Saturday, August 3, 2013

Weekend Warrior - Videos to get you STOKED!!!

Sooner or later, every climber is going to have to deal with being stuck in their tent.  Sometimes it's only for a few hours, maybe a day, maybe a week or more.  Climbers Alex Honnold, James Pearson, Hazel Findlay, and Mark Synnott headed to Devil's Bay, Newfoundland, with hopes of climbing the 1,200' granite walls there.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature had some other plans for them.  While this video may not necessarily get you stoked, it does give you some insight on how each of the climbers deal with the tent time.

TENT BOUND IN DEVIL'S BAY from Camp 4 Collective on Vimeo.

Does the phrase "campusing on fingerlocks" sound appealing to you?  Yea, me neither.  But for Mason Earle, it is all part of the game as he is trying to free what may be one of the world's hardest crack climbs.

When Ines Papert, Jon Walsh and Joshua Lavigne travel to the remote north area of Baffin Island for an attempt at a first ascent of Mt. Asgard's south tower, the brutal yet beautiful landscape does not treat them kindly.  With icy rivers to ford and thick clouds to blind them, they still able to climb the 1200m tower, but it took a grueling 60 hours.

Spirits of Ásgarðr from ARC'TERYX on Vimeo.

Hope you have a great weekend! - James

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