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The New Rock Hounds

The New Rock Hounds
Photograph by Melissa Farlow

It’s just another day at the office for climbing guides Lisa Hathaway and Noah Bigwood as they practice their craft near a world-renowned climbing spot known as the “Crack House,” located on BLM lands just outside Moab. The region’s desert climate and intricate rock faces draw climbers from around the globe, a recreational use of public lands that was nearly nonexistent a few decades ago. “Access issues are a big deal in the climbing community,” says Hathaway. “Climbing on BLM lands around Moab tends to be freer. You can bring your dog with you, and you don’t have to pay admission to park or camp. It’s just another great use of public lands.”



Camera: Nikon F4
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 20-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/5
Weather Conditions: Sunny and cloudy
Time of Day: 11 a.m.
Lighting Techniques: Fill flash

Special Equipment or Comments:
Lisa and Noah are incredibly strong climbers—I was fascinated watching them crawl like spiders on the wall.


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