Resurrection ~ Hetch Hetchy Climbing Photography

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 at 11:36am - Adventure

For my next installment of blog posts of old climbing images that I just recently scanned, I´m super excited to share this climb called "Resurrection",  a 20 pitch 5.12c on Hetchy Hetchy Dome in the northern part of Yosemite National Park.  The climbers are Sean Jones and Brian Ketron, and what was really special about documenting this climb, is that we shot the actual first ascent of the route.  Being a huge and very hard route, the ascent took 2 days, and we slept on a huge ledge 10 pitches and about 1200 feet up the wall.  This is for sure one of the world´s greatest rock climbs, and seeing the teamwork that went into climbing this amazing wall was incredible.

Because we shot the actual first ascent, this also means that we were shooting all day both days, and didn´t get to shoot in the best light; but there´s something so real and so cool about it being the actual first ascent that we were happy to go this route.  Normally we always try to shoot in the best light that any given situation will allow us, but times like this are definitely worth missing the golden light for the realness of capturing the first ascent.

I´ve picked out a couple of my favorite shots that are directly below, and then I´ve also put together a slideshow showing more of the story of the entire route.  Do you have any favorites?  Please share below :)



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