In early 2012, Sanuk climber Daniel Woods established 3 of Colorado’s hardest boulder problems in the alpine environment of Rocky Mountain National Park. The film features First Ascents of Mirror Reality (v14), Mind to Motion (v14), and Paint it Black (v15).
Also featured are shots of how Daniel trains to prepare for a climb that will test his mental and physical capacity. Watch in wonder as he creates, prepares, and executes what was thought to be impossible…
Film and edit: Courtney Sanders
Calling all climbing lovers and outdoor addicts!
Right now, Sanuk’s Daniel Woods is working on a new film project, Welcome to the Hood. With the excitement beginning to build in the bouldering community, we thought what better way to loop you in than with a few words from the phenom himself…
Our goal with “Welcome the Hood” is to bring back the social aspect of bouldering and show our interaction with the climbing community around the world. The word “hood” to us means our neighborhood which includes the people we meet, the places we travel too, and the rocks we climb…
The climbers featured in the film are Paul Robinson, Anthony Gullsten, Guntram Joerg, and myself. We have 20 climbs from Austria, Switzerland, and France.
According to the WTTH Facebook Page (yes, you should totally go “LIKE” it), the full movie will be filmed over the next 5 months and should be available in early June 2012 as an HD download and DVD.
Until then, make sure to follow their adventures for all kinds of project updates and product giveaways. In fact…
Right now, Daniel and the crew are hookin’ fans up with free Sanuks on their Facebook Page. CLICK HERE to get in on the action!
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Time: 5:42 AM | Location: Murgtal, Switzerland
Hey guys, I just made a flash ascent (first try) of one of Europe’s hardest boulder problems Entlinge, established by Fred Nicole in 2005. My ascent was the problems 5th ascent over the years. This was the first ever 8B+/C flash in bouldering history.
I have video of the flash ascent and a photo as well. The video will come out in our upcoming film Welcome to the Hood featuring Paul Robinson, myself, Andy Gullsten, and Guntram Jorg. The film follows us around the world (our hood) and shows our lifestyle as professional climbers.
Entlinge was first established in 2005 by bouldering pioneer Fred Nicole. He stated that it was one of his hardest boulders next to Terremer (8C) in Hueco Tanks, TX. The climb is 6 moves long out a 50 degree overhanging roof. There are not any complications to the climb besides pulling as hard as you can.
The crux move revolves around a split finger half pad pinch and a desperate throw to a quarter pad incut crimp while keeping the tension. I was very surprised to do it first try, but had immaculate conditions and a free mind. It was 3 degrees C outside with a slight humid air surrounding the boulder. When I topped out, I felt as if my heart was going to stop from so much adrenaline pumping through my body.
After traveling the world in search of perfect rock faces for his entire adult life, Chris Sharma has settled down in the Northeast of Spain. He lives, surrounded by an abundance of beautiful limestone cliffs and a climbing scene full of ultra motivated locals - which is now considered to be the center of the universe for hard sport climbing. With the help of his Spanish girlfriend, Daila, Chris has become comfortable in the local language and culture and has truly found his sense of place. - via Prana
A note from a Sanuk climber Ethan Pringle:
Here are a few pics I took the other day (with my iPhone) while soloing, and at the top (on the cumbre!) of the first Flat Iron in Boulder, CO. It was drizzling a little. Then it full on rained while I was riding back to my friends house on his bike and I got completely soaked - Ethan Pringle