Ian Dory isn't your average pro climber. Between working on his family farm, coaching at a local gym, and going to school, it took him two years to prepare for his ascent of Paint It Black (V15) in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. This striking short film by Nelson Carayannis and Mind Frame Cinema follows the hard-working and down-to-earth Dory as he fails repeatedly in his pursuit to send one of the hardest problems in the West.
What does it take to become a stronger, more powerful climber?
Eastern Mountain Sports Brand Ambassador and professional climber Joe Kinder spends a day with prAna sponsored athlete Jimmy Webb to find out what he does to gain strength, who inspires him and why sometimes, it's perfectly ok to let "technique fly out the window."