The Reviews are in and they are great! "The single greatest climbing music video to Total Eclipse ever created." "A new level for all other Movie Makers to strive for, and yet inevitably never achieve." "A work of pure unadulterated Genius." "The feel good climbing movie of the year!"
Strap on your seat belts folks....this is going to be SICK!!!
Mark & Janelle Smiley climb the Diamond on Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO. This route is about 1000' tall, 5.10a, at 14,000 feet above sea level.
This is the Smiley's first completed ascent of what they hope to be the "50 Classic Climbs of North America": the list compiled by California climber's Steve Roper and Allen Steck in their book, first published in 1979.
A few other high profile climbers have attempted this list without success and many people have done more than half, but alpine routes include the West Ridge of Mt. Hunter, the Cassin Ridge on Denali, the heavily corniced West Ridge of the Moose's Tooth, the West Face of Mt. Huntington, the Hummingbird Ridge on Mt. Logan, the East Buttress of Middle Triple Peak , the South Face of Mt. Waddington in B.C., the East Ridge of the Devil's Thumb, and the Northeast Buttress of Slesse Mountain. These will all be formidable objectives and will take great weather (luck) and some serious mountaineering skills to safely achieve.
We wish the Smiley's the best of luck on this hopefully long, amazing, and not too perilous journey!
Film of a a day spent bouldering on the Hallett Boulder in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Jon Glassberg sends Stranger in a Strange Land (V12) and Kevin Jorgeson makes the first boulder ascent of a Matt Segal sport route called "The End of the Beginning" (13).
Kevin Jorgensen climbs "The Groove" in the Peak District of England.
With the very Scottish weather that we're in the "mist of" on this June 12-13 weekend in CO, it seems appropriate to share this video from across the pond on how our friends deal with crap weather- they go climbing! Gyms are for indoor climbers...everyone else should be outside!!
I followed these two amazing young highliners, Jelena and Ingrid, during one of their "girls only" highline sessions.
2010 a film by Seb Montaz-Rosset.
Music by Elle Lefant/ Ballad of the Metronome
Tommy is arguably the best big wall freeclimber in the world, but what sets him apart is his down to earth happy go lucky nature and fun loving demeanor. Tommy is training for a free ascent of Mescalito on El Capitan which if he can pull it off, will be in my opinion, the hardest bigwall free climb in the world. With his hard core training regimen and complete dedication to the task at hand...if any one can do it...Tommy can.
Samarai warrior? Ninja assassin? Bruce Lee?
No, it's Yuji Hirayama!
Yuji discusses his philosophy for life and climbing as he floats up some of the world's most difficult climbs, including the route; Devers Royal (8c+), Turkey.
We named the route the "Micah Dash Memorial Choss Pile" in honor of our good friend Micah Dash who was lost in the mountains of China this year. I think he would have appreciated the tongue-in-cheek name, which as it turns out is not a choss pile at all!! Micah loved the creek and was always good for a laugh and a quality shit talking session around the fire.