Climbing Areas Archives: France

Ethan Pringle Realization Video

Yesterday I had a post entitled More Momentum that talked about the new updates to MomentumVM.  They really weren’t kidding when they said that updates would be rapid and daily in nature. Today they have posted a video of Ethan Pringle on his repeat of Realization.  Check it while it’s still up.

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Bit of News

Here is a bit of news for your Wednesday: Paul Robinson has made the 4th ascent of Ode to the Modern Man (V14) at Mt. Evans after Woods, Landman and Jorgenson. This would be Paul’s 25th problem V13 or harder in just the past 365 days. As noted yesterday, Ethan Pringle has repeated Realization and […]

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Updates – Pringle repeats Realization

Sorry for the lack of updates recently. It is mostly owing to my worsening tendonitis in my fingers which makes all typing increasingly painful. Therefore I have been saving as many keystrokes as possible for the long hours at work which leaves fewer keystrokes for more optional activities like blogging. That said, I spent the […]

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Dave Graham Climbs Realization (5.15a)

Dave Graham Climbs Realization (5.15a)

Dave Graham on Realization Photo: BigUp Yesterday, Dave Graham made the 4th ascent (Sharma, Patxi Usobiaga, Sylvain Millet) of Chris Sharma’s Realization (5.15a) at Ceuse, France. Those who remember “Dosage 1” will remember that it was Dave who belayed Chris on his FA. I had speculated in June that this might be the year that […]

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Chris Sharma – Three Degrees Of Separation

Chris Sharma – Three Degrees Of Separation

Chris Sharma has sent his latest project at the French uber crag they call Ceuse. He calls it Three Degrees of Separation and a grade of 5.14d has been suggested by Dave Graham. The route follows an 80 foot line of blank rock that he connected with 3 dynos. Checkout BigUp for a video teaser […]

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Sharma Sends New Project in Ceuse?

Last week on the BigUp Blog, Josh Lowell hinted at a new project Chris Sharma has been working on in Ceuse, France: Chris also stuck the dyno on his project for the first time, so now it officially goes, its just a matter of when. The project is an awesome line just 100 feet to […]

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Another 5.14d for Dave Graham

Another 5.14d for Dave Graham

Dave Graham has made what is likely the 2nd ascent of Ramon Julian Puigblanque‘s Esclatamasters at Perles, Spain. It took him only 8 tries over the course of about 5 months. He had noted his desire to climb this route in his Pro Blogs here and here. The route consists of 25 meters of difficult […]

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