Saturday, July 5, 2014

Weekend Warrior: Videos to get you STOKED!!!

In our first video this week, Stefano Ghisolfi links together an 8c called L'extrama Cura with with a "easier" line called Base Jump that finishes with ten 8b+ moves.  In the end, the whole thing rings in at 9a.  Stefano dedicated the route to Tito Traversa who tragically died in July of 2013 after a fall on improperly assembled quickdraws.

This next trailer from off-width phenom Tom Randall is an introduction to The Pura Pura.  The route links The Green Shadow, a V12 crack boulder problem, into Greenspit, a 5.13d/14a horizontal crack climb, to make possibly the world's hardest bit of crack climbing. As Tom puts it, "All in all it’s about 25m of extremely steep roof crack climbing and one that leaves your shoulders and core feeling like useless lumps of flesh hung on a skeleton." Sounds like fun, eh?

Pura Pura Trailer from Tom Randall on Vimeo.

Lisa Chulich is a great local climber who is taking her first few steps onto the world stage.  On her first trip to Fontainebleau back in March, she tackled some great boulder problems.  Here's Lisa not only giving a good effort, but giving up some good skin as well on the slopey, balancey 7b (V7/8) La Ligne Blanche.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July Weekend! - James

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