GlobalClimbing http://globalclimbing.net/ Recent Videos Video <![CDATA[The Gateway, 8b, Peggau (Austria)]]>  After blowing my finger tip on my first (and confused) attempt, I was about to go home. But somehow I decided to tape up and give it another go... I really surprised myself on that one! I didn't think I would be able to do it so quickly. "The Gateway" is a pretty hard and tricky problem, which involves some precise heel-hooking. Good vision by the first ascensionist to make this line go!]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:58:23 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=153 <![CDATA[9 First Ascents at Black Mountain, Summer 2015]]>  During my time in L.A. Black Mountain was the place I visited most. However, despite the fact that a new guidebook was recently published, which attracted tons of climbers, I still found plenty of yet unclimbed lines. This short video presents 9 new climbs that I put up in the summer of 2015. In order of appearance: Mrs. Redd's, V6/7 Oachkatzlschwoaf, V8 Sit start to Hopskotch, V10 The Path of Most Resistance, V12 Sit start to The Cube, V8 Methane Sunset, V9/10 Obscurus Sanctus, V13/14 The Dog House, V9 The A-Team, V9 You can find more info and beta on my website, listed in the beginning of the video. Enjoy!]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 00:22:05 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=152 <![CDATA[A first impression of Colorado bouldering - Running Scared, V11 flash, Diversion, V10 flash...]]>  Well, work... sometimes you just can't get all the vacation you want. Combine that with a little car trouble and there goes your one month long climbing trip. However, I was very happy to return to Colorado where I had done some bolting and exploring in the late 90ies. Back then, the bouldering in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) hadn't been developed. Now, more than 15 years later, I was eager to check out this world class area with up in the Rockies. Problems shown: Running Scared, V11, flash Diversion Sit, V10, flash The Marble, V9, flash The Core, V8, flash Skipper D, V8, flash Right El Jorge, V8, flash The Green 45, V10 Potato Chip, V7, flash Wyoming Chinese, V7, flash Makaila, V7, flash Left Pond Boulder, V7, flash Tiger Stripes, V7, flash ...]]> Tue, 16 Feb 2016 20:36:58 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=151 <![CDATA[Obscurus Sanctus, V14 - FIRST ASCENT (Black Mountain)]]>  It is still a mystery to me how people could have missed such perfect line. Maybe nobody believed in the crazy knee drops you have to do, or maybe there was just too much other climbing nearby. Obscurus Sanctus is without doubt among the very best climbs I have ever done. Simply a world class boulder problem! There is one thing I don’t talk about in the VIDEO: the grade. Is it 8b+? Or is it only 8b? Honestly, it’s hard to say. Relative to all the other problems on the “Tour Boulder” (which go up to 8a+) it would have to be 8b+, because it is much harder than everything else. Physically, it doesn’t feel quite this hard, but the grading needs to be consistent within the area, right? In the end, I was just happy I was able to do it, despite the terrible conditions. Whatever the grade may be…]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 06:00:20 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=150 <![CDATA[Tour de France Center Sit, V11, Black Mountain - epic flash attempt!]]>  This is how trying to flash a problem in the dark and grabbin some lichen on the top out can end up like... I was pretty sad about this one, but still, it is an amazing climb!]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:56:48 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=149 <![CDATA[One weekend in Flagstaff Dropzone, V11 FLASH, The Egyptian, V11, etc.]]>  Was it a streak of bad luck? Or was is just learning a new style of climbing? The bouldering around Flagstaff, AZ is simply amazing but the rock requires a highly specialized style. Problems featured: The Egyptian, V11 Drop Zone, V11 The Receptionist, V10 The Girl, V10 Black Hole, V10 Pasty Gangster, V10 No Honor amongst Thieves, V10 Don't peace me out Jimmy Simmons, yo!, V9/10 Carnivore, V9 Anorexic, V6]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:50:43 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=148 <![CDATA[Drop Zone, 8a FLASH - Flagstaff, Arizona]]>  A Chris Sharma classic on one fo the many amazing limestone roofs near Flagstaff Arizona! This might have been the first flash ascent ever...]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:48:31 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=147 <![CDATA[One Afternoon at the Underground: Blood Drive, V11 FLASH, Black Feet, V11, Dark Matter, V9 flash]]>  Strange weather chased us away from Black Mountain to Joshua Tree. We were lucky though and ended up doing a couple of great climbs at the remote Underground sector. Among them: Blood Drive, V11, flash Dark Matter, V9, flash Hot Rats, V7, flash Black Feet, V11 2nd go.]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 09:13:23 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=144 <![CDATA[Illegal Alien, V10 (7c+) flash]]>  Illegal Alien, V10 flash. A great problem at Mount Baldy School, Southern California.]]> Sun, 05 Apr 2015 12:45:04 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=143 <![CDATA[Two days in Cresciano - La pelle, 8a (flash!), Frank's wild years, 8a/+, etc...]]>  Two days in Cresciano Frank's wild years, 8a/+ La pelle, 8a (flash) Frederic Bricole, 7c/+ (flash) Backgammon, 7c (flash) Dos canones, 7b+ (flash) Balu der Bär, 7b+ West waltz fuck you, 7b U-Turn, 7b (flash) Killer finger, 7b (flash)]]> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 01:54:41 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=142 <![CDATA[15 days in Albarracín - FLASH: Cosmos, 8a, Klem's Traverse, 8a, Monos, 8a, Pinturas, 8a...]]>  15 days in Albarracín - FLASH: Cosmos, 8a, Klem's Traverse, 8a, Monos, 8a, Pinturas, 8a, Zombie Nation, 8a/+...]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:01:06 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=140 <![CDATA[Three 8a flashes in Ticino]]>  This is a short video about 3 8a boulder problems that I flashed on Jauary 2nd and 3rd 2015 in Ticino (Chironico and Brione) Placebo, 8a Ponk, 8a (unknown), 8a (to the right of "Soilwork")]]> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 23:30:58 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=139 <![CDATA[Chironico First Ascents - January 2015 - 6c to 7c+]]>  Here's a short video featuring three very nice new climbs in Chironico: Arrowhead, 7c/+ Skype Sex, 6c The Toilet Bowl, 7c/+ The grades are all rough suggestions.]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 23:46:44 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=138 <![CDATA[Bouldering Crevillent, Spain: 7b+ to 8b]]>  Here is a small compilations of bouldering 2 afternoons at the impressive Cova de la Gota at Crevillent. Problems featured: Trave del Cristo, 7c+ flash El Cristo Stand Variation, 8a Insomnio Standing Start, 8b Demolition Man, 7b+ flash L'Apátrida, 7b+ Emergencia en la Fuerca, 7c+, flash]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 17:34:58 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=136 <![CDATA[Sonnendeck Traverse, 8a, Sonnendeck, Austria]]>  There are basically 5 lines on the Sonnendeck boulder near Graz. This one - just like the others - is really good!]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 01:09:29 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=135 <![CDATA[Strassenblock Traverse, 8a, St. Radegund, Austria]]>  A rather long and pumpy traverse with great moves! The boulderproblme is way longer than the approach!]]> Sat, 03 May 2014 14:59:37 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=134 <![CDATA[Traenen, Schmerz und Finsternis, 7c+, St. Radegund, Austria]]>  Traenen, Schmerz und Finsternis, 7c+, St. Radegund, Austria. A painful boulderproblem with weird holds. Great moves but very painful!]]> Sat, 03 May 2014 14:53:08 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=133 <![CDATA[Sollbruchstelle, 7b and Unknown 7a + (flashes), Chironico, Switzerland]]>  Two really nice climbs out an amazing roof, way back in Schattental.]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:35:38 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=132 <![CDATA[Juno Reactor, 8a+, Chironico - First ascent!]]>  In early 2013 I did a climb called Fair Play, 7c and discovered a few small and improbable looking holds to the right of it. I didn't really have time to try the line, but it at least seemed possible to me. Last summer during a short visit at Sustenpass we also spent a few days at Chironico and I got to clean the rock and try this amazing project. I got quite close after a hew tries but the warm temperatures (20°C even at night!) shredded my skin. I knew it was just a matter of friction...]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 15:06:50 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=131 <![CDATA[Viagra Variante, 7c/+, Sustenpass, Switzerland]]>  The original "Viagra" has an even lower start and is considered 8a/+. But it feels a lot harder than Fred Nicole's 8a+ right next to it. However, the Viagra Variation I am doing on this video is cool and quite powerful! Though it is 7c in the book all the locals told me it was 7c+. Aaah, I am again going on about grades. Guess I should shut up now.]]> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:26:53 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=129 <![CDATA[Wrestling Moamar, 7c (flash), Steingletscher / Sustenpass, Switzerland]]>  What a cool compression problem! Too bad there's not more of this stuff!]]> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:14:19 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=128 <![CDATA[Traum-Braten-Traverse, 7c (flash), Sustenpass, Switzerland]]>  A nice traverse on great rock that has some powerful moves. It starts at "Traumland, 8a" and heads right to some obvious jugs. Apparently it's much harder if you do it right to left.]]> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:10:21 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=127 <![CDATA[Traumland, 8a, Sustenpass, Switzerland]]>  A Loskot classic! I don't think Klem opened that many problems at Sustenpass, but this one is really good! If you are not scared of heights (of have more pads than me) you can top out. It's then called "Warmduscher" graded 8a+.]]> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:08:01 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=126 <![CDATA[Scenic Moderate Boulders at Sustenpass, Switzerland (6c - 7b)]]>  The title says all there needs to be said: Scenic Moderate Boulders at Sustenpass, Switzerland (6c - 7b) Go there and do them! They'r great!]]> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:04:25 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=125 <![CDATA[Fred's Traverse, 8a, Sustenpass, Switzerland - YouTube]]>  An improbable looking little wall just to the right of the famous "3-fach Dyno, 7a+" hosts another 8a by the legendary "big Fred". The setting is simply amaz...]]> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:01:36 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=124 <![CDATA[Jokusuna, 7c, Sustenpass, Switzerland]]>  It realle feels like wrestling as you compress the underclings at the start of this one...]]> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:59:51 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=123 <![CDATA[King Size, 8a (flash), Sustenpass, Switzerland]]>  Among all those great problems at Sustenpass, this one really stands out because auf its setting, rock quality and great moves. Though it is a bit off the beaten path and not easy to find it's really worth looking for it!]]> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:58:22 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=122 <![CDATA[Marakesch High, 8a, Sustenpass, Switzerland]]>  This is high - and in my opinion slightly easier - variation to the original "Marakesch". The big advantage of the "high version" is that you dont't have to fight the dab on the boulder to the right.]]> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:54:40 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=121 <![CDATA[The Secret Passage, 8a, Chironico - First Ascent!]]>  Stumbling around in the wet forests of Chironico one sad foggy day I came across a hidden cave, crawled in and discovered a great looking line that seemed possible to me. After a thorough cleaning session that involved removing grass and soils from the topout, scraping off some lose flakes and rocks, brushing off lichen and preparing the landing zone I felt optimistic and was super excited to try the newly discovered treasure. Grade? Something around 8a, maybe a bit easier. But the grade 8a usually attracts a lot of climbers, so time will tell ;-)]]> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:19:44 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=120 <![CDATA[Well the Wellness, 7c+, Chironico, Switzerland]]>  This video shows an scent of Well the Wellness, 7c+ in Chironico. It's not an easy one for the grade, but supercool climbing for those who like it steep!]]> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:03:14 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=119 <![CDATA[Second Life, 8b, Chironico, Switzerland]]>  Second Life: A long climb crossing a large overhanging boulder, put up by Swiss legend Uely Gygax. ...) I agree with the original grade 8b. I know that Someone once called it 8a/+, and I am sure it is IF you are really tall! Gygax who put up many of Switzerlands best 8a to 8b problems calls it 8b and Day Koyamada - who I don't need to talk about - calls it 8b, so the grade can't be too wrong. Anyway, the line is probably among the best I have done in Swizzy and there's no discussion about that!]]> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:59:15 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=118 <![CDATA[Murgtal Compilation - Lower Sector 7a+ to 7c]]>  Here are some fun problems on the sandstone boulders in the lower sector at Murgtal. New Kinds on the Block, 7a+ Heidiland, 7b Eyes Wide Shut, given 7b in the book but felt way harder!]]> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 01:39:59 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=117 <![CDATA[Double Infraction, 8a+ flash, Murgtal, Switzerland]]>  This boulder problem is called Double Infraction, originally given font 8b in the old Bloc-Heart Guide by Harald Röker. It's now considered 8a+ and this seems rather feasable.]]> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 00:16:48 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=116 <![CDATA[Metamorphose, 10-, Vergessene Welt, Frankenjura]]>  Metamorphose, 8a+, is an excellent route with the crux around the 3rd bolt. The top part implicates athletic moves on good incut holds.]]> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 21:01:20 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=115 <![CDATA[Zentral Original, 7c+, Sonnendeck Grazer Bergland, Austria]]>  Of course, there is the original hard line through the overhang! It is simply magnificent! Later on, a left start was added and the problem was renamed to "Der warme Hans", slightly increasing the grade from 7c+ to something like 7c+/8a? Anyway, here is a video of me doing the original version of the climb on my second try.]]> Sat, 11 May 2013 13:22:36 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=114 <![CDATA[Dextro Energen, 7b/+ und Rechtes Energen, 7b (Flashes), Sonnendeck Grazer Bergland, Austria]]>  Two really nice problems and a pegmatite / shist boulder in south-eastern Styria. Even though the version coming from the left is the Original, first done in early 2000, the right (and slightly easier variation) almost climbs even better. But I guess that depends on who's judging.]]> Sat, 11 May 2013 13:19:41 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=113 <![CDATA[Fair Play, 7c, flash, Chironico, Switzerland]]>  Fair Play is a relativley new problem in the Schattental area of Chironico, originally given 7c/+, whereas I think it's a bit easier. Still, some of the holds are fairly small! Really cool rock though!]]> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 00:19:51 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=112 <![CDATA[Bouldering light test - Vasco da Gama, 7a flash]]>  This was the first field test of 2 bouldering LED lights I built recently. I am pretty satisfied with the result as shows this send of the magnificent "Vasco da Gama", 7a, in Chironico. More info can be found at globalclimbing.net.]]> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 00:16:14 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=111 <![CDATA[Blochx Addiction, 8a, Chironico, Switzerland]]>  ... oh yes, and then there was the Nicole problem Blochxs Addiction, 8a... A quick send just before it got dark. But, as you can see I really should have invested the time too check out the 6c top-out. A bit embarrassing, but I thing the solution of the start is quite good.]]> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:27:00 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=110 <![CDATA[The Alphane Moon, 8a/+, Chironico, Switzerland]]>  Because some holds were still a bit moist due to seepage after some rainfall I had to come up with a slightly different (and maybe a bit harder?) solution involving this funky cross-over move. I simply couldn't match on that second to last hold with wet hands. (That's how I gave away the flash attempt... too bad ;-)). Anyway, really cool climb and the extension also looks great. Gonna try it next time.]]> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:02:27 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=109 <![CDATA[Streets of Laredo, 7b+/7c, first ascent, Chironico, Switzerland]]>  One day, warming up in Nivo / Chironico I found a few perfect crimps on a boulder that so far only had one obvious line on it. Anyways, it was eay to clean the topout and - there you go: another fun 7b+/7c problem in Ticino!]]> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:00:19 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=108 <![CDATA[The Arete with the Pocket, 8a, Chironico, Switzerland]]>  Oh man, did I waste some energy on the first go! Horrible! But still, the climb itself is damn cool! Hope the video helps to show my solution. It was very dark and foggy that day so the exposure is a bit shitty...]]> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:57:54 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=107 <![CDATA[Tirade, 7a and Tirade Extended, 7a+, flash, Chironico, Switzerland]]>  Two great Warm-ups on the immaculate "Senza Denti boulder" in Nivo / Chironico.]]> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:56:24 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=106 <![CDATA[Arabald, 7b (flash) , Chironico, Switzerland]]>  Awesome rainproof bouldering in Chironico! Too bad there isn't more of that kind.]]> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:53:21 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=105 <![CDATA[Fat Boy, 7c+ (flash), Chironico, Switzerland]]>  A superb and powerful line jammed right in between 2 boulders. Thanx Stefan for the flash beta!]]> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:51:17 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=104 <![CDATA[Läckerlin Crack, 7b+ (flash), Chironico, Switzerland]]>  One of the really obvious crack lines in Ticino. Funny how I messed around at the top-out, but who cares... all that matters is to get up there!]]> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:48:33 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=103 <![CDATA[Climbing / Bouldering FAIL!]]>  Climbing / Bouldering FAIL: A hilarious kick in the nuts! This is how spotting can go wrong!]]> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 01:51:17 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=102 <![CDATA[Vendetta aka Nashorn, 7c+/8a, Bucklige Welt, Austria]]>  Despite the temperatures being -12°C I had a great time checking out this small but nice bouldering area south of Vienna! I took a quick look at the moves to get my fingers warm and the first attempt went well. Great climbing on excellent rock that involves a mandatory campus move!]]> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 01:31:43 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=101 <![CDATA[Divja otrok, 8a, Kotecnik, Slovenia]]>  Great climbing in the sector Kolomon.]]> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 00:27:51 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=100 <![CDATA[Specialist, 8a+, Kotecnik, Slovenia]]>  A great line right next to Guernica. Nice tufa climbing!]]> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 00:25:32 GMT http://globalclimbing.net/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=58&video_id=99