Chris Sharma & Mark Coleman wrap up the Inside Game series with a talk about mindfulness. After struggling on a tough boulder problem multiple times & eventually topping out, it becomes apparent that a shift in Chris's awareness, energy & concentration makes all the difference. A great reminder that what we learn from climbing can help influence our approach to cruxes in our daily lives.
Alizée Dufraisse finds her sense of place on the steep limestone routes of Siurana, Spain. From pole vaulting to classical piano, when she puts her mind to something, it's on. Her fun loving, positive attitude and powerful, yet graceful physique has helped her push the limits of women's sport climbing.
Moab, Utah business owners and other locals talk about the importance of protecting the region surrounding Canyonlands National Park.
Visit www.greatercanyonlands.org to get involved.
Los hermanos Señoret; Cristobal (Tola) y Joan (Joao) visitaran Cochamo, el paraíso sudamericano de las fisuras, se proponen escalar en Trinidad Sur "Grantler" (5.11C), abierta el año pasado por una cordada de alemanes y "Pegadito a la Pared" (5.11D). Con una escalada muy técnica, Tola y Joao nos muestran el potencial de una zona excelente para el deporte, debido a la verticalidad de las paredes y cuya belleza impresionante, transmiten las hermosas tomas registradas por Benjamín Camus, de Acecine Producciones.
RapBolting.com presents an overview of placing a mechanical bolt sleeve bolt for use as a rock-climbing anchor. This video covers the basics, including the equipment you will need, finding a safe and suitable placement for the bolt, and installing a Powers Power-Bolt in the rock.
Eli says, "if you're going to commit one of the ultimate climbing sins, at least do it correctly".
Last spring, Arc'teryx athlete Will Stanhope headed to Utah's desert kingdom to headpoint established routes and find a few of his own. "You don't really need to go on the full spirit quest and wander out into the middle of nowhere to find new routes," says Stanhope. At Indian Creek, it's a matter of looking between the established lines.
prAna climber Sarah Watson shares her personal journey from falling in love with climbing, to having it all go away due to illness and injury, to coming back with a new appreciation for the simple things she took for granted. Her video, shot in the awe inspiring Yosemite Valley, shares some wonderful lessons that we can all relate to.
In 2012, for the 10th anniversary of the Petzl RocTrip, we are heading to the Piedra Parada site in Argentina. In this wild and arid landscape, the singular 200-meter monolith and meandering La Buitrera Canyon have seduced our route-finders.
At the end of March 2012, a team of 30 climbers from Team Petzl and from Argentina put up over 100 new sport and trad routes to explore between the sun and the shade. The climbing is on red volcanic rock with excellent friction and with air pockets that have turned into beautiful "agugero" holds.
The participants will camp in the wilderness in spring conditions, two steps from the Chubut River. The Campo de la Buitrera will be set up as a basecamp for welcoming the "Gauchos of the vertical world.
For a virtual tour of the site, just go to Piedra Parada, Argentina on Google maps. The site is indicated with a star and "Rock climbing" on the Nelles Map 1: 2,500,000 Argentina South - Patagonia Uruguay. GPS coordinates: 42.6601°S 70.1024°W
A legendary Colorado climber speaks out on the 2012 election.
The Romney / Ryan budget proposal calls for liquidating millions of acres of America's public lands.
If elected, Gov. Romney would "reverse the trend of public ownership of lands."
Off-width climbing is a niche pursuit in the world of climbing. Pamela Pack is up for this brutal and demanding challenge.
Jacinda Hunter shares her insights about the balancing act of being a mother of four and chasing her own personal passion for the sport of climbing with Prana Mindfulness Ambassador Mark Coleman
In a wild and dangerous ascent, Dean Potter and his climbing partner Sean Leary set the speed record for climbing up the Nose Route of Yosemite Valley's El Capitan. The trust in each others ability and judgement is absolutely essential, as a fall by either climber could have grave consequences for both.
In our final episode, Jonathan travels to the Red River Gorge of Kentucky to face his greatest challenge to date: The Vader Project. In the journey towards completing this project Jstar learns many lessons about first ascents, success and failure, and the psychological challenges of climbing full-time.
In this episode, Jonathan Siegrist escapes the heat of Utah's lower valleys to find cooler conditions in the Wasatch Mountains. Jstar visits the relatively unknown crag "The Hoop", and repeats "Moose Licks", an epically thin and bouldery 5.14b.
The forth in our series of unseen archives from the Posing Productions' footage vault. This clip shows a head-point ascent featuring one of Gritstone's great lines; 'Reservoir Dogs' E8 7a at Widdop in Yorkshire. The piece was actually shot in 2008 whilst making the film 'On Sight', ironic. Great bit of hard climbing from Gaz Parry, music by James Frazer.
"Lo que hace especial este proyecto, básicamente, es que ya no es una vía de máxima dificultad, en este caso de 9a. Sino que es una vía de 9a llevada al terreno del alpinismo. Es un estilo totalmente vanguardista, el más puro, el más ético, el másEl más que se puede en este caso, el estilo libre, llevado a una gran pared de 500 metros, con seguros precarios, posibilidad de caídas de 20 o 25 metros Y yo creo que ahí radica realmente la máxima importancia que tiene este proyecto de Orbayu. " Eneko Pou