Limestone is a fraction of the piece of my brain that wants to know what makes people feel most alive. Through this project, I was able to meet various climbers and find out what their motives are, and what makes each of them unique as a climber. Although this project is about capturing rock climbing in Austin through environmental portraiture, active shots, surrounding landscapes, and photographic documents of routes, problems and paraphernalia, it is even moreso about the people climbing. I have provided information about climbing only as a way for the viewer to fathom the unique discipline that leaves so many asking ‘why?’ In this project I will discuss not only the causes, but the effects of climbing as well.