Trad Climbing

Caroline Ciavaldini first female ascent requiem E8 6c

Caroline Ciavaldini first female ascent requiem E8 6c

Caroline Ciavaldini makes the first female ascent of Requiem, E8 6c

The Hallucinogen Wall

The Hallucinogen Wall

“Climbers looked at it and said, ‘You’d have to be hallucinating to see a route up there,’” recalls Hallucinogen Wall first ascensionist Jim Newberry. Upping the ante, Nik Berry and Hayden Kennedy sought to climb it free.  

Zodiac

Zodiac

This past November, Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher went to battle on one of El Cap’s most formidable free routes. With some of the hardest climbing in the Valley crammed into 16-pitches, the Zodiac (5.13d / E8) had only seen…

Bishop Crack

Bishop Crack

An amazing climbing line with a horrible sound track! lower your volume to save your ears!   The Bishop Crack is located on a hoodoo of pink Pike granite near the Cathedral Spires Park, outside of Pine Grove, Colorado. Climbing…

Spradventure

Spradventure

Sprad beind the Czech version of trad used for these fragile sandstone towers. The Wide Boyz talk about their trip there. Enjoy!  

Belay Extensions

Belay Extensions

Improve multi-pitch communication by adjusting belay position   “Off Belay!” “What?” “I said, ‘Off Belay!’” “What?!” This miscommunication between climbers occurs frequently on routes with long or traversing pitches. The best way to prevent these problems is to extend the…

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

When James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini get told a story from their good friend Yuji Hirayama of a Japanese island with unclimbed cliffs and beautiful untouched granite, they need little other persuasion to pack their bags and travel from their…

The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk

The North Face athletes Emily Harrington and Alex Honnold take The Progressor Collection for a walk up the Incredible Hulk for a free ascent of “Solar Flare” (5.12d) in the high Sierra of California.  

Shifting Dreams (Full movie)

Shifting Dreams (Full movie)

I had posted the trailer for Shifting Dreams back in November 2016. Now here is the full movie to entertain you for this end of year season. Enjoy…   In 2015, Caroline Ciavaldini set herself the ambitious project of free climbing…

Golden Gate

Golden Gate

She had been trad climbing for only three years back then, but The North Face & Petzl Athlete, Emily Harrington didn’t let that sway her from the magnetic pull of El Capitan’s ‘Golden Gate’ (5.13 VI). 6 days and 40 pitches…

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