Boldness & Blocks

PhotographerJeff Deikis
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

California's Eastern Sierra Nevada is a stark and open landscape; one where the confluence of desert and alpine environments is impossible to ignore. At the roots of the mountains, a small community of adventure seekers climb technically difficult and physically massive blocks of granite in a little practiced sport known as "highball bouldering." Here, professional climber Matt Segal gets way, way off the deck in the Buttermilks of Bishop, CA.