From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, comes FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock... the 3,200ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope.
The story of Squib Climbing the First Ascent of Augmentium (30, 8a+) in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania.
In the first episode of Adam in the Rockies, BD Athlete Adam Ondra visits the two Canadian sport crags Planet X and Acephale. After battling dry, glassy skin on his first day, Adam employs some pro tactics to manage his fingertips and heads back to the crag for round two.
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.
BD Athlete Babsi Zangerl is no doubt one of the strongest climbers in the world. She’s climbed 5.14a on El Cap, bouldered V13, and sent runout 5.14b trad.
More than 50 days of effort, hundreds of miles of hiking, hundreds of hours spent at this boulder, thousands of tries, and it was all over in a minute. Ethan Pringle hadd finally had the experience he was looking for.
Before Alex Honnold's "Nose" speed record, and before Jonathan Siegrist sent "Jumbo Love," the pair teamed up this spring for some training time - each working projects outside of their comfort zones.
The desert is full of secrets, especially for a climber. There are many miles of cliffs waiting to be explored. Mason Earle has been driving force in the desert, and has spent many years searching the canyons of Utah for new routes.
Nalle Hukkataival has been in South Africa developing a new bouldering area called The Realm, found in the Bideouw Valley near Rocklands.
Established by Dave MacLeod on the 19th March 2018, the '24/8' might be one of the hardest all-round climbing challenges around; an 8A boulder, 8a sport route, E8 trad route, VIII,8 winter route and 8 Munros, all in under 24 hours.
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.
Edu Marin had never before tried to release a multipich of this caliber, to climb for hours on that roof... Sometimes Edu had the feeling that it never ended and that he was lost in a rock sky. Edu calculate that he has more to climb more than 250 meters of pure roof, an authentic madness
Climbing in Uskedalen, a climbing area sometimes referred to as 'Norway's Yosemite'. The valley has roughly 60 routes on walls that rise up to 600 meters, and holds potential for many new routes.
Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher have a pretty good lifestyle. Travelling the world to climb the hardest routes they can find. Gondo crack is a 17-meter finger crack in Switzerland, usually climbed using bolts as protection.
BD Athlete Hazel Findlay is known for her rad trad ability, whether she’s freeing El Cap or climbing crumbly sea-cliffs with sparse protection. When she arrived in Squamish last summer, a friend and fellow Brit knew just the route she should try.
The name of the route is another dedication to the oeuvre of Jim Morrison – the climbing is a present for anyone who joins this game of weird scenes (or moves) inside the gold mine (referring to one of the most impressive landscape, flora and fauna settings among climbing spots in the Alps).
Take Steve McClure (Britain's top sport climber) and Neil Mawson (E10-conquering dark horse). Throw them into the dizzying Verdon Gorge then stir well with the film-making skills of Rich Heap and Ben Pritchard. Attempting a spectacular multi-pitch route, the duo find themselves way off route and have to dig deep to find success.
Dirk Uhlig ist schon sehr lange mit Scarpa unterwegs. Was den bekannten Erstbegeher und Routenbauer bewegt seht ihr in der vierten Scarpa Story von diesem Jahr.
After one decade of absence from Bavaria I am proudly presenting some first sends from the place I really learned climbing at: Kochel. Before leaving to Switzerland in 2006 the routes we climbed here where up to 20m long, mainly of resistance or bouldery style. Meanwhile Kochel has grown big.
In March 2018, Alex Honnold traveled to Japan and sampled the country’s rock with the legendary Yuji Hirayama and Toru Nakajima.
On March 21st the young italian Climber Felix Kiem was able to send "Himmelsreiter". A route graded 8C in the Saustall Crag near Naturns (BZ). It was the 5th ascent after Jacopo Larcher, Ivo Gamper, Rudi Moroder and Günther Karbon.
Where is your limit? Would you recognise it? For Steve McClure it’s an endless series of matchstick edges and nothing holds, high above the Yorkshire Dales. If this climb was one move longer, it would still be a dream… instead it’s the UK’s hardest-ever climb.
Im griechischen Meteora haben kletternde Sachsen seit Generationen Spuren hinterlassen. Die Konglomerat-Riesen sind hoch und steil, die Touren zumeist ausgesetzt und schwer abzusichern. In den Wänden gibt es neben den Klassikern noch jede Menge Raum für spektakuläre Erstbegehungen.
In the summer of 2017, Nate Murphy made his way to Yosemite to attempt what would be his toughest big wall challenge to date, to climb the 13 pitches of the Shaft Variation on the Muir Wall, 5.13c/8a+.
In November 2016, Pete Whittaker became the first person to solo - all free - El Capitan in under 24 hours, finishing in 20 hours and 6 minutes. Rope Solo Free climbing is a sport that few people know about and even fewer people do.