Vishnu Temple

Late afternoon light on Vishnu Temple seen from a nice perch above Hance Creek. That's a big piece of rock and is very prominent from just about everywhere along the eastern end of the Tonto Trail. I'd love to climb that thing some day. 11-22-2006.


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Herb - Jan 25, 2007 9:28 am - Voted 10/10


In that light it really looks like a temple. What difficulties you will find on the routes up there?
Regards from Austria,


Colonelpyat - Jan 27, 2007 9:45 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Thanks Herbert. It's a beautiful rock. I believe most routes would need some rope work but not too much really hard climbing. The most common approach, from the rim of the canyon behind, requires a 35 meter abseil and the rope must be left in place for the return ascent.


Herb - Jan 29, 2007 8:51 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Wow!

Thanks for your additional infos.


venus - Jan 26, 2007 7:19 am - Voted 10/10


colors and shadows, I like it


JonBradford - Jul 23, 2007 9:22 pm - Voted 10/10


Jim this photo is beautiful. It has an incredible amount of detail. It kind of draws you into it.


Colonelpyat - Jul 26, 2007 12:43 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing

Thanks Jon. This is a stitch two images made with a very sharp and distortion-free 50mm lens that seems to soak up detail pretty good.


lcarreau - Feb 26, 2008 9:39 pm - Voted 10/10

Great photography...

Climbing is one thing. Photography is
another. Looks like you have all the
bases covered. Great job!!!
- Larry of AZ


Colonelpyat - Mar 7, 2008 4:08 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great photography...

Thanks for your kind words Larry. That's an especially nice comment coming from somebody whose collection of desert photographs is so excellent. One of these days I'm going to move down that way and I'll be able to call myself Jim of AZ. Cheers.


lcarreau - Mar 7, 2008 12:40 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: How flattering...

One of these days, I'm going to CLIMB out of the desert and into the gorgeous mountains of central Colorado. Thanks & cheers! :)

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