Climbing legend Peter Croft mentors boulderer Lisa Rands on the finer points of alpine free climbing during an ascent of Venturi Effect, Croft's spectacular route on The Incredible Hulk, in California's Sierra Nevada.
Music by Robots With Hearts, Todayokay, The Brute Chorus, New Town Kings, Sub Rosa, Stax Dempsey,
Tommy Caldwell, Hayden Kennedy and friends go rock climbing in China with the assistance of Patagonia.
Video: Corey Rich
Photos: Corey Rich
Animation: Jeremy Collins
Editor: Aaron Wolfe/Aurora Novus
Black Diamond athlete Kevin Jorgeson reckons he has spent more time at the iconic Buttermilk Boulders than any other climbing area, amassing an impressive list of first ascents and repeats, including some of the area's stoutest highballs. Out in the Buttermilks this past March, lensman Andy Mann filmed with Jorgeson for a couple of days, and edited together this video profile that captures Jorgeson's personality and passion for the art of bouldering. A climbing highlight of the video profile is Jorgeson's second ascent of Dale Bard's Transporter Room (V5 X) one of the most historically significant highballs at the Buttermilks.
On April 19, 2011, Chris Sharma made the first ascent of his longtime project First Round First Minute, in Margalef, Spain. This clip shows him trying the route in 2010. For an in-depth interview with Chris, check-out the recent article on the Climbing Magazine website here.
Adapted from the 2010 REEL ROCK Film Tour. Available at Big UP Productions and Sender Films websites. Filmed by Brett Lowell. Music by Swoop Swoop and Todayokay.
gabriele moroni climbs coup de grace (9a), ticino, italy
Video of Daniel Woods Crushing the infamous Chinese Arithmetic V13/14 and Testify V12 at the lily boulders, Tennessee.
"Our crazy first year as a production team ended with a wild adventure to document the first ever climbing in the remote Ennedi desert of Chad, Africa. After 4 days and 800km of following a GPS coordinate on a roadless wasteland we found ourselves among thousands of beautiful unclimbed towers. Besides the knife fights with the locals and a few lenses lost to the sand things went pretty smooth." - Renan Ozturk
A director's cut of the final film "Towers of the Ennedi" will screen at http://www.5pointfilm.org/ at the end of April before the full premier at http://www.mountainfilm.org/ at the end of May.
Music:Ki:Theory "Step Outside" KiTheory.com Computer Vs Banjo "Give Up On Ghosts" ComputerVsBanjo.com Random Rab "For My Corpse" randomrab.net
The strongest sport climber in the world is on a roll. Check-out the action of Adam working out the moves of the final crux prior to his realization of "Planta de Shiva", (5.15b) in Andalucia, Spain at a crag called Villanueva del Rosario.
Adam Ondra made the second ascent of the route "Chilam Balam" (5.15b) on the 12th of April, two days before this video was shot on the route.
When climbers opt to climb without a rope, they lose the luxury of learning from mistakes. Backyard inventor Matt Maddaloni has engineered a few creative solutions to make the fringe activity of free soloing "safe." Of course, safe is a relative term.
Eli adds: This has got to be a humor piece as this guy obviously didn't invent deep water soloing and spending a day (or two) rigging a net in the forest instead of using a rope seems just plain silly- but I am "old school".
A days worth of adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park with climber/musician/entertainer Timmy O'Neill
No Numbers is a unique portrait of one of the words best sport climbers, Maja Vidmar. It was shot in different locations, mainly in Slovenia, but also in Italy and Croatia and it presents a wide specter of sport climbing showing Maja's training, competitions, rock climbing and bouldering. The movie is focused on dynamic aesthetics an fun. It trys to explain why Maja climbs, what motivates her and most of all what will motivate her in the future, told from a very basic perspective.
A FILM BY Jure Niedorfer
Dream - Herma Puma; Album: Synchromystic; Label: First World Records
Still clinging to young man's dreams, a 30-something professional revives his youthful vision of summits and faint trails and abandons work and the city. The Love Letter follows a pair of climbers in search of new and classic climbing routes across the spine of the Sierra, into difficult to reach stretches of the range. In the clutter of the modern world, can wilderness restore the human spirit?
Some Climbing on the gritstone edges of Derbyshire.
Eli comments: These are well padded and safe compared to the original trad leads with almost no pro and definitely no pads, so not really a "step-up" in style but way safer. Highballs aren't quite as bad when health care is free, you can't easily lose your job due to worker protections, and the dole will cover your butt if can't get out of bed. ~Cheers
My passion for climbing started as soon as I stepped into my first real climbing shoes, I knew that this is my sport.
I love my 'non-system' life. To be able to decide myself how I will earn my money, where I will live, when I will get up in the morning. To do what I need to do to survive. And most importantly: to enjoy every single day, with the least amount of seriousness as possible and to climb to my very best!
Black Diamond athlete Adam Ondra went on an unstoppable onsight spree this past February and March in northern Spain, managing a stunning five 8c+ routes onsight. Five! Only Ondra’s fellow BD team member Patxi Usobiaga has managed a 5.14c onsight, and that was just one.
We sent ace lensman Bernardo Gimenez to document Ondra’s onsighting at the mega-crag of Oliana, and he was fortunate enough to be rigged and ready when Ondra onsighted Mind Control (8c+), a gorgeous, 40-meter tufa/colonette/pocket line that was soaking wet on top. Gimenez had a pulley system set up and was able to capture the onsight in one single, flowing take, producing a truly unique record of one of the hardest sport-climbing onsights ever.