The rock climbing world has never been immune to influence from outside parties. A few years ago, we saw that infamous Citibank commercial featuring none other than Alex Honnold and Katie Brown. Now, everybody’s second favorite free-soloist, Chris Sharma, gets the Polo Ralph Lauren Fragrance treatment. Not sure what to think of this, but they really made sure to get the shot of him taking that shirt off. Either way, Sharma still crushes.
The Squaw Valley segment from Tight Loose, which celebrated TGR's 21st birthday, featured none other than the Grateful Dead's "U.S. Blues". The crowd at Sullivan Stadium roared when Jerry Garcia’s name was announced. Following his introduction, he began strumming the chords for "Touch of Grey", which only incited additional cheers. It was the summer of ‘87 and nestled in that moving sea of people were three wide-eyed teenagers: Todd, Steve, and Jeremy Jones. Hours before the commotion
While Alex Honnold might get the fame for his free solos, this crew of young Coloradans pursues their own form of climbing: buildering. Taking full advantage of the urban playground right outside their door, these climbers put up challenging routes where most people look every day but would never think to climb. Boulder-based filming outfit Pop Top Productions documented some of these climbs in their new film , a clever take on the classic climbing film genre. Mix some hair-raising urban free
Forging a career as an underwater surf photographer is, to put it lightly, a daunting task. RELATED: See showtimes, buy tickets for our tour If you want to photograph the best breaks in the world up close and personal, the job requires an immense amount of physical dedication. Shooters are required to constantly balance against hellish currents while swimming with bulky camera gear in hand and regularly have to wear one (or two) waves on the head as a price for their art. And now, with