October was a good month for me and women rock climbers. Urban Climber Magazine published this shot of mine on the cover of their Photo Annual issue showing the remarkably talented and photogenic Jess Taverna finessing the crux moves on Little Cottonwood Canyon’s “Equipment Overhang” (11a) in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. Urban Climber chose this image to introduce a fresh new design look for their magazine.
Simultaneously Japan’s Rock and Snow Magazine featured another of my photographs on their October cover. This time it was the lovely and talented Sasha DiGiulian demonstrating “Climbing Joy” while swinging from a hold on “Golden Boy” (13b) at Kentucky’s Red River Gorge. Rock and Snow liked this shot so much they also made a poster of it, and featured an entire gallery of my women rock climbing images inside the magazine.
There’s no doubt we’re going to see and hear lots more about Sasha in the coming years. Not long after these magazines went to press Sasha sent the hardest sport route ever climbed by an American women— a 14d in the Red River Gorge. Read all about that ascent as well as Sasha’s other accomplishments in an upcoming issue of America’s Rock and Ice Magazine in a profile by Executive Editor Alison Osius.