Tour de Bloc At Allez up November 16th 2013
The Tour de Bloc was established in 2003 with the aim of promoting competitive climbing in canada through a structured bouldering circuit.
The Tour started out as a regional based series with competitions in Ontario and Quebec and has now grown into a full national circuit, with stops from Atlantic to Western Canada.
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. They sponsored a women’s yoga workshop in hopes that the meditative qualities and body awareness of yoga could help them live in the moment and inspire them to live more fulfilling lives.
Sender One Climbing opened in Santa Ana, California June 15, 2013 with a Grand Opening celebration and Pro-Team Invitational competition featuring Chris Sharma, Tommy Caldwell, Ashima Shiraishi, Joe Kinder, Angie Payne, Carlo Traversi and others.
MetroRock’s fifth year of the Dark Horse Series will be in full swing this winter—a four comp series culminating in a heart-stopping Championship round where six of the country’s most vicious, blood-thirsty competitors battle for this year’s title. Youth and Junior competitors will also have a shot in their own Finals category for each competition. Check out the highlights from Round 1 of the series!
Bouldering, sport, trad, multi-pitch—if it’s rock, Barbara Zangerl crushes it. Though she calls Austria home, more often than not she’s on the road throughout Europe and beyond, hunting down her next climbing challenge. A recent trip to Ticino, Switzerland had her going to battle on Super Cirill, a nine-pitch crack line stacked with difficult 8a climbing. We sent filmmaker Bernardo Gimenez down there with her and he returned with this great video that showcases both the demanding nature of the route as well as Babsi’s laid-back approach to life.
A clip from this video was featured as part of our Rock Climbing 2012 digital catalog. Loaded with stunning images, captivating videos, and narrated slideshows, Rock Climbing 2012 is all about travel—the places, the people, the culture, the transportation, the gear, the lifestyle, and, of course, the climbing. Get ready for a global roadtrip because Rock Climbing 2012 is going to carry you from Kyrgyzstan to Spain to Malta to Venezuela with a host of Black Diamond climbing athletes, including Adam Ondra, Alex Honnold, Nico Favresse, Sonnie Trotter, Barbara Zangerl, Nalle Hukkataival and Tommy Caldwell (to name but a few). Check out it out here: catalog.blackdiamondequipment.com/
Black Diamond athlete Sonnie Trotter loves his homeland of Canada—just about as much as he loves hanging it out on dicey, runout trad lines. Check out this video of Sonnie going for it on Lake of Fire (5.13c R) at Squamish, with some classic commentary by fellow BD athlete Alex Honnold.
We follow rockclimber Ayo Sopeju and his training and dedication to the sport that make him a champion for Joe’s Rock Climbing Team.
Director/D.O.P: Kacper Larski
Art Director: Theo Gibson
Editor: Chris Minns
Color Design/Timing: Coner Fisher @ ALTEREGO
Sound Design: Yobi & TFHOUSE
Producer: Phil Sywash
PM/Account: Kacy Wilson