In March of 2012, 5 months after her historic ascent of "Pure Imagination", adidas team athlete, Sasha DiGiulian, traveled to Spain in search of her next level. After a month of searching for a route that suited her best, she once again climbed the grade of 9a (5.14d) with her ascent of "Era Vella" in Margalef. Sasha remains the only American women to climb the grade of 5.14d (9a). Keith Ladzinski and Andy Mann (3 Strings Productions) were there to capture her efforts and tell the story.
Head out for a winter day of cragging just outside of Boulder in Eldorado Canyon with our athlete Cedar Wright, and his indomitable buddy Gus the All Terrain Pug. Will Cedar crush the Evictor 12c R or will he take the notorious whipper from the upper crux? If you've never been to Eldorado Canyon this will give you a good sampling of this tasty and spicy trad bastion.
Chris Sharma shares his motivation for climbing and insights gained through struggle and the commitment to his craft. Chris finds ‘purpose’ in his big projects and through the process, has learned when to push and when to let go. With unlimited, steep limestone cliffs near his home in Catalunya, Spain he thrives on the adventure, exploration and discovery of new routes.
BD athlete Mason Earle flashing Le Toit de Ben (5.13), Val David, Canada.
When Tommy Caldwell's dad took him up the Twin Owls to fly his kite at age three, a lifelong obsession was born. In the ensuing decades, Caldwell's attitude, hard work and determination – even through harrowing circumstances – have helped him become one of the world's greatest rock climbers. A glimpse into the experiences, obstacles and ongoing progression of Tommy Caldwell.
The waiting game - climbing on Baffin Island from STORY.teller COLLECTIVE.
The ultimate full moon shot. Dean Potter walks a highline at Cathedral Peak as the sun sets and the moon rises. Shot from over 1 mile away with a Canon 800mm and 2X by Michael Schaefer. http://mikeylikesrocks.com
This shot was part of a bigger project for National Geographic called The Man Who Can Fly. http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/videos/the-man-who-can-fly/
Joe Kinder in Catalunya from EASTERN MOUNTAIN SPORTS
In the summer of 2010, Iker and Eneko Pou decided to visit legends. Travelling the Alps in their camper van, they met the godfathers that changed climbing forever.
Walking on the footsteps of Manolo, Alex Huber and Beat Kammerlander, they repeated some of the most iconic routes in the history of big-wall climbing: itineraries that show the way to the new generations.
Ty Mack explores his passions as a climber and artisan baker living in Driggs, Idaho. In the end, Ty sends the hardest rock route in the Teton area, The Almighty, 5.14? In fact, he's got the only free ascent on this route to date!
Black Diamond athlete Adam Ondra traveled to Kentucky's Red River Gorge in late October and 10 days later he had blazed through the area's hardest routes, including onsighting two of the Red's hardest, Pure Imagination and The Golden Ticket, in the same day. Both routes were originally rated 5.14d, but Ondra, after onsighting them within an hour of each other, suggested they be downrated to 5.14c.