I’m home now after a week at Arapiles, one of the most important and formative places in the world for me. Just so good to reconnect with this place, be reminded of the brilliance and uniqueness of the rock and the climbing as well as the awesomeness of climbers and the community.
This is one of my most personally meaningful images. Not because it took several false pre-dawn starts before we got a sufficiently good cloud inversion for the image I had in mind, but because of the memories this brings me of one of my dearest friends. The climber pictured is John “Crunch” Smoothy, a true