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Interview: Augmented Reality Climbing Games

While the rest of us have been playing add-on at the gym, the folks at Augmented Climbing Wall have taken climbing-based games to a new level. First launched as a research project in Finland, the Augmented Climbing Wall became an internet sensation after videos of the interactive games hit the web.... Continue reading

Catoctin 2016

Description: Three classics from Catoctin, MD

Fast Twitch

Description: 20 years ago, I made this while working with friends at a start up climbing company called Pusher. I made a paper edit, since no one had access to non-linear editing on home computers. The editor used an Avid and 10 gigs of storage. Show More Summary

Big Game

Description: The follow up to Best of the West, from 2005. Chris Sharma, Nate Gold, Melissa Lecasse, Cynthia Levinthal, Lauren Lee and Boone Speed travel to New Zealand to boulder on the legendary limestone in the Castle Hill basin.

Best of the West

Description: A climbing movie from 2005 starring Chris Sharma and a lot of other strong climbers. Boone Speed, Nate Gold, Steve Maisch, Jason Kehl, GP Salvo and more revisit Hueco Tanks to experience some of the world class bouldering. Prequel to "Big Game".

Abhishek Mehta Sends Ganesh (8b+/5.14a) India’s Hardest Route

Watch 22-year-old Abhishek Mehta's 20-day journey to send the hardest route in his home country of India, Ganesh (8b+/5.14a). Ganesh was bolted by French climber Alex Chabot in 2010, and first climbed by Gerome Pouvreau. Tuhin Satarkar became the first Indian climber to... Continue reading

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 2/23/17

Northwest:--A local northwest mountaineer was recently involved in a serious ski accident. Greg Smith hit a hidden tree beneath the powder at Crystal Mountain and suffered a seriously broken leg. A Go-Fund-Me site has been set-up to help him deal with his economic hardship following the accident. Show More Summary

Home Wall Primer: Part 1—Planning and Construction

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to be a comprehensive how-to guide. It is simply what one climber learned after he was rained out too many days and decided to explore the world of woodys.The DreamThe thought of building a woody has floated through most climbers’ minds. When... Continue reading

Hueco 8As

Description: With only one week in the amazing Hueco Tanks i had to manage my energy/skin wisely. Fortunately many of the classic 8As at Hueco fit my style really well and i was able to put them down quick! Here are a few of my favorites from the trip. Power of Landjager The Ugh Tequila Sunrise Diaphanous Sea Loaded (Direct)

Sharma, Megos, DiGiulian, Gelmanov Gym Training Session

Watch as some of our sport's biggest names—Chris Sharma, Sasha Digiulian, Alex Megos, Patxi Usobiaga, and Rustam Gelmanov—swing by Sharma Climbing BCN to pull plastic and get stronger.Related:Learn to Train: A Complete Beginner's Guide to Climbing Training Continue reading

SKILLS: How to climb Font 7A

When I was new to climbing, Font 7A was a grade that I looked up to and thought 'one day.' It was a grade that heroes climbed and I'd only ever met a handful of people that had reached the mythical level. Once I had reached that level myself, I was chuffed and reflected that actually, it's a very achievable aim for people with some dedication and motivation. 

ARTICLE: Spotting the Nutter in Fontainebleau

Chris Hamper reminisces of Font trips old and new, and of the people who support him as he continues to climb in spite of Parkinson's disease. If you haven't read Chris' previous article 'Shaking Out - Climbing with Parkinson's' then it's well worth a read! I first went to Font about 40 years ago. Show More Summary

Acadia: The Northeast's Coastal Trad Climbing

I downclimbed to the seam, backing off the crux roof again. Behind me, Mount Desert Island was serene, in contrast to my insides. A mounting forearm pump had my mind racing. The crux of Green Mountain Breakdown at the South Wall in Maine’s Acadia National Park seemed harder than its given 5.9+. The... Continue reading

Two v10s on North Mountain Hueco Tanks

Description: Well here it is, the last of all of the footage from Hueco! Such an amazing trip with many new and old friends! Thanks to everyone for the good times and good spots! Climbs in Order they appear: Theater of the Absurd v10 Wonder Hole Dyno v10

Jason Kehl in Hueco Land

Description: It's aliiiiiiiiive! Jason In Hueco Land! Journey into the dark recesses of Hueco Tanks with FrictionLabs Pro and lifelong developer Jason Kehl-CryptoChild as he uncovers new 5 star lines and shares them with the world. Video and edit by Nathaniel Davison (Special thanks to the HTSP crew for their assistance and permission to shoot aerial footage in the park.)

Jimmy Webb Bouldering Winter 2017 Edit

Watch Jimmy Webb top out his latest projects, including the second ascent of Kintsugi (V15) in Red Rock and two Boulder Canyon V14s. Continue reading

How To Wrap a Cordellete

A few years ago I was guiding a multi-pitch line in Red Rock Canyon. Before we launched off the ground, I showed the climbers that I was working with how to wrap up a cordellete.Their response?"Oh, it's a Codyball.""A what?" I responded."A Codyball," one of the climbers said. Show More Summary

“Untz, Untz, Untz, Untz, Untz”

Description: A few from "Free For All Valley" in Sierra Buttes, CA "Untz" : Subjected - SD 1

Hueco Tankering

Description: Erin Ayla enjoys her first time to Hueco Tanks and Ian Cotter-Brown climbs ten double digit problems. Problems in the vid: The Wonder Dyno, Schwerer Gustov, Big Nose Milley, High Scream, Free Willy, King Cobra, Sex After Death, Mcbain, Dean's Journey, Theater of the Absurd, The Rhino, Barefoot on Sacred Ground, and The Feather.

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