Hirayama Yuji is one of the best climber in the world. His amazing climbing life story started when he was 14 years old guy. He quit school and decided to become professional climber. In his long career he did with the most difficult climbing routes in the world.
Yuji won twice time the World Cup, where the final competition was in Kranj - Slovenia. Beautiful country reminds him a lot, especially rock climbing in Mišja Peč.
Someday, he wants to climb with friendly Slovenian climbers again.
Black Diamond athlete Adrian Baxter spent this past Easter tugging on the world-class tufas of Kalymnos, Greece, and sent us this great video that highlights the area's stunning climbing.
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BD athlete Adam Ondra went on something of a tear the first four months of 2011—in case you were living in a dumpster and didn't hear the news. 8c+ onsights, 9b redpoints—sometimes both in the same day. (Check out the videos here and here.)
After his northern Spain rampage, he headed down to southern Spain with his father to have a go at Chilam Balam, a wildly overhanging, 80-plus meter long, traversing route that was famously graded 9b+ by its first ascentionist, Bernabe Fernandez. It had never seen a repeat—until Adam showed up and dispatched the stunning line in a handful of tries (check out the rowdy runouts when he starts skipping clips!). Next up was an undone project to the right: a tufa and micro-crimp line that would prove to be more demanding than its well-known neighbor. Adam eventually redpointed the line, naming it La Planta de Shiva and grading it 9b. Two weeks... two of the hardest sport climbs in the world dispatched.
When Adam told us he was heading down to try Chilam Balam and La Planta de Shiva we dispatched Bernardo Gimenez to document the action, sure that Adam would—again—pull off a stunning performance. Below is Bernardo amazing video that captures both 9b ascents. Epic, epic EPIC! If this doesn't get you psyched, go back to your dumpster.
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Last fall, from October 26-30, 2011, more than 600 climbers gathered with our team for Petzl RocTrip China. All participants discovered and enjoyed more than 250 brand new pitches on unbelievable limestone especially prepared for the event.
Among the highlights of the film, watch Dani Andrada’s first ascent of the extremely difficult 7-pitch Corazon de Ensueno (8c/5.14b), a route he put up in 2010 over the course of two trips to the area to prepare for the RocTrip. For this outstanding feat, Dani was awarded Climbing Magazine’s prestigious Golden Piton.
Other sequences include Steph Bodet and Arnaud Petit sending their project, Lost in Translation (8a+/5.13c), Gabriele Moroni’s first ascent of Coup de Bambou (9a/5.14d), as well as other images of spectacular climbs up and down the valley.
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Haroun Souirji bring us "La Obsesión - a film about Dani Andrada". Obvously when two persons like Haroun and Dani join forces, there can be only one result - a perfect movie about climbing, motivation, developing new crags and life style. Enjoy it!