A golden oldie, but in this times of digital and faster the neccesity of good old 'using maps' is stil valuable. Unless you cross the edge that is...
Above Edwin in the upper region of the ca.25m long route.
Boudewijn's first lead climb in many years, but it went smoothly!
Check this out! As there are climbing gyms and bouldering gyms, here's the indoor version of the freerunning as it used to be on the streets. Besides the beautiful designed gym the video is nicely choreographed too.
Looking for ice climbing information in the area of Valdres, Norway (where we are going to climb in about two weeks time), I found a link to footage of Nordic Flower (Flatanger area). This route was opened and first climbed by our Dutch climbing hero Jorg Verhoeven. In this case the footage is of Magnus Midtbø climbing the 55 m, 120° Roof graded at 9A.
In one year citizens and companies in the urban area Østerbro in Copenhagen, Denmark have reduced a lot of CO2 and created green innovation. See the remarkable results and get inspired to do something in your own city or urban area!
The best thing however is the common sense of awareness and urgency they have created! There are a lot of ideas and methods of reducing the human inpact on the environment. The hardest part though is to mobilize people to act on a larger scale than one houshold. This initiative has reached that goal, which I think is far more important at this stage than reaching a very respectable 10% recuction of CO2.
First climbed by Jerry Moffatt in 1997 and graded E9 7b, it has since been regraded at E6 7a, however the E grade is fairly meaningless on this desperate but short route-come-boulder problem. The boulder grade is thought to be highball 8A.
Ascent bij Australian climbers Jarmila Tyrril and Zac Vertrees in the testpiece of Wolfgang Güllich. Punks in the Gym was established by Wolfgang Gullich in 1985. At the time, this was the hardest route in the world at a debatable grade of 5.13d or 5.14a. I've seen the rock and felt the impossible-to-hold-holds the route contains of. It's magnificent colours and surroundings add to the entourage of it all.
By the way, this video is a sneak-peek segment from the new Australian climbing film SMITTEN. For more info on the movie and how to purchase it, visit smittenthemovie.com.au.
Jorg Verhoeven, the climbing Dutchie, Climbs his fourth 9A (5.14d) Pure Imagination in the USA. Coincidence (or not), it is captured on Video, which is a rare occasion! Even more weird is the skip in the footage at 4.45minutes. What happened there?
It was back in 2004 and I just bougth a second hand splitboard. The idea was to go up to Plan de Aiguille, do some ice climbing and board down the Glacier. It turned out not to be the right place to board... To much icy slopes and to much kilo's on the back.
After a very cold night we made it down to Chamonix in one piece. I prefer Powpow !!
Climbing legend Peter Croft mentors boulderer Lisa Rands on the finer points of alpine free climbing during an ascent of Venturi Effect, Croft's spectacular route on The Incredible Hulk, in California's Sierra Nevada. This is the second installment in the Origins series, presented by Evolv shoes with The North Face and Mountain Gear. Featured on the 2010 REEL ROCK Film Tour DVD and HD Download. www.bigupproductions.com. www.senderfilms.com.
This is awesome footage !! Watch and feel the urge to become green yourself :))
Adam's hardest boulder until now, Terranova 8C+ stands for difficulty and "not for the most beautiful, exposed line in the world." he says. Although the different sections of the 16 move boulder have different grades he stil classifies is as a 8C+. Let the reapeats begin and see what others make of it.