martes, 27 de diciembre de 2011

All the best for 2012!!


Merry Christmas and Happy 2012 for everybody!!

We are going to Gran Canaria to enjoy the first day of the new year with my family!! :-) I´m psyched to see my friends from there, climb a little bit, go swimming in the ocean!
I love Canarias..!!  There are good people, beautiful landscapes, comfortable weather (now 25º hehe..), nice beaches and family!! So perfect :-) Let´s go to the island!!

Here some really nice photos from Gran Canaria of Maria Torres.

lunes, 5 de diciembre de 2011

Joe Kinder y Sterling Rope!!


Joey Kinder has been on the Sterling Rope team for over ten years! In that time we have featured him in several ads, released a signature t-shirt with his personally designed twist on our familiar yellow and black logo, and now featured him in this Sterling Rope team video.
In this episode Joey steps in front of the lens (props to Collette) and reflects on being “on the road again”. While in Nice, Southern France, he talks about checking out new routes, testing out new areas, sometimes sending, sometimes ‘sucking’, but always psyched on trying! His rope of choice while on a three month trip, the Velocity 9.8mm.
Joe and his girlfriend Collette live ‘the climbing life’! Follow along in this video series filmed and edited by Joey Kinder while he travels the globe connecting with some of the best climbers in the world who, like him, have all chosen Sterling Rope. 
Look for future Sterling Rope team videos from Joe Kinder in 2012 and beyond.

For more on Joe read his team bio - 
sterlingrope.com/team/67/367
To follow his blog check out - 
joekindkid.com 


jueves, 10 de noviembre de 2011

Back home from the Petzl Roctrip in China!



We are back in home!!
It was a really long trip even though it was just ten days in China.. It has been a new experience for me. I was in China one time before (Yangshuo) but it was totally different experience.. Getu Valley is a humble and chill small town very different to the tourists streets in Yangshuo.. the time goes slowly there.. and specially without coffee.. The food is very good, spicy and always with a healthy ginger touch.. the worst part it was the breakfast noodles... and the persistent humidity!! (you can imagine my hair! hehe..) But we forget the comfort that we are used to in our homes and we enjoyed the fun time with our friends who traveled to Getu Valley for sharing the Petzl Roctrip!! 




There were people from many different places: New Zeland, Australia, Spain, Argentina, USA, Iran, France, Turkey...  There is a lot of climbing potential.. It´s a climbing paradise! I hope all the work from the bolters and the Petzl organizers bear fruits in the future.. they deserve it! Thanks Erwan for this new experience! :-) 
Congrats to Dani who sent ¨Corazon de ensueño¨ his amazing project in the Big Arch! It was really nice to watch him climbing down below.. he looked mini in this huge cave.. 

Really nice stories and amazing photos in our friends blogs ColetteAndrew Bisharat, Joe Kinder...! from there you will find more friend's blogs and you will enjoy many different stories and beautiful photos of the Petzl Roctrip!








miércoles, 9 de noviembre de 2011

Sterling rope and Enzo Oddo!



Enzo Oddo is one of the young and very talented climbers from Southern France. At only 16 years old he is consistently climbing 9a and 9a+ routes. Enzo is leading the way for the new generation with his fearless efforts on some of the hardest projects like Jungle Boogie in Ceuse, France. 

Enzo devoted himself to this project for weeks with no avail, which is just part of the game when it comes to such high end climbing. He knows that we fail a lot and we only succeed sometimes, but that is what makes our efforts so satisfying. 

Watch as Enzo pushes himself and his
Fusion Nano 9.2 on the still un-climbed project called Jungle Boogie.



Once again Joey Kinder has done an amazing job behind the lens…

miércoles, 19 de octubre de 2011


Petzl RocTrip 2011 : Gétû Valley, China

China, 26-30 October

 




The Petzl RocTrip 2011 will take place in the Getu valley located in the heart of China from October 26 – 30, 2011. Team Petzl’s climbers have completely equipped this totally new site for the event. The goal of the RocTrip is to bring professional and amateur climbers together in a truly exceptional place.

 
At the Petzl RocTrip China 2011, participants will be offered no fewer than 250 climbing pitches spread across 15 sectors in the valley. On the menu: a cocktail of extreme routes (up to 9a for the best climbers) accompanied by loads of moderate routes for everyone all served up on delicious limestone walls. The Chuanschang arch comes into its own in the autumn when the rays of the rising sun shine across the river.
Team Petzl athletes
 
Daila Ojeda, Daniel Andrada, Steve Mcclure, Stéphanie Bodet, Arnaud Petit, Gerome Pouvreau, Loic Gaidioz, Charlotte Duriff, Philippe Ribière, Michaël Fuselier, Martina Cufar, Nathalija Gros, Nina Caprez, Mélissa Leneve, Alizée Dufraisse, Anthony Lamiche, Daniel Dulac, Liv Sansoz, Lynn Hill, Chris Sharma, Dave Graham, Said Belhaj, Jorg Verhoven, Yann Gesquier, Gerhard Horager, Florence Pinet, Vaibhav Metha, Enzo Oddo.
 

domingo, 2 de octubre de 2011

Sterling rope!!






Sterling rope video by Joe Kinder and Colette Mclnerney!!
thanks guys! looks great! :-)

sábado, 10 de septiembre de 2011

Women of climbing 2011


The new calender ¨Women of climbing 2011¨ is ready! Here a really nice photo from Bernardo Gimenez of me climbing in Mind Control, my project in Oliana
Thanks Bernardo! ;-) 


lunes, 8 de agosto de 2011

Sterling rope video shot

Great new video shot by Sterling Rope athlete Joe Kinder featuring Chris Sharma. This is the first in a series of six videos shot on location in Spain, France, and Italy, each of which focus on one of our sponsored athletes. Future videos will feature Daila Ojeda, Enzo Oddo, Joe Kinder, Anna and Philippe Gatta, Anna Gonzalez and Matteo Pineo. The concept behind the videos is to show why ropes play an important role in the daily lives of climbers and the reasons why they choose Sterling Rope.


martes, 12 de julio de 2011

Rock and Ice!!


Last spring we had a really nice visit in Cataluña from some very fanatic yanquis- friends! Andrew Bisharat, Rock and Ice editor, and the great photographer Keith Ladzinski tell us this funny story in the latest Rock and Ice issue.
The cover is badass dudes! thanks! :-)


viernes, 8 de julio de 2011

viernes, 24 de junio de 2011

Catalunya!!

I am in home after one month in the road!!

First I traveled to Canary Island where I spent a very good days with my friends and my family. I love this place. The weather is very soft all year, there are good beachs, good surfing, good climbing, good peole, good food :-) It´s my favorite island in the world!! hehe.. And after Gran Canaria I went to US (you know this part) :-) It was a fun travel! We´ll comeback there very soon..
Here the house is getting very beautiful. The workers are doing a really good job. It´s changing everyday: new roof, new porch.. it´s so nice.. I´m so happy! hehe :-) venga!


domingo, 12 de junio de 2011

Come back home-Santa Cruz













nice photos of Boone Speed

After some nice days in the small city of Bend (Oregon), near the mitic climbing place Smith Rock, we have come back to our home in California, Santa Cruz.
It was really good to know that place, the landscape is amazing and the climbing style is very particular there.. it's something like Siurana style but a little more extrem! hehe.. the warm up was a fight! uff.. but it was really nice to try some routes there.
And it was really psyched to see the monkey face where is the legendary route "Just do it", first 8c+ in USA redpointed by JB Tribout in 1992. It's a such a beautiful route.. if this route was in Oliana I would be psyched to try it a muerte!! :-)
venga bichos!!














miércoles, 8 de junio de 2011

USA- Smith Rock!!

Our beautiful house in Oregon! :-)
Chris and Boone Speed working in the new Entre Prises hangboard
Smith Rocks! incredible place..

While our good friends Alvaro, Nane and Xerach are working on the roof of our house we have come to the US for some weeks. After some days in Santa Cruz we are in the state of Oregon to visit the company Entre Prises (Chris's sponsor) and of course we are taking advantage of it to do some climbing in the aesthetic walls of Smith Rocks. This place is really beautiful and the people are very friendly.. it's a perfect place to have a project :-)
After this week we are going to see our friends from Evolv and Sanuk.
a muerte!!

miércoles, 11 de mayo de 2011

The Scene (trailer) - Chuck Fryberger films

THE SCENE
From the director of PURE and CORE, get ready to infiltrate four of the biggest scenes in the world of climbing.

Moab, Utah: a mellow desert town surrounded by massive sandstone towers, where climbers test the limits of danger while still maintaining a strict traditional ethic. Boulder, Colorado: the undisputed social hub of US climbing, with sponsored athletes of every discipline living in a city packed-full of talent, competition, and progressive ideas. Innsbruck, Austria: with possibly the highest concentration of talent in the world, the competition climbers here fight not only for the tops of podiums, but also corporate sponsorships and mainstream success. Catalunya, Spain: with near-limitless potential, Northern Spain has claimed the title of sport climbing capital of the world, and is now home to climbing's largest population of elite sport climbers.

Filmed in stunning 4K Ultra High Definition, get ready for a fast-paced ride through the centers of the climbing universe.

jueves, 5 de mayo de 2011

9a+ and 9b for Chris in the same day!


Chris
sends in the same day "Chaxi" 9a+ (the second part of "Chaxiraxi" 9b that Adam Ondra climbed recently) and "Fight or Flight" 9b in Oliana.
After warming up in his last project bolted in Oliana (nice combination between "Papichulo" and "Pachamama") Chris tried "Chaxiraxi" 9b from the direct start and he fell in the last move of the boulder problem!! ayayai.. it was a really good climbing! After that, he is psyched to trie his old proyect "Fight or flight" 9b and zaaass!! he sent it!! ole!
And to finish the day he gave a burn on "Chaxi" 9a+ (just to remember this part of the route) and yes sir! he put it in his pocket! :-) Yes, we can!! hehe.. good job peque!

jueves, 28 de abril de 2011

Alpsolut Film

Jakob Shubert en Papichulo 9a+!
nice pics of ¨Paper mullat¨

Here nice photos from the new climbing film that the guys of the Alpsolut productions are making. We will see really good footages with fanatics climbers from different parts of Europe.
That sounds very good, I'm psyched to watch that! :-)

martes, 19 de abril de 2011

Chris sends First round first minuto!! yeeaaahhh!!

nice photo from Pete O'donovan

The combat lasted more than one round and much more than one minute but finally Chris won the battle!! nice job Chris, you deserve it!! Looks like this week we'll celebrate more than just your birthday!! hehehe...

sábado, 12 de marzo de 2011

"Paper Mullat" 8b+/c in Oliana!! :-)

We are back in Oliana climbing a muerte..

Nice routes, many motivated people and a lot of energy for sending.. that sounds good no?

My first project of 2011 is finished, "Paper Mullat" 8b+/c is now old history hehe.. I'm so psyched!

And one more time the camera gave me good luck :-) this time Chuck Fryberger was filming me for his new video while I was sending it.. He is doing a really nice work traveling around the world filming the most fanatics climbing places.

"The scene" looks good :-)