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.
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.
Steve McClure attempts five 8b+ routes in five days around north-west Spain. Richie Patterson, author of the Roca Verde guidebook, originally asked Steve to come out to Spain to help him choose an 8b+ to project, and somehow it turned into this monumental challenge for the climbing legend.
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!
Rain, snow & temperatures around 4 degrees - not the best conditions for the "Marmot Rocks Zillertal 2013" trip. Nevertheless, motivation and fun were high for the Marmot PROs Gerhard Hörhager, Markus Bock, Matilda Söderlund, Steve McClure, Neil Mawson, Lucy Creamer, Dodo Kopold, Lena Herrmann, Nina & Christian Schlesener, Matthias Trottmann, Albert Leichtfried and Sarah Seeger.