Jeff Gardner photos

The classic problem at Hawks Nest has to be The White Eyebrow, V8. Robert powers out and up to the eyebrow hold and tries to maintain body tension for the hand foot match.

Austin Manning on an unknown problem in Rumbling Bald, North Carolina. Situated below some of the nicest multi-pitch climbing in North Carolina, the Rumbling Bald boulders are made of mostly gneiss and other forms of granite. A recently appreciated area, the boulering is growing rapidly and there are more boulders discovered every day. Nikon D100 with Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 lens.

Elaina Arenz Smith on another unknown problem at the Cotton Top Boulders near Fayetteville, West Virginia. The bouldering in the New is almost entirely very hard sandstone. These boulders are a new addition to the climbing near the New River Gorge. The famous Hawks Nest Boulders are just down the hill from these boulders and the town of Fayetteville is a mere 15 minutes up the road. Nikon D100 with Sigma 20mm f/1.8 lens.

Wawa (whose whole name I can say but not spell), Polish climber, on the famous Midnight Lightning in Camp 4. Its Midnight Lightning, need I say anything more? Nikon D100 with a Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 lens.

Robert on Diesel Power V7 at Hawks Nest near the New River Gorge, West Virginia. Hawks Nest is situated under the Hawks Nest dam, and next to the New River Dries. The sign on the dam reads, If alarm sounds you have 5 minutes to clear area. It means it too, Ive seen gates opened and the boulders buried under a torrent of water in less that 15 minutes. The boulders are a tossed about a massive sandstone patio and offer all types of boulders and all grades. Nikon D100 and Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 lens.





Austin Manning on Foot Loose and Fancy Free at Stone Mountain, North Carolina. While Stone Mountain is known for its heinously runout slab climbing on the dome above, the boulders at the base offer amazing granite features to climb. While the talus field is relatively small there is plenty to keep a group busy for an entire weekend. Center weight metering on the back hand helped to create the contrast between the shadow and the sunlight. Nikon D70 Kodak E100G slide film and a Sigma 20mm f/1.8 lens.





Matt Wurst on a cold winters night training at home. Nikon N70 with Fuji Sensia 100 slide film. Nikkor 28-80 f/4.5-5.6 lens. Tripod and long exposure.







Matt Tyson on an unknown problem in Boone, North Carolina. The bouldering in Boone is some of the best in the US, great rock with small edges on steep faces and some incredible sloping top-outs. The bouldering is all about 25 minutes from the small university town of Boone and there are fantastic routes nearby as well. The shot was taken with a Nikon D100 and a 24-70mm f/2.8 Sigma lens.