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.
Norway's Hanshelleren cave contains the densest concentration of hard sport climbs in the world. It's not where you would expect to find two of America's strongest boulderers.
Boulder, Colorado, is a sacred place for rock climbers. Whether you're an artistic 'dirtbag' living paycheck to paycheck, or one of the world's premiere boulderers, the Rocky Mountains provide the necessary ingredients for every climber to experience their passion and challenge their limits.
Out hiking in the woods looking for the mountain lion, when Chad Greedy stumbled upon Daniel Woods making the first ascent of "Paint it black" (V15). Luckily he had his trusty iPhone on him.
The 22nd Hueco Rock Rodeo hosted by the American Alpine Club and presented by Petzl and Five Ten was another great year! Thanks to Mind Frame Cinema for capturing these world class boulderers doing what they do best! Watch, Enjoy, Share!!!
Over the past year Sean Morgan has been #blessed (in his own words) with the privilege of shooting the worlds best bouldering all over Colorado. Lots of shit has gone down in front of his lens, but for whatever reason, maybe just being lazy, some world class send clips were just allowed to sit dormant on his hard drives, never to be seen by anyone... until now!!
In this excerpt from Exposure Vol. II, we'll catch up with Daniel Woods in Bishop as he takes down Paul Robinson's crimp testpiece Lucid Dreaming. Originally graded V16, this problem has some of the hardest moves ever done on rock including a dyno to a "glassy, quarter pad mini-pinch"...
Exposure Vol II follows athletes Daniel Woods, Jimmy Webb, Alex Megos, Alex Puccio, and Dmitry Sharafutdinov as they push both their own personal limits and the limits of climbing. This year's film brings you stories and ascents from around the globe including Russia, Switzerland, Germany, Bishop, and Colorado in a heart-pounding, forearm pump-inducing journey to discover the impossible. Catch Daniel's ascent of Lucid Dreaming 8C/V15, Alex Megos on Action Directe 9A/5.14d, and Alex Puccio on her first V13/8B, Top Notch.
Ever wondered what goes through the mind of a professional rock climber as he prepares for an insane competition? Go "En Route" with Sanuk's Daniel Woods (current US National Bouldering Champion) and discover his rare and refreshing insight into what it takes to compete in one of the biggest tournaments the sport of rock climbing has to offer... the 2014 Psicobloc Masters.
In the dramatic conclusion to the Viva Peñoles series Daniel Woods climbs the 'omega king line' of the boulder of his dreams/nightmares in the beautiful but foreboding Mexican desert. After Jimmy Webb spots the overhung, highball problem, it claims a casualty when Dave Graham pops his tendon on it.
As the crew digs deep into the Peñoles landscape to uncover the area's true potential for hard bouldering, one boulder in particular captures the crew's attention. It's a massive monolith that looks like it fell out of the sky and oooh, mama, does it have some hard lines on it. Meanwhile Daniel Woods sends one of the hardest problems of the trip, 'El Lado Activo Del Infinito' (V14 8B+).
In this episode the bouldering dream team continues to deliver by taking down many of the hard, established boulders and putting up some of their own in Peñoles, Mexico. Shawn Raboutou, a kid crusher who tagged along with the crew, gets his first FA and tackles a highball V12 called 'Señor de Cielos'. Daniel Woods continues his tear by flashing a testpiece V12 named 'Palabras', and Paul Robinson puts up a new V12 called the Prince.
In this episode, the team adjusts to the harsh conditions of desert life and tackle their hardest bouldering ascents yet. Dave Graham repeats an overhanging face problem known as Corona Sin Ray v13 (8B), Jimmy figures out some wild moves to send Zugwang, V13 (8B), and Daniel nabs the second ascent of Markame V14 (8B+).
A dream-team of Americas strongest boulderers, including Jimmy Webb, Daniel Woods, Dave Graham, Paul Robinson, and Shawn Raboutou, has traveled to the hidden boulder fields of Peñoles, Mexico with the goal of repeating test-pieces and establishing the hardest climbs in the Chihuahua desert. Now settled in, the team explores the landscape and repeats some of the areas classic lines included Hungry Ghost (V11, 8A), Fumanchu (V11, 8A) and Herencia Del Fuego (V12/13, 8A+/B).
In January 2014, five world-class American boulderers descended into the desert near Peñoles, Mexico, in the state of Chihuahua to explore a new bouldering area with local climber and developer Diego Montull. Episode 1 introduces the cast and gives us a sweet taste of the huge potential of this incredible new area. After Nalle Hukkataival came last year and set some new lines, the boys knew they had to make the trip, knock off some repeats and discover their own problems.
On a beautiful August evening at the Olympic Training Center in Park City, Utah, climbing officially became a spectator sport! The packed house was up in arms watching the inaugural Psicobloc Master Series Competition, where a world class field of fierce competitors climbed side by side before falling 50 feet into the water below. PrAna ambassadors Chris Sharma, Jacinda Hunter and Jimmy Webb share their personal stories leading up to and during this high energy event.
Jimmy Webb, Daniel Woods and Dave Graham battle it out with the most recently discovered futuristic bouldering project at Lincoln Lake AKA 'Wolverineland', in the Colorado High-Country of Mount Evans Wilderness.
The final installment from Australia. Daniel Woods climbs Lost for Life V12 and Ammagamma V13 and Jamie Emerson sends Lost for Life V11.
Nach dem Regen im zweiten Teil, geht es hier wieder richtig beim Bouldern in den Grampians und auch bei der Auswahl der Musik zur Sache. Dabei dürfen auch ein paar Topkletterer, wie Daniel Woods oder Alex Megos, nicht fehlen. Unter V10 geht da nichts...
Ohne Scheitern gibt es keinen Erfolg. Dieses Video dokumentiert das Scheitern und den Regen, den es vor den erfolgreichen Begehungen gab.
A bouldering trip to the Grampians National Park. Daniel Woods climbs Last Action Hero V12 and Parallel Lines V11 on the Project Wall.
Artist, photographer, and climber Renan Ozturk had a unique perspective as storyteller on the climbing trip to the Green River, Utah. Catch him in the final episode of Unearthed.
While on a close-to-home trip on the Green River, Utah, team climber Matt Segal reflects on why he was initially drawn to trad and crack climbing.
"If we didn't have the failure, what fun would climbing be?" Team climber Daniel Woods reflects on his experience learning how to trad climb on the Green River, Utah with Alex Honnold, Matt Segal, and Renan Ozturk.
Alex Honnold a.k.a "No Crack Stands a Chance" made the most of every opportunity on his trip to the Green River, Utah with fellow athletes Daniel Woods, Matt Segal, and Renan Ozturk.
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