We talk a lot about the really hard problems (V13 flashes, V16 proposals…) but most of us spend our climbing hours facing easier stuff. And that’s the beauty of climbing. There are thousands of “easy” problems that are beautiful, challenging, inspiring and worth climbing regardless of your skill level. This is one of them.
Last December Light Shed Pictures released Project Mina, a climbing documentary about British climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk. It is quite a unique film that touches all aspects of Mina’s climbing career, from the hard indoor training to rock climbing and the high-pressure environment of international competitions.
Spanish boulderer Nacho Sánchez has sent his long-term project Crisis, in his own words, his hardest ascent ever. Located in Crevillente (south-east Spain), Crisis is a long problem that traverses a massive roof requiring power, resistance and tons of body tension.
If you have followed the IFSC Bouldering Wold Cup you surely have seen Eddie Fowke’s photos all over the internet. He’s been covering the events and offering some of the best competition pics out there. We’ve talk with him about his personal enterprise The Circuit.