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The Grotto

Average Rating = 3.92/5 The Grotto

Derek cruising Go With the Flow, a fun 5.9 hand crack at the Grotto in Jamestown, Ca. This image was stitched from several landscape shots taken from servo controlled camera atop a 30ft carbon fiber pole.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2011-07-20
Views: 4770 | Votes: 13 | Comments: 5

Average Rating = 4.18/5 Rawhide

Steven working Rawhide at The Grotto in Jamestown, Ca. This perfect 5.10d finger crack is situated between two of the many 50ft basalt columns nestled beneath Table Mountain. These columns are capped by blocky, overhanging terrain keeping us dry during a handful of unexpected spring showers. This image was taken with a servo controlled camera atop a 30ft carbon fiber pole.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2011-05-31
Views: 4711 | Votes: 11 | Comments: 6
Climbing in the Fog

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Climbing in the Fog

Charlie Benton working 'The Seam', V7, Indian Rock, Berkeley, Ca. This shot was taken from a servo controlled rig atop a 30ft carbon fiber pole. -As my LX3 pole rig is nearing completion, I am planning on shooting the 'difficult to capture' Berkeley Rocks as my first project. I kept my eye on this Northeast facing climb earlier this week, and noticed the face was barely exposed to the sun minutes before sunset. Knowing this alignment wouldn't last past the weekend, I headed out with my brother to shoot the climb the next day with my Canon SD800 rig. Promising Thomas studio perfect lighting, we watched a typical 'Summer of 2010' fog bank sweep in and engulf the hills. I took the opportunity to show Thomas how to use my rig, and did a little climbing myself.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2010-09-14 | Last Modified: 2010-12-12
Views: 6074 | Votes: 29 | Comments: 20
Crash and Burn

Average Rating = 4.82/5 Crash and Burn

UCLA Freshman Matt Picken working the crux of Crash and Burn, 5.12d, Echo Cliffs, Ca. This vertical panorama was taken using a servo controlled rig atop an 11 meter carbon fiber pole.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2010-05-25
Views: 6586 | Votes: 28 | Comments: 12
Stenson Rail

Average Rating = 4.43/5 Stenson Rail

We found this cool V2ish arete towards the South end of Stenson Beach in Marin County, Ca. The tide was coming up fast which made for a short climbing session but cool shots. The climber is about 10ft of the deck with several moves to go. He had to lower himself down from the slab where you see the chalk to keep his shoes dry! For those wondering, this pic was taken with a Canon SD100 lofted by a 23ft pole. This technique offers some cool perspectives.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2008-06-09
Views: 4994 | Votes: 7 | Comments: 4
Cragmont Crack

Average Rating = 0.00/5 Cragmont Crack

Last climb of the day at Cragmont Park...This picture was taken using a new technique involving a hacked Canon SD1000 and a 23ft pole.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2008-05-24 | Last Modified: 2008-05-26
Views: 2552 | Comment: 1
Oberman's View

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Oberman's View

Checking out the archor above Oberman's Crack and enjoying the Bay view.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2008-03-25
Views: 2885 | Vote: 1 | Comment: 1
3 Way Perspective

Average Rating = 4.50/5 3 Way Perspective

Stopped at the belay on Bishops Terrace on a fine February afternoon to take this pic of my bro. Offers three interesting perspectives.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2008-02-25
Views: 1973 | Votes: 2 | Comments: 0
The Open Book, P2

Average Rating = 0.00/5 The Open Book, P2

We scored a beautiful day in early November on the sunny Open Book. My friends and I climbed in two parties, and got some sweet shots of eachother on the route. Here I am pulling around the roof to the second belay above the impressive dihedral.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2006-11-08
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Toe hook

Average Rating = 0.00/5 Toe hook

Working on a fun problem (V2ish) down at La Jolla beaches
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2006-08-08
Views: 1980 | Comment: 1
Hidden Valley Campground From Above

Average Rating = 0.00/5 Hidden Valley Campground From Above

This panorama was stiched together form 11 images taken from a camera lofted by a kite 300ft above the floor. If you look closely you can see climbers on Toe Jam (center). Photo, Cris Benton
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2006-04-03
Views: 1276 | Comment: 1
Fun Crack

Average Rating = 0.00/5 Fun Crack

Setting gear 40ft up on this fun crack!
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2006-04-02
Views: 1411 | Comments: 0
Baby Finger Stacking

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Baby Finger Stacking

This is a pic of Charlie finger stacking on the Baby Robins crack (5.9 Boulder) on a fine afternoon at Mt. Woodson. Notice the three handed spotter. This is a great place to refine your jamming technique!
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2006-02-04
Views: 2311 | Votes: 2 | Comment: 1
A Random OW

Average Rating = 3.00/5 A Random OW

Friend chris passing a 4.5C3 on his way up this random crack.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-11-15
Views: 927 | Votes: 5 | Comments: 0

Average Rating = 3.00/5 JAWS

What a cool crack. This is a picture of friend Tom trying to pry open Jaws, 11a. Starts slightly overhanging with thin fingers, but quickly opens of to off fingers and then thin hards. And dont lay it back, thats cheating... haha.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-10-25
Views: 1663 | Votes: 5 | Comments: 6
Birds Eye View

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Birds Eye View

Me on a fun 10+ slab problem on the Amphitheater boulder. Taken by Cris Benton, this pic offers a fresh perspective of Santee in the late afternoon.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-10-21
Views: 2390 | Votes: 5 | Comment: 1

Average Rating = 3.40/5 Ssss

My friend Steven warming up on a thin 5.8 slab at the Amphitheater in Santee. Photo taken by Cris Benton
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-10-09
Views: 1514 | Votes: 15 | Comments: 8
White Water Bouldering

Average Rating = 3.50/5 White Water Bouldering

Just west of Evolution Valley on the JMT is Goddard Creek. My friends and I discovered this awsome slot in the creek 15+ feet deep with featured overhanging walls. A class 3 rapid pours into the slot creating a deep fast moving pool of white water. We first tested out the pool by cautiously jumping, then diving deeper and deeper. None of us touched the bottom. Traversing barefoot down on both sides of the slot, we found numerous problems with large juggs and steep moves, most of which were dry. And when you slip, icecold water and a quick swim into an eddy. Here is a picture my friend Peter took of me on one of the most amusing problems (maybe V3).
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-08-15
Views: 1043 | Votes: 10 | Comments: 6
Biting a #3

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Biting a #3

Here is a pic of me chewing on a carabiner on this fun OW to lieback crack at Woodson (5.7, easiest way on top of the boulder). You can TR a fun 5.10b from the bolted anchor.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-08-02
Views: 1420 | Votes: 6 | Comments: 7
Pulling Down the Anchor

Average Rating = 3.20/5 Pulling Down the Anchor

Here is a cool pic of me breaking down an anchor at RR. I love this place!
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-07-08
Views: 907 | Votes: 6 | Comments: 0
More Pretty Climbing

Average Rating = 3.17/5 More Pretty Climbing

Here is a pic of my bro thomas enjoying another fun climb at RR. This is the most beautiful place I have ever climbed... Im going back soon!
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-07-08
Views: 876 | Votes: 6 | Comments: 0
Climbing with a View

Average Rating = 3.20/5 Climbing with a View

Here is a pic of my friend eric climbing at panty wall. After climbing at RR, we wondered if gym hold are molded after the formations we found here. Perfect climbing, please leave a comment, thanks.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-07-08
Views: 873 | Votes: 5 | Comment: 1
Afternoon Lead

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Afternoon Lead

Here is a pic of me leading this fun 5.6 at Red Rocks in early July. We thought it would be hot, but a nice breeze and the lack of humidity kept us comfortable all day.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-07-07
Views: 811 | Votes: 6 | Comments: 2
Skipping bolts on trad

Average Rating = 3.25/5 Skipping bolts on trad

Here is a pic of me trading this fun 5.7+ at MG.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-06-24
Views: 1112 | Votes: 12 | Comments: 5
Climbing with Clouds

Average Rating = 3.38/5 Climbing with Clouds

My friend Eric and I were climbing Skyline, and noticed these cool clouds floating over us. I rapped down and grabbed the camera to take this pic. I think it turned out pretty well, but I couldn't decide what orientation looked the best. Leave me some feedback... Thanks
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-06-25
Views: 1076 | Votes: 13 | Comments: 5
Swinging at the Beach

Average Rating = 2.60/5 Swinging at the Beach

Here is a cool pic of my friend Eric loosing his feet on a fun V2 at LJB. We named this problem Almost Porno due to some girls posing for photos at the beach while we did the FA. I was mezmorized by these awsome sediment layers in the sandstone, so took this pic looking down the lines.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-06-10
Views: 1234 | Votes: 5 | Comments: 2
Just Another Overhang

Average Rating = 2.60/5 Just Another Overhang

Here is a pic of me playing on this overhang just below Peoples Wall. It really wasnt fun compared to other La Jolla problems, but the picture Eric took of me turned out fantastic. And yes there is a nice sandy landing.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-06-04
Views: 1006 | Votes: 5 | Comment: 1
Sex on the Beach

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Sex on the Beach

Here a pic of me working on this awsome heel hook problem (V2) somewhere south of La Jolla. Named it Sex on the Beach due to the suprisingly secluded beach we found. No carvings here!!
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-06-04
Views: 1518 | Votes: 6 | Comments: 2
Rokz Alex Traverse

Average Rating = 2.60/5 Rokz Alex Traverse

Heres a pic of me working on the crux of a problem we made up at La Jolla Beaches (Maybe V2). Named it Rokz Alex due to the retarded carvings of some idiot on this beautiful sandstone.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-06-04
Views: 1218 | Votes: 5 | Comments: 3
Pitch 2

Average Rating = 2.67/5 Pitch 2

Looking down 350ft from the second belay of Leonids (5.9). It doesnt really look that far, does it?
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-05-31
Views: 1120 | Votes: 3 | Comments: 2
Pitch 1

Average Rating = 2.50/5 Pitch 1

This is my friend Chris leading the first 165ft pitch of leonids, a fun moderate angle 5.9. As you can see that hes just passing the 100ft marker. Talk about rope drag...
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-05-31
Views: 1238 | Votes: 2 | Comments: 7
Offwidth Sunset

Average Rating = 2.57/5 Offwidth Sunset

This is me trying to work my way out of this narrowing chimney. I found myself stuck in a uncomfortable position, so if your tall like me I advise leaving the chimney earlier. Too bad this pic was taken with a flash because the colors were intense.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-04-28
Views: 986 | Votes: 7 | Comments: 2
Finishing the Crux

Average Rating = 2.60/5 Finishing the Crux

I found this climb on a hand drawn guide and decided to try it. Start with an easy face climb, and then traverses accross this overhanging bolder. From there its all hard pumpy moves. Here is a pic of me pulling over the top.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-04-25
Views: 1505 | Votes: 5 | Comments: 4
Finishing Orange Sunshine

Average Rating = 2.80/5 Finishing Orange Sunshine

Im finishing the last hard move of Orange Sunshine, a crimpy low-angle 5.10c at Mission Gorge.
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-04-19
Views: 929 | Votes: 5 | Comment: 1
Afternoon Rappel

Average Rating = 2.40/5 Afternoon Rappel

My friend Eric rappeling down the pair of parallel 5.9 fingercracks in the center of the main wall at Mission Gorge. Watch out for the last quarter of the left climb because some birds have managed to poo in all the important places. -cb
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-04-19
Views: 1301 | Votes: 5 | Comments: 0
Bat suprise

Average Rating = 3.36/5 Bat suprise

Here is a photo of me climbing a 5.9+ finger crack at mission gorge. Though my facial expressions show exertion, I was actually looking at this tiny bat the was hiding in the crack. So watch out for this little guy next time you do this climb
Submitted by: charlie_benton on 2005-04-05
Views: 1192 | Votes: 14 | Comments: 4