Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley

Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher Send 'Zodiac' (5.13d) on El Cap (c) Black Diamond Equipment

This past November, BD Athletes 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) had only seen two previous ascents ... until Babsi and Jacopo showed up.

Midnight Lightning | The Classics | Boulder EP#1 (c) MAMMUT

At the top the most famous big wall, below the most famous climbing camp ground and, in its centre, the most famous boulder on the planet: El Capitan, Camp 4, Midnight Lightning. Without this triumvirate, the Yosemite Valley would not be the most famous climbing area in the world!

Sasha DiGiulian Sends 'Keeper of the Flame (5.13a), Yosemite Valley (c) adidas outdoor

Yosemite Valley, Sasha Digiulian and a land of possibilities. Join us as Sasha shares her affection for community, climbing and the grandeur of Yosemite National Park.

Adam Ondra (c) Tommy Chandler

Black Diamond Ambassador Adam Ondra admits that there’s one major hole in his climbing resume. "I’m a little ashamed that I haven’t been to Yosemite yet," he told BD. But that’s about to change.

Great Wide Open: Episode 2 - The Dirtbag (c) Jared Leto

Jared Leto has taken his films literally—up on the biggest walls with the most successful climbers of the century. In this episode, Leto features Renan Ozturk, uncovering his life, accidents and journey throughout Meru.

Great Wide Open: Episode 1 - The Conquistador (c) Jared Leto

Jared Leto has taken his films to new heights. In this episode, Leto goes climbing with Tommy Caldwell, delves into the Dawn Wall journey, and interviews Alex Honnold, Sasha DiGiulian and Renan Ozturk.

Nina Williams and Helen Sinclair climbing "The Rostrum" (5.11c) in Yosemite Valley, CA (c) adidas Outdoor

Nina Williams teams up with Y.O.S.A.R. member Helen Sinclair to take on the Rostrum in Yosemite as one of her first true Multi-Pitch Trad climbs. Every pitch is high quality and would be sought after individual classics were they at any crag, but stacked on top of each other they create a superb and memorable challenge.

Nina Williams on "Midnight Lightning" (V8) in Yosemite Valley, CA (c) adidas Outdoor

Nina Williams climbs "Midnight Lightning", a bouldering problem on the Columbia Boulder in Camp 4 of Yosemite National Park. It has been described as the world's most famous bouldering problem. The first ascent was by Ron Kauk in 1978; the first female ascent was by Lynn Hill in 1998.

Sasha DiGiulian and Kevin Jorgeson on Lost Arrow Spire (c) adidas Outdoor

Watch Sasha DiGiulian and Kevin Jorgeson on the Lost Arrow Spire in Yosemite Valley. It's Sasha's first trip to Yosemite and she has one of the best guides available in Kevin.

A Speed Ascent: Zenyatta Mondatta (c) Dave Coy

On October 2nd Dave Allfrey, Skiy Detray and Cheyne Lempe set off to climb a classic aid route in Yosemite. Using grit, gear and a vast skill set they set off.



7 x 8.000: Erfolg am Manaslu für Alix von Melle und Luis Stitzinger (c) Archiv von Melle, Stitzinger

Mit dem Manaslu (8.163 m) gelingt dem deutschen Bergsteigerehepaar Alix von Melle (46) und Luis Stitzinger (48) ihr siebter Achttausendergipfel ohne Verwendung von künstlichem Sauerstoff - und das in einem Jahr, in dem die Sperrung Tibets abermals für einen Massenansturm am nepalesischen Berg sorgte.