Wrapping Up Photo Shoots

SATURDAY, November 22, 2014 – In case you were wondering, we did not fall to our deaths shooting climbing photos! Over the summer and fall we completed numerous rock climbing photo shoots for Classic Adirondack Climbs, but between guiding and photo shoots we did not have time for blog posts. When we look back at our previous post, nearly five months ago, we realize just how much we have accomplished. We also realize how much we have to thank all the folks who helped us out by being climbing models, carrying loads, holding equipment, or rigging climbs for photo shoots. Many thanks to long-time friends, local climbers, Alpine Adventures clients and new friends for all the smiles, patience and willingness to “look up” and “hold it right there” until we got the shot.

Sabrina Hague leading, Rhonda McGovern belaying, P2 of The El, Pitchoff Chimney Cliff

Sabrina Hague leading, Rhonda McGovern belaying, P2 of The El, Pitchoff Chimney Cliff

We have completed all of the planned photo shoots for Classic Adirondack Climbs but we’ll try for better images on a few ice climbs during the early ice season as opportunities arise. Unlike most of our photos, the photographs we want will all be taken from far away with a very long lens. If you have plans to climb any of the following routes and you’re willing to be photographed for our project please let us know. All you have to do is be on the climb dressed in bright enough colors to be seen.

North Face of Pitchoff
Weeping Winds
Screw & Climaxe

Pokomoonshine
Neurosis

We are currently working on writing and layout for the book, tasks that make the most of the short days between rock and ice seasons. Ice is forming and a few brave souls have already been out climbing. Although it may be a false start, winter has arrived.

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