"Twelve months ago I received the news most people fear when I was told: “Sorry to have to tell you this John but you have an advanced Cancer that is aggressive and to add to that you also have a secondary cancer.” In short I am terminally ill and my clock is ticking. This you may say is my ‘crux’ and I either fall or push on to the summit. For me there was only one option and since that day I have kept on climbing, taking in the beauty around me and enjoying every challenge that lies ahead.
Whilst thinking about the possibilities of ‘Climbers Against Cancer’ as an idea I remembered the saying ‘strength in numbers’ and how the world of climbing as a family has so much power to deliver a message across the globe. If, as a group of friends, we come together and support ‘CAC’ it can help others in the future by raising awareness and funds to further research into finally finding a cure for cancer! Being open about my own predicament has helped others feel more comfortable in discussing this disease and whether talking to adults or children I have seen a huge change in attitude.” John Ellison.
One sunny sunday with Guillaume Glairont Mondet in Rocher Saint Germain, Fontainebleau.
6 ladies are given some holds, a piece of plywood and a few hours. What would you expect ? A boring dispatch of crimp pulling ? A few fall ? Can’t be more wrong….
First, the Tierra Boulder Battle is a show. Crowdpleasers problems of a high level of difficulty, perfect custom made holds on a fine structure.
Second, these girls RULES. They are beautiful, they climb harder than you and they know how to have a good laugth in between tries.
Last but not least, this video is not about the comp, it’s about everything around. Jump backstage to see how such a fine event come to life.
Thanks to Alex Puccio, Mathilda Söderlund, Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, Mélissa Le Nevé, Therese Johansen and Anja Hodann for beeing awesome during these few days.
Thanks to Björn Pohl, all the Klättercentret crew, and all the events partner for pulling such a great show.
Thanks for watching !
What do you need to make the best cilmbing event of the year ?
Take the best climbers, the best route setters, the best wall, holds, a warm crowd and some cold beers !
Make sure to check out what happened the day before and the hours after the competition, it’s in there, waiting for you, with some action shots, exclusive interviews, and the first ever proof of a one arm pullup by Adam Ondra.
This is just amazing !
ABYSS, the latest viral film from Louder Than Eleven, provides an insider’s look at rock climbing development. Exploration of secret, alpine climbing terrain high above Colorado’s Front Range has created a flurry of debate regarding the philosophy, secrecy and ethics of development. Culminating in Ben Spannuth’s FA of one of the world’s highest elevation 5.14s, ABYSS opens the floodgates of passionate debate within the climbing community.
The scandal unfolds in this 48-minute piece, featuring such climbing talents as Paige Claassen, Matty Hong, Chris Schulte, Mayan Smith-Gobat, Dave Wetmore and Matt Wilder and narrated by Jon Glassberg. Additional commentary from the insightful minds of Peter Beal, Herman Feissner, Joe Kinder, Brady Robinson, Ben Scott, Chris Sharma, John Sherman, and Clark Shelk.
Louder Than Eleven is a Boulder based production company specializing in outdoor media to promote the sport of rock climbing by creating captivating action entertainment.
Immune System - “Gehenna” - myspace.com/immunesystem/music
Milyoo – “Classic” – Lexington, KY – soundcloud.com/milyoo
Immune System – “The Orme”
Abel Okugawa - “Milk” abelokugawa.com
Milyoo – “Phoenix”
Chaptabois - “Walk” - Facebook.com/Chaptabois
Milyoo – “Multitude”
Milyoo – “Pully”
Yosemite Music - “102” - soundcloud.com/yosemite-music
Immune System – “Initiation”
Milyoo – “Classic Refix”
Milyoo – “Takedown”
Louis W T Buick (Lucky Cub) – “92” - soundcloud.com/lucky-cub
Milyoo – “You are You”
Louis W T Buick (Lucky Cub) – “EXX”
Yosemite Music – “Water”
Neon Highwire - “Isometric View (Novelty Music Scene Mix)” - neonhighwire.com/
The Slow Waves – “Underbelly” - facebook.com/theslowwaves - theslowwaves.com
The heartbreaking last week has arrived. And is behind me now. Only facing the future, full of nice projects, nice people, more fun times, better videos for you.
One reason to watch it ? First repeat of Oliphants Down ? Dave KILLING Royksopp ? Daniel running laps on Shosholoza ? See how much sweat a pro climber skin can produce ? Choose your !
Thanks for watching, sharing, liking or hating. Hope to give you more SOON !!
High end rock climbing in there. I wish this can get you as motivated and inspired that I was when witnessing all that stuff.
If you need to see what fighting on rock is about, check this out !
Crazy shit happening around here !
After this crzay week, Rocklands have been rained out for two days, and tonigh is the annual RockStock festival, with its famous Air Guitar/Acting contest.
After this break, no doubt the motivation will be high as it gets.
Part 2 is out, enjoy !
Week 3 is out, in two parts this time. Too many ascents, meters of tape, kilograms of chalk, liters of blood, sweat, tears, and drama.
The process of doing The Rocklands post is a great experience, and allows me to witness every day some damn fine climbing.
Yesterday for instance, Michele sent El Corazon in an impressive way. Stikking the jump move, locking the iron-cross between two tiny crimps, 5 meters above the deck. The tension and the control level involved was astonishing, and the little assembly that trew their pad underneath this awesome piece of rock could attest that.
Stay tuned for next week edition, and be sure to check part 2, that includes ascents of Quintessential, Shosholoza, and more…
And here comes Week 2 !
With dry/cold/almos-perfect conditions, many hard boulders went down this week.
An example ?
Martin Mobraaten, lying on the couch right next to me just arrived after a day out. He managed to take down Black Shadow (8A+), Golden Viginia (8A), Black Mango Shuntey (7C+), Shark (7C), Barracuda (8A). Oh, and it rained today, like 2 short downpours. Ok ? You see the picture ? At least 20 people would be required to film every ascent…
Hope you’ll enjoy this week edition !
See you soon for the next one.