I've been to some amazing places in my life but Mallorca may top the list as my favorite. When you see this video I think it's pretty easy to understand why. This is some footage taken a few years back exploring the amazing potential on the wild west coast around the village of Soller.
Manche nennen sie despektierlich den "überhängendsten Kartoffelacker dieser Erde", für andere ist sie die "geilste Kletterei ihrer Art auf der Welt". Und für jeden, der darunter steht und hinaufschaut in diese überhängende, haltlose Wüste aus kleinen, großen und Monster-Kieseln, für den gibt es keine Alternative als dort hinaufklettern zu müssen.
Check out this awesome clip put together by Chris Sharma's good friends Jorge Visser and Riccardo Giancola of some of Adam Ondra's attempts on his route "Stoking the Fire" (9b) in Santa Linya. Congrats Adam for sending this epic line!
Santa Linya in Katalonien ist eine ziemlich beeindruckende Destination für Sportkletterer. Nicht nur wegen der steilen und kräftigen Züge in der großen Grotte und der spektakulären Aufnahmen in diesem Film von Henning Wang.
In episode one of Epic Climber, Chris Sharma invites Sasha Digiulian, Edu Marin and Adam Ondra to his new gym in Barcelona. After a little warm up at the wall, the guys head to Santa Linya for two days of climbing on some of the world's hardest routes.
Last year Chris Sharma teamed up with his good friend, mentor and climbing legend Marc Le Menestrel. They bolted a beautiful and savage route in La Cova de l'Ocell called "El Hombre Que No Ama". It's a cool mix of crimpy "old school" climbing mixed with a futuristic vision. Chris likes to call it "Futuristic Old School".
Fresh from the success of completing La Rambla, EpicTV Shop athlete Jonathan Siegrist moves onto a new challenge: "Power Inverter". Nestled in amongst the stunning scenery of Oliana in Catalonia, Spain, Jonathan finds himself getting a bit introspective in the quest to complete one of his hardest projects yet.
"The moves, the length, the obviousness of the path—it was a king line, or rather, a queen line ... I felt confident a send would come after fairly little effort ... But La Reina Mora is a fearsome queen who demands respect. When in the beginning I ... stood in awe of her beauty, now I looked up at her with resentment for the way she’d exposed my weaknesses and insecurities."
Im Januar 2016 gelang dem Österreicher Jakob Schubert die zweite Begehung von Adam Ondras "Planta de Shiva" (9b) in Billanueava del Rosario in der Nähe von Malaga in Südspanien.
Nach der langen Wettkampfsaison freut sich Jakob Schubert immer schon sehr darauf, im Winter einen längeren Felstrip zu machen. Auch dieses Jahr nahm sich Jakob vor eine Route zu besuchen, bei der er an seine Grenzen stößt, da er solche Herausforderungen liebt und dabei noch immer viel über sich selbst und sein Klettern lernen kann.
During the filming of the next serie, Slabducation, James sent this extreme slab in La Peseta. Definetly one of the fastest ascents on this route. The holds are basically crystals, smears and a few geode-pockets.
In January 2016 Chris Sharma made the first ascent of a long endurance problem at Cova de Ocell, Spain that he refers to as the "Catalan Witness the Fitness." On his new YouTube Channel he states: "This first video is of an amazing boulder problem I did back in January. Enjoy and all the best!"
In the first episode of The Marins' Alps Project, sport climber Edu Marin and his legendary father Francesco 'Novato' Marin set off on their summer road trip through Europe, embarking on one of the hardest routes of the journey: Orbayu.
Chilam Balam ist am Sektor Villanueva del Rosario in Spanien, eine 85 Meter lange Route durch ein riesiges Dach. Sie ist bekannt als eine der besten Routen Spaniens im Schwierigkeitsgrad 9a+/b.
Just after the send of the route "Estado Crítico", first world's 9a onsight, Alex Megos talks about Siurana and "Jungle Speed", a 9a in "La Capella" sector.
To many climbers, Spain is a sport climbing destination and nothing more, offering only long limestone routes and tufa pulling. If they have heard of Spanish bouldering, the areas in question will likely be La Pedriza or Albarracin, but there is far more to the country's bouldering than these two spots.
Der 15-jährige US-Amerikaner Kai Lightner nahm sich Anfang 2015 gerade einmal 10 Tage Zeit, um zum ersten Mal auf einen Klettertrip außerhalb der USA zu gehen und dort seine bis dato schwierigste Route zu versuchen.
In the summer of 2014, Mar Álvarez became the 5th woman in history to climb the grade of 9a/5.14d. This was made even more impressive by the fact that Mar is not a professional climber and actually works full-time as a firefighter in order to support her climbing.
Breaking into a new sport climbing grade can be an incredibly difficult challenge, but consolidating that breakthrough can be even harder. Having climbed his first 9a+/5.15a "Realization/Biographie" in 2014, EpicTV Shop climber Jonathan Siegrist set his sights on another classic of the grade: Spain's "La Rambla."
Sonnie Trotter returns to Siurana in Spain after 14 years. This time he is back with his family and wants to try and finish off old projects and test himself on something harder.
Italian strong man Stefano Ghisolfi made a pilgrimage to the Spanish climbing mecca of Margalef to attempt a piece of climbing history. "Demencia Senil" (9a+/5.15a), first established by Chris Sharma in 2009, is a monumentally steep roof climbed almost exclusively on small, sharp pockets.
In April 2015, Spanish climber Iker Pou made the first ascent of Big Men, a 20-year-old project in Mallorca. Carlos Raimundo bolted the impressive line, but it sat unclimbed until now. Pou has proposed a grade of 9a+ (5.15a), positioning it amongst the hardest climbs in the world.
SINGING ROCK athlete Felipe Camargo repeated "Era Vella" (9a) in Margalef, Spain in 22 June 2015. Felipe is on an almost three-months climbing trip to Europe. His first stop was in Spain.
His days climbing at the highest level seemed to be behind him. But then in early March, Chris Sharma proved he's still got what it takes, pulling off a spectacular first ascent of El Bon Combat outside Barcelona, Spain.
adidas Outdoor athlete and professional climber Sachi Amma spent 3 amazing weeks climbing 9a (or harder) routes in Oliana, Spain. On this trip Sachi Amma definitely proofed his skills on a new level. Check out the great lines and Sachi's incredible performance.