A short limestone bouldering film with Boreal athlete Will Buck
A snapshot of 9 days sampling some of the best of the offerings in Fontainebleau. Being my first proper visit to the forest and Flo having limited experience there was a plethora of problems to go at. This is just some of what we climbed with many classic problems being omitted. Do I hear a Part 2?
The 6th edition of La Sportiva Legends Only
Jongwon Chon, KOR, 4th IFSC WC 2016
Rustam Gelmanov, RUS, 5th IFSC WC 2016
Kokoro Fujii, JAP, 2nd IFSC WC 2016
Alexander Megos, GER, 2nd La Sportiva Legends Only 2014
Jimmy Webb, USA 1st La Sportiva Legends Only 2013
Speechless atop the highball "Nothing Rhymes with Orange | V8" in Indian Creek. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful boulders in one of the most beautiful places in North America. Such a fragile environment with such soft stone demands awareness and respect. Please tread lightly when exploring these canyons and landscapes.
In the final episode of Roca Verde Road Trip, James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini discover there are alternative options to the sport climbing of north-west Spain, as they discover some recently cleaned trad climbing sectors, as well as some pretty tasty bouldering areas.
A fruitful spring of exploring and climbing new boulders in Indian Creek, Utah had me yearning to return. The time has come. Sandstone giants are out there waiting, we just have to find them.
The Flathold Team Athletes Jan Hojer, Niccolo Ceria, Nils Favre and the Flathold shaper and chief Manuel Hassler present you some of the classic Boulders Found in the south of Switzerland, aswell as some yet unclimbed Projects.
The Hardmoves Boulderleauge 2016 is mashing up Europe's bouldering scene.
This Years Motto is "Figthclub" and it is promising an Hardmoves Seasons filled with action.
In Berlin's Bouldergym Boulderklub Kreuzberg the best of the Town's Bouldering scene battled for one of the 10 places in the Team , which is going to represent the capital in the Figthclub-Superfinal on the 5th of march in Wuppertal .
Some nice days with very good conditions for this time of the year made the 2. Ascent of this beautifull line by Jonas Winter possible. It was put up in 1990 and had to wait 12 years as a open project eventough many well-known climbers gave it a try, until Simon Plum made the first ascent of this bouldery in Route in 2009 in an inspiring effort. It follows a logical line up the impressive sandstone cliffs hidden a idyllic forrest, and basicly comes down to a one move Boulder at the second bolt, with a one finger pocket that can not be desccriped as overwhelmingly comfortable
Escaping Norfolk is my first feature length film. It documents most of the bouldering we have done over the past 9 months. It features climbs from the Peaks, North York Moors, and North Yorkshire. A lot of hard work has gone into this film, and a like/favorite/share would be greatly appreciated. Enjoy.
Cranky, yet witty bouldering legend John "Verm" Sherman has lost his mojo and is jonesing to regain it. What better way than to climb the world's most famous boulder problem, Yosemite's iconic Midnight Lightning? He climbed it 25 years ago, but since then the climb has gotten harder and Verm's gotten softer due to beerlust and a third-degree burning passion for bird photography. Standing in his way is his age (57), weight (200 lbs), dozens of injuries, and myriad health issues. Nevertheless, he's stubborn and determined. Verm needs to save condors from extinction, and if leveraging his climbing celebrity will help, he'll stop at nothing. Verm enlists the assistance of Ryan "Meatball" Whited, a cheerfully sadistic personal trainer and musculoskeletal guru. A 6-month mission to whip Verm back into shape ensues, leading to a final confrontation with bouldering's "Problem of Problems".
2016 Yank-N_Yard Competition highlights from the first stop on USA Climbing's National Cup Series at Stone Age Climbing Gym in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Watch Alex Puccio and Shawn Raboutou crush thier way to the top of the podium at this years exciting pro event. Produced by Louder Than Eleven (www.lt11.com) with original score by Fizzix Productions (www.fizzixproductions.com)
The long awaited second series of This is Yorkshire, a film about Yorkshire Bouldering.
Filmed over the last three winters, this film captures the beauty of Yorkshire bouldering and the people operating in it. From well known to lesser known classics, including some first ascents and unseen footage. Featuring; Rob Lay, Ben Freeman, Will Buck, Tim Palmer, Tom Woodcock, Dan Turner, Kate Ennis and James Turnbull.
Big thanks to Blurr Stuff for supporting this Project. Also, Organic Climbing, La Sportiva and Depot Climbing Walls for the continued support.
Problem list: (in order of appearance)
Cindy Crawford- Ilkley
Brownian Motion- Chevin
McNab Sit- Lord’s Seat
Big Kicks- Lord’s Seat
Uncertainty Principle- Lord’s Seat
Pumped up Plastic People- Ash Head
Yes We Can- Whitehouses
To Me Too You- Brimham
Losing my Edge (FA)- Brim-ham
Ill Gotten Gains- Eastby
Beast in the Field- Eastby
Fight on Black- Widdop
Happy Feet- Widdop
North York Moors:
But Eyes and Exit Wounds (FA)- Ravenscar
Music: I've Tried/Ananais- Chosen Gospel Singers
Temporary Love- The Brinks
Upswing- Prinze George
It goes Right it Goes Wrong- MadColour
Get Down- Nas
I'm Glad I Hitched My Apple Wagon to Your Cart- The Boy Least Likely
An all action cinematic spectacular, revelling in the UK’s golden age of bouldering.
Never before have there been so many indoor walls; so many climbers obsessed with training; so many beasts of superhuman strength. That talent is not going to waste. We follow the fearsomely strong Blocheads as they quest for new lines and push the limits of human ability. It’s a story of adventure, rocky passions and mutant fingers. It’s the story of a search for bouldering gold.
Blocheads includes numerous first ascents, off-the-scale gnarly moves and hair-erasing highballs. Sumptuous production. Historical garnish. Anarchy. Daft bits. Awesome bits. Watch it.
The superstar line-up includes:
Dan Varian, Ned Feehally, Jerry Moffat, Michaela Tracy, Alex Waterhouse and many more.
Blocheads takes us on a tour around some of the UK's finest bouldering venues. There are classic locations in the South-West, the Lakes, North Wales, Scotland, The Peak District, Yorkshire and the North-East. And there’s a look at some of the country's newest areas with Murlough Bay at Fairhead in Northern Ireland.
"During Houdini Boulder Block Out i also managed to hang with the boys when they were bouldering and record some of the sends they did, I got quite alot of footage so there will be three episodes" - Eric Karlsson Bouldering.
We continue bouldering in episode three, The boys found a 8a+ "Optimal" that they are working on. Big Thanks To Alex, Emil and Fredrik for helping me create this series and share the scary, funny and glories day.
Alex Johnson attempts to ascend a highball, "The Swarm" (V13/8B) in Bishop California. Watch as she discovers more about herself, and the journey that follows.
Bouldering Albarracín - Searching For Blue Skies (Levin Schilling) Finally! The video of our four weeks vacation in Albarracín in March/April 2016.
Avalancha - 7B
Sepultura - 7C+
El Ovni - 7A
Zarzaparilla - 8A+
Orion - 8A
Abre los ojos - 7C
Evolution - 7C
Colorado Spring - 6B
Gitanic - 7C+
Zooruyo - 7A
El Varano - 7C
Esperanza (sit) - 8A+ The Indian Secret Garden (sit) - 8B
Unfotunately we didn't record all the nice lines we climbed and also some of the footage was pretty bad and didn't make it into the video...but hey, this should already be a good collection of the fantastic Albarracín climbing! Enjoy :-)
The Guys are still working on this 7c+, Alex got the FA on it in the previous episode, now Emil And Fredrik Will try it too and see if they can execute on the crux slab 7m up. - Eric Karlsson Bouldering.
A Topout Media production from Max Ayrton & Alex Shaw A short bouldering film. A collection of recommended problems, valuable beta and comedy topouts at accessible grades in Fontainebleau. Climbers:
Emily Dawes, Adam Bloch, Edward Tonkin, Alex Shaw, Max Ayrton
It can often be hard for the lower grade climber to find videos to get psyched, and to help unlock the sequence on a project. Here, Topout Media have helped fill this gap with a collection of recommended problems, valuable beta and beautiful scenery at accessible grades in Magic Wood - Switzerland.
Climbers: Hannah Slaney, Emily Dawes, Claudia Hesleden, Edward Tonkin, Alex Shaw, and Max Ayrton.
In winter/spring of 2016 I had the chance to visit Indian Creek, Utah along with good buds Wes Walker, Connor Griffith, and Carlo Traversi. We had seen the glorious boulders that Chris Schulte had been putting up for the past few seasons and thought we should check it out for ourselves. Here is our tale.
Part one in a series documenting our adventures establishing new rock climbs in the Holy Cross Wilderness of Colorado. Follow along as we hike, backpack, camp, and climb first ascents in this remote alpine region west of Denver.
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Last year in December our climbing athlete Romain Desgranges left to fight against the Californian granite to push hard and seek his physical limits. In Joshua Tree he found his 10 challenges: "So ...
Part two in a series documenting our adventures establishing new rock climbs in the Holy Cross Wilderness of Colorado. Follow along as we hike, backpack, camp, and climb first ascents in this remote alpine region west of Denver.
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Part three in a series documenting our adventures establishing new rock climbs in the wild backcountry of Colorado. Follow along as we hike, backpack, camp, and climb first ascents in remote alpine regions west of Denver.
How do you confront your fears?; Five Ten Athlete Giovanni Traversi has been afraid of heights for most of his life. Watch him confront his fears on one of the tallest and most committing "high-ba...
"When I first tried this move I was convinced that my forearm or finger would explode with a loud bang" This is Tom Randall talking about the moves on The Kraken V13, his Devon Roof Project - a 40 ft long horizontal roof crack at Hartland Quay. It's a long horizontal span to a back-hander mono, followed by a 270 degree spin through and hard move to a thin hands jam, which is immediately followed by a really gnarly ring-lock move".
So it's quite hard then....
Jorg Verhoeven and Katha Saurwein visit the Grampian Mountains of Australia to sample the best bouldering and sport climbs in the world. As part of the Grampians "BIG 4", Katha climbs the classic sport test piece "Eye of the Tiger" (29/5.13b) and ticks one more #lifelist box. For more clips and information see www.marmot.de/australia. Produced by Louder Than Eleven (www.lt11.com)
Jorg Verhoeven and Katha Saurwein visit the Grampian Mountains of Australia to sample the best bouldering and sport climbs in the world. As part of the Grampians "BIG 4", Jorg climbs the classic bouldering test piece "Ammagamma" (V13) and ticks one more #lifelist box. For more clips and information see www.marmot.de/australia. Produced by Louder Than Eleven (www.lt11.com)
Jorg Verhoeven and Katha Saurwein visit the Grampian Mountains of Australia to sample the best bouldering and sport climbs in the world. As part of the Grampians "BIG 4", Jorg climbs the classic sport test piece ""Groove Train"" (33/5.14b) and ticks one more #lifelist box. For more clips and information see www.marmot.de/australia. Produced by Louder Than Eleven (www.lt11.com)
Marmot PROs @Jorg Verhoeven and @Katharina Saurwein visit the Grampian Mountains of Australia to sample the best bouldering and sport climbs in the world. As part of the Grampians "BIG 4", Jorg climbs the classic bouldering test piece "Wheel of Life" (V15) and ticks one more #lifelist box.
Dave MacLeod was first inspired to visit Magic Wood in 2012 after watching footage of Tyler Landman doing the second ascent of Practice of the Wild. At Font 8c it is one the hardest boulder problems in the world and on Dave’s first visit it proved to be just beyond him. Following a determined and focused preparation Dave returned in 2016 to have another crack at ‘Chris Sharma’s hardest boulder problem’....
This short piece shows six special boulders from the world class forest of Fontainebleau.
This was a crazy trip for me. Heading out it didn't look like I would be able to climb at all due to a serious finger injury sustained the week before. I was able to adapt to different styles of climbing, but also to a different mental approach. This gave me the confidence to overcome the discomfort and fear and to simply enjoy being on the rock, doing what we love to do. As the trip progressed I was no more physically able but I was mentally ready each day to learn, to grow and to simply move on these perfect pieces of rock in this wonderful landscape.
The six problems that feature in this video each offer something special: Gecko it's sculpted egg shape and sloping holds; Partage its towering stature and positional subtleties; C'etait Demain its history; Ubik its timing and precision; L'Art de la Fugue its exquisite slopers; L'Angle Bens it's need for balance and utmost trust. These problems each taught me something different and gave me more satisfaction to climb on, than to complete, something which is not always the case. But there is one thing which unifies them all, and that is the movement. That's the special part, the part that you'll appreciate only when you've felt the positions, the subtleties and the timing.
Thanks again to the whole team who came out and made this trip a great one, and to my good friend Will for his patience, encouragement and most of all his ability to drive efficiently.
A couple of weeks ago I met up with my friend Paul Robinson in Alcañiz Spain to explore the amazing bouldering potential. Paul is currently on a world tour, documenting the exploration of new bouldering locations for his new film "Uncharted Lines". We found some amazing problems but there is so much to see and climb there so we'll definitely be back soon. Enjoy ;)
USA Climbing Bouldering National Championships returns to Madison, Wisconsin January 29th & 30th 2016.
The final round of the Dark Horse brings top talent to Metro Rock to take a shot at becoming the champion.
In January 2016 I invited Arnaud Petit and Alex Ruscior to join me to explore and equip new routes in the heart of Arabia, the Sultanate of Oman. Follow our antics! Crooked in the front...
Thanks to Traks Pro for making this happen, traks-me.com and to petzl.com and exploreclimbing.it for the support.
The full film "Valley of Giants - A Bouldering Odyssey in Oman" will be screening at the dolomitifest.com/ on Feb 12 and at Festival Gorniskega filma gorniski.si/ on 17 February and will be publicly available after that! valleyofgiantsfilm.com
Scott Gratton, freemusicarchive.org/scott_gratton
Ryan Little, freemusicarchive.org/ryan_little
Jossie Esteban Y La Patrulla 15
Run Chico Run, runchicorun.com
Jose moved to Sheffield in November 2012 from Spain. When he first arrived in the UK he wasn't expecting to do much outdoor climbing, he had heard about The Climbing Works the local bouldering gym and knew that the Peak District was close by. He was aware that a little bit of outdoor climbing could be found in the area flanking Sheffield but nothing particularly good...
This video illustrates Jose's discovery of UK climbing from bouldering to trad climbing and on to sport. His drive to experience the full flavour of climbing in the UK made him focus on classic lines recommended by local climbers and this video is highlighted with his ascents of:
Abre Los Ojos 7c+, Zombie Nation 7c+, Zarzamora 8a, Fuyu 7c+, West Side Story 7b+, The Terrace 7c, Brass Monkeys 7c, Deliverance 7b+, Brad Pit 7c, Not To Be Taken Away 6c, Black Crow 7c+, Beretta 7a+, Keen Roof 8b
Big Air E6 6b, Ulysses E6 6b, Unfamiliar E8 6c, Balance It Is E7 6c, Meshuga E9 6c
Mecca 8b+, True North 8c
This film was produced by Abstract Normality Media.
British climber Ned Feehally has been consistently performing at a very high level within a number of different bouldering disciplines for several years now. Ned's list of achievements is very long and includes ascents of hard boulder problems such as; The Ace, 8B, The Dagger, 8B+, Boogalagga, 8B, and flashes up to 8A+. Ned has also made highball ascents of many high and hard boulders/routes including Samson, 8A, Careless Torque, 8A and Superstition 8A. On top of these performances, he has consistently placed 1st in the British Bouldering Championships, and has seen good results on the World Cup scene.
Daniel Woods, Alex Puccio and Chris Webb Parsons Bouldering (DPM Climbing)
After Jimmy's stellar 2013 season in South Africa, we knew the next time he had better find some more boulders to climb. Otherwise he would have to siege himself on the most anti style and crimpie...
After almost 2 months of perfect weather in Switzerland the rain finally caught up with us. Sitting in Magic Wood watching it pour down for the 4th straight day in a row, and the forecast showing n...
Join prAna ambassadors Chris Sharma, Paul Robinson, Chadd Konig and Anna Ehrgott as they make their maiden voyage to Iceland. Known as the Land of Fire and Ice, the island does not disappoint, serv...; Join prAna ambassadors Chris Sharma, Paul Robinson, Chadd Konig and Anna Ehrgott as they make their maiden voyage to Iceland. Known as the Land of Fire and Ice, the island does not disappoint, serv...
In 1996 Marc Le Menestral opened one of the hardest routes in the forest of Fontainebleau, known as L'alchimiste. Not long after Marc's ascent, the crux holds were mysteriously broken, and the rout...
Daniel Woods, Alex Puccio and Chris Webb Parsons bouldering in Wolvo.
Ethan Pringle and Matt Wilder explore the canyons of Red Rock, Nevada.
After visiting Red Rocks so many times, I cannot believe that there is still so much potential for new boulders to be climbed. Each canyon seems to have a new turn or a new corridor to walk through that lends itself to a new boulder and a new feature that can become a first ascent. Every time I go back to Red Rocks, it never feels stale or like I have done everything. I know that with a little bit more walking and a little bit more exploring there will always be a new line to be done. There is a lifetime of climbing there on some of the best rock in the world. I am already so excited to get back again soon! ~prAna Ambassador Paul Robinson
Climb Italy - Rock Slave - Elba Discovery (Tuscany) Come follow the Rock Slave boys in their quest for pristine rock and first ascents.
Four days in beautiful Isola d'Elba (Tuscany, Italy) to discover and disclose its massive bouldering and trad climbing potential.
With: Luca Andreozzi, Martina Blanchet, Federica Mingolla, Alberto Gotta, Alessandro Palma, Marzio Nardi, Adriano Trombetta.
The Introducers (cdbaby.com/cd/introducers)
Oak Ibb (soundcloud.com/oak_ibb)
Directed and Produced by Lorenzo Bona
Sponsored by Rock Slave.
Powered by Ferrino.
Jimmy Webb and Matt Gentile explore beach boulders and FAs on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. Their virgin island itinerary is simple: Send, Rinse, Repeat.
During the weekend of March 21-22, the best athletes in the country competed for the bouldering title at Montreal's newest climbing venue, Bloc Shop. It was a crazy weekend with a packed field in both the men's and women's category, making for a great show on thought-provoking problems. Here are the highlights of the competition, with Sean McColl winning for the men and Hung-Ying Lee for the women -- Elise Sethna, 2nd overall, was crowned Canadian champion.
Filmed using Panasonic GH4 with Lumix 25mm 1.4 and Sigma 30mm 1.4
Timelapse by Bastien Chong
Blokfest returns for a 4th Season in 2015 starting at Westway Climbing Centre in London
Five new and inspiring films from climbing's renowned REEL ROCK Film Tour. From big walls to highballs, REEL ROCK 10 follows the best athletes on an action-packed journey from South Africa to Arkansas to witness the biggest events in the vertical realm.
A Line Across The Sky
The Fitz Roy Traverse is one of the most sought after achievements in modern alpinism: a gnarly journey across seven jagged summits and 13,000 vertical feet of climbing. Who knew it could be so much fun? Join Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold on the inspiring, and at times hilarious, quest that earned the Piolet d'Or.
Dean Potter Tribute
Dean Potter was the most iconic vertical adventurer of a generation. He has been an integral part of the REEL ROCK family since year one, starring in such classics as First Ascent, Fly Or Die, Race For The Nose, and Valley Uprising. Following his tragic death in May of 2015, REEL ROCK 10 includes this stirring tribute to our friend and collaborator.
High And Mighty
High ball bouldering, where a fall could lead to a serious injury, is not for the faint of heart. Add to the equation a level of difficulty at climbing's cutting edge, and things can get downright out of control. Follow Daniel Woods' epic battle to conquer fear and climb the high ball test-piece, The Process.
Showdown At Horseshoe Hell
24 Hours Of Horseshoe Hell is the wildest event in the climbing world: a mash-up of ultramarathon and Burning Man where elite climbers and gumbies alike go for broke in a sun up-to-sun up orgy of lactic acid and beer. But all fun aside, the competition is real: Can the team of Nik Berry and Mason Earle stand up against the all-powerful Alex Honnold?
Dawn Wall Exclusive
A first look at Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson's epic final push to free climb the Dawn Wall. It marked the greatest climbing achievement of a generation and captured the world's imagination.
Extended climbing footage, hilarious outtakes, and deleted scenes.
What resisted to my trying more than 35 days in 2013, worked out in 3 days this year (2015) as an intermediate project to Meiose (9b) in Charmey. (My baby girl wasn't keen on rope climbing and this was the only spot she liked.) 30 moves on nice molasse sandstone with a 8B section in the beginning, a 8B traverse over the next 15 moves and a last redpoint crux on bad slopers (7B+).
"Australia hosted some of the best rock i've ever touched. The sandstone was different and had some wild features that I had never seen like the famous "spider web" formations. The style was super unique and I was blown away at the quality of rock. I don't think I really saw an inch of choss in all of Grampians. Here's a quick edit of some of the nicer problems I climbed. Hope you enjoy!" - Jimmy Webb
We're re-joining the action on semi-finals day at the European Bouldering Championships where Leah Crane is hoping to build on her strong performance in qualifiers. We meet up with Leah at the start of the day as she attempts to sneak into isolation a little early to get her fingers warmed up before she heads out first onto the mats. How will Leah cope with the rigours of tough semi-final setting and will she have enough in the tank to make her first final ahead of schedule?
A Topout Media production from Max Ayrton & Alex Shaw
A short bouldering film. A collection of recommended problems, valuable beta and comedy topouts at accessible grades in Fontainebleau.
Climbers: Emily Dawes, Adam Bloch, Edward Tonkin, Alex Shaw, Max Ayrton
The Journey Of A World Cup Climber from EpicTV Climbing Daily
Wales is one of the most popular bouldering areas in the UK. The rugged landscapes and diverse problems and rock types offer a special climbing experience. This film aims to showcase some of the better problems and areas.
Is Wales is a world class bouldering area? Come and find out ;)
An account of bouldering near Coniston Old Man was first featured in the 1916 Fell and Rock Journal, almost 100 years ago. A chapter is devoted to it, and it might possibly be the first bouldering guide written in the UK. Despite their age, the problems prove to be surprisingly challenging, especially when attempted in tweeds and leather boots. Boulder valley is a whimsical reimagining of what it might have been like to be one of the first UK boulderers, almost a century ago.
A short montage of the 2015 Foundry Bouldering Open held 7th February 2015 @ The Foundry Climbing Centre, Sheffield. Concentrating on the final boulder problems and the eventual winners, Ben Moon and Ella Russell. Filmed and edited by Rich Heap and Ben Pritchard of Slackjaw fims.
On February 5th & 6th - USA Climbing and founding partner, The North Face brought you the biggest names in climbing at the American Bouldering Series 16 National Championships. Alex Puccio defended her title by dominating the field with a near flawless domination of the qualification round, semi-finals, and finals. Sit back and enjoy some of the best female competition climbing out there.
The sequel to Destination Fontainebleau. Again we're in the search for some of the best bouldering on the planet; this time in Swiss destination Magic Wood.
Among climbing what are undoubtably some of the best boulders in the world we discovered that Joe believes he's too weak to ever climb 8A, Nathan likes to flash all our projects and still finds time to moan about something, Will doesn't care how bad the moves are because it's "all about the line", James would be lost without a dishwasher and that I shouldn't think too much as it can be dangerous.
This film is sponsored by Psychi and Rokt Climbing Gym.
Adam Ondra climbs two of the world's hardest boulder problems, suggesting V16 / 8C+ for both. First, Terranova, an extremely funky traverse at his home area near Brno, Czech Republic. Then Gioia, a problem in Varazze, Italy put up by Christian Core in 2008 and only repeated by Adam. Music by Abel Okugawa, Gramatik, The Gaucho and the Gremlin, and Talvihorros
ABYSS, the latest viral film from Louder Than Eleven, provides an insider's look at rock climbing development. Exploration of secret, alpine climbing terrain high above Colorado's Front Range has created a flurry of debate regarding the philosophy, secrecy and ethics of development. Culminating in Ben Spannuth's FA of one of the world's highest elevation 5.14s, ABYSS opens the floodgates of passionate debate within the climbing community.
The scandal unfolds in this 48-minute piece, featuring such climbing talents as Paige Claassen, Matty Hong, Chris Schulte, Mayan Smith-Gobat, Dave Wetmore and Matt Wilder and narrated by Jon Glassberg. Additional commentary from the insightful minds of Peter Beal, Herman Feissner, Joe Kinder, Brady Robinson, Ben Scott, Chris Sharma, John Sherman, and Clark Shelk.
Louder Than Eleven is a Boulder based production company specializing in outdoor media to promote the sport of rock climbing by creating captivating action entertainment.
In the fall of 2013, Five Ten Elite Athlete Carlo Traversi traveled to Leavenworth, Washington to attempt the longstanding "ladder project". Just minutes from the main road, this impeccable shield...
Benn Stoker, an average climber who like all of us has a project they really want to crush! Well, Benn's project was Pool Traverse at Widdop, a tricky 6b that even after 2 years of utter failure, mega flappers and horrendous midge bites was still on his tick list! But then, by some miracle Benn began to show progress
Daniel Woods on the First Ascent of La Force Tranquille V15 (DPM Climbing)
Possibly the hardest boulder problem in the world, Gioia combines a long sequence of microscopic crimps with a heart-breaking finish. Drawn by the rumors, Nalle Hukkataival traveled to Varazze, Ita...
The 2014 Petzl RocTrip caravan stopped over in Prilep, Republic of Macedonia. Between dark clouds and sunny skies, RocTrippers were granted a rare and privileged experience, being some of the first to sample one of the most beautiful bouldering areas in all of Europe.
What a fascinating stopover in Meteora... While traveling through Greece, the 2014 Petzl RocTrip altered the spacetime continuum. From October 1 to 6, surrounded by six-hundred year old hermit dwellings, RocTrippers enjoyed out-of-this-world climbing.
June 7th, 2014 the Bouldering World Cup made it to Vail, Colorado. The GoPro Mountain Games provided a high alpine venue for the world's best boulderers to show off their skills. Louder Than Eleven was on hand to capture some rare slow motion moments. Please enjoy high end competition rock climbing at 240 frames per second.
From UKC: "This brilliant video tells the story of Dai Koyamada's first ascent of s. Kawaki no Umi, ~8B+/C, at Minamata, Kyushu in southern Japan."
Dai Koyamada's latest short movie! This film includes Kawaki no Umi V14/15, I did first ascent in 2014, Mimitori-toge, Minamata, Kumamoto where became open last month. AND! You can see a few scenes from "Dai's Video Diaries vol.5"! Please enjoy!
Patience is about injury, illness, and coming back from them stronger than ever. In this film by Jen Randall, meet no-nonsense alpine climber Emily Ward. She's suffered every climbing injury known to man, from an ice-axe in the face to a shattered talus while bouldering, she tells us of her own unique experiences and how she keeps adventuring while not only recovering from injury, but while fighting her life-long battle with cancer. Featuring stunning bouldering, road-biking, hiking and alpine-climbing footage shot in and around the beautiful Chamonix, France.
From Bloc Features: Last autumn, we spent two months in Hampi, India, making a documentary film about Vikas (Jerry), a local climber with huge potential. Shot entirely by Lee on a Canon 5d Mark ii, Hampi Local provides striking insight into the beauty of the region and the ability of one of its home-grown talents.
Destination Fontainebleau, one of the largest and best bouldering destinations in the world. Situated just south of Paris the forest of Fontainebleau spreads over 25,000 hectares and has an abundance of climbs of all style and difficulty; welcoming millions of climbers a year. The area has been developing since the 50's and continues to grow, hosting some of the world's most iconic and hardest boulder problems. This film was shot over a 3 week trip to the forest, where we learnt many things. William can recall every single climb known to man, Joe knows how to let everyone in the forest know he's fallen off, Nathan tries too hard and injures himself, and I am king of table tennis. Also we climb a few quality, desperate, and classic boulder problems.
A production by Supreme Odyssey: supremeodyssey.com
Joe Swales sponsored by Red Goat Climbing Company, Evolv and Metolius
Nathan Phillips sponsored by Scarpa, ROKT Climbing Gym, prAna, Metolious, Peak Pro Fitness.
On Thursday November 20th, Jimmy Webb and friends (Nalle, Dave, Beau) headed to Thunder Ridge in the South Platte to try Daniel Woods' Defying Gravity V15. I was happy to get the send on film on my first day out shooting with my new FS700!
Thanks to USA-Made Brands OrganicClimbing.com & TopoDesigns.com
Discover how Jan Hojer started climbing and learn more about him in this short portrait of the German beast. Then watch him put his power to good use on the legendary sandstone of Fontainebleau, repeating and putting up new climbs. As an added bonus we included footage of the first ever worldcup win of the new Boulder World Cup Overall winner.
This is just a little piece highlighting my flashes in South Africa. Nothing special, just simple uncut shots of some the most beautiful boulders I have ever seen. Going to be releasing a full video in the next month showcasing many other classics and good friends Kasia Pietras, Chris Little and Ryan Copeland. Man, I miss this place... - Jimmy Webb
In order to push the sport of climbing, you must explore, find new routes and challenge yourself. Dan Varian and Ned Feehally are going to explore unknown bouldering problems in Northumberland in order to get to new lines. These bouldering routes were originally climbed by Dan Varian, the problems in Simonside woods are more akin to Fontainebleau than the County. Then we see a glimpse of some of Varian's projects including the infamous 'Rail' at Bowden Doors. Set in beautiful scenery, 'there is no nobler country than that of Northumberland, as it rolls processionally northward to the border in great waves of coloured and historic moorland, cresting upon the skyline into sudden and surprising crags, which crown for us the magnificent walking and admirable rock climbs' - Geoffrey Winthrop Young (1950) Director: Nick Brown Producer: Nick Brown Athletes: Dan Varian, Ned Feehally Sports: Climbing
After hearing stories of amazing bouldering tucked into the depths of eastern Europe, Jason Kehl makes a pilgrimage across the Atlantic to discover for himself if the rumors about Macedonia are true.
The ascent of Magic instinct, 8A (V11) in Targassone. With lower temperatures it seems way easier.
Mike Libecki, Angie Payne, and Ethan Pringle traveled to a remote fjord on the southeast coast of Greenland to climb. Tucked away beneath a looming cirque of granite peaks for two weeks, the three ...; Mike Libecki, Angie Payne, and Ethan Pringle traveled to a remote fjord on the southeast coast of Greenland to climb. Tucked away beneath a looming cirque of granite peaks for two weeks, the three ...
The best climbers in the world discover the best routes in Chile.
"Tomorrow I Will Be Gone" is Outcrop Films' début feature length film. Set in the sandstone paradise of Rocklands, South Africa, the film follows a selection of Britain's finest boulderers on their trip, grappling with the best the boulders have to offer. Watch mega classics & Nicole testpieces such as Golden Shadow and Black Eagle. No interviews, no nonsense, just climbing.
Featuring Micky Page, David Mason, Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, Lucinda Whittaker, Sam Whittaker, Scott Gibson, Grant Bateman, Andy Banks, Richard Sharpe and Nick Brown.
Climber's Paul Robinson and Heather Robinson (no relation) enjoy the beauty and diversity of the landscape just outside of Las Vegas. From the sandstone boulders of the Red Rock area to the alpine setting and limestone cliffs of Mount Charleston, there's something for everyone. Good to note; if you don't venture towards the bright lights of Vegas, you may even stay out of trouble.
Louder Than Eleven is made up of climbers. We are passionate individuals who love our jobs and go out bouldering as often as we can. This winter, LT11 shot a variety of footage that never made it into a specific production. This edit is a collection of random video shot in Colorado and New England and features some of LT11's favorite people.
Diplo - "Express Yourself Feat. Nicky B."
Wale - "Nike Boots"
Cage - "The Void"
Midi Matilda - "Day Dreams (MyKill Remix)"
MS13 Training Arete (V8)
David Bowie (V10)
Off the Books (V11)
Smoke on the Water (V7)
Closet Climber Low (V9)
The Owl's Lair Project (V11)
A Louder Than Eleven crew heads up to Rocky Mountain National Park in the early season of 2012.
Jon Glassberg climbs Child of God (V10) at the White Boulder along Bear Lake Road.
Jon Glassberg climbs The Swing of Things (V9) and Arete (V7) as well as establishing the first ascent of Faux Face (V7), Fanny Pack (V5), and Fart Arete (V5) in a new zone above Emerald Lake.
Connor Griffith makes the first ascent of Fault Line (V6) and Anna Taugher makes the first ascent of Faux-Cus (V0) in the same new zone.
At the 2012 Hueco Rock Rodeo Daniel Woods had the best day of bouldering in his life. He was able to climb 76 v-points in 6 boulders.
The Machinist (v14)
Crook by the Book (V14)
Phantom Limb V12)
Full Monty (V12)
Two Days With Gene (V11)
An account of a bouldering trip made in August 2011 to Sheigra (Land of Giants) in the very north west of Sutherland, Scotland. It was a place of amazing beauty and almost unfathomable potential. Really deserves some development. I hope you enjoy the rather amateur video we made. Guide can be found at: drive.google.com/file/d/0B2jn5uHgAp7icEtIVWxRTjZiekk/edit?usp=sharing
Swiss climber Fred Nicole has been bouldering at the leading edge of pure difficulty for over 25 years, continuing to redefine human possibility. His prolific tick list spans decades and the world,...; Swiss climber Fred Nicole has been bouldering at the leading edge of pure difficulty for over 25 years, continuing to redefine human possibility. His prolific tick list spans decades and the world,...
My first time climbing in the gym was back in 1998 when I attended a birthday party of one of my neighborhood friends. I loved it and knew I wanted to continue climbing from that moment on. I feel...; My first time climbing in the gym was back in 1998 when I attended a birthday party of one of my neighborhood friends. I loved it and knew I wanted to continue climbing from that moment on. I feel...
Louder Than 11 traveled to the British Virgin Islands for some adventure bouldering on the island known as Virgin Gorda. Join Rich Crowder, Jon Glassberg, Amanda Berezowski, and Jon Wasser as they explore the beautiful white sandy beaches, searching for first ascents and adventure in one of the Caribbean's finest climbing destinations.
Fruit De Mar (V5) FA
UG Arete (V2)
Baby Diarrhea (V5) FA
Green Slab (V0)
Zeno's Paradox (V5)
Pocket Pull (V2)
Rose Garden of Trust (V8) FA
Deep Sea SDS (V4)
Ancients Traverse (V3) FA
Hands Don't Have Genders (V4) FA
Zion (V6) FA
Banyan Arete (V0)
Staff of RA (V6) FA
Cave Hop (V3)
Finger Blaster (V7) FA
Ocean Treasure (V2)
Fire in the Sky (V4) FA
Fingering it Out (V9)
Spring Bay Crack (V1)
The Wave (V2)
Monsters Do Smile (V0)
Welcome to our new series "Origins" -- a fun video concept developed with the crew at Evolv Shoes, and also sponsored by Mountain Gear. "Origins" focuses on climbing's rich history, following top athletes of today as they team up with their heroes from the past, and attempt to climb the iconic (and iconoclastic) routes of earlier generations.
The First "Origins" episode features two climbing stars: Kurt Smith, who put up some badass routes in Joshua Tree in 1988, and Chris Lindner, who was sending 5.12 routes when he was 5 years old. In this "Origins" episode, Chris sets out to climb Kurt's slab test-piece on The Dunce Cap, UNREPEATED for 22 years -- right in the heart of J-Tree climbing.
Directed by Rob Frost, and filmed by Frost with Russell Holcomb, this is a short film about Chris journey to do the second ascent of this forgotten Joshua Tree classic.
"If you can get married and then live out of a van and still be in love, you are good to go." After their wedding, Sonnie Trotter and Lydia Zamorano took a few months for a climbing road trip. Watch Sonnie tackle some highballs in the Buttermilks, including Ambrosia (V11).
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Ryan Silven explores the storied forest of Fontainebleau, France in search of the history, experience, and, most of all, the blocs found underneath the canopy. Such classics as "La Baleine", "Noir Desir", and "La Jocker" should be on everyone's lifetime lists. Watch and enjoy. The forest beckons.
Jon Krakauer wrote, “In any human endeavor, some fraction of it's practitioners will be motivated to pursue that activity with such concentrated focus and unalloyed passion that it will consume them utterly. As a result of this infatuation, existence overflows with purpose. Through immoderation, he experiences something akin to rapture.”
Yosemite Valley has long been regarded as the holy land for climbers and boulderers throughout the world. The origins of rock climbing lie in the 3000-foot granite walls lining the valley and the boulders that sit strewn about below these staggering monoliths.
In the late weeks of November, the Louder Than 11 crew gathered from all corners of the country to experience Yosemite Valley bouldering. As a group of passionate individuals, we enveloped ourselves in the landscape for two weeks, attacking boulders as if tomorrow would never come. On the surface, the very foundation of our identities is built on rock climbing—a sport that we believe is the greatest on the planet—but there is much more to this seemingly inherent addiction than meets the eye.
With Park Life, we strive to answer this age-old, omnipresent question: Why? By combining difficult climbing, captivating visuals, and engaging music under the all-encompassing umbrella of a professional production company, we hope to portray a unique lifestyle that has given us all a palpable sense of unwavering purpose. The long-lasting friendships, incessant failure and equally abundant success, reckless commitment and dedication driven to the point of complete and utter irresponsibility; it's an eternal battle. We do it because we love it. At LT11 our media is always free, whether you like it or not.
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Django Django "Default"
The Japanese Pop Stars "Take Forever"
Metronomy "Everything Goes My Way"
Gramatik "Dungeon Sound"
Umek, Baltek "Out of Play"
Mr. Sche & L. Ceasar "Hustle Maniac"
Flowers and Sea Creatures "Secrets we Stole from the Dance Floor"
Kemek "Certain Frequencies"
The Japanese Pop Stars "Shells of Silver White Sea"
Flowers and Sea Creatures "A.M."
T&K "Summer Night"
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It's no surprise to me that ancient Aboriginals who first inhabited the Grampians believed the surreal landscapes and animated structures of sandstone were designed by a creator named Bunjil in a "dream-state". I have searched the planet for the last sixteen years in hopes of discovering the type of stone and setting which can only be conjured through intense imagination or extremely vivid dreaming.
In 2011, I discovered it.
Otherworldly is an understatement, and the whole place reminds me of Pangea. There is something incredibly hard to digest about the whole scene; it's a regular sensation to wonder if everything you experience out in the bush is actually happening, or if you are about to wake up in your bed on the other side of the planet... desperately trying to remember what just happened...if that electric blue sandstone with spider web quartz and lightning bolt-like rails were actually real... if the sun really looked like it was setting into an ocean of fire...and if the birds you heard actually exist.
Music by kinematix - soundcloud.com/kinematixmusic
Jacinda Hunter, a nurse and mother of four (two boys and two girls), juggles work and parenthood with bouldering V11 and redpointing 14b. She says, "usually when I make up my mind to do something, ...; Jacinda Hunter, a nurse and mother of four (two boys and two girls), juggles work and parenthood with bouldering V11 and redpointing 14b. She says, "usually when I make up my mind to do something, ...
Chris Sharma's meteoric climbing career started when he won the Bouldering Nationals at age 14 and opened the hardest climb in America (at the time, 5.14c) a year later. In the decade that followed...; Chris Sharma's meteoric climbing career started when he won the Bouldering Nationals at age 14 and opened the hardest climb in America (at the time, 5.14c) a year later. In the decade that followed...
Paul Robinson started climbing at the age of 10. In the last decade, he has bouldered V15, and sent literally hundreds of problems in the V14 to V11 range. Not surprisingly, he has won or placed in...; Paul Robinson started climbing at the age of 10. In the last decade, he has bouldered V15, and sent literally hundreds of problems in the V14 to V11 range. Not surprisingly, he has won or placed in...
Shauna Coxsey talks about how she wants to continue improving as a climber and how she has had to fight back after an injury in an interview at Café Kraft in Nürnberg, Germany. This video also includes a guest performance from super strong climber Alex Megos, as they train together at the local bouldering gym.
Review courtesy of GirlClimber.com
"On Saturday February 8th, 2014, more than 100 climbers converged on Sheffield's Foundry Climbing Centre for the Foundry Bouldering Open..." You can imagine what you will see when the video starts like this – some hardcore competition bouldering from some of the strongest climbers out there.
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Shauna Coxsey and her boyfriend Ned Feehally go on a romantic weekend away from their native Peak District...to climb some hardcore routes in Snowdonia, of course! Watch Shauna defeat an 8A problem in Llanberis pass, Diesel Power, which she herself calls "really crimpy, with ridiculously hard moves", and then cruise up a "relaxing" 7C+, Roof A Baby Buddha – not that the grade isn’t every bit as impressive. You will also see footage of Ned climbing some serious looking 8A and 8B problems, which look every little bit as much hard work as they sound!
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If you want to see true persistence, watch Shauna Coxsey work Zarzaparilla, this 8B boulder problem in Albarracin, Northern Spain. A series of delicate, but powerful moves take her half way up the climb, but again and again she falls, and again and again she gets up and gives it that one more shot. That just makes it even more magnificent when she finally sends the route.
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She sends a V13, but her nail polish stays firmly on. That's Shauna Coxsey for you! In this video, she makes the First Female Ascent of Nothing but Sunshine, a V13 in Colorado, helped by some beta from Alex Puccio. One of the only women to climb this grade and a pretty impressive send!
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