[VIDEO] Roger Schäli und David Hefti in "Golden Gate" (5.13a) am El Capitan

[VIDEO] Roger Schäli und David Hefti in „Golden Gate“ (5.13a) am El Capitan

Yes, they did it! The Schäli-Hefti team worked superbly together, and kept their humour and nerve even in the most stressful situations. A dream came through for the two SALEWA athletes Roger Schäli and David Hefti in mid-May this year: a free ascent of the Golden Gate route up El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
Roger Schäli und David Hefti gelingt eine freie Begehung von "Golden Gate" am El Capitan

Roger Schäli und David Hefti gelingt eine freie Begehung von „Golden Gate“ am El...

"Das Team Schäli-Hefti hat super funktioniert und auch in stressigen Situationen den Humor und Mut nicht verloren", erzählt Roger Schäli, zurück in der Schweiz. Die SALEWA Athleten Roger Schäli und David Hefti haben sich Mitte Mai einen Traum erfüllt: Die freie Begehung der Route Golden Gate am El Capitan im Yosemite National Park.
[VIDEO] Sarah Watson: Humbled By Yosemite

[VIDEO] Sarah Watson: Humbled By Yosemite

prAna climber Sarah Watson shares her personal journey from falling in love with climbing, to having it all go away due to illness and injury, to coming back with a new appreciation for the simple things she took for granted. Her video, shot in the awe inspiring Yosemite Valley, shares some wonderful lessons that we can all relate to.
[VIDEO] The Dawn Wall: Episode 8

[VIDEO] The Dawn Wall: Episode 8

"Blue is Bad." Rain grounds the Dawn Wall team so the production crew takes a magical mystery tour, from river to rim, in this visual homage to Yosemite Valley.
[VIDEO] The Dawn Wall: Episode 7

[VIDEO] The Dawn Wall: Episode 7

Kevin wages an all-out assault on the first traverse pitch (pitch 14, 5.14). After many days spread over five years, he finally can execute and link all the moves, and will soon be ready for a redpoint "burn."
[VIDEO] The Dawn Wall: Episode 6

[VIDEO] The Dawn Wall: Episode 6

One-thousand feet up the wall, at hanging "Basecamp 1," Kevin assesses his progress, declaring that, "We can do this thing!" Lyrical action footage strikes his narration to life.
[VIDEO] The Dawn Wall: Episode 5

[VIDEO] The Dawn Wall: Episode 5

Adidas athlete Carlo Traversi joins Kevin Jorgesen as he does work on the first 5.14 traversing pitch, roughly 1,500 feet up the wall. Can Kevin unlock the sequence on these critical traverse sections, and finally mount a push to climb the entire route free?
[VIDEO] The Dawn Wall: Episode 4

[VIDEO] The Dawn Wall: Episode 4

With Tommy Caldwell sidelined with a rib injury, Adidas athlete Kevin Jorgesen perseveres on his attempt to free climb the Dawn Wall Project. Recruiting reliable belayers is sure to be challenging.
[VIDEO] The Dawn Wall: Episode 3

[VIDEO] The Dawn Wall: Episode 3

Tommy Caldwell suffers a painful rib injury when a haulbag connected to his harness falls 200 feet. After receiving treatment in the Yosemite clinic, Caldwell heads back to Colorado, his Dawn Wall hopes dashed for 2013.
[VIDEO] The Dawn Wall: Episode 2

[VIDEO] The Dawn Wall: Episode 2

Dawn Wall veterans Kevin Jorgesen and Tommy Caldwell are joined by sport climber Chris Sharma. The trio warm up on the lower pitches, then take a run at the first crux: An "eight-and-a-half-foot, sideways dyno."
[VIDEO] The Dawn Wall: Episode 1

[VIDEO] The Dawn Wall: Episode 1

Adidas Outdoor USA athlete Kevin Jorgeson schlepps loads and fixes ropes on El Capitan prior to his free attempt on the Dawn Wall: "The hardest route never climbed."
[VIDEO] First Free Ascent in Yosemite: The Liberty Project

[VIDEO] First Free Ascent in Yosemite: The Liberty Project

A beautiful video which breaks down the FIRST FREE ASCENT of the Southwest face of Liberty Cap in Yosemite by Cedar Wright and Lucho Rivera. After his friend Lucho Rivera was hit by a falling rock which broke his collarbone, Cedar and Lucho returned
[VIDEO] Alex Honnold in Yosemite: National Parks Epic Challenge

[VIDEO] Alex Honnold in Yosemite: National Parks Epic Challenge

Legendary rock climber Alex Honnold scales Yosemite's Half Dome, El Capitan and Mount Watkins without a rope, defying gravity to ascend the world's most inspiring walls. Alex shares stories of his childhood visits to Yosemite, his travels to the best climbing on the planet, and his deep appreciation for America's National Parks. (NationalParks.org/explore) The breathtaking beauty and epic size of Yosemite are featured, with spectacular video of its waterfalls, valleys, meadows, and ancient giant sequoias. The tranquility of the High Sierras and the quiet grace of Alex Honnold contrast the extreme danger of his free solo climbs. This video was shot before the Rim Fire and other 2013 fires at Yosemite.
[VIDEO] Road to Free Rider

[VIDEO] Road to Free Rider

Im Juni 2013 begaben sich Nathan Murphy und Oli Lyon für 4 Wochen ins kalifornische Yosemite Valley, um sich den Freerider am El Capitan anzuschauen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte...
[VIDEO] Alex Honnold in "A Gift From Wyoming" (Teil 2)

[VIDEO] Alex Honnold in „A Gift From Wyoming“ (Teil 2)

Here is Part #2 (filmed and edited by John David Dickey) which follows Alex as he makes the first ascent. BD Athlete Alex Honnold wants to be left alone. No, not really, but he did take the unusual approach of climbing alone on fixed lines as he worked to free a route on Yosemite's Leaning Tower, a 1500-foot prow of overhanging granite, that Todd Skinner had originally tried more than a decade ago. This past fall Alex managed to free the lower portion of the route (naming it A Gift From Wyoming and grading it mid-range 5.13), but the 5.14/5.15 business on the headwall waits unredpointed.
[VIDEO] Alex Honnold in "A Gift From Wyoming" (Teil 1)

[VIDEO] Alex Honnold in „A Gift From Wyoming“ (Teil 1)

BD Athlete Alex Honnold wants to be left alone. No, not really, but he did take the unusual approach of climbing alone on fixed lines as he worked to free a route on Yosemite's Leaning Tower, a 1500-foot prow of overhanging granite, that Todd Skinner had originally tried more than a decade ago. This past fall Alex managed to free the lower portion of the route (naming it A Gift From Wyoming and grading it mid-range 5.13), but the 5.14/5.15 business on the headwall waits unredpointed. Here is Part #1 (filmed and edited by John David Dickey) which introduces Alex's motivations for tackling the first ascent challenge.
[VIDEO] Tommy Caldwell: The Dawn Wall

[VIDEO] Tommy Caldwell: The Dawn Wall

Tommy Caldwell's dad introduced him to rock climbing at the age of three - and by 16, Tommy was a world champion. For the last five years, Tommy has been attempting to climb a shear 3000-foot rock face that many consider the most difficult free climb ever attempted. How do you stay motivated on such a climb? See how Tommy brings the encouragement of his friends, family and fans along for the ride.
[VIDEO] Park Life: Boudering in Yosemite Valley

[VIDEO] Park Life: Boudering in Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley has long been regarded as the holy land for climbers and boulderers throughout the world. The origins of rock climbing lie in the 3000-foot granite walls lining the valley and the boulders that sit strewn about below these staggering monoliths.
[VIDEO] Mina Leslie-Wujastyk in Midnight Lightning (V8)

[VIDEO] Mina Leslie-Wujastyk in Midnight Lightning (V8)

Was soll man zu diesem Boulderproblem mitten im Camp 4 des Yosemite National Parks noch sagen? Kult, Kult, Kult! Und gerade deswegen ist es immer wieder schön, das Video einer Begehung zu sehen und wenn es dann auch noch mal zur Abwechslung eine Damenbegehung ist, dann schaut man(n) nochmal so gerne hin.
Mayan Smith-Gobat und Chantel Astorga mit neuem Damen-Speedrekord an der Nose

Mayan Smith-Gobat und Chantel Astorga mit neuem Damen-Speedrekord an der Nose

Am Sonntag den 23. September 2012 bezwangen die adidas Athletin Mayan Smith-Gobat und ihre Kletterpartnerin Chantel Astorga die Nose am El Capitan im Yosemite National Park in 7 Stunden und 26 Minuten und brachen damit alle bisherigen Speedrekorde der Frauen.
[VIDEO] Mayan Smith-Gobat in der Salathe Headwall

[VIDEO] Mayan Smith-Gobat in der Salathe Headwall

So ausführlich hat man die Headwall der Salathe am El Capitan im Yosemite Valley bislang selten gesehen. Das Video zeigt die junge Neuseeländerin, Mayan Smith-Gobat, die erst 2002 so richtig mit dem Klettern begonnen hat, in den letzten Seillängen der berühmten Salathe Wall, die ihr als erste "Kiwi" frei geklettert gelang.
[VIDEO] "Zodiac" (VI 5.7 A2/C3F) am El Capitan - Teil 2

[VIDEO] „Zodiac“ (VI 5.7 A2/C3F) am El Capitan – Teil 2

Wer A sagt muss auch B sagen, auf Regen folgt Sonnenschein und daher folgt auf Teil 1 des Videos über eine Begehung des Big Walls "Zodiac" (VI 5.7 A2/C3F) am El Capitan im kalifornischen Yosemite Valley natürlich auch Teil 2. Enjoy!
[VIDEO] "Zodiac" (VI 5.7 A2/C3F) am El Capitan - Teil 1

[VIDEO] „Zodiac“ (VI 5.7 A2/C3F) am El Capitan – Teil 1

Wer einmal einen Big Wall am El Capitan gemacht hat, der kann sich dieser Faszination kaum mehr entziehen. Während der Begehung flucht man zwar zumeist über die Schinderei und fragt sich, warum man sich das überhaupt antut, doch nach der Begehung - mit einigem Abstand - schaut man immer wieder verklärt zurück und wünscht sich erneut in diese einzigartige Wand. In diesem Video gibt es ein paar sehr schöne Eindrücke aus dem Extremklassiker "Zodiac" (VI 5.7 A2/C3F).
[VIDEO] Jim Bridwell im Yosemite Valley

[VIDEO] Jim Bridwell im Yosemite Valley

Und wenn wir schon bei Legenden und den 70er und 80ern im Yosemite Valley sind, darf sicherlich einer nicht fehlen: Jim Bridwell aus dem ersten NIAD (Nose In A Day) Team der Welt. Ihm gelangen neben schwierigsten Freeclimbs vor allem haarsträubende Big Walls am El Capitan, die noch bis heute zurecht gefürchtet sind.
[VIDEO] Ron Kauk in "Midnight Lightning" (V8)

[VIDEO] Ron Kauk in „Midnight Lightning“ (V8)

Ein älteres Video mit Ron Kauk, dem Erstbegeher von "Midnight Lightning", höchstpersönlich in seinem Meisterstück. Für Kenner des Boulders hält dieses Video eine kleine Überraschung am Ende bereit, denn so geklettert, sieht man den Ausstieg sicherlich nicht alle Tage...

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Alexander Huber: Eine Reise in die Wüste (c) Archiv Alexander Huber

Alexander Huber: Eine Reise in die Wüste

Alexander Huber war zusammen mit Guido Unterwurzacher, Jakob Oberhauser und Read McAdam im Oman unterwegs, um in der weltberühmten Höhle Maljis al Jinn zu klettern.

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SPOC Umlenkrolle mit integrierter Rücklaufsperre (c) EDELRID

Produktvorstellung: SPOC Umlenkrolle von EDELRID

Leicht, kompakt und vielseitig: die Umlenkrolle von EDELRID mit integrierter Rücklaufsperre.

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On Top Klettern

Konstrukteur für Kletteranlagen (m/w/d) und Montagehelfer (m/w/d) bei On Top Klettern...

Die Firma On Top Klettern GmbH gehört zu den Pionieren im Kletterwandbau in Europa. Seit über 20 Jahren entwickelt und fertigt die Firma spezielle Kletterwände, Boulderwände, Klettertürme und Klettergriffe für Freizeit, Sport, Spiel & Therapie.