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Looking Glass South Side

May 6, 2015
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Another overdue posting-- this one from a shoot in, ahem, January. Our plans to climb and shoot the gorgeous routes on the Sun Wall were thwarted with some ice melt-off. Fortunately, a benefit to climbing at Looking Glass is an abundance of quality routes facing all but a few directions. The South Wall was the next best bet, and we were rewarded with a great temps, dry rock, a nice sunset, and a few decent photos to take with us.

Tom Caldwell and JP Cane on the classic water-groove and eyebrow routes of Chaos Out of Control and Dinkus Dog.

Misty Mountain 2015 Catalog

February 18, 2015
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Super honored to have one of my shots selected for the cover of Misty Mountain's 2015 Catalog. Big thanks to Phil and the Misty Mountain crew, and congrats again to Tom Caldwell for getting the 2nd ascent of Vaporizer on North Carolina's Whiteside Mountain.

Table Rock State Park

December 5, 2014
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Table Rock's Southeast wall is the crown jewel of South Carolina climbing. Well, ok, technically it's pretty much the only jewel. Despite this fact, most climbers don't get any closer to experiencing this amazing place than the view from Hwy 11, two miles away. And for good reason-- a short season, super-heady climbing, and a rather stiff approach are usually enough to keep most folks on the granite North of the state line.

On my many treks to North Carolina, I too was one of those souls who gazed longingly from the state highway at the streaked, granite wall looming a thousand feet above me. The undisputed classic climb, Stone Wall Action, is easily recognized from miles away-- a white streak up the center of the wall with a slanting 100' dihedral slicing through it right to left. It's such a striking line, and one I've wanted to shoot for years. Last week I had the pleasure of witnessing a fine ascent of Stone Wall Action by South Carolina's own Tom Caldwell and Eric Singleton. Thanks fellas for allowing me the opportunity to join y'all. Table Rock is for sure a new favorite, and I can't wait to get back there to climb and shoot more routes.

Whiteside Mountain

November 9, 2014
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Throwin' it down on the SW Corner of Whiteside Mountain! Anthony D'ercole sending Boulder Problem in the Sky (5.11) and Tom Caldwell crushing The Vaporizer (5.12b). Thanks fellas for letting me capture some of the action.

Autumn is in full swing down South, and the climbing is juuuuust starting to get nice. Stay tuned!

North Side Looking Glass

November 8, 2014
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Another great day at the North Side of Looking Glass. Anthony D'ercole cruising the first pitch of Creatures of Waste (10c) and Eric Singleton on the first pitch of The Glass I (5.11)