Look and spot the climber.
Here he is close up.
Spot this climber,
resting on the top.
Here she is, getting ready to come down.
This guy at the top is waiting for his climbing friends (do you see them),
to come up.
He climbs barefoot.
Here are all three without zoom. There is a fourth person at the bottom that you many be able to spot.
(Click to enlarge)
Cheers to you from the Joshua Tree National Park climbers~
Ahhh…… Much appreciated. Thank you very much დ
Very beautiful photos, Cindy! I love Joshua Trees, it’s amazing how large the boulders are actually, dwarfing the tiny humans! ❤️
Thank you John. The humans do provide a sense of the immensity of these boulders დ
I think I’ve watched climbers on that same rock! I LOVE JT. Happy day to you!
Small world! They were climbing on lots of the rocks. Fun to watch them დ
The rocks are really grippy so even I had fun scrambling around the ones that were easy to climb but I’m DEF afraid of heights!
I know exactly what you mean about the rocks being ‘grippy’ and climbing the easy ones! დ
So glad you understood! Slippery rocks take all the fun out of it for me but this was like walking on another planet. Very cool place, glad you got to go, I’m so JEALOUS!
The slippiest rocks I’ve been on are around tide pools, wanna see the pools, but the rocks are not fun. Stay safe & well.
Climbed many of those myself in my much younger days.
How fun that must have been დ
Ahh..that’s what I call a steep of faith! Superb shots as always, my friend
No leaps here, just steep faith!! დ
Happy Sunday! (๑ Ỡ ◡͐ Ỡ๑)ﾉ❤️❤️❤️
Visa versa 2UX2 <3
I visited the park in 2008. Didn’t realize the rocks were so big!
It is hard to see scale in both in real life and in photographs without something providing perspective დ
These are amazing photos!
Awww……Much appreciated. Thank you Lynette & cheers to you დ
I expect those boulders make great climbing, but my stomach does flips just thinking about doing such a thing!
They have a lot of technical skill and train to get more დ
To me that just looks like a death wish, but I’m sure those people are fit and don’t believe they will slip. I hope they’re right.
They have ropes for backup and train a lot დ
Thanks much Carol & take care my friend დ
They skillful and fun to watch დ
They would need to be not many foot holds on those rocks.. 🙄
It seems sort of like deconstructed chess, instead of many possible moves, there is only one, you just have to find it.
I remember seeing climbers at JT. I never understood the sport’s attraction, but I am impressed with their fearlessness (or, doing it despite their fear). I’m happy staying on the ground and watching.
I enjoy watching them as well. I am impressed with their technical skills დ
Looks like fun Cindy! That looks like a type of granite? Maybe monzogranite?
This is also one of many ways to enjoy and take in the grandeur of nature.
I agree with you Hans. It must compel one to live fully in the moment დ
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I am so lucky to blog and have friends like you Sharon დ
Cool photos. My nephew is into rock climbing.
Good for him. It is the ultimate Zen, in the moment, activity. You can’t be worrying much about that meeting on Monday, when you aren’t sure how you are going to get up, or down, a rock face დ
Thank you very much for sharing such mind blowing photographs.Take care.🙏😊🌹
Ahhh…..So kind, and so appreciated. You take care 2 დ
A million dollars wouldn’t get me to go up there. I got vertigo just looking at your wonderful photos!
Ahhh……. And you looked despite the vertigo! No wonder I like you so much დ
I lost my confidence in heights years ago on the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I couldn’t climb the last 10 feet up metal rungs to reach the bells. I froze – and since then I can’t take heights! At least I lost it on a famous building!
Understood. That must have been intense. I remember climbing the tower. It was disconcerting with the tilt. It would be even worse if there were people behind you. I remember feeling claustrophobic climbing an old tower in the UK, so I empathize with you Bruce დ
Great images Cindy and those climbers are very brave. I don’t think I could.
Nope. Me neither. But I love watching people do what I do not! დ
Well caught climbers, Cindy! ♥
I’ve got it all on climbing out the recliner. Hehe!
Laughing…… It is, after all, not the height of the mountain, but the degree of the challenge. Well done დ
Haha! Bless yous! ♥
I am in awe of rock climbers. Your photos tell wonderful stories.
I am grateful you take the time to decipher them Rebecca დ
Where’s Waldo Climber, Joshua Tree edition. 🙂 Beautiful photos of the park.
Laughing…….Perfect! Thank you. I should have titled it thus დ
An impressive sequence. With your 600mm Sigma?
Thank you Derrick. Yes. You are correct. I used my Sony RX10M4 with 600mm zoom and I did some digital cropping დ
Wow. It looks like a thrill, but I’m happy to be a bystander. Nice pics, Cindy.
Yes, fun to watch with your feet firmly on the ground! დ
Good to get a sense of scale from these intrepid climbers!
Very true. When people look like ants in photos we do get a better sense of scale and I agree with you, they are intrepid დ
What a dream spot to climb or visit, it’s on my bucket list.
It so isss <3
I hope you visit soon. It is a very different sort of place, like all of California’s deserts.
It is a special place. And now we have rain! In the spring, the wildflowers will bloom in profusion. Spring is the best time to visit დ
Such an achievement!
I agree. Must wipe petty concerns right out of your mind დ
Agreed! I was very happy for them დ
That is some climb. Amazing!
Climbers are amazing to me too დ
Oh my … those rocks are MUCH taller than I imagined! Well done, CIndy.
I thought that as well! I dont know why I didn’t think they’d be huge!
I need to remember to include items that reveal scale in my photos. People are usually best for this დ
Thank you Frank. There is a lot of fault activity in the area so I hope they stay put! დ
Thank you very much Frank. Stay safe and well my friend დ
I would say that climbing Joshua is not for the faint of heart.
Acrophobic folks can stay firmly on the ground დ
That would include little ole me.
So cool. We climbed some of the boulders in the white rocks in the Sespe Wilderness area of Los Padras. It’s an amazing place.
That must have been amazing. Do you free climb or use ropes? დ
Wow, I’m super impressed, Cindy! That is so cool!
Climbers are impressive to me too. Happy you enjoyed Kymber დ
Thanks for the lovely photos and perspective on how big and bold those rocks (and climbers) are!
They are bold aren’t they! No wonder they spend so much time sitting on the top! 😉
Wow! That ascent is mind-boggling!
It is quite challenging on many levels I would imagine დ
What views and formations! Excellent pictures!
Thanks so much Inese & cheers დ
Rock climbing? NOT for me!!! But beautiful pictures. Thanks, Cindy.
Understood & thank you Pit დ
Wow! What great photographs. It’s all about scale…you showed that perfectly.
Thanks Gigi. Scale can be quite difficult to perceive in photographs დ
It looks like a lot of fun and challenging!
Yes, like a mental and physical puzzler დ
You are right!
I admire them so much. I never made it further than hiking, and even though some of the mountains I climbed, it does not even come close. A dangerous sport but so rewarding. Great pictures. Thank you Cindy (I hope I didn’t offend you in any form or way)
You have never offended me. What made you think this? You are a wonderful friend and I sincerely admire you. I admire climbers too. Mostly because of their mental discipline and mastery of fear. დ
I think every sport requires mental discipline as for fear, goodness those rock climbers are masters.
Yes. As usual. You and I are in accord დდდ
Amazing experience to witness! We’re you giddy with awe….?
I always enjoy watching climbers puzzle things out. It’s more exciting than watching chess! 😉
Wonderful Cindy 🤓☺️steep faith and fun! Sending joy hedy ☺️💫
Steep faith is fun!! დ 🙂
That’s a really effective way to get a sense of size….scares me to just think about climbing it as those in the pics are!
They do it slowly. So for me, watching, it seems like capable people mastering mental and physical puzzles დ
Amazing moments 🌻
Agreed. I think climbing like this must put life in it’s proper perspective დ
True. Nature is a master. Cheers.
Yes, a very clever master.
Très surprenant ces pierres, merci pour ces magnifiques photos
Merci beaucoup mon amie Anita et restez en sécurité et bien! დ
Climbing barefoot?? Oh, my, that sounds awfully dangerous to this Midwesterner!
It is not something you or I are likely to be attempting! 😉 😉
Lovely photos. Thank you for sharing. I wish you the best and have a nice advent time, Marie
Happy Advent Marie & thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your kind thoughts დ
Interesting shots, Cindy. 🙂
Thanks much & hope all is well with you დ
Oh my, Cindy. These are fabulous images! The rocks against the blue sky are gorgeous. Having just been there this past spring, I know this spot and was captivated by the climbers. 🙂
Ahh, thanks so much Jane. We live in a very small world! დ
Love that word Jennie!! დ
I’m so glad!
You captured an amazing perspective, Cindy. At first glance the rocks look like mere boulders but they are practically mountains! Good climbing rocks!
Thank you Terri. They are halfway between very big boulders and mountains! SoCal’s very ancient earthquake faults tossed them synchronistically into perfect piles like this 😉 😉
The rock looks so smooth. I’m amazed that they can climb it!
It is remarkable isn’t it! დ
That looks like quite a climb! I think I’d prefer to stay on solid ground and take pictures 😅
Exactly my thinking!! 😉
These are very brave people (I hate heights)!
Brave and training, training , training…….. დ
Great series! I wouldn’t do it, but it does look like a neat hobby.
A sport that many of us, is more fun to watch than to actually do! დ
So true! 😀
Exactly my thoughts დ
I’m scared of heights
Fantastic shots Cindy.
Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated. Happy you enjoyed! დ
I really want to go there soon!
I’m excited to be going to Ventura and the Channel Islands National Park between Christmas and New Year!
You will have a fabulous time. Channel Islands National Park is incredible and there is so much to see. You should see dolphin and whales, maybe even blue whales on the ride out and hopefully the Channel Island foxes will make an entrance. They are adorable. I saw a booby on my last trip so be ready for wonderful surprises დ
Palms were sweating on this one, Cindy. Oh no way would I do this. Perhaps in my younger years but now? No. Gorgeous images that left my heart pounding!! xo
I understand completely დ
Very kind. Thank you.
Uhhhh WOW. ‘From a distance’ works for me!
They are fearless folk! 😉
An inspiring series, Cindy, in beautiful Joshua.
Thanks much & Happy Holidays! დ
Just a brief hello to let you know that I’m still among the living. More later ❤
It is so GOOD to hear from you cuz!!! How are you. I miss you დ
Great Photos at one of my favorite spots Cindy!☀️
Aqwsome place and awesome climbers!
So pleased you enjoyed Leya & Happy Holidays დ
Amazing shots & very sharp observations, Cindy! 😊
Looks like a really nice climb!
Also, you got some really nice photos.
Thanks for sharing and greetings from Greece.
Thanks much & cheers back to you in stunning Greece დ
These pictures are breathtaking!
So kind of you Carol & so appreciated დ