This week’s Friday Flick Pick takes a dive into highlights from G.G.B.Y. (Gobble, Gobble, Bitches, Yeah), an annual grassroots gathering that takes place at the Fruit Bowl outside of Moab, Utah around Thanksgiving, bringing together highliners, BASE jumpers, and countless other adventurers to celebr...

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Miguel Navarro enjoys three-dimensional climbing in the Trebena area of Geyikbayiri, Turkey, Geyikbayiri is Turkey’s largest sport climbing area with over 1300 routes divided over 47 sectors, all within walking distance of the camping. Read more http://tiletozo.tumblr.com/post/155995771804 ...

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Fingers crossed for a send today! Already missing those beautiful days climbing outside in Colorado. But now it’s time to stay focused and pack in some hours at the gym! I’ve really been starting to notice the improvements the @whitepineathletics training has made to my climbing. claire-bukows...

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Rozmowa z Tomaszem Klimczakiem „Klimasem” Jak to się stało, że zacząłeś się wspinać? Przypadkiem. Pewnego razu odwiedziłem moją dawną szkołę średnią, w której zbudowali ściankę wspinaczkową. Przyjechałem na rowerze w sandałach, koledzy namówili mnie, żebym spróbował. Ściągnąłem sandałki i wstawiłem się z dołem w jakąś lekko przewieszoną drog...

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O 11 ruszasz z Krakowa, wybierasz tradycyjnie szlak, na którym jak zawsze nikogo nie spotykasz i o 14:30 zasiadasz na ulubionej polanie pod szczytem. Polecam ten przepis :D #mogielicapic.twitter.com/mnuCOOQAKq Read more https://twitter.com/m_rodak/status/985186857754513408   My favorite boulder from qualifiers today in Meiringen! I d...

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‪So today was epic Ze względu na złożoność zagadnienia pewności siebie, związaną m.in. z dorastaniem, otoczeniem poza sportowym, zawężę tematykę tylko do zakresu wspinania i sposobów budowania  wiary w sportowe możliwości uprawiających wspinanie. Niezależnie od tego, czy jesteśmy zawodnikami czy skalnymi wyczynowcami chcielibyśmy, by ta wia...

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“Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.” - Charles Bukowski (via checked) Read more http://ayllabliss.tumblr.com/post/159850380866 “To climb down into that bed and there clutch her wild atoms to the heart.” - Gary Catalano,...

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Yesterday made for a long day. I was at the comp at 6:30a and was there all day until I finally just had to run away at 8:30p. It was fun but I am worn out and in great need of some introvert time to recharge. I’m bummed because I was supposed to go sport climbing today but I literally can’t be around people. I feel like I would just start crying ...

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  A fun, finicky boulder at the gym today :) Read more http://sierrablaircoyle.tumblr.com/post/172701386595 75% rocks, 15% snow, 9% sky, 1% human = 100% fun! https://ift.tt/2GILydc Read more http://simontour.tumblr.com/post/172492813644 Electoral processes, gender-neutral portrayal and meaningful inclusion in decision-making...

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Climbing up to a waterfall in Hawaii from our camp on the beach below to refill our water bottles.    Read more http://dirtlegends.tumblr.com/post/172280590945 Neck Gaiter firmy Mammut to lekka, uniwersalna chusta bezszwowa typu buff. Neck Gaiter doskonale sprawdza się jako osłona szyi lub głowy, niezależnie...

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Happy Tumblr Tuesday and almost Happy Easter!!! I believe the first thing written about me was in a magazine called 85255 :) I still have the photo proofs from the shoot! I was so proud of them! Read more http://sierrablaircoyle.tumblr.com/post/172334630428 Happy Tuesday! Today is amazing, I cannot wait to get the day started. I am dying to...

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Sloper Men firmy Mammut to męska koszulka o interesującym wzornictwie i wygodnym kroju. Sloper Men dzięki wykorzystaniu najwyższej jakości materiałów jest nie tylko komfortowa ale także bardzo trwała. Koszulkę docenią zarówno fani trekkingów, via ferrat, wspinacze, a także turyści. Sprawdzi się zarówno w górach, podróży i na co dzień w mieście. S...

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As climbers, when we become parents, most of us become boulderers by default. I can feel the cringe from some Valley locals now, but at least for my family, it’s true. Fortunately, Randy and I love bouldering, but there’s no doubt that bouldering can been the easiest form of climbing with kiddo in tow. Single-pitch cragging almost always means find...

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Mind-blowing pictures of Honnold's free solo

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El Cap Report has presented some mind-blowing pictures of Alex Honnold free soloing Freerider, almost 1 000 meters up to 7c+, in Yosemite.

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Alex Honnold’s plans were no secret. We all knew free soloing El Capitan had been on his mind since the beginning of his climbing career; we just never knew when or even if this crazy idea might ever become a reality.

At 9:28 a.m., Saturday, June 3, 2017, Honnold succeeded in free soloing El Capitan, becoming the first person ever to do so. His ascent of the 3,000-foot Yosemite monolith via Free Rider (5.13a) took 3 hours 56 minutes, but the actual feat itself was over a decade in the making. It involved thousands of hours of soloing on easier terrain. Thousands of hours of training and pushing himself sport climbing. And countless hours of visualizing what it might actually be like to head up on El Capitan with nothing more than a pair of shoes and a chalk bag.

 

 

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For many climbers, particularly Honnold’s closest friends, the news of his audacious feat was met with a breath of relief that Honnold had actually survived. That quickly gave way to complete and utter astonishment. Already, I’ve seen climbers anoint this El Cap solo as the greatest achievement in sports—ever. But is it?

The answer, probably, is yes. Though to limit it as an achievement only within the world of “sports,” I think, is far too restrictive. First, it’s hard to even to call free soloing a “sport.” There are no other sports in which the penalty for even the most modest of errors is certain death.

Honnold’s progression to this point is as much a part of the story as the ascent itself. Now, in retrospect, it all seems premeditated in a sort of genius way. In 2007, a quiet kid from Sacremento, his face always partly shrouded by a hoody, burst onto the climbing scene by repeating the greatest free-solo of the 1980s: Peter Croft’s link-up of Astroman and the Rostrum. In 2008, Honnold free-soloed the Moonlight Buttress in Zion National Park, a feat that by itself would’ve cemented his legacy as the greatest free soloist of all time. Later that year, he soloed Half Dome. Then there was Sendero Luminoso in El Potrero.

Each of these ascents was a milestone. What’s most incredible is to now view them not only as milestones but stepping stones.

“For me, free soloing is all about preparation,” Honnold wrote in his book Alone on the Wall.

Indeed. How many times did Honnold climb Free Rider in preparation for this solo? Unlike Moonlight Buttress, a route that Honnold has never fallen on, the Boulder Problem pitch of Free Rider has spit off Honnold repeatedly. It’s an insecure V7 crux, 1,700 feet up the wall.

What was the moment that made him realize he could climb through these moves with enough certainty to justify the risk? After how many times of rehearsing the route?

And how many hours did Honnold spend thinking about free soloing El Capitan over the last 10 years? Visualizing each and every move.

The answers to these questions would be as utterly glib as asking Michael Jordan how he knew he’d hit a game-winning shot. Some things can’t be described. In fact, this interview with Honnold more or less proves this point.

The idea of being ropeless 2,000 feet up El Capitan is something many climbers have pondered while resting in El Cap meadow, smoking weed, and staring transfixed up at the granite monster towering over them. For most, those moments were nothing more than ass-puckering fantasies that would spur uncomfortable fits of laughter. For Honnold, it was a serious project to be tackled.

Most climbers might describe the idea of free-soloing El Capitan as being a matter of tackling over 3,000 feet of insecure climbing. I can almost guarantee that Honnold looked at it much differently. He most likely saw just three insecure moves on the Boulder Problem pitch—the rest of it, meanwhile, was far more confidence-inducing climbing. This may explain why these ascents are, in Honnold’s mind, “no big deal.” He meticulously breaks them down in such a way that they aren’t (for him).

One way to measure the greatness of any sporting achievement might be to consider the amount of time that passes before it’s achieved again. New world records are set in virtually every single Olympics. Every year brings new sports stars who stand on the shoulders of those who came before them. Look at someone like Usain Bolt, who has a dominant record in the 100-meter dash that might last for generations. The difference is, lots of people can run the 100 meters (albeit not quite as fast as Bolt).

Honnold, meanwhile, is performing in an event that no one else is even qualified, much less willing, to participate.

I can’t be sure, but I have a hunch that Honnold’s legacy will stand for a very, very long time. Which is one reason that I personally hope he now takes a step back from free soloing in the way that Peter Croft did—if only to reexamine any motivations for continuing. That Honnold has never struck me as particularly attached to outcomes or driven by ego inspires confidence that he’ll enjoy the next 80 years of adventure.

Above all, what I’m left with, like most climbers, is a sense of complete and utter astonishment. I find it remarkable to experience such genuine astonishment in 2017, a dark year by many accounts but also an era in which it sometimes feels like we’ve seen it all. I’m taking this weekend to appreciate the fact that we just lived through history and witnessed one of the most incredible performances of all time.

We’ve all stared up at stars, and wondered what’s out there in the universe. It takes a once-in-a-generation visionary to figure out how to actually go there.

Honnold’s El Cap free solo transcends all sports. It suffuses a higher, more ancient realm in which our greatest virtues as human beings are often contained by our oldest and deepest fears. This solo was a moment in which those virtues triumphed. As a result, to witness this moment, to be a part of this community, and to feel deeply inspired by what Honnold achieved, somehow, it feels like we all triumphed, too.

Check out the exclusive story in National Geographic, and stay tuned for a feature film from Jimmy Chin.

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I can’t believe Vail is almost here!

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First of all…congrats on making it to divisionals and good luck! :)

Most of your key training will have already been done in the months prior to the competition, but I think staying sharp before a competition is crucial!  Practice any moves that usually give you trouble and make sure you feel confident in all styles of climbing.

You’ve got this!

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Hey Ladies! 
We’re The Social Climbers and were two girls who combined their two passions: Graphic Design and climbing!

Check out our first product: Bouldering Buddies enamel pin set on our etsy page and tag @thesocialclimbers on instagram to be featured! Thanks!

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Happy Tumblr Tuesday! I am so excited for Vail :)

I think Alex Honnold’s recent free solo is definitely an accomplishment and he should be proud.  I’m not sure if/when anyone will ever repeat that feat!

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Picture this: It’s 1968 in San Francisco. Your buddy invites you to the opening of a small new clothing company downtown, a friend of...

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When you first start climbing, the fear of falling can be overwhelming.  For many climbers, it is likely one of the main factors holding back your climbing performance.  However, being scared of falling is perfectly normal and something most climbers go […]

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Working together since 2007, the IFSC and Entre-Prises have renewed their partnership.

Entre-Prises (EP), world leader in climbing walls and IFSC Official Climbing Wall Supplier, has supported the development and promotion of Sport Climbing since the early days of the IFSC and has been a major IFSC partner since 2011. After a decade, the relationship now continues with the renewal of an exclusive deal as the Official Climbing Wall Supplier until Tokyo 2020.

Get more information in the following press release and about Entre-Prises company on the dedicated page.

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