Author Archives: Derek Cheng

About Derek Cheng

Derek Cheng is a journalist and photographer whose work has appeared in publications in several countries, including the US, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the UK. Since he discovered climbing about ten years ago, he has worked as little as possible so he can travel widely, chasing rock faces in all corners of the world - from stalactite-blessed limestone in China, to the alpine granite of the Bugaboos and the Sierra Nevada, to quartzite giants in Morocco. His work can be viewed at

Chasing The High

Chasing The High, published in The Climber, July 2018 Words and photos by Derek Cheng Do you remember the life-affirming buzz of clipping the chains on your first lead? That time the uncrackable boulder problem flowered into a harmony of movement? Or when … Continue reading

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