Climbing Photos for Dan

Dan from Dan's Blah Blah Blog asked to see some climbing photos, so here they are. It was kind of hard to find any good photos because I'm the photographer in the family and on any of the more impressive climbs we're too busy paying attention to safety issues to be snapping photos (which is as it should be; we're nothing if not safety conscious). So, for what it's worth, pics of me climbing.

I was ice bouldering with a buddy. I loooooove ice climbing.

Safer bouldering. Don't make any assumptions about the hat because:
1. I don't follow baseball therefore I have no team that I root for.
2. I wear it because I was born in New York State.

Short climb, sweaty mid-summer day. Top-roping to clean the route (collect the gear that was used to protect the leader as they climbed up) and break down the anchor and rappel so that we could move on to another climb.

A cold, November day. I remember my fingers being rather numb.

This time, leading (putting the protective gear in as I climbed).
I'm up there. Just follow the rope.

Update: Oopsie! I forgot to credit these photos because they were obviously not taken by me. These were all taken by The Mister except for the ice climbing one. That one was taken by my friend, Jeff.


Dan said...

These are awesome! Wow! I am impressed. You rock! And you're much braver than I am in this respect.

Thanks for posting these! Hugs!

thisisme said...

Wow!! I know you didn't take these, but it is greawt to see you doing something you love so much.

thisisme said...

Great, even!!

velvet said...


Gee, shucks. *blush* Thanks!

I'll bet that I could get you up a climb. Don't tempt me to issue a genuine challenge! After all, I know that you've been where most of these photos were taken. ;)



I'm glad that you like them! Thanks for stopping by... it's been a while since I posted!

Orhan Kahn said...

Wow, just wow.

I'm impressed.

Love them all!

velvet said...

I figured that you might like these since you're a climber yourself. :)

Liz said...

Those are really cool. And you are very brave! :)

velvet said...

Thanks! Actually, I used to be afraid of heights, but it's not so bad once you get used to it. Seriously!

Beerspitnight said...

Those are some awesome climbing pics! Nicely done!

velvet said...

Thank you, though I can't claim much credit for them. ;)

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I was having such an awesome time with the music over at your blog that I ran out of time to read more posts. I'm going to stop around again when I get some time. :)

Sienna said...

G'day Velvet

(Just wandered over from Hearts's); hey your photos are beautiful, the male nude pictures are pure art, the light, the shapes, tones....

climbing is fun, you would love this area:


Over 2000 different climbs, (sandstone)...the feeling and sights are incredible; has climbers come from all over the world..you might find this short article interesting too..(Brig. Muir-first Aussie citizen female to climb Everest)..just scroll down to the *Brigitte Muir Coming Down from Everest*...reading your blog and thoughts you remind of her a little!

Really enjoyed visiting here, thanks and keep having fun.


Sienna said...

Would help if I put Brigitte's article link in I guess!