American Petzl athletes are out in Catalonia for the winter and spring climbing season. For some, it’s their first experience, and others; it has been routine for years.
Eine abwechslungsreiche 120m lange Linie, die durch eine der wohl eindrucksvollsten Wandzonen im rechten Teil der "Catalunya wall" in der Mont-Rebei verläuft.
A personal and revealing portrait into the demands of being a professional climber. Features unique behind-the-scenes footage and inspiring shots of one of Hazel's hardest sends: Mind Control (8c) at Oliana.
Patxi Usobiaga takes us through the process of what it was like to climb a route he had attempted 8 years ago in Oliana, Spain when he felt he was at his peak. That was before his life changed and climbing took a backseat.
Jernej Kruder sends Chris Sharma's test piece "Catalan witness the fitness" 8c in Cova del ocell, Spain.
After struggling for years with injuries, Tom Bolger is finally back on form, sending his 10-th 9a with a a rare repeat of Victima Perez in Margalefs Finestra sector.
When Matty Hong sets out to accomplish something, like sending two 5.15a routes in Spain, there's nothing that can stop him from attaining his goal. During his spring trip to Spain, Matty applied himself to no end to make quick work of La Rambla in Siurana and Joe Mama in Oliana.
It's incredible to come back to Oliana year after year and see how this cliff has become an international epicenter for high end sport climbing. It's given me the opportunity to enjoy many special moments with good friends, trying hard routes together and having fun!
Finally it's here! The long-awaited guide to "El Desfiladero de La Hermida", the incredible valley which borders the Picos de Europa in north-west Spain, is at the printers and will be available in shops very soon.
Petzl erweitert sein Angebot an halbautomatischen Sicherungsgeräten um ein neues Modell. Das GRIGRI+ eignet sich besonders für Kletteranfänger und Veranstalter von Kursen: Die Anti-Panik-Funktion sowie ein spezieller Nachstiegsmodus maximieren die Sicherheit für Einsteiger.
Steve McClure attempts five 8b+ routes in five days around north-west Spain. Richie Patterson, author of the Roca Verde guidebook, originally asked Steve to come out to Spain to help him choose an 8b+ to project, and somehow it turned into this monumental challenge for the climbing legend.
Das junge Unternehmen Vertical-Life startet eine Kooperation mit Kletter-Botschafter Chris Sharma. Der Profi-Athlet, Kletterhallenbetreiber und Unternehmer ist überzeugt davon, dass Vertical-Life als Plattform die Entwicklung des Kletterns auf eine nachhaltige Art und Weise unterstützt.
In Spain, in the Naranjo de Bulnes sector of the Picos de Europa National Park hide the Orbayus. One is the characteristic mist, or thin fog, that often settles and hangs on the slopes, soaking every little thing all the way through.
Montserrat is a massif located at only 50km from Barcelona. Due to its proximity, its peculiar spires and spectacular walls, it has always been considered one of the favorite climbing schools among the Barcelona and Catalunya climbers.
"Es Pontas" (9?) was set up by Chris Sharma in 2006 after 3 years of working on the route. The line got popular by showing his ascent in the movie "King Lines" by BigUpProductions.
Wofür die Erstbegeher José Luis García Gallego und Miguel Ángel Díez Vives im Winter vor 33 Jahren noch 69 Tagen benötigten, brauchte das deutsche Kletterduo Alexander Huber (47) und Fabian Buhl (25) gerade mal 9 Stunden.
Mid October 2016 Chris Sharma managed to send "Joe Mama" (9a+) at Oliana, a route that had challenged him a lot last season. It's been quite a year with so many new experiences.
A training session with Chris Sharma and his friends Edu Marin, Gerard Rull and Diego Marsella. Some days you feel stronger than others but the important thing is to enjoy what you do with good friends!
My buddy Jason Momoa and his family came over for dinner the other night and we were checking out some of the footage we've been shooting this year; in particular this amazing futuristic project called Le Blond located in Peramola Catalunya.
Chris Sharma had an amazing spring season back on his multi pitch project in Mont Rebei with his good friend Klemen Becan. This is one of the most impressive lines he has ever put up and its gonna be amazing when it finally goes!
It's been a tough year for Hazel Findlay, recovering from shoulder surgery and dealing with the frustration and impatience that goes with serious rehabilitation. Hazel spent most of her winter in Siurana, Spain, sport climbing and getting her shoulder back to strength.
Um dem Winter in Deutschland zu entfliehen, ging es Ende Dezember für 6 Wochen nach Gran Canaria, um die Bouldermöglichkeiten der Insel zu erkunden. Im Moment gibt es nur wenige Infos über die Gebiete und so war es für uns eine Fahrt ins Blaue. Quasi.
Adam Ondra came to Spain with two things in his mind; The world's first 9a+ flash on Seleccion Anal, and a second encounter with Chris Sharma's 9b Stoking The Fire. Adam has been training hard for the last two years, and he's keen to see if his impressive competition form translates to the outdoors.
Edu Marin has climbed in Santa Linya for years, but one of the few routes he has left is Seleccion Anal, a stiff 9a+ that Adam Ondra has been trying to flash this trip.
In diesem Video ist die komplette Begehung von Chris Sharmas "First round, first minute" (9b) im spanischen Margalef durch Alex Megos zu sehen, die ihm am 31. Dezember 2015 nach fünf Tagen Arbeit gelang. Es war die dritte bekannte Begehung von "First round, first minute" und Alex' erste 9b.