1. Dean Potter: Falling To Fly

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    Dean Potter is characterized by creativity, commitment and challenge. He started climbing as a child, with a free solo fall from a stone wall as one of his earliest memories. Since that time, he has speed soloed Half Dome and El Capitan, Cerro Torre, and Fitzroy. He was the first to make a one-day free ascent of El Cap and Half Dome, and a one-day speed linkup of both of those big walls and Mount Watkins, Yosemites third Grade VI wall. He has also established testpiece crack routes in the Utah desert and highball boulder problems in Yosemite. For more on Dean visit prAna.com Dean has walked the longest highlines, often without a safety leash, though he has dedicated over a decade of engineering and testing to create the safest highline systems currently used. Most recently, he has combined BASE jumping skill with highlining and free soloing, using a specially engineered ultralight BASE rig as his backup system. Dean currently bases out of Yosemite, where he can usually be found on a large piece of granite. For videos, photos and more information on Dean, visit http://bit.ly/DeanPotterTags.

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    • Augmented climbing wall

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      A CHI 2014 video showcase of our augmented climbing wall. We built the climbing wall in November 2013 and in December tested these first prototypes in a user study. The study was done to test the interaction on the wall and tech requirements for a better body tracking. Read the CHI 2014 WIP paper for more info: https://mediatech.aalto.fi/~rakajast/Publs/kajastila_paper_chi_wip_2014_camera_ready.pdf Authors: Raine Kajastila (Aalto University, Department of Media Technology) and Perttu Hämäläinen (Media Lab Helsinki). Music: Night Owl by Broke for Free. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/ ..and hi Reddit Climbers!

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      • Alex Puccio: The Centaur

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        I love to share my passion for climbing with everyone I come in touch with. Climbing is everything to me and it has brought me great things in life. It has given me the opportunity to meet so many awesome people and has led me to cool places around the world. There is nothing better than traveling around and getting to climb at different places. There are so many different types of rock and various types of movements and I want to experience them all! ~Alex Puccio

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        • Jacinda Hunter: Style, Grace, Power

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          Jacinda Hunter, a nurse and mother of four (two boys and two girls), juggles work and parenthood with bouldering V11 and redpointing 14b. She says, “usually when I make up my mind to do something, I get it done.” Jacinda feels her biggest challenge is being a good parent and good example for her kids. “It’s hard to find time to provide opportunities for their interests and growth, and still have time to indulge in my own passions like climbing.” Jacinda and her husband, Mike, don’t have a TV-instead, the whole family goes on climbing trips together. Breaking the Law, her hardest route, was a long, cold winter project with the family. Her latest First Ascent "Fantasy Island" (5.14b) is in American Fork Canyon, Utah. For more visit http://bit.ly/JCHunter Music: Pretty Lights "Someday is Everyday" Prettylightsmusic.com

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          • Chris Sharma: The Legacy Continues

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            Chris Sharma's meteoric climbing career started when he won the Bouldering Nationals at age 14 and opened the hardest climb in America (at the time, 5.14c) a year later. In the decade that followed, Chris has continued to take climbing to a new level. Not only has he consistently shattered previous conceptions of difficulty, he was recently voted 8a Climber of the Decade. He has sent multiple 5.15 routes, bouldered V15, onsighted 5.14b, and established deep water solo routes at the highest grades. Chris holds claim to the current hardest route in America, and perhaps the world, with his ascent of Jumbo Love at Clark Mountain in California. Chris has a lot on his plate this year with a new house in Spain, establishing a string of 5.15 routes and climbing almost daily with his girlfriend Daila Ojeda. The area around their home is considered one of the hotspots for the sport globally with more than 70 crags featuring steep limestone caves and seemingly endless possibilities. It looks like Chris will have plenty of time to perfect his Spanish accent... For More On Chris Visit: http://bit.ly/ChrisSharma

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            • Paul Robinson: PlasTic'n

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              My first time climbing in the gym was back in 1998 when I attended a birthday party of one of my neighborhood friends. I loved it and knew I wanted to continue climbing from that moment on. I feel that the training inside the gym has helped greatly with my outdoor success. Having a place to climb on a regular basis where you can give it your all and not worry about being injured is an amazing concept. Climbing in a gym has given me the strength to send the boulders that I have done outside in as quick of a fashion as possible. In the gym I usually warm up for about 15 minutes and then climb on hard boulders for around 3 hours. I like to try and set climbs with my friends of all different styles. This I feel helps me prepare for any type of boulders I will encounter out on the rocks. Some of my favorite climbing gyms include, CATS in Boulder, CO and Earth Treks in Timonium, MD. ~Paul Robinson For more on Paul visit http://www.prana.com/ambassadors/paul-robinson or his blog http://p-d-robinson.tumblr.com/

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              • Safari Outdoor Adventure Park - Sandusky, Ohio

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                The Safari Outdoor Adventure Park at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio features a thrilling zip line tour, ropes course, climbing walls and much more.

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                • Dean Potter: 'King Air' First Ascent

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                  The Le Conte boulder, also known as the House Keeping boulder, is in Yosemite Valley, California. For more than a decade, I'd been trying to figure out the proudest, tallest line on the block, with no luck. One day, I was playing with my sister Jenny's kids, Cyrus and Dahlia, in the forest amongst the rocks. They were acting all whacky, wild and uninhibited, jumping and bouncing around from rock to rock and scampering up trees. I had been trying this sick line on the boulder but never figured out the crux move in all the years before. Somehow the kids, 'anything is possible' energy drifted into me. I stood before the starting bucket giggling. I was loose and moved my body in a different way than ever before. To my amazement, I stuck the crux with my nine-year-old nephew and my 7-year-old niece spotting me. I jumped down, careful not to squish them and finally believed I would send this lifetime project within my next few efforts. King Air is one of the most obvious boulder problems around. For years I tried the problem alone, somehow keeping it completely secret. My bro, Ivo Ninov and I worked on it together. We kept our efforts stealth by washing off the chalk with water before leaving for the night. For years, I doubt anyone else ever seriously looked at the bold line as it was too high and there wasn't any chalk to lead them. Ivos enthusiasm literally lifted me higher and higher. On every serious attempt he spotted me, making sure that at least I wouldn’t split my melon. This is the proudest highball boulder problem I know of in the Valley. The business scales over 30 feet to the final bucket. Its on the verge of being a free solo. When I fell my feet traveled 20 feet before impacting the pads. I was lucky not to shatter bones. My quads were very sore and I limped around for the next few days. King Air is the most beautiful boulder problem Ive ever done. You would be hard pressed to find any line, more aesthetic. ~Dean Potter For More On Dean Visit http://www.prana.com/ambassadors/dean-potter

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                  • Enzo Oddo: The First Time

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                    16 year old prAna Ambassador Enzo Oddo made his first Bouldering trip ever to Bishop, California. He spent most of his time at the Buttermilks, climbing classics like ‘Ambrosia’ and ‘The Beautiful And The Damned’- both very difficult climbs with top outs that are high off the deck. With his quiet demeanor and effortless style, he took it all in stride but clearly established himself in the American bouldering scene. Check out the video with a few of the highlights from his trip… Formore on Enzo visit http://www.prana.com/ambassadors/enzo-oddo

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                    • Alizée Dufraisse: Just My Style

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                      I started climbing when I was 8 years old on the legendary French cliffs in Verdon, Buoux. At the age of 15, I had sent my first 8b+ (Putain Putain) and had become a climbing Junior World Champion. I decided to take a break from climbing so I could devote myself completely to the pole vault as it was something that I was really excited about. I vaulted for 3 years and became champion of France only to realize that climbing was my means of expression and a lifestyle that suits me. I can not live without climbing. Traveling, meeting new people, learning and challenging myself is the life I want. I have improved my climbing abilities (multiple 8c & a 8a block) and competition results (3rd in the European Championships - Imst). Ceus & Spain are the places where I feel the best climbing and want o be more often. I discovered Bishop in the U.S. and Smith Rock and they are a different world! Now I want to discover more climbing hot spots in the United States. I think I can still push myself, to express my passions at an even higher level and push my limits! ~Alizée Dufraisse For more on Alizée visit www.prAna.com

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