Earlier this year, Chris Sharma announced he was working on a new deep-water solo project, up a 100-foot tall arch in southern France. The 8b+/5.14a project Pont D’Arc is simply beautiful, stretching out over a river in the middle of the Ardeche Gorge. Sharma talks about his process and the headspace he needs to send these huge, committing climbs. In June, after four days of projecting the route and taking several huge falls, he finally sent it clean, and here's the video of the full ascent.
Despite their notoriously short arms, T-Rexs are pretty strong at bouldering. Check out what may be the first dinosaur ascent of the Iron Man Boulder in Bishop, CA. The real question: can it be considered a clean ascent with all those tail dabs?
Compared to the western states, the east coast tends to get a bad rep when it comes to certain sports, but kayaking is certainly not one of them. A crew of boaters headed to North Carolina in search of some nasty whitewater, and what they found was nothing short of impressive. Steep rock slides, big drops, and a bunch of nasty foliage make for an impressive run down this creek.
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 made sure to get the shot of him taking that shirt off. Either way, Sharma still crushes.