Back in February, I reviewed the climbing movie Pure. At that film’s premier in Boulder, the audience had the first glimpse of the upcoming film, Rocky Mountain Highball. At the time, I remember being very excited for the premier on April 27. I’m not 100% positive, but this latest trailer seems to be much longer […]
Nicely done climbing video of bouldering in the Buttermilks (Bishop, California) from Jon Glassberg featuring sends of Pope’s Prow (V5), Checkerboard (V8), Stained Glass (V10), Evilution to the Lip (V10), and The Mandala (V12). Bishop, CA • Jon Glassberg • Nate Draughn • The Buttermilks from Jon Glassberg on Vimeo.
Following up on the recent link to the Fontainebleau bouldering guide, VideoClimb.com points out the Monthly Dose from Bleau video:
UKclimbing.com linked to a fascinating video on how carabiners are made at DMM. DMM, named after Denny Moorhouse, has been busy making climbing hardware since 1981. DMM started life in a small barn in Bethesda, near the slate quarries of North Wales. Now their factory is in Llanberis and DMM employ 130 people, making them […]
Jon McCartie of Fraction Film just released his most recent bouldering film called Mirando. Footage in this 12 minute video includes Brian Hedrick on Mandala (V12), Daniel Woods on Secrets of the Beehive (V5R), Giovanni “G” Traversi on Haroun and the Sea of Stories (V12), Daniel Woods on Xavier’s Roof (V12), Ian Brown on Stained […]
Chuck Fryberger, producer of Dosage V: Alpine Blocs, released a trailer for his upcoming bouldering film Pure. Premiering February 20 at the Boulder Theater, Pure focuses on 19 climbers bouldering across the globe. Featured climbers include Nalle Hukkataival, Kevin Jorgeson, Kilian Fischhuber, Anna Stoehr, Fred Nicole, and Cody Roth.
Even though the ice is still not fat everywhere, it is definitely ice climbing season in many areas. Black Diamond has a good video tutorial on how to get prepared and sharpen your ice screws.
The American Alpine Institute points out a series of videos by Canadian climbing guide Mike Barter on the pre-equalization on anchors: There is a little bit of controversy over pre-equalized anchors. Some feel that one leg of the anchor will get more force than another, which means that such an anchor could never be fully […]
Jonathan Thesenga and Brittany Griffith visit the climbing at Stolby, a central Siberian nature reserve, where all the locals free solo – many barefoot and with homemade rubber climbing shoes. Watching dozens of people simultaneously soloing these routes is amazing and frightening at the same time. Check it out: (via @sudarkoff)
On the theme of climbing access, please take some time to view the documentary Heart of Stone, a film from Andrew Kornylak and Josh Fowler. This is a fantastic, must-watch climbing video. I spent a lot of time climbing and bouldering in the Southeast and this film really hits home emphasizing the access issues as […]