With the government shutdown this past October, climbers were kicked out of Yosemite National Park. With few surrounding options, Tommy Caldwell and friends went to check out the granite at Shuteye Ridge. Fellow Patagonia climbing ambassador Sonnie Trotter filmed Tommy making the first ascent of an open project that turned out to be an incredible 5.13+ sport climb. Sonnie made the second ascent of the route soon afterwards and confirms its impeccable quality.
The best granite on the planet has a few Frenchmen on it - and they're enjoying the hell out of this world-class climbing. 'Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in the street.' - William Blake The boys find their dream pitch: extremely hard technical climbing on possibly some of the best granite there is. This is why they came to climb in Patagonia, and they'll never forget it. Dream Pitch Climbing, Patagonian Stemming | The Whistler, the Wizard & the Raccoon, Ep. 6
Adam Ondra, host of Chiodo Fisso at the event Find Your Way climbed NOVE G in Gemona del Friuli, a new 9A route.
The Pursuit film takes you into the mind of Aaron Mulkey and his pursuit of mother nature's greatest watery treasures. Interviews with his friends reveal that true adventure awaits those who choose to pick up the phone when he calls. With over 100 first ascents of frozen waterfalls and nearly 20 first descents of rivers and creeks around the world, Aaron Mulkey has proven he is not afraid to walk a little farther to explore unknown places.
One of the best climbers in the history of the sport shows David Letterman how it's done.
Last December, snowboarders Xavier de le Rue and Lucas Debari set sail from the Falklands, through the Drake Passage and around the Fjords of the Antarctic peninsula in search of the best lines to ride on the continent.
"It's visionary. It's truly on the edge of what we could call climbing," says Arc'Teryx athlete Jesse Huey. "You can train for the Karakoram, for Alaska, but nothing can prepare you for this." This winter, Huey and his team of elite alpine climbers will journey to the roof of the world. When darkness falls, there will be light. Happy Holidays.
Speed alpinist Ueli Steck imagines climbing multiple peaks in the Swiss Alps in a day, using a paraglider to get from the summit of one to the base of the next. But first he has to learn how to fly...
Adam Ondra climbs two of the world's hardest boulder problems, suggesting V16 / 8C+ for both. First, Terranova, an extremely funky traverse at his home area near Brno, Czech Republic. Then Gioia, a problem in Varazze, Italy put up by Christian Core in 2008 and only repeated by Adam.
Follow Arc'athlete and Physics Professor Raphael Slawinski up a new mixed route in the Ya Ha Tinda Range, Canadian Rockies as he shares his perspective on personal achievement in the mountains and his commitment to improvement. As he puts it: "Surpassing today, where I was yesterday".
The way Urko climbs and approaches life is very inspirational! In this video, while getting the beta from Pablo Scorza (biomecanica funtional), he tries to flash "La Der Des Ders", 8a.
With plans to travel to the Trango Valley foiled by terrorism and violence, JP "PeeWee" Ouellet decides to remain in Quebec to take care of old business. The result is the FA of Hypothenuse (5.13c) at Val-David.
prAna ambassadors Olivia Hsu and Daila Ojeda recently traveled to Brazil to explore new climbing areas, take in the unique culture and work with local underprivileged children from the favelas to expose them to climbing.
Chris Sharma visits 'Surf Safari' (5.14a) at Mickey's Beach in Northern, California, a very difficult route that he first climbed at age 15. Pondering the ascent of his old test-piece, Chris connects to his breath, visualizes the moves and gets focused on the red point.