Mountains have always had a tendency to inspire, and since climbers spend so much time in them, it’s no wonder our sport is full of artists. Here are nine pieces of climbing-inspired art, submitted by our readers.
I am 13 years old, and I’ve been drawing since I picked up a pencil. My art is inspired by climbing because I spend a lot of time in the mountains.
I grew up in Alaska staring at this mountain, waiting for my turn to stand on top of it for just a moment.
I create flexible, magnetic mini climbers made to look like you, down to your harness, chalkbag, and shoes. They climb on your fridge for hours of fun!
—Anna Kutkiewicz (CruxCrafts.etsy.com)
Climbing gives me an opportunity to see a side of the world that many others will never experience. It reveals the mystical in an already-beautiful world. My art allows me to share that vision.
—Heather D. Mullin (@miss_heather_d)
A drawing of the classic Cerro Torre and surrounding peaks in Patagonia.
—David Bonan (davebonan.com)
I have a full-time Etsy store and a goal to help every dirtbag afford rope art. I upcycle 100% of my ropes and sell the rugs for cheap.
—Kassia Thormahlen (colorockdo.etsy.com)
My pen and ink drawing of Devils Tower, Wyoming.
I use different crochet stitches to make jewelry from cordelette.
My passion is climbing, and my hobby is illustration. When you combine the two, you get an illustrated version of me doing what I love.
—Kasey Sparadeo (kaseysmind.com)