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It's been a tough year for Hazel Findlay, recovering from shoulder surgery and dealing with the frustration and impatience that goes with serious rehabilitation. Hazel spent most of her winter in Siurana, Spain, sport climbing and getting her shoulder back to strength.
Adam Ondra came to Spain with two things in his mind; The world's first 9a+ flash on Seleccion Anal, and a second encounter with Chris Sharma's 9b Stoking The Fire. Adam has been training hard for the last two years, and he's keen to see if his impressive competition form translates to the outdoors.
Fresh from the success of completing La Rambla, EpicTV Shop athlete Jonathan Siegrist moves onto a new challenge: "Power Inverter". Nestled in amongst the stunning scenery of Oliana in Catalonia, Spain, Jonathan finds himself getting a bit introspective in the quest to complete one of his hardest projects yet.
[VIDEO] Yuji Hirayama, James Pearson And Caroline Ciavaldini Roadtrippin‘ And Deep-Water Soloing In France
The south of France: the place to go for warm weather, Mediterranean tranquillity, wine, cheese and great climbing. Japanese climber, Yuji Hirayama, spent seven years in France as a child and in Episode One of Wine Dine Climb, he returns with fellow climbers, James Pearson and his wife, French climber Caroline Ciavaldini.
In the first episode of The Marins' Alps Project, sport climber Edu Marin and his legendary father Francesco 'Novato' Marin set off on their summer road trip through Europe, embarking on one of the hardest routes of the journey: Orbayu.
Ueli Steck has been climbing for over 20 years and in that time he has become one of the most renowned and respected athletes of his generation. In an age of fast and light alpinism, Ueli Steck has driven the sport to new heights with revolutionary ascents all over the world.
Passion, true passion, means still loving what you do even when it gets painful, even when it pushes you to the edge of your ability. And that passion is at the core of Adam Ondra's relationship with climbing and although he's now heading into the Kotelna Gym for his third training session of the day, for the seventh day in a row, he doesn't lack for motivation.
Athletes like Adam Ondra aren't simply born, they're made. And as we're about to discover, the making takes time, dedication and more than a dash of masochism. Adam has dedicated himself to pushing the sport of climbing further than it ever has been before.
After his friend Lucho Rivera was hit by a falling rock which broke his collarbone, Cedar and Lucho returned to Yosemite Valley to rock climb the first free ascent of The Liberty Project.
If you've never been to Yosemite, and even if you have, this time lapse video is going to make you wish you were there NOW (unless you're afraid of bears - my gawd there are big bears there).
What does Alex Megos never leave home without? EpicTV caught up with the German climbing maestro to unpick the contents of his crag bag and uncover the kit that he considers absolutely essential.
How do you push some of the world's best climbers to their breaking points? Add ice to an already burly crack climb. The conditions might have seem perfect as our four climbers arrive at the summit of Chamonix's Aiguille du Midi, but on the rock, the reality is very different.
After several days spent tearing up the local crags, today our Epic Climber team of Hazel Findlay, Alex Megos, Emily Harrington and Tommy Caldwell are heading indoors.
The thing that separates truly great climbers from everyone else out there is their ability to flip the switch and give it everything they've got at a moment's notice.
Described by Adam Ondra as "one of the best sport crags in the world" the "Cry Baby" sector of Rawyl is characteristic of many Swiss sport climbing venues. Tall, imposing and very steep.
It's not every day that climbers get the opportunity to develop practically untouched bouldering areas, but on the second day of Epic Climber, that's exactly what happened.
Alex Megos didn't start this climb expecting a wild sideways dyno at the crux, but after Tommy Caldwell snapped off the only usable holds on this sequence, that is exactly what he found.
What happens if you put a world-class sport climber on an alpine crack? Or if you ask a renowned big wall climber to develop an untouched boulder field? In the Summer of 2014, EpicTV found out.
Jonathan Siegrist is back from climbing in Europe and after taking time off with an injury he hops on his project, "Insurrection" (8c/5.14b) at Independence Pass, CO. The route has several sections where he's forced to get super stretched out and then violently cut his feet, all of which can potentially spit him off.
[VIDEO] Ramón Julián Repeats Chris Sharma’s Power Inverter (9a+/5.15a) (Ramón Julián: A Muerte, Ep....
Because of the demands of top-level competition climbing, athletes who focus on this discipline often have relatively few hard ascents under their belts on real rock. Ramón Julián is a notable exception to this rule.
In this episode we accompany Ramón Julián to Fussimanya, a bouldering sector near Savassona, where Ramón will show us how he trains on boulders. Normally he prefers climbing routes, but this special boulder problem, "Boix boig" (8b+), is great for his training.
Find out how climbing champion Ramón Julián trains at his local gym with an intense climbing regimen and beastly workout schedule. He explains how he manages to train against his weaknesses, as well as how he maintains long hours while listening to his body.
For the first time in his career, two time world champion and two time European champion Ramón Julián sits down in front of the camera to talk about his career, his training, his outlook on competition, and how to live a life based on climbing.
Kentucky is home to more than just fried chicken "apparently" - it boasts an incredible climbing scene, with Red River Gorges galore...ies and climbing routes ABOUND. The last episode of the Lost in North America climbing series is, sadly, here.
Six square miles of park, 1600 boulder problems and one Mexican border a stone's throw away. Must be in Hueco Tanks! This week on Lost in North America, the crew escapes the snowy mountains, heads south and almost hits Mexico.
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