February 9, 2010

A Vertical Endeavor

"The best training was to go to the pub, drink 5 quarts of beer, and talk about climbing."
— Ron Fawcett.

Sometime back in September a group of friends decided to go to Vertical Endeavors climbing gym and try some rock climbing. The next week they brought more people. The following week, two more people came. What started as a random Saturday afternoon at the climbing gym soon became a multiple trips per week obsession. I can't explain what brings us back week after week other than the drive to make it to the top of the one route that you couldn't quite conquer last time.

Photo notes: Trying to capture the essence of climbing while hanging from a rope yourself can be challenging. 


  1. Love the climbing pics! Great job Joe. You have a great talent. I particularily love the pic of Collette's arm pit. Excited to follow your pictures and thoughts! ~Liz

  2. Armpit, pale face, bags under my eyes, covered in chauk = HOT!