Neal Sipahimalani on Cherry Red - 5.14a

One of the many benefits of spending time in Red River Gorge, Kentucky is seeing my friends work on some pretty incredible climbing projects. On March 12 Neal Sipahamilani came super close to sending Cherry Red at The Sanctuary in Muir Valley, a 5.14a (which means friggity hard). From the angle I was taking photos its hard to appreciate the angle of overhang that Neal is climbing on. 

Neal is one of those guys that make climbing look easy. He never seems to struggle even if he does fall; every move is calculated and smooth. He overcomes a slight height disadvantage with ease, and but his light build he definitely uses to his advantage. He's young and only going to continue to get stronger. I can't wait to see where climbing takes him. 

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D. Scott Clark

I've worked all over her globe with a diverse set of clients that offer a diverse set of challenges; every one of them a learning opportunity. Whether I'm hanging off a frozen waterfall shooting ice climbing or in a studio working with a model I am adapting, learning, and improving. I've created a mobile studio in the middle of a wild adventure race in southern Patagonia and fought with monkeys to keep my grapes in southern India. Whatever the challenge I will get the shot.

With my photography background firmly formed in the commercial advertising arena, I bring that attention to detail and technical process to adventure photography. And I've spent my entire life adventuring, so I can get any angle you can imagine.

I feel very fortunate to live in such a beautiful place as Boulder, CO. When I'm not shooting for clients I'm out climbing rocks or frozen waterfalls, or cruising down in the backcountry on my skis.

1 comment:

  1. All I have to say is "WOW"!
    And "did you try it next!?" :)