The story of Madeline Sorkin's 50 foot fall from the Resolution Arete in Red Rocks after her rappel anchor failed. Learn how the Access Fund navigates complicated climbing management policies across different federal land management agencies to advocate for climbers' ability to place and replace fixed anchors.
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.