Black Diamond athlete Fred Nicole is a true master boulderer, having been at the forefront of the sport for more than two decades. Soft-spoken and thoughtful, he has developed benchmark problems from Hueco Tanks to Rocklands to Fontainebleau to his home forests of Switzerland, all in with his trademark silent, graceful power. An icon to boulderers around the world, Fred Nicole was a perfect fit to filmed by Bernado Gimenez for our Video Profile series. Nicole took Gimenez on a tour of some of his off-the-radar spots in Switzerland and sagely spoke about his philosophies in climbing and in life. A personal and unique profile, this video is truly a special window into the world of one of climbing's great ambassadors.
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"Some places are nice to visit and some places just make you feel like the luckiest person in the world. This is what we felt during our trip to Rocklands.
So does Rocklands live up to its hype? Yes, it does. But it's not only about the climbing. It's the whole experience (scenery, people, rock...) that makes the area what it is. We hope this video gives you a genuine image of Rocklands.
This video was shot during June 2012 and it was Mélissa Le Nevé's second trip to Rocklands. Needless to say it will not be her last!"
- Haroun Souirji
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Metro Rock presents the 4th season of the Dark Horse Bouldering Series. This year, with a 4th competition added to the series, Boston is in for non-stop competition action from October to January. Championship round takes place on January 19th so head over to darkhorseseries.com to register now!