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.
Its June 2014. After working the problem on and off all winter, Trangoworld athlete Dave Graham climbs a new Colorado compression testpiece "The Phoenix" (8B+).
Nach dem Boulderweltcup in Vail, den Adam Ondra als Dritter beendete, schien noch ein wenig Kraft übrig geblieben zu sein. Zusammen mit Dave Graham ging es in den Rocky Mountain National Park, um dort eine 8B und eine 8B+ zu flashen.
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!!
From October 14 to 19, the 2014 Petzl RocTrip embalmed itself in mythology. By closing out the tour in the ancient region of Olympos, Turkey, it went all out for the grand finale. From deep-water soloing to the chimera's flame, by way of archeological marvels and nights at 150 bpm, RocTrippers played in perfect harmony with the earth, air, water, and fire!
Follow the year-long story of Five Ten Elite Athlete Dave Graham as he goes after the first ascent of his latest project, Bridge of Ashes. So it was the Fall of 2011... Video by Bearcam Media and The Island.
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.
Trangoworld athlete Dave Graham kicks off his "Rehab Tour" with a send of the unique Austin Geiman 8B Te Cuelgas Guey in 11 Mile Canyon Colorado.
In the second installment of The Island's Forward and Forever Onward series, itinerant bouldering demigod Dave Graham travels to Fionnay, Switzerland to attempt the first ascent of Foundation's Edge (8c, V15).
Dave Graham: It's no surprise to me that ancient Aboriginals who first inhabited the Grampians, believed the surreal landscapes and animated structures of sandstone were designed by a creator named Bunjil in a "dream-state".
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.
In this first installment of the Exposure Series, we'll follow professional climbers Dave Graham, Nalle Hukkataival, Matt Wilder, Cheyne Lempe, Mason Earle, Angie Payne, and Cody Roth as they seek out and attempt to climb some of the worlds most challenging boulders, mountains, and traditional routes. Experience the emotional hardships, physical pain, and mental battles as these athletes attempt to redefine their boundaries in the world of rock climbing. Their dedication and commitment to the sport will take them from the windy peaks of Patagonia to the harsh desert of Utah.
Shot and edited over two days, featuring Dave Graham, Chris Sharma and Pierre Labre (special guest)...Dave Graham tries "Cirque du Soleil" (8b) onsight, and Chris Sharma sends "Dessèchement planétaire" (8c FA) in the L'Oasif sector, in the Gorges du Tarn, France.
The Island in South Africa - Featuring Daniel Woods, Dave Graham, Nalle Hukkataival, Courtney Sanders, Michele Caminati, Chad Greedy and some random critters in Rocklands during July and August 2012. (34 min)
Over the last six months we (Dave Graham & Bearcam Media) have been working feverishly in the High Castle up here in Nederland CO on The Island Volume One. This will be a three part series, filmed by the crew in Europe between June 2009 and June 2010. We created this trailer in the hope of sharing with you the concept behind these films, and to get you all as excited about this project as we are. The Island One is available now on our site!