Tamara Hastie - Creative Mixed Media and Portrait Photographer, Flagstaff, Arizona
creative mixed media & portrait photographer
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A simple blog containing photography, videos, and creative media by Tamara Hastie.

A simple blog containing photography, videos, and creative media by Tamara Hastie of rock climbing, portraits, HD video, and other various forms of mixed media.

Winter Summer Months Continue....

I woke up this morning with sticks in my hair again, yes, sticks...oh the life. 

Yesterday Zak and I rallied east to the big ditch. We had a great time in perfectly evolving conditions climbing stellar routes, some choss, some less choss. I finally finished up, and led a route that I have been working on for months (aka choss-a-riffic or better said LOTS of WORK), and finally clocked in at 11b, pretty spicy and a serious lead. Not my best route. It took some cleaning (some=understatement), but alas, its done. It is very Sedona-esque, technical and cryptic, so it catered to my style a bit when it was all said and done. 6 bolts in 60 feet, this revitalized choss pile climbs a shallow prow with fun lock-offs on a choosy, sandy, loose prow using perfectly placed pockets. Good times. 

I haven't named the new route, but probably should sooner than later. Maybe 'Good Times?!' 

I have anchors on a few other "projects" out there, but haven't committed to bolting any as of yet. I need more BOLTS!

Since it is warming up, I am looking to my shady new route adventures in Sedona, to put my sport skills to the real life en route beaches.  I just need to commit to one more FA in the big ditch on the sunny side before the season comes to a close and we have to shift to the shady side of the canyon once again. 

Below are a few pictures that are getting my psyche high for new Sedona adventures, for crack climbing, and for exploring new paths up on those granular walls. Here is the wonderful Ashely Maryn @ashtarsmashtar in the Dr. Office in Oak Creek Canyon....making it look easy, as always. 

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