North America's strongmen converged on Colorado Springs on Feb 24-25, 2012 for ABS Nationals 13. The field of 61 athletes was whittled down to just 6 for Men's Finals. When the dust settled Daniel Woods proved once again that he is simply the best climber in the U.S.
1. Daniel Woods
2. Ethan Pringle
3. Michael Bautista
4. Carlo Traversi
5. Jon Cardwell
6. Austin Geiman.
The odd Fontainebleau holiday video. This was my third time in the forest and we had some really nice days. Conditions were perfect. As in every bouldering trip, the list of things to do just gets longer and longer and I'm already looking forward to returning to the source of bouldering.
Climbers & Filming
Black Diamond athlete Nalle Hukkataival spent most of September 2011 down in Australia, climbing on the beautiful and bullet stone of the Grampians. We had Keith Ladzinski on the scene to capture the action and he came back with gigs of quality footage—so many gigs of footy that it took he and his partner at Three Strings Media, Andy Mann, until now to work through the goods. But the wait was worth it as you see Nalle nailing down FAs and classic boulders, as well as even tying into a rope (no one can resist the call of the stunning Taipan Wall!).
To see photos and read reports from Nalle's trip go here:
Welcome to the Hood highlights the 2 month trip to
Switzerland, Austria and France shared by
climbers and friends Daniel Woods, Paul Robinson,
Guntram Joerg, and Anthony Gullsten. Climbing in
Ticino, Murgtal, Silvretta, and Fontainebleau, the
crew accomplished some of their biggest climbing
achievements to date. Witness Guntram and
Anthony send their first 8B+/8C, Paul make the
first ascent of an 8B+, and Daniel make the first
8B+/8C flash in the world.
At around 40 minutes in length,
Welcome to the Hood gives you an inside look at the
psyche and motivation that goes hand in hand with living and climbing with elite athletes.
Song: If I could feel again, Pretty Lights
All music in the film will be produced by Pretty Lights Record Label!
Welcome to the Hood will be available on the 2nd of April as an HD Download on 27crags.com/films for $10.99 and the DVD just $19.95 with FREE shipping anywhere in the world at Bouldering.com!!!