Our Photos

Our Name

On the banks of the Snake River near Lewiston, Idaho is a small outcrop of granite surrounded by miles of basalt. Originally known as Wawawai (rhymes with Hawaii) by the natives, Granite Point was where Matt, Rachel, and their friends spent their college afternoons avoiding homework and learning the basics of rock climbing.

Granite Point seemed a fitting name to us: A constant reminder of the solid foundation we rely on; a reminder of camaraderie, and of trust. The photographs presented below were chosen as additional reminders of these values. HistoryLink.org

Our Images

  • Dolomiti del Brenta, Italy

    The Dolomite Mountains are named after the French geologist who first described the rock type dolomite. Dolomite is a very complex rock and its formation is still a source of some debate to this day. One thing we know for certain, however, is that it forms some spectacular scenery in the Italian Alps. Wikipedia.org

  • Mission Mountains, Montana

    The Mission Mountain Wilderness Area can be found north of Missoula, Montana. With no motorized or mechanized vehicles allowed, it remains an oasis of nature in an increasingly populated and domesticated planet. Google Images

  • Cerro Torre, Patagonia

    The Patagonia region of South America contains some of this planet's most untamed mountain ranges, with the incredibly striking Cerro Torre serving as its most impressive sight. Unclimbed until 2005, the peak remains one of mountaineering's most daunting challenges. Wikipedia.org

  • Mount Fitz Roy

    Another famed Patagonian peak, Mount Fitz Roy stradles the border between Argentina and Chile and is famous among trekkers and climbers around the world. The peak is also known as Cerro Chalten, meaning "smoking mountain" due to a nearly perpetual cloud cap. Patagonia-Argentina.com

  • Julian Alps, Slovenia

    The Julian Alps of Slovenia are named after Julius Caesar and are primarily contained in the Triglav National Park. Caves, canyons, ravines, meadows, rivers...all can be found in the Julian Alps. Google Images

  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites, Italy

    The very symbol of the Dolomite Mountains, the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, or "three peaks of Lavaredo" rise above their ridgeline in spectacular fashion. The three peaks have provided the backdrop for numerous stage finishes of the Giro d'Italia, Italy's version of the Tour de France. SummitPost.org

  • Huangshan Mountains, China

    The Huangshan Mountains of eastern China are famed for their rugged beauty and amazing sunsets. The area also boasts a dazzling array of plants, including spectacular pine trees and over half the country's known fern species. SevenNaturalWonders.org

  • Himalayan Farmhouse

    The Himalayan Mountains...the roof of the world. This mountain range, whose name means "House of Snow," impacts nearly every aspect of life in southern Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and far beyond. Wikipedia.org

  • Lower Lake Shavlinskoye

    A three-day hike through the Altai Mountains of Russia brings you to this little beauty. The amazing color of the water is the result of the surrounding shale rocks. It is easy to see why the Altai range hosts one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. Wikipedia.org

  • Yosemite National Park

    El Capitan is the centerpiece of Yosemite National Park, which sits in the very heart of the Sierra Nevada batholith, a huge outcrop of granite running the entire length of California. Most of Ansel Adams' most famous photographs were taken in this mountain range. National Park Service

Our photos were purchased from iStockphoto.com

Our Logo

Our logo is the silhouette from the southeast of Cathedral Peak in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park. It was inspired by a photograph taken by one of Matt's friends during a trip in which they climbed Matthes Crest, Cathedral Peak, and Tenaya Peak. Google Images