Dec 18, 2008

Crack kills @ 60 feet up

Black Diamond, Inc. (maker of super cool skiing, climbing and adventure gear) is featuring this photograph as a full page in their upcoming spring catalog as well as on their website. This climbing shot of Ryan Grover attempting belly full of bad berries, rated a 5.13c in the Indian Creek Valley of Southern Utah was sooo intense to be a part of. The crux of this climb requires the climber to go inverted and jam feet/ankles and fists into the crack to continue the toward the top. In this shot Ryan is literally upside down hanging by his hand and foot. I will happily observe, encourage and continue shooting!

My perspective here:

photo credit: Kara Bankhead

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