Good to be home! Always love an evening session at the crag where I first climbed outside.
Until next time Australia! It’s been a whirlwind two weeks on tour with @tommycaldwell. Thanks to everyone who came out to one of the shows, said hi at a store visit, and climbed with us. Another trip is definitely needed in order to fully enjoy everything Australia has to offer!
Fun little kayaking trip turned into a hardcore deep water soling excursion between shows. Up next: Canberra, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane!
Enjoyed sampling the climbing outside of Hobart, Tasmania with @tommycaldwell. Super long pitches on amazing rock! Really looking forward to checking out the Blue Mountains later this week.
Happy birthday @jacquilovesanimals! It’s been amazing to return to the very place we met over 7 years ago. Even more amazing is doing it with our little guy. Thank you for being the best partner and mama a guy could ever hope for!
Speechless. My heart is with the families and loved ones of Jess, David and Hansjoerg. ❤️
If you climb outside, you have probably used an ASCA bolt. The American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA) has replaced thousands of old, ¼" bolts at outdoor climbing areas around the world with new, modern bolts. Donate to the ASCA in November and Planet Granite and Earth Treks climbing gyms will match your contribution up to $20k! Link in bio!! 🙌
The Dawn Wall is the #1 doc on iTunes! You can own it now, link in bio.
That moment when you remember bouldering is a lot harder than technical big walls. 📸: @romanchophoto
Pretty proud of this new line on Higher Cathedral Spire. Details later (name, topo, etc). For now, here’s a great shot by @jeffrueppel of the relatively spicy 7th pitch that clocks in around 5.13-.
Following in the footsteps (and chimney skill prowess) of the great Royal Robbins and Tom Frost has been a humbling and motivating experience. Hope to add a new, free chapter to this epic line soon. 📸: @jeffrueppel
Up early. 5 cups of coffee. Hiking in down jackets. Questing. Helmet on. Remembering moves. Gummy bears. Sticky granite. Managing expectations. Trying hard. Logging airtime. Empty chalk bag. Confidence grows. Tangled ropes. Easy descent. El Cap meadow at sunset. Chips n salsa. Dark chocolate. Headlamp constellations. Pillow. Great to be back in Yosemite. 📸: @ryansheridan
1Climb: Dream. Build. Inspire. Repeat.
Royal Robbins called it the “Chimney of Horrors.” Indeed, it’s quite the wrestling match! I call it “@benrueck’s lead next time,” that cool Ben?! Can’t wait to finish off this new line soon!
Thank you to everyone who pushed pause on their busy lives to watch the Dawn Wall film! Super humbled by all the texts and comments coming in from around the world. Time to chalk up and find an epic project...
Back by popular demand, The Dawn Wall is returning to U.S. theaters October 8! Link in bio for tickets!
Yesterday @tommycaldwell and I had an amazing tour of Lilienstein by none other than the barefoot climbing legend himself, Bernd Arnold! The rack used in this area is...unique. Do yourself a favor and enjoy the profile of Bernd linked in my bio. He’s the real deal!
The big day is finally here! Get your tickets for the one-night-only release of the Dawn Wall! Link in bio. I wore this green shirt in memory of my dear friend Brad who fell to his death a few months before our final push. Mourning this loss made psyching up for the final season tough. However, going hard was the only mode Brad ever lived in, so I felt doing the same would be the best way to honor him. Miss you buddy. @b_radfoundation @dodrillphoto
Every idea has a humble beginning, a blank slate, like the wall of this gymnasium. But with partners and passion, a simple idea to introduce 100,000 kids to climbing starts to become reality. • Introducing 1Climb, a non-profit passion project whose roots go back to 2010 when I installed a climbing wall in a Boys and Girls Club in Sonoma, CA. I’m incredibly grateful to partner with @toms, @soill and @eldowalls to take this dream to the next level. • Check the link in my profile for a chance to support and at the same time get your hands on a very exclusive product collaboration! • Huge thank you to @soill, @toms, @blakemycoskie, @eldowalls, @touchstoneclimbing and the entire team that has been working tirelessly behind the scenes. Love you all.
One climb has the power to change the trajectory of a life. This simple belief sparked an idea back in 2010. Now, the idea has become a non-profit with support from @blakemycoskie, @toms, @soill, @prideofgypsies and more. I’m excited to bring it to life next month and give everyone the opportunity to make it theirs. 📸: @ryan_keith_white
Been enjoying piecing together a new free line on Higher Cathedral Spire with @benrueck. Thanks to the shade it makes the ideal early summer objective. The best part of the route is how many different skills it demands. Here, Ben enjoys splitter 5.11 fingers on pitch 9. @adidasterrex @fiveten_official @blackdiamond @sterlingrope
We are excited to announce The Dawn Wall won the Audience Choice Award at the @sxsw film festival! If you missed the first screenings, you have two more chances to catch the film tonight - Stateside Theatre at 5:00 PM or the Alamo Lamar C at 5:30 PM. I'll be at the Stateside Theatre screening answering a Q&A after the film! #DawnWallFilm
Today we learned that The Dawn Wall film is 1 of 7 out of 132 to be selected for a "Buzz Screening" on Saturday at @sxsw! We are told it's quite the honor! Couldn't be more proud of @joshlowell, @brettlowell, @coreyrichproductions, @mortimer_peter and the entire creative team that made this film possible. Thank you for doing the story justice!
I love those moments when time stands still.
Frigid wind. Big waves. Intermittent rain. Ripping your down jacket in a chimney. Lichen covered slabs. Missing anchor bolts. New projects. Hiking out by headlamp. A perfect day in my book!
Holy sh*t apparently @adam.ondra just flashed 5.15a in St. Leger, France. That's just incredible....bravo Adam! 📷: @reelrock / @bernardo_gimenez
Woke up thinking about this amazing pitch in the Bugaboos. Can't wait to get back there this summer! 📷: @kaare_iverson_photography