Never before has a Petzl RocTrip mixed together so much climbing and local culture into one simmering pot. We spiced it up with a few special ingredients: passion, fun, and shared experiences. The Petzl RocTrip 2010 in Mexico welcomed people from all corners of the world to the unique climbing destinations of El Chonta et Las Peñas de Jilotepec, with a stop at the Aztec pyramides of Teotihuacán.
Music in order of appearance:
Diagram Collective "Ordway" www.DiagramCollective.com
Philip Sheppard "Adrenaline Rusher" www.PhilipSheppard.com
Jett Craze "drone sound FX" www.JettCraze.com Computer Vs Banjo"Give Up On Ghosts www.ComputerVsBanjo.com CatacombKid " Cellar Door" www.CatacombKid.com Adam Parker "K3" www.bit.ly/adam_MMC
Computer Vs Banjo "San Joaquin" www.ComputerVsBanjo.com
Ki:Theory "Daily Routine" www.KiTheory.com
Green Button Music "The Cave" www.GreenButtonMusic.com
Cedar Wright "African Acid Experience" www.CedarWright.com
Ki:Theory "Pathways" www.KiTheory.com
Black Diamond athletes Kate Rutherford and Brittany Griffith hiked in to the High Sierras' famed Incredible Hulk to have a go at the 1200-foot granite wall’s prime line, Venturi Effect (IV 5.12). Stacked with numerous techy pitches of difficult stemming and jamming, the pair gave it all they had. Though they came up short of a redpoint, Andrew Burr did come back with some great footage from the adventure that we have since edited into the video below. To read Kate's report and see some sweet photos by Burr, go here.
Black Diamond athlete Nalle Hukkataival escaped the cold of his native Finland this past winter to enjoy the iconic blocs of France's Fontainebleau. Here is the video that Nalle's fellow BD athlete Chris Schulte filmed and edited while he was also in the forest.
After his northern Spain rampage in April, Adam Ondra heads down to southern Spain in May with his father to have a go at Chilam Balam, a wildly overhanging, 80-plus meter long, traversing route that was famously graded 9b+(15b) by its first ascentionist, Bernabe Fernandez. It had never seen a repeat—until Adam showed up and dispatched the stunning line in a handful of tries (check out the rowdy runouts when he starts skipping clips!). Next up was an undone project to the right: a tufa and micro-crimp line that would prove to be more demanding than its well-known neighbor. Adam eventually redpointed the line, naming it La Planta de Shiva and grading it 9b. Two weeks... two of the hardest sport climbs in the world dispatched.
www.sebmontaz.com adventure video blog is proud to share this urban highline experience.
After testing their highlining skills up in the Mont Blanc massif; Tancrede, Julien, Sebastien and Antoine highlined the highest twin towers in Paris, France.
We have been filming and sharing uniques moments together last week end, here is the trailer.
It has been a great experience and we will share it through an up coming documentary next august
I hope you will be inspired and join us slacklining.
Music Daft Punk/ Fall ( M83 VS Big Black Delta Remix)
Sound design Michael Deny. www.michaeldennymusic.com
Cameras: Seb Montaz, Guillaume Lucazeau
The new route and the first ascent by Adam Ondra of "Sikaku" 8c+, Cimbergo, Italy
Jonathan Siegrist's most recent ascents in Southwest Utah along with interview footage.
One of the most classic routes I have ever climbed. Located in the Gorges Du Loup of southern France.
Video by Joey Kinder.
Black Diamond athlete Alex Honnold lives in his van. Sometimes down by the river, sometimes not. Last summer 2010 he and his van spent a considerable amount of time enjoying the granite sweetness of Squamish, British Columbia. Here is a video that Alex's fellow BD athlete Cedar Wright put together, which does an excellent job of developing Alex's dry, self-deprecating humor and his philosophies on climbing, life, and caloric intake.
Guillaume and Seb presenting a boulder line called la Proue in Médonnet near Chamonix France.
© 2010 a film by Seb Montaz-Rosset.
Endovalley is a newly discovered (bouldering) area in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. It is a small area with a large selection of hard rock climbs:
Jon Glassberg climbing Cambrian Explosion (V10), Extra Alienated (V9), and Dave's Arete (V10).
Jonny Hork making the first ascent of Merkin (V9) and climbing Chewbacca (V11).
Carlo Traversi flashing The Portal Sit (V10) and making the first ascent of Flux For Life (V13).
Jon Cardwell, Jamie Emerson, Emily Dudley, and Paul Dusatko fire a few classics from the center of the Bouldering Universe... A small talus field in Colorado.
MS13 Training Arete_V8 , Extra Alienated_V9, Cambrian Explosion_V10, Flux For Life_V13 (Third Ascent) are shown in this video.
Climbing at the BRAND NEWEST AREA - ENDOVALLEY, RMNP, CO Starring Five Ten athletes Ian Dory, Jamie Emerson, and Dave Graham.