Q&A with Tim Emmett.

Q&A with Tim Emmett.

Tim Emmett is a professional extreme sports athlete, rock climber, former B.A.S.E jumper, wingsuit flyer, surfer, skier, snowboarder, TV presenter, inspirational speaker, stuntman and Mountain Hardwear Ambassador! In our previous article, we gave you the chance to send in any questions that you’d like to ask Tim. We randomly chose…

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Climb like Chris Sharma.

Whether you’re a novice, or an expert climber, at one time or another you’ve probably wished you could climb like Chris Sharma. In this series Chris Sharma shares his strategy and techniques that have made him one of the best climbers in the world. Part 1: Part 2: Part 3:…

Pushing your trad grade.

Pushing your trad grade.

You often hear people in climbing circles complaining, why they never seem to be able to progress beyond a certain grade. Such as moving from HVS to E1 for instance. Is it because you’re not strong enough? Is it because you’re not fit enough? Maybe you need to train more…

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Live. Climb. Repeat.

All of us know how long it takes, to the minute, to reach our local crag. We’ve slept in the dirt at J-Tree, in gîtes in Argentière and on the couches of countless climbing partners in between. When we look at a door jam, we see a pull-up bar. We…

Africa Fusion. Alex Honnold, Hazel Findlay, ’nuff said.

Alex Honnold and Hazel Findlay head to Southern Africa for an experience of a lifetime. Africa Fusion takes us from the breathtaking orange granite and vast landscapes of Namibia, through the desert and across to lush red sandstone of Waterval Boven in South Africa. Carrying on the journey in South…

Chris Sharma Sends El Bon Combat

Chris Sharma Sends El Bon Combat

Chris Sharma has made the first ascent of El Bon Combat and has suggested 5.15b/c for the line. The “King Line”, as Sharma describes it. El Bon Combat is located at Cova de Ocell, which is 40 minutes from Barcelona, Spain. When Sharma first saw the line he said he…

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The Sufferfest with Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright.

The Sufferfest — Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright’s incredible cycling journey to climb all of California’s 14,000ft peaks. Now, for the first time ever, watch the full movie in all its wretched glory. Alex and Cedar cross California on bikes and climb some of the most amazing and technical routes…

Understanding climbing grades.

Understanding climbing grades.

The system for grading protected trad climbs in guidebooks is usually the two-part British grade. This is a combination of adjectival and technical grades. Adjectival Grades. The Adjectival Grade is the first part of the grade and looks at the overall difficulty of a climb. This is influenced by many…

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Climbing Little Tryfan (Tryfan Fach)

Climbing Little Tryfan (Tryfan Fach)

If you’ve been climbing in the gym for a while, or have seconded outdoor routes, you’re no doubt itching to start leading, or to do your first multi-pitch climb. Little Tryfan is absolutely perfect for this. Nice grippy rock, good holds, great gear and a great mountain environment feel.[/snippet] Route…

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