Photographing Yosemite Climbing Culture
OCTOBER 12, 2011
From Yvon Chouinard setting routes and inventing dependable climbing gear, to advanced climbers scaling big walls and base-jumping, the culture of climbing is constantly evolving. Jimmy Chin is on assignment for National Geographic to study this evolution and document the climbing culture in Yosemite Valley, home to the most classic routes and dedicated climbers. His photos are an endeavor to represent the courage, determination, and heart of the climbing culture.