I have been rock climbing on and off for as long as I can remember. At some points I am really into and then some other activity comes around and I give whatever is new more attention. Moving out to California has brought climbing back into my life in a big way. The past several weeks have been spent climbing every chance that comes around. Several other people at work climb and we have already been on some great trips to the crags around southern California. Our first big trip was to the famed cracks and boulders of Joshua Tree National Park. Myself and several other friends from work spent two days out there camping, climbing and having a great time. I only took a few photos at Joshua Tree because I was having too much fun climbing. It is great knowing I can be back at one of the best climbing locations on Earth in only 2.5 hours. The other place we have been climbing is called Stoney Point Park and is located 25 minutes from work and home in the middle of LA suburbia. Stoney Point makes for a great climb after work. As usual I have brought my camera on our climbing trips near and far. The last time I was really serious about climbing I did not have a nice camera and did not really take many photos, especially not digital ones. This go around is different and shooting climbing is a learning experience. These photos are just a start. As I get more into the mindset of climbing the photos will improve. I am still figuring out what makes a great climbing action photo and what just doesn’t work, like butt shots from below. The shots in this gallery are a mix of Joshua Tree and Stoney Point. Keep Checking this gallery because its sure to get better.