■Boulderholics Cup 2011

Boulderholics Cup 2011 from Boulderholics on Vimeo.

Der Boulderholics Cup 2011 war wieder ein voller Erfolg! Die Wettkämpfer kamen nicht nur aus der Region, zum Teil wurden Anfahrten von bis zu 250 km nicht gescheut, um zu sehen, was das Team Boulderholics/CAMP4 an die Wand gezaubert hat.

Das gesamte Team vom CAMP4 und den Boulderholics bedankt sich bei allen Wettkämpfern und natürlich bei allen Sponsoren ohne die, so ein Cup nicht möglich gewesen wäre!!

Wir sehen uns dann 2012!

■Schrauben Boulderholics-Cup 2011

Schrauben Boulderholics-Cup 2011 from Boulderholics on Vimeo.

Die Schrauber-Jungs sind bereit!

■Boulderholics Cup 2011 - Trailer

Boulderholics Cup 2011 - Trailer from Boulderholics on Vimeo.

Am 12. März 2011 ist es wieder soweit, Der Boulderholics Cup geht in die zweite Runde. Gemeinsam mit der Kletterhalle CAMP4 veranstalten wir wieder eine fette Bouldersession mit vielen Bouldern und natürlich auch wieder vielen vielen Preisen.

Und als Schmankerl gibt es diesmal zum Cup die Eröffnung des neuen Wandteils der Boulderhalle! Das bedeutet nochmal ca. 200m² mehr Boulderfläche und einen ganzen Raum mehr in dem ihr euch austoben könnt.

Hier die Infos in Kurzform, für alle mit wenig Zeit:
Wann: 12.03.2011, 11 Uhr
Wo: Kletterzentrum CAMP4 Zweibrücken
Was: 100 Qualiboulder von Fb 4A bis Fb 8A + Finale für die besten 5 Damen und Herren
Wer: Für alle die schon mal Chalk an den Fingern hatten.
Kosten: 10 Euro Startgeld
Preise: Sachpreise für die Sieger + Große Tombola mit Preisen unter allen Teilnehmer

■The North Face: Chad Expedition Teaser

Towers of the Ennedi: Mark Synnott, James Pearson and Alex Honnold are the first climbers to explore a remote desert landsape stacked with wild unclimbed towers.

Diagram Collective
■CLIP Chad Behind The Scenes

CLIP Chad Behind The Scenes from Camp 4 Collective on Vimeo.

Our crazy first year as a production team ended with a wild adventure to document the first ever climbing in the remote Ennedi desert of Chad, Africa. After 4 days and 800km of following a GPS coordinate on a roadless wasteland we found ourselves among thousands of beautiful unclimbed towers.

Tim http://kemplemedia.com/, Jimmy http://jimmychin.com and I http://rockmonkeyart.com all have a lot of experience in expedition storytelling from the high himalaya to the jungles of Borneo but this trip redefined 'remote' for all of us. We were so psyched to collectively push our gear and creativity with our athlete friends at http://thenorthface.com.

Besides the knife fights with the locals and a few lenses lost to the sand things went pretty smooth. We were able to run our entire work flow without a generator using http://goalzero.com solar and battery setups. It was also our first time shooting the motion time-lapse setup on the http://kesslercrane.com pocket dolly which was the secret weapon in so many ways.

A director's cut of the final film "Towers of the Ennedi" will screen at http://www.5pointfilm.org/ at the end of April before the full premier at http://www.mountainfilm.org/ at the end of May!

Thanks for checking out this tid-bit. Cheers, ~renan

"Step Outside"

Computer Vs Banjo
"Give Up On Ghosts"

Random Rab
"For My Corpse"

■Dyno day :)

Dyno day :) from neil hart on Vimeo.

Tuesday 15th March 2011, Two weeks of illness was making me weak, what better way to wake the body up than with a dyno day, Daniel was psyched, we made our plan and went for it 8 dyno’s in 6 areas all miles apart in just 6 hours due to having to drop the boy of at school and pick him up.

The only disappointment was peter pan as it was wet, I almost stuck it but hey

Routes are in order:

Rocher de la Salamandre : Nouvelle Vague 7b+

La Mare à Piat : Orgasme Cosmique 7b (7a+)

Restant du Long Rocher Nord : Sankookaï 7a (7a+)

Rocher des Demoiselles : Jet d'Eau droite 7a

Rocher des Demoiselles : Crapovsky 7a (6c)

Rocher du Mauvais Passage : Peter Pan 7b+ (7b)

Roche aux Sabots Sud : Fanny Chipie 7b+ (7b)

Roche aux Sabots Sud : Fanny Chipie gauche 7a+


■Voges, Weaver & Gass: 10 Days on the Front Range

Voges, Weaver & Gass: 10 Days on the Front Range from John Gass on Vimeo.

This is a video showcasing bouldering all over the Front Range. Brion Voges and Brad Weaver came out for 10 days to test their skills on the best and most difficult boulders around Denver, CO. They had quite a successful trip.

Areas include: Clear Creek Canyon, Boulder Canyon, Eldorado Canyon, Poudre Canyon and Matthew-Winters Park.


■Project: Entropía (el macho + el lado oscuro de la fuerza)

Project: Entropía (el macho + el lado oscuro de la fuerza) from Nacho Sánchez on Vimeo.

■Nacho Sánchez climbs Entropía 8c boulder

Nacho Sánchez climbs Entropía 8c boulder from Ignasi Tarrazona Gasque on Vimeo.

Nacho Sánchez climbs Entropía, wich seems to be the first 8c boulder proposal in Spain. Entropía is located in Castillo de Bayuela.

More info at the BELMEZ FACE site: http://www.neverstopscaring.blogspot.com/

if you insert the video, please mention the sources ;-)

■One Week In Hueco

One Week In Hueco from Ben Sales on Vimeo.

A short video from our climbing trip to Hueco Tanks state park in Texas, November 2010. During the short, one week trip we spent in Hueco, we did our best to get round as many classic problems as possible across a variety of grades. This film documents a few of our favourites which we managed to tick while there such as the amazing ‘Moonshine Roof’ (V4), ‘T-Bone Shuffle’ (V4), ‘Girls of Juarez’ (v4), ‘The Melon Patch’ (V0) and Snoo tackling her uber-project ‘Nobody Here Gets Out Alive’ (V2). More details about our trip including photos and ticklists can be found here: http://www.bengrubb.co.uk/?p=332

Equipment Details:

Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM & Canon 50mm f1.4 USM lenses. Time-lapses shot with a Canon EOS 40D.

21” Apple iMac

Adobe Premiere CS5 and Adobe After Effects CS5

Yppah – ‘Gumball Machine Weekend’
Quantic – ‘Time Is The Enemy’
Wax Tailor – ‘This Train’
Pacewon & Mr. Green – ‘Hip-Hop’
Mojarra Electrica – ‘El Hueco’
DCUP – ‘We No Speak Americano’
I Am Kloot – ‘Fingerprints’

‘One Week in Hueco OST’ playlist is available on Spotify http://open.spotify.com/user/everythingbehind/playlist/48bUXNeRTFP6J3JB7CcbwP


■Climbing in the Eastern Sierras

Climbing in the Eastern Sierras from Justin Evidon on Vimeo.

A bouldering video shot in the Bishop area of California around Thanksgiving of 2010.

Happy Boulder climbs: Carrot Top, Run with Me, Ketron Classic.
Buttermilks climbs: Good Morning Sunshine, Pope's Prow, Monkey Dihedral, Iron Man Traverse, Iron Fly, Saigon, High Plains Drifter.

Emancipator - Jet Stream, Little Dragon - Twice, Nightmares on Wax - Rise.

Canon 5D Mark 2 and GoPro Hero HD

Canon 16-35mm f/2.8, Sigma 50mm f/1.4, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS

Other Gear:
Rode Stereo VideoMic, Zoom H4N, Zacuto Z-Finder

■Surprise Session in Project

Surprise Session in Project from project_daihold on Vimeo.



保科道場3月20、21日 from project_daihold on Vimeo.


■Moe's Valley Maintenance - Trail Cleanup and Bouldering Comp - March 26

Moe's Valley Maintenance - Trail Cleanup and Bouldering Comp - March 26 from Tyler Webb on Vimeo.

Join us in Moe's Valley, near St. George Utah, on Saturday March 26 at 9 am.

In the morning we will be doing general cleanup and trail building to reduce erosion.

In the afternoon we will be holding a competition sponsored by Organic, Black Diamond, Climb-X Gear, The Desert Rat, 3 Deserts Media, and Markhor Climbing.

It will be a great event. Check out www.MoesValley.com for more info.

Brought to you by www.3dmediawatch.com

■Enzo Oddo Sends Ambrosia V11 (Fryberger Remix)

Enzo Oddo Sends Ambrosia V11 (Fryberger Remix) from Prana Living on Vimeo.

Enzo Oddo, prAna’s youngest ambassador (15 years old) climbed the Bishop California highball named Ambrosia. The beautiful line on the South face of the Grandpa Peabody boulder was put up by Kevin Jorgeson. Enzo’s ascent was the 4th time the boulder was topped out.

A route climber for most of his long, illustrious career, Enzo traveled from his home in France to land on California soil February 1st. His first real bouldering trip, he plans to spend the entire month traveling around the Eastern Sierras enjoying the incredible landscape and world class bouldering.

For more on Enzo visit: http://bit.ly/EnzoOddo

■Natasha Barnes: Drive On V11

Natasha Barnes: Drive On V11 from Prana Living on Vimeo.

Natasha Barnes started climbing in 1999 at the age of 16 in Southern California. In 2000 she started competing in the USA junior climbing circuit then known as the JCCA. In 2001, she began competing at an elite level and was National Champion in 2005 and won the Teva Mountain Games in 2005. After recovering from a serious finger injury in 2006, Natasha became more interested in pursuing tall beautiful lines on rock and shifted her focus on outdoor pursuits. Since then she has bouldered up to V11 on lines such at Midnight Lightning (v8), King Cobra (v8), Thriller (v10), The Force (v9/10), The Seam (v11), and Drive On (v11) and has also climbed up to 5.13d in sport and 5.11c in traditional climbing. Natasha hopes to continue pushing the limits of her climbing in all aspects, bouldering, sport and trad. She currently lives in San Francisco, California where she is working and studying full time and is 9 months away from graduating with a Doctorate in Chiropractic with a focus on Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy and spends most of her free time climbing in Yosemite Valley.

For more on Natasha visit http://www.prana.com/ambassadors/natasha-barnes
Video courtesy of Bruno Ferreira

■Nina Caprez: About A Girl

Nina Caprez: About A Girl from Prana Living on Vimeo.

My passion for climbing started as soon as I stepped into my first real climbing shoes, I knew that this is my sport.

I grew up in the middle of the Swiss mountains in a valley called Prattigau. After finishing high school, finding no solid direction in normal life I decided to leave the "routine" and chose to continue my life as a climber. My desire to practice this sport with all his facets was so strong, that I was able to overcome all the obstacles that I came across to peruse my lifestyle.

Besides rock climbing and mountaineering I also spent time competing. During this time, I learned a lot how I have to train and what I have to do, to become a stronger climber. This made me become an even stronger rock-climber, quickly making it possible for me to red-point my first 8b route.

After a while, I lost the motivation for competitions and I started to concentrate more and more on what was for me pure rock climbing. I traveled all around the world and climbed on all kinds of rocks. From big wall climbing in Patagonia and Kirgizstan to boulder trips in Argentina, from deep water soloing in Thailand to sport climbing all around Europe and America. All these experiences and all these different styles of rock climbing gave so much practice, that it made me the well rounded climber I am now.

Through all these experiences as a rock climber, I found my big challenge: I want to climb the hardest multi-pitch routes in the world. To be able to climb a hard multi-pitch route in one day, that is my goal and what I am searching for.

Routes like Supramonte, 300m 8b, 'Ultime Demence' , 5 pitches 8a+ or 'la Ramirole', 5 pitches 8b, are the most beautiful successes in my climbing life.

I love my 'non-system' life. To be able to decide myself how I will earn my money, where I will live, when I will get up in the morning. To do what I need to do to survive. And most importantly: to enjoy every single day, with the least amount of seriousness as possible and to climb to my very best!

For more about Nina, visit http://www.prAna.com

■Nalle Hukkataival on the Grit

Nalle Hukkataival on the Grit from Ed Ratcliffe [Slender Films] on Vimeo.

I helped out Nick Brown of Outcrop Films during their shoot for their upcoming UK Bouldering Film, this is a quick edit of some of the stuff i got.

Nalle Hukkataival joins some of Britain's strongest climbers including Jon Partridge and Sam Hamer on a stunning evening in the Peak District after the semi-finals of the Climbing Works International Festival, as they try some of the gritstone classics at Stanage Plantation

Music: Ghostwriter by RJD2

Nalle sent Brad Pit 3rd go

Problems in order are:

The Storm V8 / font 7b+
Ulysses' Bow E6 6b / V6
Brad Pit V10 / font 7c+

Shot on a Nikon D7000

Sigma 8-16
Nikon 18-200mm
Nikon 35mm

■Fontainebleau - Our time in the magic forest

Fontainebleau is truly a magic forest. The amount of boulders is huge, the scenery is spectacular and the atmosphere is somehow special. Despite being not enough, a week in the forest allows you to get a first impression and fell in love with the place.
Here some of the boulders we have done: La Marie Rose, Eclipse, Le Toit du Cul de Chien, Tete de Chien, La Balance...

Full report under: http://www.rudimoroder.it/fontainebleau2011_new.html
■Reading Climbing Centre Grand

Reading Climbing Centre Grand Opening from Ed Ratcliffe [Slender Films] on Vimeo.

To celebrate the opening of the new Reading Climbing Centre by Stephen Venables, Reading Climbing Centre laid on an evening of fun and free food, including a bouldering competition, speed climbing competition, and freebies from DMM.

One of DMM's reps was there showing everyone the latest and greatest, fresh from the forges of DMM.

Car Crazy, Speed Crazy by This Drama

Shot on a Nikon D7000 with:

GoPro HD

Self Engineered Crane

Carlo Traversi's Blog

■Carlo Traversi • The Game V15 (2nd Ascent)

Carlo Traversi • The Game V15 (2nd Ascent) from Carlo Traversi on Vimeo.

Exclusive uncut footage of Carlo Traversi sending The Game V15 in Boulder Canyon, CO. Brought to you by Jonny Hork and his iPhone. Enjoy!

Two more...by Carlo Traversi
■Morning Warm-Up

Morning Warm-Up from Carlo Traversi on Vimeo.

■The Philosophy Of Verve

The Philosophy Of Verve from Carlo Traversi on Vimeo.

Verve Inc. is a small clothing company based out of Boulder, Co. Christian Griffith, founder and owner of the company, describes some of the philosophies that have become the foundation for one of the oldest, original climbing/yoga clothing companies.

■Invisible Man Project, 8c++?

Invisible Man Project, 8c++? from Courtney Sanders on Vimeo.

Daniel Woods and Jimmy Webb were in Hueco earlier this winter, and brushed up holds to the left of Terremer, 8c, Terre de Siene, 8b, and Diaphanous Sea, 8a+. They dubbed it as the "Invisible Man Project" because all the holds are half the size of Terremer

■Jen Vennon Climbing 7PM Show

Jen Vennon Climbing 7PM Show from DPM CLIMBING on Vimeo.

Prana ambassador Jen Vennon makes an ascent of Rifle, Colorado's 7pm Show (14a). See more climbing and bouldering videos along with news, gear reviews and blogs from the world's top climbing athletes @ http://www.deadpointmag.com.

■Jen Venon: She's Got School Teacher Socks

Jen Venon: She's Got School Teacher Socks from Prana Living on Vimeo.

Jen Vennon had just accepted a scholarship to the University of Florida, where she aspired to become an engineer, when some friends took her climbing for the first time. With a childhood spent in gymnastics, Vennon took to climbing immediately.

“I quickly realized that engineering school in Florida wasn’t going to work out with my newfound climbing schedule,” she says. Vennon gave up her scholarship and transferred to the University of Tennessee to be closer to climbing, and get a degree in early childhood education.

In the last 10 years, Vennon has risen to become one of the top female sport climbers in the U.S. while holding down a full-time job as a Kindergarten teacher.

“I love Kindergarten,” Vennon says. “Those kids are the only people who think I’m funny.”

She is one of the few women to have ticked the elusive 5.14 grade in Rifle with her recent (second female) ascent of the 7 P.M. Show (5.14a), in addition to ticking off some difficult, sandbagged 5.13d’s there as well such as Living in Fear, Gropius, Simply Read and Slice of Life.

Before coming to Rifle in 2006, Vennon cut her teeth in the Red River Gorge, where the steep, enduro climbing informed much of her unique and intuitive style. High heel hooks and the ability to shake out on any hold forever are her fortes. Vennon, however, likes to say that her weakness in climbing is her “weakness,” and that “if there’s an easier way to do a move, you’ll be sure I will figure it out.” Climbing for her isn’t about competitive performance, but rather it’s a lifestyle and a way to be outdoors, testing her personal limits in the natural world.

For more on Jen visit www.prAna.com

■DPM Climbing Sessions: Volume 1

DPM Climbing Sessions: Volume 1 from DPM CLIMBING on Vimeo.

Ben Schmitt talks about first ascents while bolting a new 5.13+ route in Colorado.

■World Record Campus Dyno?

World Record Campus Dyno? from DPM CLIMBING on Vimeo.

Climbing gym antics result in this impressive campus dyno.

■Brett Perkins climbing Proper Soul (5.14a) on gear

Brett Perkins climbing Proper Soul (5.14a) on gear from DPM CLIMBING on Vimeo.

Brett Perkins climbed the New River Gorge's testpiece Proper Soul (5.14a) on natural gear, placing the protection on lead. For more exclusive climbing videos, news, blogs and gear reviews visit http://www.deadpointmag.com

Monk Life, Font 8b+, Kyloe from Nigel Callender on Vimeo.

Nigel Callender, Monk Life 8b+, Kyloe in the Woods, Northumberland. Feb 2011.