. Extensive coverage of the region combined with quality information make it key to maximising your enjoyment of this huge climbing area.

The book details some 3200 routes at 55 crags. There are hundreds of action and cliff topo photographs and access maps for every crag.

The previous edition of this guidebook was in 2010 and that has been out of print for over a year. This new edition incorporates vast amounts of important new and updated route information, as well as some important new access information.

But this new edition is much much more than just an update to the 2010 Edition! Two main reasons for that:

Firstly, it describes 500 more routes than the 2010 edition. Some of these routes are at the seven new areas described (The Pit, Elphinstone, Red Point, The Nest, The Soft Parade, Bell and Dalpura Head) and some of them are at existing areas. For example, Sublime Point has seen the addition of over 50 new routes!

Secondly, this book has been completely redesigned and reformatted. Hundreds of hours of work have gone into the redesign but we felt it was worth it for the improved usability that has resulted. A slightly larger and clearer font has improved readability, and the new two column layout conveys information more clearly; the redesign has enabled these things without significantly increasing the page count. Other changes include the simplification of the route colour coding (to indicate sport, mixed and trad routes), all routes that require bolt brackets are indicated by a symbol, and the use of a four-star system to indicate quality. All good changes for sure.

The book is 392 pages, A5, in full colour.

This book is a massive documentation of Blue Mountains climbing. Many many thanks to all contributors and collaborators who have made this possible!

And finally, bookmark this page. We will keep it updated with any important corrections and update for this guidebook.

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Grampians Climbing Thu, 25 Jun 2015 01:43:31 +0000 here.]]> This new (2015 edition) of Neil Monteith’s climbing guidebook to the Grampians adds several of the areas most popular multi-pitch trad crags – including Grey Green Walls, Central Buttress, Asses Ears and the ever popular single pitch beginner trad nirvana of Summerday Valley. All the usual sport crags have been updated with lots of new routes and updated topos. There is even a whole new winter friendly sport crag. With an additional 300 routes, this guide expands the original 2013 guide into one that provides extensive and the most up to date coverage of the best climbing at Australia’s world class Grampians!

In total, the book covers 61 crags and details over 1200 routes (both sport and trad).

Features 25 access maps and 241 cliff topos photos to make route finding a breeze. Also features over 200 action photos by Simon Carter and Neil Monteith (and others).

A5 in size, 304 pages, full-colour.

Note: For UPDATES and CORRECTIONS, check here.

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Frog Buttress Climbing Mon, 03 Aug 2015 06:55:18 +0000 Renowned for the quality of its crack climbing, Frog Buttress in Queensland is one of Australia’s most significant climbing areas and a popular winter climbing destination.

Authored by Matt Hutton, this is an entirely new guidebook, detailing all 381 routes.

Features user-friendly design, numerous cliff topo photos, and many action photographs by Simon Carter and others.

184 x 133mm, 128 pages, full colour.

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