I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph the IFSC World Cup! The world's top male and female bouldering athletes came to Vail to compete, and holy moly was it cool. Of course, I have my favorites- the funniest, the most animated and the most interesting climbers. But as a whole, this group of athletes was nothing short of incredible. Duh. Between semi-finals and finals I was able to speak with a few of them. It was insightful and very bewildering; some of these people have inspired me for many years.
So I'll leave these photos here. I love the lines bodies create while on a wall. I love the strength. This will certainly not be my last big climbing event. The energy and spectating was beautiful. These people know how to play!