While in Ecuador, the Lead Now team travels throughout the country, exploring volcanoes, crater lakes, local cuisine, and new projects along the way. Amidst rolling hills, low fog, and the hum of alpacas, the land feels a bit like the setting of a fairytale. Watch Paige Claassen make the first ascent of Middle Earth (5.13d/8b) at 13,000 feet in Cajas National Park.
While in Chile, the Lead Now team explores cliffs just outside the city of Santiago while working with local non profit VE Global. In between ascents of technical routes at El Arrayán, Paige introduces a group of young girls supported by VE Global to climbing. While learning about the challenging histories these girls have faced, Paige reflects on the past 9 months of the Lead Now Tour, recognizing that each of us can work together to support one another's ambitions.
Black Diamond athlete and crack climbing maestro Mason Earle spent a stint in Yosemite Valley last year, where he managed to make the first free ascent of an old project on Schultz's Ridge.
LA ROSE ET LE VAMPIRE 8b | LE BOUT DU MONDE, BUOUX "Choreographie in Stein am Ende der Welt..."
HYAENA 8b+ | FINALE LIGURE "Taking the rough with the smooth - in Finale Ligure"
ACTION DIRECTE 9a | WALDKOPF, FRANKENJURA "A number is just a number..." Hit the CC button on the screen for subtitles.
Iker Pou making the first ascent of Nit de Bruixes (9a) in Margalef, Spain.
One of Tahoe’s finest unclimbed lines, Crown Jewel, was sent by Kyle O’Meara this past summer. It climbs a perfectly clean 30 foot overhanging wall with sustained moves throughout. The boulder sits in a spectacular position perched above the Phantom Spires. Over the past few years a select group of hard climbing Tahoe locals have been scouring the area, spending a ton of time under the big pine trees and secretly picking off world class boulder problems. The Time In The Pines series is a tip of the hat to the hard work that the select few have put in.
Adam Ondra Onsights Il Domani (9a).
Climbers Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson have been seduced by Sarkakaya and its never ending boulders. Many days were spent in those boulders with the unseen potential hiding around every corner. With all that rock, they knew the perfect lines were out there, waiting! The hardest 'trad' climb in Turkey and the most beautiful boulder of their trip were their reward!
Adam Ondra en su intento a vista en "Psicoterapia" 9a, en Valdegovía. No lo consiguió. La encadenó al tercer intento (lo que tampoco está mal) "He ido más cansado, pero he sido más efectivo" Psicoterapia es un itinerario corto, de unos 16 metros, con sección clave y un final de resistencia
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.
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."