My name is Caleb Skirrow and I’m a 20-year-old University student from Adelaide, located in southern Australia about a 15-hour drive west of Sydney and an 8-hour drive northwest of Melbourne. I’m in my second year of an outdoor recreation degree, but to be honest, at the moment university is very much my secondary priority after climbing. I’m also lucky enough to work at Annapurna, one of Adelaide’s premier outdoor retailers, and am a Scout leader.
The author, Caleb Skirrow, on the climb Battery Acid (25/5.11d) in Onkaparinga River National Park just outside of Adelaide, Australia. Caleb describes it as a nicely flowing climb with a beautiful full kneebar "letting me go full Adam Ondra Style!" (Photo Credit: Lewis Potter, IG: @lewispotterphotography)
Click the above photos to enlarge and read the caption. (Photo Credits: Caleb Skirrow, IG: @calebskirrow)
Moonarie is remote, so I feel privileged to experience it with very few other people apart from my climbing partners.
I’ve always been into photography, especially landscapes and wildlife from my time hiking, but I recently bought a point-and-shoot and am now taking some steps to involve some rope access to photograph climbing.
I’m very excited to do some proper climbing photography and to see where this new avenue will take me! Also, since I’m studying outdoor recreation at university, it’s only a matter of time until I put all these amazing skills I’m learning to use professionally.
The future is a very exciting place!
A Note from the Traditional Owners
FROM THE CRAG:
Taking Care of the Crag
+ There are no toilets. Although The Crag talks about burying your poo, in desert environments it is best to pack it out. Bring some Wag Bags - which you can buy or make yourself.