Mélissa Le Nevé completes the world famous "Wallstreet" 8c in Franconian Switzerland, Germany. She is the first woman climbing to the top, 27 years after the first ascent by Wolfgang Güllich. Wallstreet was the first 8c in the world. The area "Frankenjura" is filled with fairytale-like sculptures of rock distributed throughout the forests.
VALLEY UPRISING is the much-anticipated documentary from Sender Films about the epic history of climbing in Yosemite National Park and the counterculture roots of outdoor sports. Narrated by Peter Sarsgaard, the film features digitally-animated archival photography, spectacular climbing footage and interviews with Yosemite greats -- from pioneers like Yvon Chouinard, Royal Robbins, Lynn Hill and John Long to cutting edge modern athletes like Dean Potter and Alex Honnold. Valley Uprising tells the story of the bold men and women who broke with convention and redefined the limits of human possibility in America's legendary national park.
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.