When it comes to sending hard projects, even the best climbers don’t always know when—or even if—it’s going to happen. You bring hope and intent and training…and then you go to work.
For Black Diamond Athlete Joe Kinder, Maquina Muerte was that kind of climb. Steep and physical, the southern-Utah line is a testpiece of power and resolve, culminating in a ‘bastard undercling’ that protects the crux. “This thing gave me grief,” Joe says of making the 5.14+’s first ascent. “But it was so nice to complete.”
Punks in the Gym (32) at Mt. Arapiles has waited 27 years for a first female ascent. In late 2012, after more than two years of effort, Mayan Smith-Gobat achieved this goal. This video was shot shortly thereafter.
Note: the ‘birdbath’ that Mayan refers to throughout the video is one of the crux holds on the route with a slightly dubious history.. In the interview for this video, Mayan describes it as a “glue edge, perfectly four fingers, one pad, with a tiny lip at the edge.”
Check out mayanclimbs.com/ for more on Mayan Smith-Gobat.
Part I/IV of a timelapse series through the always changing landscapes of New Zealand. Shot over 4 month, travelling through amazing landscapes, sleeping under the stars, hiking on mountains and exploring remote roads. Locations in this video where at Fjordland NP, Mount Cook NP and Arthurs Pass NP, Mavora Lakes and Lake Ohau.
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Soundtrack: “Science and Religion” by Hans Zimmer
4K/UHD Version aivailable here: youtu.be/6D-A6CL3Pv8
Canon EOS 6D, Canon EOS 550D
24-105mm f4L, 70-200 f4L, 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 and Samyang 14mm f2.8
Dynamic Perception Stage One
eMotimo TB3 Black
Processing and editing was completed in Lightroom 5, LRTimelapse, After Effects and Premiere Pro CS6.
Ashima Shiraishi traveled with her father to Colorado for two weeks in August of 2013 to test her strength and skills on the Rocky Mountain boulders. Having never climbed on the style of climbing that is seen in Colorado (she has only bouldered in New York, Hueco Tanks, Japan, and South Africa), she had to get used to the intense walks and the powerful granite climbing that makes up Rocky Mountain National Park and Mt. Evans. Ashima wasted no time getting adjusted and professional climber Paul Robinson brought her to Upper Chaos on her first day, where she completed a handful of climbs before working on Paul’s V14 project with him. The remainder of the trip was equally successful and her greatest obstacle proved to be time. During her short trip she was able to climb Unshackled 8A, make the second female ascent of European Human Being V12/8A+, as well as the second female and youngest ascent of The Automator V13/8B.
The 9th Blocmaster in Innsbruck was also a IFSC Boulder Worldcup.
Over 8.000 Fans watched the world´s best Boulder-climbers over 3 days on the legendary walls of the Marktplatz in Innsbruck.
This is a short highlight clip out of our live-production for this event.
Info about the event is at blocmaster.com
Ingo Pircher (crane operator)
Production, director: Alban Egger
A look into the life of Kevin Jorgeson and his impossible invitation to free the hardest unclimbed big wall route in the world.
Directed & Filmed by:
Andy Mann & Keith Ladzinski
Andy Mann & Josh Povec