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More Comp Pics. October 18, 2012

Posted by littlebangtheory in Action/Adventure.
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Here are a few more shots from the September WMCC Rendez-vous Bouldering Competition at Central Rock in Hadley, MA.

It was a very active night:

…with people dangling from every possible (or impossible!) surface:

This woman was stronger than dirt, I tell ya.

The participants largely ranged from young to younger. People I would call “kids,” no disrespect intended ( I once was one) threw moves which made this old dust-farter wince:

My ruined shoulders can no longer do this without causing further damage, which I’ve sadly resolved to avoid.

But this was a night for The Unbroken to shine, and they did.

Here’s some of what I saw.

Determination:

Tenacity:

…and power,  of both the XX and XY sort:

You’re welcome.  😉

It was a night of movement:

…intention:

…and the Art of the Static Cling:

… all attributes which will serve these people well going forward, both those who maintain their connection to climbing and those who move on to other arenas.

I’m reluctant to admit that I’m only about half way through the images I captured on this night, but I’ll probably spare you another blog post (unless you ask for it. I know this is outside of most people’s experience, even though it’s been central to my life, and don’t want to beat you about the head and shoulders with my passions.)

Besides, Autumn is fast fading, and I want to get more of that posted before it’s irrelevant.

And then there’s the coming Age of Frost…  😉

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1. Paul in ABQ - October 19, 2012

I love these photos. The passion and skill come through along with your love of the activity, which makes it more enjoyable for us.

TheCunningRunt - October 23, 2012

Thanks, Paul. Sorry for the delay in answering, I’m a bit scattered these days, jumping through hoops trying to get photography work and meeting with scant success. Climbing is fun to photograph, but at this level there’s no $$ in it, so it has to suffice as a labor of love…


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