Ausschlafen, "PC-Stunde", Frühstücken, Bouldern bis in die Abenddämmerung hinein, Chillen, Essen und ... REPEAT! So seit Jahren an den meisten Tagen des Jahres der "ausgeglichen glücklich machende" Life-Style DES Amerikaners, der die jüngste Sportkletterdisziplin, das Bouldern, wie kaum ein anderer prägte.
After 6 trips and more than a year spent in South Africa, prAna Ambassador Paul Robinson finds himself looking further and further off the beaten path in search of new rock. Follow along as Paul Robinson finds an area that yields more than he could have ever imagined.
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!!!
The Thrill Of Brazil: After meeting US climber Paul Robinson five years ago during a visit to Colorado, Brazilian local Felipe Camargo has been desperate to show Paul the climbing in his native country. After years of nagging/gentle reminders, Paul is finally in Brazil and straight out of the gate, things are looking good for a successful trip.
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.
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.
Lets go way back to spring of 2013. Feeling frisky after a weekend in Boulder for SCS Nationals, homies and bros Paul Robinson and Josh Larson head to Southern Utah's gem, Joes Valley, for a few days of hikin' up forks and walkin' up boulders.
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.
Climber's Paul Robinson and Heather Robinson (no relation) enjoy the beauty and diversity of the landscape just outside of Las Vegas. From the sandstone boulders of the Red Rock area to the alpine setting and limestone cliffs of Mount Charleston, there's something for everyone. Good to note; if you don't venture towards the bright lights of Vegas, you may even stay out of trouble.
Daniel Woods and Paul Robinson have made the 2nd and 3rd ascents of Dave Graham's The Ice Knife, ~8C, at Guanella Pass, Colorado. Here's the video from their ascents.