by Mick Ryan Momentum Video Magazine (MVM) is a collaboration of some of the USA´s top climbing filmmakers.Realising that there is strength in numbers in our relatively small climbing community Mike Call , Brian Solano, Chuck Fryberger, Josh Lowell, Paul Dusatko and Peter Mortimer have banded together and are highlighting, by film, cutting edge climbing and climbing lifestyle including; bouldering, sport climbing, top end traditional climbing, something they call new school deep water soloing, and the obligatory ´more´. Mike Call (executive producer/segment editor) says that,“Our producers are spread across the US to better handle the up to date activities of the top athletes in the game. We shoot on the best gear available, and produce at a level required for broadcast TV. Each month, we will launch between 8 and 10 segments that run between 2 and 6 minutes. Each one will be tightly edited, focused and exciting footage of the widest variety of mountain sports activities ever seen.“ He isn´t kidding either. If you´ve been surfing the web a while you may also recognise some contributors from the old, but sadly deceased, ClimbXMedia.com that was very popular and very good. If you go to the bottom of the contents page and choose an issue, of which there are four, you can view the rich content they have available. The first three have expired but issue 4 is chocker block full of pure climbing fun. Click here: www.momentumvm.com 9a+ has been a big topic this week (see earlier news reports and threads) with Steve McClure´s success at Malham Cove. No videos or photos yet, although Keith Sharples writes that he has the pics and Rich Heap of Slackjaw has the video footage. Maybe available soon.Meanwhile……….you may have seen this before, but it is always worth viewing again. From Josh Lowell´s Big Up Productions and Dosage Series (number one), Chris Sharma on Realization 9a+. You can almost feel what it takes!!!!! Click here: Sharma Realization Video News headlinesBrowse 3 months of news No more recent news… June 2007: SAT NIGHT VIDEO: Double Feature 999 Mountain Rescue please Stella McCartney ´Sexy´ Adidas Rock Shoes May 2007: He´s Alive….Ueli Steck falls off Annapurna Ratho Re-Opens Steve McClure On The Grade Of His Route Steve McClure Succeeds at Malham. UK´s Hardest Sport Route! Jim Perrin shortlisted for Welsh Literary Award Success for the Aviemore Mountain Film Festival Austrian solos 900m 7b+ in Dolomites FRIDAY VIDS: New (UK) crag and a nice fall (USA) PODsacs Sold to Equip Baked Alaska…it´s Hot Dave Pickford Climbs New E8 at Bosigran First Mobile Call From Everest Summit Climber Credits Helmet For Saving His Life Gareth Hughes and Vivian Scott succeed in Alaska Graeme Alderson Leaves BMC Mount Hunter Success for Jon Bracey and Andy Houseman What´s in a ´route´ name? Raisin Frumpsnoot! VIDEO: Kendal Lakeland Climbing Centre Highline High Ambitions on K2 East Yorkshire Climbing & Mountaineering Club Photos New Online Presence for Climber Magazine New ideas for Aviemore More New Routes in Alaska by Mike ´Twid´ Turner Sonnie Trotter E11 Update Canadian Sonnie Trotter attempting Rhapsody E11 Goddesses on the Rocks Altus Opening Party High Wire Slacklining and a Nepalese Ascent of Troutdale Pinnacle SUNDAY NIGHT VIDEO: Windy As Hell – competition A New Forum at UKClimbing.com: Starting Out Bouldering Lists…..the UK´s hardest Fowler and Ramsden Succeed On Remote Tibetan Peak More Hard Work On Welsh Slate: Re-equipping and New Routes Big E9 in Pembroke by Dave Pickford Raven Tor Just Keeps On Giving Dave Birkett: Sky Wall………. E7/8 6b Cheddar Restrictions and Openings – Plan Ahead Text From Tibet, Phone Call To Everest Sunday Night Video: Es Tresidder on Skye?s Cuillin Ridge Andy Earl – Winner Dave Macleod´s Hardest Yet: Metalcore 8c+ Es Tresidder, Skye Ridge in 3.17.28: a new record Dave Birkett Climbs "the most awesome wall of rock in the UK" BMC Youth Climbing Series Finalists Calling All Climbing Musicians and Musos Spinal Crack Repeated Peak District Closed Due to Fire Risk April 2007: Scarpa Youth Academy Team – Winners James Pearson, Trauma E9 7a, his account. Longstone Edge Saved Friday Night Video: Alpine Gear and a Video Guidebook E-grades for American Highball Boulder Problems Lucy Creamer new Font 7c+ traverse Another Unconventional Ascent For Ben Cossey Miliband bonds with BMC and the BMC AGM Hugh Banner Dies Andy Earl bags high quality ´Super Bloc´ in Northumberland Potter, Delicate Arch, a Rap Song and a Lawyer IFSC European Bouldering Championships: Bulgaria Ed Drummond in Llanberis on Thursday Jack Geldard Climbs New E8/9 in Cwm Idwal Friday Night Video: Slacklining and Scottish Winter Brits in Bulgaria Balance It Is for Schirrmacher Festival to celebrate ´best ever´ Cheddar climbing regime The Alps´ 82 Biggest Peaks in 102 Days Mountain Rescue Establishes Basecamp James Pearson Flashes Another Font 8b Friday Night Video: Chris Sharma Bouldering Access Problems Climbers´ Club Range West Online Guide Available Some Bouldering News: Wales, Lakes, Switzerland, Peak Yorkshire Limestone Renaissance…For Punters Third 8c By Aleksandra Taistra Gear In The Menu Bar at UKClimbing.com Pex Hill Wiki Steve McClure…pure 8b+ onsight Parry Does Well At IFSC Climbing Worldcup at Erlangen, Germany Gogarth – The Glorious First Festival Lies about Shingu Charpa (5600m), Karakoram, Pakistan March 2007 headlines…