Alex Megos making quick work of the Sydney, Australia testpiece Double Demerit (V14) at Sunnyside.
9. Of the Rock I Asked for the Moon
Stéphanie Bodet offers a singular and poetic vision of climbing in this short film by Bertrand Delapierre (translated into English by Jeff Arnoldi).
8. Climber Bails Off Evilution Direct Highball
Alex Biale climbs Evilution to the lip (V10)—the beginning to the infamous 55-foot Jason Kehl highball Evilution (V12/13 R) in Bishop, California—and, in the moment, decides to keep going.
"I've always wanted to do the direct [a V11, right exit variation to Evilution]," Biale writes in the video description, "but never had the 1) balls or 2) skill set."
Biale goes for it, following beta sprayed from the crowd below. "Since I'm not quite tall enough to reach the last hold using the standard method, I opted for a micro crystal (two finger crimp) out right to help me gain the last hold. Carlo also used this method but we both felt uncomfortable biting down on the crystal that high off the ground."
Pulling on the micro crystal, Biale has second thoughts. He opts for the 20+ foot fall onto the pads instead of the 55-foot top out.
Possibly the coolest water-ice climbing imaginable—watch Klemen Premrl and Rahel Schelb climb the roof of a clear-blue ice cave. Tim Kemple captures the beauty of Iceland in this short video feature, selected as a Finalist in the 40th Banff Mountain Film Festival.
"The aerial cinema experts at Teton Gravity Research release the first ultra HD footage of the Himalayas shot from above 20,000 ft. with the GSS C520 system, the most advanced gyro-stabilized camera system in the world. Filmed from a helicopter with a crew flying from Kathmandu at 4,600 ft. up to 24,000 ft. on supplemental oxygen, these are some of the most stable, crisp, clear aerial shots of these mountains ever released, which include Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse." -Teton Gravity Research
Eiger Dreams: Episode 5 - Nerves
On the wall without her climbing partner Carlo Traversi, Sasha DiGiulian second guesses her decision to climb Paciencia (5.13b) on the North Face of the Eiger, Switzerland.