Black Diamond Ambassador Chris Schulte has spent a lot of time bouldering in Indian Creek over the past few years. He always knew he would come back around to trad climbing, but didn't expect it to happen through bouldering.
James Pearson knows the ropes. And he's got courage. When he did "The Walk of Life", he climbed what is alleged to be the most difficult and dangerous route in the British Isles. It is the first route rated an E12 degree of difficulty.
Enzo Oddo and friends spend nearly two months in the desert of Utah sending sandstone splitters. Oddo onsighted and flashed 5.13 cracks all around Moab, Green River and Indian Creek. Here's a sampler from the trip.
Nina Williams teams up with Y.O.S.A.R. member Helen Sinclair to take on the Rostrum in Yosemite as one of her first true Multi-Pitch Trad climbs. Every pitch is high quality and would be sought after individual classics were they at any crag, but stacked on top of each other they create a superb and memorable challenge.
Crack addict - er, crack CLIMBING addict - Mason Earle travels to Vedauwoo, WY to attempt some of the hardest crack lines in the area. In this video he manages to make the second ascent of an old route called Yasha Hai.
Spuren hinterlässt man nur am Boden. An der Bürser Platte in Vorarlberg zeigen Barbara Zangerl, Beat Kammerlander und Alex Luger clean climbing an einer nahezu haltlosen Wand und sprechen über ihren Werdegang.
Der junge Allgäuer Kletterer Fabian Buhl hat im vergangenen Jahr eine beeindruckende Entwicklung hingelegt. Als ihn zwei Knöchelbrüche zwangen, die Crashpads gegen das Seil einzutauschen, nahm er gleich auch Keile und Friends mit, um einige der schwersten Trad- und Alpinrouten der Alpen zu klettern.
This very interesting film by climbing legend Beat Kammerlander shows adidas Outdoor athlete Alex Luger in his tradclimb of "PsychoGramm" at the Bürser Platte in Austria - his first free ascent of this route. The route is an estimated 8b+ and free climbing it demands extreme mental and physical strength.