Saturday, November 26, 2011

Another 'Y Files' - A Touch Of The Moon

Hey guys and gals  :)

This week the weather has been hot which is crazy for this time of year... I should be in a down jacket but instead I'm working on my tan... crazy! So because of this I abandoned my project at White Mountain despite being super close (fell at the last move... it would be my first 8a+ [Oz grade 30] if I had got it... argh!!!) and I have gone to hide in the cooler conditions at Moon Hill for the week until the weather improves again.

Here's a little clip of some fun routes at Moon Hill. The route in the movie, 'Red Dragon' is what I am working on up there now, it's also my Vimeo profile pic so you can see it a bit there to.

Alrighty, here's the video, enjoy!

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Y Files 1: Morgan Gerlitz - Caveman

Hey guys!

Here is my first attempt at a climbing video with the new camera. Please forgive some of the shaky filming and editing, it's my first attempt!

The video is of my wonderful girlfriend Morgan rocking out the classic 'Caveman' 5.11a at White Mountain.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

'The Y Files' are coming...

So I got myself a little HD video camera recently and I'm going to be bringing you guys a series of shorts all about Yangshuo, it's people and the climbing. I'm far from a professional videographer and only just learning to use editing software but I'll do my best... it should be fun :)


Monday, November 14, 2011

A little photo project...

Here's a little collage I did yesterday. I wanted to take photo's of interesting colours and shapes and textures while riding to the crag and make a collage out of it. I took all of the photo's on the way to White Mountain yesterday and put them together to print up for our house. Here it is... enjoy :)

(click on it for a larger copy)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Emily Harrington sending Wacka Flocka

Here's a nice short from Andy Mann and Evolv of my buddy Emily Harrington sending her hardest route ever - Wacka Flocka 5.14b / 8c

Nice work sista! :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Some videos for the morning...

Hi all :)

Here's a few cool short clips I watched this morning that I thought you might like... enjoy!

A cool bouldering short from Spain:

An except from the Scene, chatting with Dave Graham:

Enzo Oddo interview and climbing.. met this kid at the Roc Trip... he is smooth and S.T.R.O.N.G.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Petzl Roc Trip

Hi all!

So I am back and all settled in after more than 3 weeks up in Guizhuo Provence living in the amazing Getu Valley for what was the most fun climbing event I have ever been to.
The 2011 Petzl Roc Trip was a stunning success and the more than 500 people that came along for the ride had an amazing time. We climbed, we ate, we partied, we caught up with old friends and new... we had a blast.

Some of the highlights included seeing Gabriel Moroni crush his first ascent of 'Coup Du Bambou' 9a, Dani Andrada on his epic first ascent of his 8 pitch 'Corazon de Ensueno' with pitches up to 8c and including an 8b+ down campussing pitch... epic!

I even managed for easier things up to a few 7c+'s so it was a great trip all round for me too :)

It is hard to descibe just how fun it was so here are some pics and videos and links for you to check out to get a taste of just how it was... all the pics and vid's are courtesy of the Petzl website.

Dani Andrada on his epic "Corazon de Ensueno" - 8 pitches of up to 8c

The main hard wall inside the Great Arch - undercling pocket resistance fest's galore!

"Lost In Translation" - No explanation needed...

Here are some links to check out:

A nice photo slide show...

And the update archive from the Petzl website that has updates live from the festival...

And of course some videos :)