Photos from Behind the Scenes at ABS Nationals

by Tom Markiewicz on February 17, 2009

When I had a couple minutes between competitors at ABS Nationals, I tried to take some quick photos. Here’s some of what I saw from the floor:

The Monkey Traverse at Flagstaff Mountain

by Tom Markiewicz on February 6, 2009

Since I’ve been unable to climb the past couple weeks while rehabbing my flexor tendonitis, I’ve been trying to use my camera more. Yesterday, while touring my visiting parents around Boulder, I caught some nice images of some climbers at the Monkey Traverse area of Flagstaff. The following shots are from a pull-off above the […]

Slopers at the New

by Tom Markiewicz on February 24, 2008

Bouldering at the Tugging Shacks, New River Gorge

by Tom Markiewicz on January 29, 2008

The Tugging Shacks is a small, yet very cool bouldering area near Interp and OUL at the New River Gorge. While mentioned on the Waterstone Outdoors site and in an old paper guidebook, there are no details in the popular Sketches guidebook by Chris Anthony. Here are some shots of a classic V3 arete at […]

Bouldering problem at Interp, New River Gorge

by Tom Markiewicz on January 27, 2008

Blacksburg climber Dave Reis on the Ronski Feint (V7) at the Interp bouldering area, New River Gorge. And yes, despite Dave’s shirtless send of this problem, it was late November! The problem finishes just to the left of the tree.

Bouldering at Burnwood, New River Gorge

by Tom Markiewicz on January 27, 2008

Late in the fall last year, there were some excellent bouldering conditions at the New River Gorge. The next couple of posts highlight some of these problems. The following pics are of Shampoo (V5) at Burnwood.

Pictures of a Sloper Problem at Bozoo

by Tom Markiewicz on November 18, 2007

Last weekend I managed to take some decent shots of an unnamed (I think) sloper problem at Bozoo, WV. The problem is roughly V2/V3 and is located in front of the warm up boulders at Bozoo (on the left side as one heads up to the Iceberg and the cliff line).

Bouldering at Bozoo

by Tom Markiewicz on October 22, 2007

The weather is finally turning and we saw some cooler temps this past weekend. It was a great opportunity to get the bouldering season underway at a local crag called Bozoo Rocks in southern West Virginia. At about only 45 minutes away, Bozoo has been the local crag for Virginia Tech students and Blacksburg residents […]

Photography tutorial

by Tom Markiewicz on February 24, 2005

Ever been disappointed with those climbing shots you took? Never fear that camera again, has an excellent article on getting started in action sports photography. The first of a series, Intro to Action Sports Photography covers the basics starting with aperture and shutter speed.