In the summer of 2013, Mike Libecki, Ethan Pringle, and Liv Sansoz traveled to the remote Tian Shan Mountains near the border of China and Kyrgyzstan. The team traveled though desert landscapes, a maze of sandstone towers, high plains and deep valleys to establish one of the must unique multi-pitch climbs in the region.
Adam Ondra visits The Peak for a weekend. Onsighting Masters Edge, Balance It Is, The Knock, and Messiah.
A short film highlighting 3 days with Ethan Pringle and a look into his comical personality and extraordinary climbing ability. The film highlights Ethan's ongoing project to climb Jumbo Love (5.15) the hardest route in North America at Clark Mountain, California. A successful first ascent of a difficult and long-standing project at Robber's Roost on Mt. Charleston is also featured.
The video is about Francisco Marín "Novato", father of Edu Marín, a 61 years old climber who sent "Géminis" an 8b+ (5.14a) grade line in Rodellar (Spain) at the age of 60. Now he is 61, and his actual project is "Florida" a 8c (5.14c) grade line also in Rodellar. facebook.com/namussfilms
"This is not just another climbing video, this is a story about life."
Smith climbing athlete Jonathan Siegrist sends a new route just outside of Las Vegas. After reaching the top of this challenging 5.14c first ascent, Siegrist named this route "Spectrum".
Into the Sunshine is a series of short films that takes viewers into the lives of some remarkable Queenslanders and showcases their powerful connection to the environment. In this episode, renowned rock climber John O'Brien recalls his childhood fascination with the Glass House Mountains and how a poster once pinned on his bedroom wall grew into a dream to conquer the craggy volcanic remnants that rise from Queensland's Sunshine Coast hinterland (70 kilometres from Brisbane).
El Capitan Cleanup Project from Cheyne Lempe.
In honor of Sean "Stanley" Leary, who passed away in a B.A.S.E. accident earlier this month, here is the full length version of Patagonia Promise.
Chris Sharma and Adam Ondra spent two years working together to climb La Dura Dura (5.15c / 9b+), the world's hardest climb. This film tells the story of their unique collaboration and shows Adam's historic first ascent and Chris' second ascent.
A day with Jonathan Siegrist- an athletes profile.Filmed and Edited by: Andy Mann & Keith Ladzinski@ 3 Strings Productions.
Chris Sharma and Stefan Glowacz tackle a new route in a limestone cavern in the deserts of Oman.
Turkey marks stop #7 of Marmot's Lead Now Tour (www.leadnowtour.org/), a global tour to inspire people through rock climbing and raise $10,000 a month for eleven different non-profit organizations. While in Turkey, Paige joins forces with Chris and Heather Weidner to explore the steep limestone caves of Geyikbayiri. The Lead Now team is climbing to support CARE (http://www.care.org/), a global organization working to alleviate poverty through women's empowerment, childhood education, and disaster relief. To support Lead Now's $10,000 fundraising goal for CARE, visit www.crowdrise.com/leadnowturkey
On January 15, 2014, Alex Honnold free-soloed El Sendero Luminoso (The Shining Path) in El Portrero Chico, Mexico in a little over 3 hours. The climb rises 2,500 feet to the summit of El Toro. It could be the most difficult rope-less rock climb in history.
Everyone knows Alex Honnold for his big, bold free solos in Yosemite and around the world. But what does an average day look like for this rock (climbing) star? Well, it starts early and ends early in the back of a van. Day in the Life caught up with Honnold who is still dirtbaggin' near Bishop, California, not too far from where he grew up in Sacramento. This morning is dedicated to checking out the late John Bachar's free solo circuit in Owens River Gorge and repeating many of the routes.
A van overloaded with too many people sputters and coughs as it rolls to a stop in front of an old, ill-kept hotel. Bald, hand-patched tires let out a sigh of relief as a band of American climbers tumble out of the rickety jalopy that has been their home for the last 10 hours. Overhead, two thousand feet of striped, limestone cliffs loom above dense jungle as Ben Spannuth unpacks his gear from the back of the make-shift bus. The travel day is at an end. Tomorrow, he will explore the caves eroded into the face of the rock. Welcome to Columbia!