After discovering the first major bouldering venue in Swaziland, Nalle and Jimmy go after the most striking and obvious lines in the country. They find a crag that's close to the clouds, with giant hard problems.
On January 29th and 30th - USA Climbing and founding partner, The North Face, brought you the biggest names in climbing at the 2016 Bouldering Open National Championship in Madison, Wisconsin. Here are the top ten plays featuring the most heart stopping and event shaping moments from the final round.
"Out of Sight II" will take you on a journey from an unusual perspective, the forest of Fontainebleau as you have never seen it. World class climbers take on the hardest blocs in the forest as well as some of the more known problems.
Here's a quick flic from Jimmy Webb's trip to Colorado. Includes the first ascent of "Turpentine" (V12/13), a flash of the classic "Barrel Rider2 (V13), and the 4th ascent on "The Game" (V15). Sorry for the whack iPhone footage!
Australia hosted some of the best rock Jimmy Webb has ever touched. The sandstone was different and had some wild features that he had never seen like the famous "spider web" formations.
Jimmy Webb’s Sachen waren gepackt, sein Crashpad allerdings noch nicht. An seinem letzten Tag in den Rocklands wachte er auf und ging ein letztes Mal zu "Livin Large" (8C) und dieses Mal stieg er oben aus.
A little clip showcasing Jimmy Webb and Kasia's time bouldering in Washington last season. Featured problems: "King Slayer" (V13), "Kobe Ty" (V8), "The shield" (V7), "Drawn and quartered" (V13) and "Slingblade Sit" (V13). Enjoy!
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!!
South Africa is renowned the world over for its incredible sandstone bouldering and while the country's popularity amongst climbers has increased rapidly over the last decade, its neighbour Swaziland has remained untouched by the bouldering boom.
Fred Nicole, Paul Robinson and Jimmy Webb share a day of climbing in Hueco and talk about the early years of bouldering. Fred was a pioneer of many of the steepest, most desperate boulder problems on the planet. Paul and Jimmy honor his achievements and talk about the future of the sport.
Join us on a trip through the whole process that goes on behind the best climbing competition of the year! Check out the video to see the top 6 climbers in the world working with the best route-setters to achieve the most amazing problems possible, footage from the competition that brings you so much closer to the action, what the climbers are doing when they are waiting for their go and of course a little something from the crazy afterparty!
On Thursday November 20th, Jimmy Webb and friends (Nalle, Dave, Beau) headed to Thunder Ridge in the South Platte to try Daniel Woods' Defying Gravity V15. I was happy to get the send on film on my first day out shooting with my new FS700!
So this one is it! The 3rd and final Euro Trip edit. It includes some of the tougher problems Jimmy Webb was able to complete in Switzerland... as well as some rad problems from Fontainebleau, FR. Enjoy!!!
After almost 2 months of perfect weather in Switzerland the rain finally caught up with us. Sitting in Magic Wood watching it pour down for the 4th straight day in a row, and the forecast showing no end in sight, we decided to make the 6 hour trek across Europe to the magical forest of Fontainebleau, France.
So for the next 5 months kasia, Oreo, and I are on the road! We're traveling around in a suited out van courtesy of 5.10. Right now we've set up shop here in Squamish, BC Canada. This video will be the first of two installments we will be creating for the area. Be on the look out for Pt. II in the coming weeks!!
prAna ambassador Jimmy Webb packs up his Colorado apartment to embark on a multi - continent climbing extravaganza. Before going abroad, he sends a handful of mega classic, tough guy problems on native soil.
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.
Here is the event video for the 21st Annual Hueco Rock Rodeo! It was a truly awesome event this year, held to benefit the Hueco Tanks State Historic Site, outside of El Paso, TX.
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.
What does it take to become a stronger, more powerful climber? Eastern Mountain Sports Brand Ambassador and professional climber Joe Kinder spends a day with prAna sponsored athlete Jimmy Webb to find out what he does to gain strength, who inspires him and why sometimes, it's perfectly ok to let "technique fly out the window."
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