3 hours ago
Normally, i just post climbing shots and less of the shots that support telling a story around the climbing. for the next few days i am going to post some of my favourite shots from the recent gaspesie trip that aren’t just climbing. this shot is off saint-maxime-du-mont-louis. it’s the next town on the river beside mont st pierre. above town there is an awesome looking pillar called une fiere chandelle (a proud candle), wi5+ 35m. we saw our friends had climbed it a few days before and when we were in town buying maple smoked salmon we looked up and decided we should go climb it too. the crux of the day was almost finding a local to let us park in their yard to walk up. fortunately, @etiennerancourt
are charming and tricked someone into letting us park in their yard. this shot is on the descent after we had all run laps on the pillar. there are also lines in the wi3-5 range just to the left as well. it was fun to get a lead in on the easier stuff and then head over to the steeper line and shoot top down. often, people ask about camera info. for this shot i changed out my lens to my sigma 1.4 50mm prime so that i could shoot in low light without cranking up the iso. i used my hiking pole as a monopod and used a shutter speed that was double the focal length so everything would still be sharp.