Russan Route Finding

These photos were taken while on a Rockfax trip to South of France to create the new Haute Province climbing guide book which is due out in Spring 2011. I spent two weeks with Adrian Berry, a professional climbing coach, and other climbers from, and helped with the photography of the routes in Russan, Claret and Seyenes. It was my first taste of climbing photography and there certainly is a knack to it!

I greatly enjoyed my time there, and looking back over the images, makes me want to get back out on the end of the rope and take more photographs and get better at it.

The last picture shows me on the rope working. I was hanging 2meters free from the rock and had to have an additional Gri-Gri on my harness, which had a length of dead rope attached to the bolt on the rock by a quickdraw, (visible at the 1 o’clock position) so I could adjust my distance from the face of the rock without compromising safety.

Hope you enjoy them!


Leading in Russan


Adrian route finding in Russan


John pulling through the crux in Russan


Where we played in Russan


Me photographing on the rope.

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