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.
BD athlete Adam Ondra making the first ascent of Change, the world's first 9b+(5.15c) from Black Diamond Equipment.
Blue Water athlete Ashima Shiraishi Climbing Lucifer 5.14c and Souther Smoke 5.14c at the Red River Gorge.
In March of 2012, 5 months after her historic ascent of "Pure Imagination", adidas team athlete, Sasha DiGiulian, traveled to Spain in search of her next level. After a month of searching for a route that suited her best, she once again climbed the grade of 9a (5.14d) with her ascent of "Era Vella" in Margalef. Sasha remains the only American women to climb the grade of 5.14d (9a). Keith Ladzinski and Andy Mann (3 Strings Productions) were there to capture her efforts and tell the story.