In this video Chris Sharma Proper Soul Onsight 14a (8b+).
In the summer of 2010, Iker and Eneko Pou decided to visit legends. Travelling the Alps in their camper van, they met the godfathers that changed climbing forever.
Walking on the footsteps of Manolo, Alex Huber and Beat Kammerlander, they repeated some of the most iconic routes in the history of big-wall climbing: itineraries that show the way to the new generations.
Nicolas Favresse continues to forage new lines in Kalymnos. Fresh from his spate of new big walls in Pakistan's Charakusa Valley, the Belgian travelled to the Greek island to free Inshallah 8c/8c+. The new route is a powerful roof traverse through the first cave in the North Cape sector and is Favresse's second 8c+ on Kalymnos this year: in May he freed Gora gu ta gutarrak in the Odyseey sector, repeated by Steve McClure a month ago. Although not entirely sure about the grade (this awaits confirmation), Nicolas commented: "I'm really happy about this new route. Not just for the difficulty, but because it's an incredible climb. The line, the moves, the location, the rock...it's one of the best sport climbs I have ever done."
Part one of this video guide deals with selecting the rock, drilling the hole and preparing it for gluing. This process is for titanium bolts glued with RE-500 resin, the premiere sport climbing protection. Same procedure can be used on most glue bolts.
Part two of this video guide deals with preparing the resin cartridges, installing the anchor and final touches. This process is for titanium bolts glued with RE-500 resin, the premiere sport climbing protection.
A superb video as usual from Petzl. The Petzl RocTrip 2011 took place in the Gétù valley, located in the heart of China from October 26-30, 2011. Team Petzl’s climbers have completely equipped this totally new site for the event. The goal of the RocTrip is to bring professional and amateur climbers together in a truly exceptional place.
Climbing in May 2011 on the Greek island Kalymnos. Also featuring Nicolas Favresse & Patxi Usobiaga who visited the island during Kalymnos Climbing Festival. Seen here climbing Raptor 8a at Jurassic Park.
After an amazing encounter with climbing legend Manolo Zanolla, Iker and Eneko went on to repeat the route initially opened by Manolo in 2006. The name of the route is "Solo per vecchi guerrieri" (for old warriors only) and is 8c / 150m climb. This is an excellent video.
Bouldering in the area of Prinias.
Plakias (Greek: Πλακιάς) is a village on the south coast of the Greek island of Crete, in the Rethymno Prefecture, about 30 kilometres south of the city of Rethymno. It is part of the municipality Foinikas. It is surrounded by mountains to the north and the Libyan Sea to the south. There is a detailed description of the climbing area under Climbing category.
The Cave of Skoteino or Agia Paraskevi in Heraklion Crete: The Cave of Agia Paraskevi, close to Skotino village, is located at a distance of about 22 km from Heraklion city and is regarded as one of the three largest caves of Heraklion. Situated at an altitude of 225 m, the cave is 10 meters high and 27 meters wide. It was used mainly as a cult place in the ancient times and later as a religion centre for the Christians.
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