All Videos

  • Video: The First Ascent of Truckbutt (5.11a)

    A beautiful, aesthetic line that was just begging to be climbed—none of these words describe this route. In this fun video, Aran Cook and Air Forbes set out to nab the first ascent of Truckbutt, a two bolt sport route up the back of a mega dump truck. When you're far away from real rock, you have to make dude with what you have.

  • Video: Desert Ice - A Zion Ice Climbing Adventure

    "Climbing routes like this is like defusing a time bomb, and you can’t walk away from it." Jesse Huey and Scott Adamson venture into the Zion backcountry in search of fresh ice and mixed routes. They're rewarded with pristine virgin lines with marginal-if-any gear placements in an especially remote wilderness. Bold and committing is an understatement.

  • Video: Crag Pooping PSA

    In this video by the Access Fund, Dave Wetmore poops too close the the crag with some surprising consequences. For more fun PSAs, check out accessfund.org/gorilla.

  • Video: 400-Foot Chalk Cliff Climbing Competition

    The Red Bull White Cliffs event last weekend pitted 10 top mixed climbers against a nearly 400-foot vertical to overhanging wall of chalk in southern England. Read our full coverage of the event at Climbers Race Up 400-Foot Chalk Cliffs.

  • Video: Alex Honnold Free-solos Heaven (5.12d) - Climber's Cut

    This beautifully shot video (directed by Jimmy Chin) features Alex Honnold free-soloing Heaven (5.12d) in Yosemite. The route follows a 40-foot overhanging crack several thousand feet above the valley floor. Like most of Honnold's solos, a fall would be catastrophic. The route was first free-soloed by Dean Potter in 2006. Honnold made the second free-solo in 2011, then repeated it twice for this video. For a cool, behind the scenes look at the shoot, check out Jimmy Chin's blog.

  • Video: Wideboyz Climb 130 Routes and Run 20 Miles in 24 Hours

    Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker have a tendency to take on insane challenges. They've conquered the hardest off-width in the world. They've climbed one of the hardest finger cracks. They've attempted 5.13a in fat suits. This challenge might be their craziest yet. The pair decided to link all the Brown and Whillans routes on  the Eastern and Western Grit in a day. According to Randall's blog, that would encompass 17 crags, 23.6 miles of running, and 132 pitches. Randall estimates they soloed 66% of the routes. The team achieved their goal with some suffering, and this hairy moment recounted by Randall:

    "One of our tactics on some routes was for the seconder to be immediately lowered back to the ground to start soloing up the next route before the other person could get down to the base and follow. Well on one long route, I was being lowered down, but swung out too far and was about to hit a tree so I grabbed a hold on the face and shouted at Pete to hold me one second to redirection myself. What did he do? He thought I’d said 'off belay,' so untied, chucked the rope off the top and left me abandoned on this hold! It all worked out with a little down soloing though."

  • Video: Disappearing Floor Forces Customers to Climb to Safety

    In this fun Korean ad/prank for The North Face, customers find themselves in an interesting predicament. While browsing in what looks like a normal shop, the floor suddenly retracts into a wall covered in climbing holds. Most people make the logical choice and latch on. They're then presented with a challenge. We don't speak Korean, but it appears that they have 30 seconds to dive from the wall and grab a sweet puffy hanging from the ceiling. If we had our way, we'd do all of our shopping like this.

  • Video: Tahoe Bouldering - Welcome to the Future (V12)

    In this beautifully shot bit of bouldering porn, Jesse Bonin returns to Welcome to the Future (V12) in the Barb-Wire Area to claim another ascent of his classic problem.

  • Video: Meet El Cap Reporter Tom Evans

    Meet Tom Evans. From his perch at the bridge in El Cap meadow, he's a one-man news source and historian for climbing in the valley. Read more about Tom in our October 2014 issue and see his diligent work at elcapreport.com. To meet more of the characters that make up Yosemite valley, check out El Cap Report on PBS stations this fall. Learn more at elcapreportthefilm.com.

  • Video: Deep Water Dry Tooling

    Usually, a day with ice tools involves multiple layers of clothing and no falls on lead. Aaron Mulkey turns the formula upside down with a pleasant day of dry tooling above Lake Powell. Mulkey explains the situation in the video description: "I want everyone to know, the walls being climbed are typically under water and the rock is very weak sandstone since it's usually under water. When the damn was built it filled up over 1,500 miles of canyon walls with water. Because these walls are typically underwater the algae growth on the surface of the rock makes it nearly impossible to climb with your hands. Each time these walls go under water they shed rock and grow more algae. The rock above water line is much better and we do not climb on those with tools."

  • Watch: New Film on Mythic Ice Climb Beyond Good and Evil

    This superb short film tells the story of Beyond Good and Evil, a legendary ice and mixed route on the Aiguille de Pelerins, Chamonix, France. The climb was first done in 1992 by Andy Parkin and Mark Twight after two previous attempts, starting in 1989. The ice was so thin that they placed not one screw on the 600-meter route, and Twight decorated the topo with a skull and crossbones. Twenty years later, it is still a benchmark for aspiring high-end mixed climbers in the Alps.

  • Video: A Climber Wedding Challenge

    For most couples, the biggest wedding-day challenge is to keep the best man's speech from going off the rails. Brian and Mandy Fabel's wedding-day challenge was a little different. Their special day involved a 14 mile bike ride, a 24 mile hike, nine pitches of climbing, then the whole thing again in reverse. This video details their epic union of matrimony, and check out our upcoming November 2014 issue for an interview with the badass climber couple.