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Snowy boulder photos

While making the calender I wanted to have snowy boulder photos, but as November appeared to be quite warm and was excellent for the boulderers among us, it was quite hard to realize my idea as there was no snow in the mountain whatsoever…

So just when my idea was about to fail because I was running out of time, all of a sudden it went cold and started snowing all around for a couple of days. Then again the high temps were back very quickly so I had to act fast. It was the middle of the week and there was a lot of work to do in the city, but I was risking to miss my only chance. So Iva and I rushed to Rila Monastery desperately hoping the snow to be there when we arrive.

The boulder we had in mind was rather low in the mountain ad when we arrived to it there was no snow, just a lot of water around. It was a beautiful overhanging 7B+ so we decided to try to make some photos as we were there anyway. Everything was excellent, there were the nice golden leaves, the boulder was very photogenic but we wanted snow. So we decided to go higher up in the mountain to try our luck.

When we arrived there was quite a lot of snow, yes, but it was melting so fast that a for sure the next day it would have been completely vanished. So we started a 20 minute long trek in the deep watery to reach the boulder I had in mind.

I was very concerned if the boulder will be dry as the melting snow had made all the boulders around totally unclimbable. Luckily it was completely dry and everything went just perfect! We had all the shots we needed so we hurried back to the car to warm our wet feet.

Although I was very happy with the photos we decided to test another bouldering area – same mountain, just on the other side. There was enough time and it was almost on the way back to Sofia, so why not?

Well, there was no snow again, and again we decided to make the photos and see what happens. We went straight to a very attractive roof climbing 7B+. As it was already getting dark we turned on the gas laps and the head lamps and started the shots. It was very challenging for Iva as it was very cold already she gave all she could for the photos. Again it went very well and quick with excellent results.

So in just a day I managed to photograph three different boulders in two different locations resulting in very nice boulder photos. It would have been very hard to choose a photo for the calender but as there was snow in only one of them that made the choice quite easy. So, here is the winning photo for the Rock Chicks calender :

The next day all the snow was gone as it was never here and it didn’t snow till the mid December so it really was my only chance to make the photos I needed and complete the calender in time. Phew, this is what I call luck!

Here are the rest of the photos I hope you will enjoy them.

Snowy Boulder Photos

Photography of snowy boulders for the Rock Chicks climbing calender.

[img src=http://rusvakrilov.com/blog/wp-content/flagallery/snowy-boulder-photos/thumbs/thumbs_dsc_3458blog.jpg]20Ivan Rilski 7B+
The first unsuccessful attempt for a snow boulder photo. <br />dsc_3458blog.jpg
[img src=http://rusvakrilov.com/blog/wp-content/flagallery/snowy-boulder-photos/thumbs/thumbs_dsc_3454blog.jpg]30Ivan Rilski 7B+
The first unsuccessful attempt for a snow boulder photo. <br />dsc_3454blog.jpg
[img src=http://rusvakrilov.com/blog/wp-content/flagallery/snowy-boulder-photos/thumbs/thumbs_dsc_3460blog.jpg]20Ivan Rilski 7B+
The first unsuccessful attempt for a snow boulder photo. <br />dsc_3460blog.jpg
[img src=http://rusvakrilov.com/blog/wp-content/flagallery/snowy-boulder-photos/thumbs/thumbs_dsc_3465blog.jpg]20Ivan Rilski 7B+
The first unsuccessful attempt for a snow boulder photo. <br />dsc_3465blog.jpg
[img src=http://rusvakrilov.com/blog/wp-content/flagallery/snowy-boulder-photos/thumbs/thumbs_dsc_3488blog.jpg]20AC/DC 6B
The winning photo for the calender.<br />dsc_3488blog.jpg
[img src=http://rusvakrilov.com/blog/wp-content/flagallery/snowy-boulder-photos/thumbs/thumbs_dsc_3495blog.jpg]20AC/DC 6B
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[img src=http://rusvakrilov.com/blog/wp-content/flagallery/snowy-boulder-photos/thumbs/thumbs_dsc_3511blog.jpg]20
Another boulder at the snow.<br />dsc_3511blog.jpg
[img src=http://rusvakrilov.com/blog/wp-content/flagallery/snowy-boulder-photos/thumbs/thumbs_dsc_3398blog.jpg]30Zimna promocia 7B+
Excellent roof climbing, but no snow here.<br />dsc_3398blog.jpg
[img src=http://rusvakrilov.com/blog/wp-content/flagallery/snowy-boulder-photos/thumbs/thumbs_dsc_3415blog.jpg]20Zimna promocia 7B+
Excellent roof climbing, but no snow here.<br />dsc_3415blog.jpg
[img src=http://rusvakrilov.com/blog/wp-content/flagallery/snowy-boulder-photos/thumbs/thumbs_dsc_3404blog.jpg]10Zimna promocia 7B+
Excellent roof climbing, but no snow here.<br />dsc_3404blog.jpg
[img src=http://rusvakrilov.com/blog/wp-content/flagallery/snowy-boulder-photos/thumbs/thumbs_dsc_3406blog.jpg]10Zimna promocia 7B+
Excellent roof climbing, but no snow here.<br />dsc_3406blog.jpg

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