Interesting video from TED showing how lessons learned in rock climbing apply to daily life.
Excellent footage of Alex Honnold climbing in Tuolumne Meadows shot by Tim Kemple. Honnold in Tuolumne from Tim Kemple on Vimeo.
Alex Honnold free solos the Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome (5.12a) in Yosemite. Alex Honnold free solos Half Dome from Hennie vJ on Vimeo. (via Rock and Ice, ClimbingNarc)
Sonnie Trotter getting the third ascent of Master Blaster (5.13c/d) in Zion National Park. From Trotter: The climb was first freed by Seattle bad ass Ben Gilkinson, and Lauren Lee and I made the Second and Third ascents, back to back. It was a great experience because the exposure was stunning, but the cracks size, […]
Climbing video of what appears to be hundreds of whippers at the Red River Gorge. (via @lstefurak, @mark_spottswood)
I searched through All Climbing’s video network and found this clip from a movie about John Bachar. In July 1981 a note appeared in Yosemite Valley – “$10,000 reward for anyone who can follow me for one full day. – John Bachar”
Climbing video of Will Stanhope nearly hitting the second to last hold of Cobra Crack (5.14) in Squamish before popping off. He later went on to make the fifth ascent of the route. The Cobra Crack 5.14, Will Stanhope from Sonnie Trotter on Vimeo. (via Sonnie Trotter)
I always find articles and videos on how climbing gear is constructed quite fascinating. A couple months ago I posted a video on how DMM makes carabiners and now Backcountry.com has written an article on Black Diamond‘s process of making carabiners from start to finish.
The Reel Rock Tour has announced details for this years competition. I saw last years winners during the 2008 Reel Rock Tour in Boulder where The Sharp End was premiered and they were quite well done.
Brian Solano’s newest film, The Players, is now ready for pre-orders on the web site at 20% off. Below is the trailer and quite frankly it looks amazing. The Players are the best American athletes of the modern rock-climbing era. Dave Graham, Chris Sharma, Emily Harrington, Daniel Woods, Lisa Rands, Joe Kinder, Alex Puccio, Chris […]