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
Turkey marks stop #7 of Marmot’s Lead Now Tour (leadnowtour.org/), a global tour to inspire people through rock climbing and raise $10,000 a month for eleven different non-profit organizations.
While in Turkey, the Lead Now team finds comfort in the company of friends from home. Paige joins forces with Chris and Heather Weidner to explore the open air markets, ancient Roman ruins, and steep limestone caves of Geyikbayiri. When these two strong ladies project hard sport lines together, Heather takes down Ikarus (5.13c/8a+) and Paige completes Sarpedon (5.14a/8b+). But what happens in between send burns might surprise you!
While in Turkey, the Lead Now team is climbing to support CARE (care.org/), a global organization working to alleviate poverty through women’s empowerment, childhood education, and disaster relief. To support Lead Now’s $10,000 fundraising goal for CARE, visit crowdrise.com/leadnowturkey
Milyoo - soundcloud.com/milyoo
On February 21st & 22nd 2014—USA Climbing and founding partner, The North Face brought you the biggest names in climbing at the American Bouldering Series 15 National Championships and it was the greatest championship finals our sport has ever seen! Coming into the event 7 time National Champion Alex Puccio was challenged like never before by a field of Americas greatest climbers and an international field including Juliane Wurm—a World Cup champion in her own right. Watch the video to see the razor thin finish in the Womens Open division at the ABS 15 National Championships. The ABS 16 National Championships will take place in Madison, Wisconsin next February.
“I Want You” - Cosmic Revenge
“Resketch - Give It To Them (Submerse Soca Remix)” - Submerse
On a beautiful August evening at the Olympic Training Center in Park City, Utah, climbing officially became a spectator sport! The packed house was up in arms watching the inaugural Psicobloc Master Series Competition, where a world class field of fierce competitors climbed side by side before falling 50 feet into the water below. PrAna ambassadors Chris Sharma, Jacinda Hunter and Jimmy Webb share their personal stories leading up to and during this high energy event.
MetroRock’s fifth year of the Dark Horse Series concludes 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 the Championship Round of the series!
“Saturn Flex” by Cosmic Revenge
"I Need" by M/TH
A life over the rocks…
Directed by Rich Salamone
Producer: Jameson Jordan
DP: Boa Simon
Badass Climbers: Eden Axelrad and Itai Axelrad
Co-Producers: Dependent Media and Broken Seal Productions
Associate Producer: Marina Campana
Key Grip: Greg Fonda
Super Awesome Dudes: Matt Moreno, Jake Hines and Jack Hanes
Editor: Rich Salamone
Colorist: Trevor Durtschi
GFX Title: misstran inc.
Track: Queens of the Stone Age “Kalopsia”
Shot on location at Black Mountain in Idyllwild, CA
** No CGI was harmed in the making of this video