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.
Chris Sharma visits 'Surf Safari' (5.14a) at Mickey's Beach in Northern, California, a very difficult route that he first climbed at age 15. Pondering the ascent of his old test-piece, Chris connects to his breath, visualizes the moves and gets focused on the red point. Learn more about Chris at prana.com/life/ambassadors