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
Tyler Willcut is one of the strong new generation of climbers in the Southeast US. He recently bagged The Jackal, an amazing unclimbed Jerry Roberts project at Laurel Falls in Tennessee, at 5.14.
Tyler is founder of The Action Fund, a southern-based nonprofit with the goal of replacing and updating old fixed anchors throughout the US.
There are many projects like the Jackal out there waiting for a first ascent, but many of them need updated hardware. That should be incentive enough to support the Action Fund. As Tyler says, “We’ve got lots of old projects. All you need are new bolts and strong climbers… and we’ve got plenty of strong climbers.”
Music: Ehren Starks, “No One Will Ever Know”
Professional climber Jenn Flemming had always wanted to climb Devils Tower, the otherworldly volcanic formation that was featured in the movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” Devils Tower National Monument is located in eastern Wyoming, a day’s drive from Jenn’s home in Colorado, where she has achieved several first female ascents. Jenn grew up in Massachusetts and has climbed in top U.S. destinations and in China, Iran, South Africa, Bolivia and other countries. She loves climbing that is very technical, and credits her parents with instilling a passion for the outdoors by taking her on many family trips to America’s National Parks. (NationalParks.org/explore)
Peppered with iron-hard crimps and delicate scoops, the massive Hollow Mountain Cave in the Grampians of Australia is the most stunning roof bouldering arena in the world. In 2011, BD Athlete James Kassay repeated the cave’s 70-move mega-line, Wheel Of Life, a V15 boulder problem that’s longer than most routes. But James’ affair with the line was far from over. His real goal was to add a more difficult direct finish, which he managed to pull off, with the cameras rolling, in November 2012.
Erstbegehung von Whirlpool in Brione.
Den Boulder findet man, indem man die Straße vom unteren Parkplatz (der bei General Disarray) flussabwärts läuft. Nach 200m läuft man bei der 2. Leitplankenunterbrechung rechts ins Flussbett.
First Ascent of Whirlpool in Brione.
You’ ll find the boulder, when you walk back the street for 200m from the the lower parking (General Disarray).
Take the 2. way down to the riverbed on the right.
Anfang Mai war es soweit: eine illustre Truppe der Freisinger “Senioren gegen die Schwerkraft” starteten gen Südosten mit dem Ziel “mal schauen, was da so geht”, Karo, Kathi, Dirk und Shorty sollten ein paar Tage später per Flugzeug dazustoßen. Und um eines vorweg zu nehmen: Ja, da geht was! Aber sowas von!
Den kompletten Bericht könnt ihr hier lesen: kletterszene.com/?p=35371
Hier gibt es das Interview von Shorty: vimeo.com/67954352