Journal: Climbing At Marlow - June 2015

One of my favorite local climbing crags is Marlow, maybe a 25 minute drive from my house. It has a variety of climbs, top ropes are easy to set up, and the approach is pretty short, making it an ideal spot to go when you don't have a ton of time or are bringing people outdoor climbing for the first time. The main crag has several easier routes and that tends to be where I usually hang out, while the lower crag has mostly harder sport routes. On this day, we were taking Beatrix outdoor climbing with us for the first time, and Drue, who was developing into quite the strong climber, wanted to try some harder leads, so we ended up at the lower crag. 

I don't often take pictures of climbing because you need extra people to do that. You cannot safely belay and take pictures, and getting good pictures with angles that aren't everyday butt shots requires some creativity, which often requires a lot of set up if you want to shoot safely. So I tend to climb or belay more than I shoot, but on this day we had a group of five of us for a bit (Ernie and Andy joined Beatrix, Drue, and I) so I was able to free myself up from safety systems and take some shots.

Gear: Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 17-40mm f/4L USM, Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM.

Marlow, rock climbing
Marlow, rock climbing
Marlow, rock climbing
Marlow, rock climbing
Marlow, rock climbing
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Marlow, rock climbing
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