Rock Climbing, Joshua Tree National Park

Ron Niebrugge California, Photos, Travel 14 Comments

Matt Van Biene getting ready to climb, Joshua Tree National Park, California.

Matt Van Biene getting ready to climb, Joshua Tree National Park, California.

It was  treat to be able to photograph this quite, contemplative moment as Matt prepared his gear and his mind.  Matt was a great guy and excellent climber – I really enjoyed watching and photographing all three of these guys.

Matt Van Biene working his way up a wall.

Matt Van Biene climbing in Joshua Tree.

Matt has an interesting blog where he shares his climbing experiences – be sure to check it out:  Matt Van Biene’s blog – This Journey.

Matt tossing a rope off the top.

Matt tossing a rope off the top.

Matt suggested this shot – great suggestion, kind of a classic climbing image of the rope being tossed over the edge.

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    Thanks guys!

    Wow Jon, a 30 foot fall, that is substantial. You would be fortunate if you only broke your ankle. Seems like a lot of outdoor photographers have a background in climbing.

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  4. Ron, I’m Matt Van Biene’s dad. His mom and I would like to know if and how we can get copies of the photos you took of Matt? The three you posted are all great and we’d love to see any more you have. Been to your website and you have a lot of great shots there as well. I plan to take a long look there over the Thanksgiving weekend.

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    Hi David,

    Great to hear from and thanks for the kind words.

    Yeah, I promised Matt a couple of copies. I haven’t had a chance to go through and adjust any yet – hopefully next week. I will let you know when I do.

    Thanks,

    Ron

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