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  • Video: Sean McColl Pulls Off a Ridiculous Move at the Canadian Bouldering Championships

    Sean McColl secured the 2015 Canadian Bouldering Championship with this impressive display. We don't want to spoil anything. We'll just say the sequence gets more and more ridiculous with a nice payoff at the end.

  • Video: A Climber's Road Back From Injury

    (Warning: Contains slightly graphic injury footage) On October 3rd, Dan Cornella fell 25 feet off a highball boulder problem into a rocky and dry river bed in Kelly Canyon, Arizona. He sustained significant injuries. This is the story of his recovery and return to the sport he loves.

  • Video: 2015 ABS Open Nationals Highlights

    On February 6th and 7th, 2015 - the American Bouldering Series 16 National Championships brought together the biggest names in American bouldering. Watch as eight time nationals champions Daniel Woods and Alex Puccio defend their titles agains a stacked field of strong competitors.

  • Video: 22nd Hueco Rock Rodeo Highlights

    Check out these rad sends from this year's Hueco Rock Rodeo, featuring Daniel Woods, Paul Robinson, Sam Davis, and Maria Sandbu, and an intro from John Sherman himself.

  • Video: Of the Rock I Asked for the Moon

    "Climbing the beautiful and extreme Octogénèse (5.13c) slab in Corsica, Stéphanie Bodet offers a singular and poetical vision of climbing. Deep and joyful is the way she found to live and evolve with her passion. A love for rocks and nature she shares since 20 years in couple, with Arnaud Petit. Translated to english by Jeff Arnoldi."

  • Video: Keith Ladzinski's Aesthetic Series (Volume 1)

    "The Pouxe is an off the road blow-by crag in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado off of I-70, but it does have a few pearls. In this episode Matty Hong takes on the cliffs hardest and prettiest line The Gutless Wonder, a stunner 5.14b route established by Andy Raether in 2005."

    The first video of Keith Ladzinski's new Aesthetic Series, which focuses on beautiful climbing and nothing else.

  • Video: Make Your Own Bowling Ball Climbing Hold

    It's the ultimate sloper. Kirk Earl bought a $4 bowling ball from a thrift store and sawed in half to make two bowling ball climbing holds for his home wall. One of them even has three convenient pockets. In this video, he shows you how he did it.

  • Trailer: Africa Fusion - Alex Honnold and Hazel Findlay in South Africa

    Alex Honnold and Hazel Findlay head to Southern Africa for an experience of a lifetime. Africa Fusion takes us from the breathtaking orange granite and vast landscapes of Namibia, through the desert and across to lush red sandstone of Waterval Boven in South Africa. Carrying on the journey in South Africa we follow Alex and Hazel North to the wild and remote Blouberg (Blue Mountain) range. Not only can you see Honnold climbing on a rope, but you can see him getting licked by a cheetah. Check out the whole movie on Vimeo On Demand.

  • Video: Alex Puccio Sends Wheel of Chaos (V14)

    The Upper Deck of Chaos Canyon in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado is home to the power endurance test piece The Wheel of Chaos. Watch Alex Puccio battle out this 25 move line and take down her second V14.

  • Video: Audrey Sniezek Works Hard and Climbs Harder

    Not every super crusher has the privilege of climbing full time. Audrey Sniezek sends 5.14 and holds, what she calls, "a demanding corporate job." In this video she discusses the work/life balance and puts up the first female ascent of Lost Horizons (5.14b) at Washington's Exit 32/Little Si. Read Sniezek's full account of the climb on her blog.

  • Video: Oh, the Places You'll Climb!

    This video by Louder Than 11 went in a more whimsical direction than your traditional bouldering edit. Watch as Jon Glassberg, Connor Griffith, and Jake Novotny take down problems in the hills of Wyoming from V6 to V11, including three FAs, set to a climbers' adaptation of Dr. Seuss's "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" It's a delight!

  • Video: Mike Anderson Sends Mission Impossible (5.14c)

    Mission Impossible is an extreme face climb at the Wall of the '90's in Clear Creek Canyon, Colorado. The line was envisioned and bolted by Jay Samuelson. He named it as a challenge to the climbing community. Daniel Woods did the "impossible" first ascent in 2012, calling it the hardest sport climb he had ever done, and thought it might be 5.15a, but declined to firmly rate it. Lately, the grade has settled on "hard 5.14c," and it remains one of the hardest routes in Colorado, and probably one of the hardest face climbs in the world. On February 15th, 2015, Mike Anderson of Colorado Springs, CO made the 5th ascent of the route. Mike is internationally renowned as an expert on training for climbing. In the clip, he discusses how he tailored his training to complete this Mission Impossible. Read Mike's full account of his training and send.

  • Trailer: The Michigan Ice Film

    The untold story of Michigan ice, one of the largest concentrations of climbable ice in North America and home to one of its oldest ice climbing festivals. The 20 minute film is set for release Winter 2016. Help the project out by supporting it on Kickstarter.

  • Video: The Yosemite Stone Monkeys

    Get an inside look at Yosemite's storied subculture, The Stone Monkeys, then read a full profile in our March 2015 issue. To meet more of the characters that make up Yosemite valley, check out El Cap Report, coming soon to PBS, Video on Demand, and DVD. Learn more at elcapreportthefilm.com.

  • Video: Alex Puccio Sends Her First V14

    2014 was a monster year for Alex Puccio. On July 1 she sent Top Notch, her first V13, on only her second day of working it. Five days later she sent Nuthin But Sunshine (V13) on her first attempt of the year. Then just a few weeks after that she jumped to the next grade by taking down the iconic testpiece Jade (V14). That's not to say it was easy. Puccio battled with challenging moves, humid conditions and split tips. Two days went by during which she couldn't complete a single move, but in the end she emerged victorious and became the fourth woman to climb the grade.

  • Video: ABS 16 Open National Championships • Finals

    Watch the strongest men and women in the country face off to determine who will be the 2015 American Bouldering Series National Champions.

  • Livestream: ABS 16 Open National Championships • Men Qualifiers

    Watch the strongest men in the country face off for a chance at the 2015 American Bouldering Series National Championship in Madison, Wisconsin. For more info and the full schedule check out 2015 ABS National Championships Schedule and Streaming Info.

  • Livestream: ABS 16 Open National Championships • Women Qualifiers

    Watch the strongest women in the country face off for a chance at the 2015 American Bouldering Series National Championship in Madison, Wisconsin. For more info and the full schedule check out 2015 ABS National Championships Schedule and Streaming Info.

  • Video: Mayan Smith-Gobat and Libby Sauter Break El Cap Speed Record

    In October 2014, Mayan Smith-Gobat and Libby Sauter set out to break the women's speed record on The Nose of El Capitan. The time to beat was 5:39. Smith-Gobat and Sauter faced stiff competition: themselves. They set the previous record in 2013. This video documents their amazing success on Yosemite's iconic granite wall. In fact, they succeeded twice. Not shown in the video is the record set at 5:02 on October 28. That wasn't good enough for the pair; they wanted to break the five hour barrier. Three days later on October 31 they crushed it, bringing their time down to 4:43. Read our original story about the record-breaking week.

  • Video: Alex Honnold Solos 290 Pitches on his Birthday Outtakes

    On Alex Honnold's 29th birthday he soloed 290 routes in Squamish, BC. These are the outtakes from that monumental day, including 1000% more complaining and cookie eating than the original video.

  • Film Festival Flix Mountain & Adventure Film Festival 2015 Trailer

    Well, this is rad. The Film Festival Flix Mountain & Adventure Film Festival is an online festival offering access to over 40 films, including great climbing movies like Sufferfest 2, The Asgard Project, Moving Over Stone, Jeremy Collins's Drawn, and many more. The price is just $20 for 28 days of movies and events, including live panel discussions with athletes and filmmakers via Google Hangout, and 25% of sales goes towards organizations like the Access Fund, Paradox Sports, Big City Mountaineers, and more. There's even great non-climbing movies like Damnation and Into The Mind (if you're into that stuff).  

    For more information, go to FilmFestivalFlix.com  

     

  • Trailer: Jimmy Chin's Meru - The First Ascent of the Shark's Fin

    In 2011, Conrad Anker, Renan Ozturk, and Jimmy Chin made the first ascent of the Shark's Fin on Mount Meru. The 4,250-foot knife-edge of ice and granite was so compelling it had seen more than 20 attempts since 1993. Climbing awarded the achievement our Golden Piton Award for big wall climbing in 2012. Read our full summary of the ascent. For information about when and where you can see the full film, check out the official Meru website.

  • Video: Sharma, Puccio, and More Attempt Team Boulder Problem

    The recent ProLo Event at the Momentum Lehi gym paired pro climbers with locals and featured this interesting "Friend" problem. Climbers had to work in teams to get to the top. Some of the world's strongest climbers took on the challenge, including Chris Sharma, Alex Puccio, Nina Williams, Michael O'Rourke, and Meagan Martin.

  • Watch Ellen DeGeneres Interview Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson

    Well, this happened. The success of the Dawn Wall ascent has been so widespread that daytime talk shows are talking about rock climbing. Here, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show for their first sit-down interview about the big wall. Unfortunately, the segment doesn't end with Ellen on a climbing wall, like when Lynn Hill was on David Letterman in 1989.

  • Close Up: Watch Tommy Caldwell Send Pitch 15 of the Dawn Wall

    Originally rated 5.14d, Kevin Jorgeson described the crux of pitch 15 (now 5.14c) as 14 micro hand and foot movements, while holding some of the smallest holds on the wall, in a full iron-cross extension. Tommy Caldwell described the holds as the "smallest and sharpest holds I have ever attempted to hold onto." Watch as Caldwell works his way through the delicate and incredibly difficult moves with style.

    See our complete 2014/2015 Dawn Wall coverage.

  • Dawn Wall Live Stream: The Final Four Pitches
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    Watch as Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson make history as they climb the final four pitches of the Dawn Wall, the hardest big wall free climb in the world.

  • Dawn Wall Day 14 Video: A Major Breakthrough

    Kevin Jorgeson passes an important make-or-break point in the route, and begins to catch up to partner Tommy Caldwell. See our complete 2014/2015 Dawn Wall coverage.

  • Dawn Wall Video: Pitch 15

    Kevin Jorgeson describes the crux of pitch 15 on the Dawn Wall and why it's so difficult. It took Jorgeson 11 redpoint attempts over seven days before he finished this pitch. See our complete 2014/2015 Dawn Wall coverage.

  • Dawn Wall Days 9 & 10 Video: Jorgeson's Dilemma

    Kevin Jorgeson takes a few unplanned rest days, as skin issues halt his progress on pitch 15. See our complete 2014/2015 Dawn Wall coverage.

  • Dawn Wall Days 11-13 Video: Tough Times

    Kevin Jorgeson falls further behind Tommy Caldwell on the team's quest to climb the Dawn Wall. Jorgeson asks himself some tough questions.