2016 Boulders Climbing Gym
April 9, 2016, Central Saanich, BC - April 9, 2016: Czech climber Libor Hroza heads up the wall during the 2016 Climbing Escalade Canada Speed Climbing Championships at the Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich Saturday. Hroza would win the event with a best time of 6.08 seconds.
WHY I CHOSE THIS PHOTO: In speed climbing, athletes sprint UP a 15 metre wall in 7 seconds or less and truly meet the definition of "Spiderman." It is a tough sport to photograph close up, as you only have a split second to get them as they take off from the floor and all the shots start to look the same, so I decided to step back, pull out the long lens and try and get a shot that illustrated the Spiderman concept. I think this shot of Hroza did that and I liked the pose I captured him in and the composition of his body within the three holds that he is navigating.