Black Diamond athlete Nalle Hukkataival decided to leave behind the bureaucracy of bouldering in Hueco Tanks State Historical Park in Texas and crossed the border into Mexico. Destination: Peñoles, a bouldering area seven hours south of the U.S. border with rock striking similar to Hueco's but without the onerous rules and regulations. Nalle quickly realized what he had heard of Peñoles was true: the place was virtually untapped, especially in regards to difficult highballs, and quickly set to work at developing a host of high-end, world-class problems.
Videographer Clement Perotti was along for the ride and has edited together a 3-part video series of Nalle and crew's bouldering adventures in Peñoles. Here is Video #3.
My first trip to Switzerland was unbelievable. I fell in love completely with the climbing, the scenery, and the lifestyle. I was fortunate enough to have good friends there to share the whole experience with!
Climbers in order of appearance: Brooks Walker, Kasia Pietras, Jimmy Webb, Fabian Buhl, Meagan Martin
Peppered with iron-hard crimps and delicate scoops, the massive Hollow Mountain Cave in the Grampians of Australia is the most stunning roof bouldering arena in the world. In 2011, BD Athlete James Kassay repeated the cave's 70-move mega-line, Wheel Of Life, a V15 boulder problem that's longer than most routes. But James' affair with the line was far from over. His real goal was to add a more difficult direct finish, which he managed to pull off, with the cameras rolling, in November 2012.