A collection of my favorite climbing photos
Kim Monge-Fera grins as she reaches the top of Merlin, a hat-shaped slab at HP40.
Carson Taylor works Right Wing at Stone Fort, near Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Mike Rosato climbs Hugs n' Kisses on a beautiful fall day at Horse Pens 40.
Kathleen Kryger grabs the heart-shaped jug on Heart, at Moss Rock Preserve.
Sasha DiGiulian climbs the beautiful and textured wall in Rifle Mountain Park, The Promise.
Andrew Clingan takes it all in from the top of a fin edge called, The Edge of Time. This breathtaking route is in Estes Park, Colorado.
John Sloan rocks tie-dye and cruises at Lynn Overlook in the Canyon.
Dave Masom pieces together the top portion of Autobot in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Brian Hippensteel cuts feet on Night Rider at Little River Canyon.
Nina Williams takes a rest between bolts on one of the many overhung climbs in Rifle Mountain Park.
Blake Humphrey glides along the edge of Ivy Man, a rarely done problem at Horse Pens.
Lohan Lizin shows his strength on Roughin' Up the Suspect at the Obed.
Carlo Traversi shakes out the pump and enjoys the view on the second ascent of La Cucaracha in Rifle Mountain Park during one of the first days of the season.
Courtney Sanders streaks up Rumor Has It, the first red-pointed route in the entirety of the canyon that makes up Rifle Mountain Park.
Cesar Valencia laughs at the grippy sandstone on Great White at Horse Pens 40 in Oneonta, Alabama.
Charles Little enjoys the golden light on Golden Showers, a classic boulder problem at Rocktown in Northwestern Georgia.
Ryan Copeland preps for the crux on Honeycomb at the Vapor Lock roof out at Dayton Pocket Wilderness.
Christian Meister susses out the beta on Lithium while exploring Little River Canyon's many crags.
Cody Allen makes the long reach to the jug on Ribcage, a fun moderate at Little Rock City (Stone Fort) in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee.
Delaney Miller lunges and snags the hold on Zulu, a tough one in the Wicked Cave of Rifle Mountain Park.
Cole Nelson goes to make the clip at Castle Rock while Copperhead remained dry after a night of rain.
Usually behind the lens, Christopher Beauchamp works Ruckus in Rifle Mountain Park.
Nathan Price took a break from his plastic competition holds to hang out in on of Rifle's many limestone caves.
One of my best pals, Dave Masom, reaches out the roof on Dragon Lady, one of my favorites in the field at LRC.
David Smith scrambles up Double Feature amid the fall foliage at the Obed.
Kathleen Kryger with an army of children spotters on Cheese at Moss Rock Preserve (we traded a southern spot for directions to the waterfall).
Nina Williams puts on a gun show while working out the moves on the 7 PM Show in Rifle Mountain Park.
John Wesely, a talented photographer as well as being a strong climber, takes a break and runs a lap on Golden Showers.
Jonathan Siegrist bumps from fingerlock to jug on another Stone Fort classic.
Kathy Karlo, author of "For The Love of Climbing" blog, makes the long move to the 'X' of Slush Puppy. It's one of the few crimp dependent problems in the park at Horse Pens 40.
Lam Huynh launches for the top of Castaway, coming up just short at LRC.
Meg Gallagher enjoying the first set problem at Horse Pens, Genesis.
Nayton Rosales finds his secret to success on the Wave at Little Rock City.
Delaney Miller works her way up Zulu in Rifle.
Matt Meister refuels his chalk supply before tackling the anchors on Outpatient in Little River Canyon.
Tara Kerznher coming desperately close to finishing Deception in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Simon Longacre- park ranger, fly fisherman, and crusher extraordinaire- rests briefly during his fifth trip up this route in Rifle.
Shaina Savoy uses laser like focus on Slush Puppy at HP40 in Alabama.
Courtney Sanders let me borrow her belay-specs to snap this shot of Nina Williams checking out the space above her in Rifle Mountain Park.
Owen Martin squeezes the life out of Great White, while chalk flies all over the place.
Rachel Robinson-Steele floats over the pads on a Rocktown classic, the Orb.
Meg Gallagher presses on the bulbous face of Bumboy, a super-classic problem that draws climbers from all over the world to Horse Pens 40.
Savannah Manning enjoys the air above her last bolt at Castle Rock in Jasper, Tennessee.
Nina Williams gets the clip with heel in Rifle Mountain Park.
Nayton Rosales pulls through on Red House Extension at LRC.
Caleb Minetree top ropes the classic Edge of Time at Lily Lake in Estes Park, CO.
Tyler Lovell works Turtle Rock at HP40.
Nathan Price tries hard in Rifle Mountain Park.
Scott Keighren makes the big move on Monty Python's Flying Circus at Kyloe-In-The-Wood in Northumberland, England.
Ewan Evans fist pumps upon reaching the top of Not to Be Taken Away, a classic at Stanage Edge in the Peak District of the UK.
Shaina Savoy pressing and looking ahead to the next hold at Siurana's limestone walls.