Become French or become one of the best climbers of all times, are both things that require their time. In this great and entertaining video by Pietro Porro & Francisco Taranto Jr, La Sportiva ambassador James Pearson explain you why.
2 part film about a trip to Fontainebleau. Showing a range of grades from 6a to 8a+. In the first week the climbers took their housemate Lauren for a few days who has never climbed before and she met some interesting people along the way...
In Episode Three of Wine Dine Climb, Yuji, James, and Caroline take a trip to a 2,000-year-old Roman limestone quarry near Saint-Leger, for some techie face and prow climbing after the overhung endurance fest of the Verdon Gorge.
Episode Two of Wine Dine Climb sees Yuji, Caroline, James and the team head to Les Gorges du Verdon in South East France. After a quick pit stop at the North Face Nightray Outdoor Festival, the gang set about exploring what Verdon has to offer.
The south of France: the place to go for warm weather, Mediterranean tranquillity, wine, cheese and great climbing. Japanese climber, Yuji Hirayama, spent seven years in France as a child and in Episode One of Wine Dine Climb, he returns with fellow climbers, James Pearson and his wife, French climber Caroline Ciavaldini.
"Out of Sight II" will take you on a journey from an unusual perspective, the forest of Fontainebleau as you have never seen it. World class climbers take on the hardest blocs in the forest as well as some of the more known problems.
The highest and most iconic mountain in western Europe, Mont Blanc resides on the border between France and Italy. Experience the splendor of this beautiful mountain, and get to know the bold explorers who have pushed the boundaries on Mont Blanc's wild alpine terrain.
Back in March of 2015 Sean McColl took a two week trip to the enchanted and somewhat creepy forests of Fontainebleau, France. His trip wasn't short of hard sends; with an 8B flash and handful of 8B+ sends.