Throwback Thursday - January 2000

Previous Throwbacks:

First Ascent of Barbed Wire at Lincoln Woods

First Ascent of Big at Farley

The Machine

A Short Trip to Pennsylvania

Intensely Dedicated

NewEnglandBouldering was very lucky in it's early days to have some great photographers contributing to the Site including Tim Kemple, Harrison Shull, and Anne Skidmore.  Their photographs provided inspiration and documentation of an amazing time in New England bouldering's history.  We did many slideshows of their images and below are images from Anne's "Intensely Dedicated" slideshow we ran in January 2000.  All photos were taken by Ann Skidmore.  Click here to check out Anne's website.  Enjoy!

About "Intensely Dedicated" the photographer, Anne Skidmore ,writes, "I love photography, but I love climbing even more. Fortunately, I can put them together, and take on the challenge of trying to show the beauty of bouldering and the climbers with just a single picture. With these pictures I  have attempted to reveal the drive, the life, the passion, the addiction of climbers who are truely, instensely dedicated." Here, an unknown climber nears the topout of Tree Bola-Direct-Direct, V1, at Peter's Kill, New York.

About "Intensely Dedicated" the photographer, Anne Skidmore ,writes, "I love photography, but I love climbing even more. Fortunately, I can put them together, and take on the challenge of trying to show the beauty of bouldering and the climbers with just a single picture. With these pictures I  have attempted to reveal the drive, the life, the passion, the addiction of climbers who are truely, instensely dedicated." Here, an unknown climber nears the topout of Tree Bola-Direct-Direct, V1, at Peter's Kill, New York.

Janet Bergman climbing at Lincoln Woods, Rhode Island, while Rio Rose provides the supportive spot.

Janet Bergman climbing at Lincoln Woods, Rhode Island, while Rio Rose provides the supportive spot.

Anne did a series of hand shots because as she says, "the hands are so beautiful and crucial to climbing." Here, Janet Bergman grabs a sidepull at Pawtuckaway, New Hampshire.

Anne did a series of hand shots because as she says, "the hands are so beautiful and crucial to climbing." Here, Janet Bergman grabs a sidepull at Pawtuckaway, New Hampshire.

Janet Bergman's hands in the Hobbit Hole crack at Pawtuckaway, New Hampshire.

Janet Bergman's hands in the Hobbit Hole crack at Pawtuckaway, New Hampshire.

Tino Fiumara at Lincoln Woods, Rhode Island.

Tino Fiumara at Lincoln Woods, Rhode Island.

The photographer writes, "These are the hands of all random climbers. To me this picture sums up the end of the day. Where your tips are blown, flappers torn, and chalk seems to be permantly stuck on your hand. All of these things are what makes a climber know that he/she has had a sweet day of climbing."

The photographer writes, "These are the hands of all random climbers. To me this picture sums up the end of the day. Where your tips are blown, flappers torn, and chalk seems to be permantly stuck on your hand. All of these things are what makes a climber know that he/she has had a sweet day of climbing."

Jon Dickey starting Rump to Jump, V7, at Lincoln Woods, Rhode Island.

Jon Dickey starting Rump to Jump, V7, at Lincoln Woods, Rhode Island.

Jon Dickey straining to make the crossover on Rump to Jump, V7, at Lincoln Woods, Rhode Island.

Jon Dickey straining to make the crossover on Rump to Jump, V7, at Lincoln Woods, Rhode Island.

Janet Bergman hanging on to the Mushroom Traverse, V3, at Pawtuckaway, New Hampshire.

Janet Bergman hanging on to the Mushroom Traverse, V3, at Pawtuckaway, New Hampshire.

California native, Rio Rose focusing in the finishing hold of a dyno problem at Pawtuckaway, New Hampshire.

California native, Rio Rose focusing in the finishing hold of a dyno problem at Pawtuckaway, New Hampshire.

Rio Rose sticking another dyno at Pawtuckaway, New Hampshire.

Rio Rose sticking another dyno at Pawtuckaway, New Hampshire.

About the photographer, Anne Skidmore: New York City was her hometown until she was nine years old, when her family moved to Connecticut. However, it was not until she was 15 years old that she discovered climbing in Connecticut. Anne has been climbing for almost five years, and loves every type of climbing, from bouldering to ice. She is currently a student at the University of New Hampshire, and will be declaring a major in Studio Art (having a double concentration in both photography and painting). Click here to contact Anne. The above photo is Anne enjoying a beautiful sunset after a great day of bouldering at Hueco Tanks, Texas. Photograph by Janet Bergman.

About the photographer, Anne Skidmore: New York City was her hometown until she was nine years old, when her family moved to Connecticut. However, it was not until she was 15 years old that she discovered climbing in Connecticut. Anne has been climbing for almost five years, and loves every type of climbing, from bouldering to ice. She is currently a student at the University of New Hampshire, and will be declaring a major in Studio Art (having a double concentration in both photography and painting). Click here to contact Anne. The above photo is Anne enjoying a beautiful sunset after a great day of bouldering at Hueco Tanks, Texas. Photograph by Janet Bergman.