In June of 2009, Beth tore the labrum in her right shoulder while bouldering in Yosemite and subsequently reinjured the shoulder twice. For this elite climber, it was the most serious in a series of untimely and debilitating injuries including a broken ankle and a torn collateral ligament in both index fingers. In the end, Beth decided her best bet for a full recovery was surgery to repair the tear.
Daila Ojeda shares her background growing up in the Canary Islands surrounded by water and the contrast of her life now, surrounded by amazing rock in the south of Spain. Daila climbs with a beautiful, fluid style and brings a lighthearted energy and genuine smile wherever she goes. Learn more about Daila at Prana.
La Sportiva presents Paige Claasen in Smith Rock. Follow Paige as she journeys to one of the birthplaces of sport climbing in the US and tackles some of the classic testpieces of the area, namely To Bolt or Not to Be (5.14a).
The story of Madeline Sorkin's 50 foot fall from the Resolution Arete in Red Rocks after her rappel anchor failed. Learn how the Access Fund navigates complicated climbing management policies across different federal land management agencies to advocate for climbers' ability to place and replace fixed anchors.
BD Athlete Alex Honnold wants to be left alone. No, not really, but he did take the unusual approach of climbing alone on fixed lines as he worked to free a route on Yosemite's Leaning Tower, a 1500-foot prow of overhanging granite, that Todd Skinner had originally tried more than a decade ago. This past fall Alex managed to free the lower portion of the route (naming it A Gift From Wyoming and grading it mid-range 5.13), but the 5.14/5.15 business on the headwall waits for a redpoint.
"Part of what makes a climb appealing to me is its personality, its beauty and its story. This long Steve Hong route out in the remote zone of Mineral Canyon is a quintessential desert crack climb, forgotten, and with a little something for everyone."
- Steph Davis
Camp4 Partner Renan Ozturk // Director of Photography Reel // Early 2013. Huge thanks to all our clients, friends, families and fellow artists!
Two of Britain's greatest rock climbers on their final climb together in the Lake District.