100 Glowsticks And A Vertical Cliff Make For Crazy Climbing Scene

100 Glowsticks And A Vertical Cliff Make For Crazy Climbing Scene

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You may have seen our post on nocturnal ice climbers and glowing waterfalls earlier this year. Part of that same crew, including photographer Matt Holland, were at it again.

This time the medium was rock, and the area was the Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Arkansas. Holland coaxed his climber friends to wear glowsticks and lighted necklaces and climb vertical rock at night. His Canon 7D camera soaked in long exposures (three to five minutes) to capture the trippy scene.

Climbers leave light trails via glowsticks on a 5.6 climb at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch
Mandatory glowstick group shot
Climbing hard via headlamp
Meanwhile back at the ranch. . .
In the daylight!
Rapping off the cliff, time to head home

—Photography © Matt Holland

Stephen Regenold
Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.