Home from South America, we got right back on the road, this time driving west from Boulder to the great American desert to shoot more for our new TV show.
We plunged into the desert splitters with Rob Pizem, roof-crack extraordinaire. Rob brought us to some isolated, perfectly horizontal roof cracks that he climbs with natural protection.
Next up, Steph Davis at Indian Creek, where we shot her new cutting edge project, Learning to Fly. The climb is totally splitter, and kicks back to about 15 degrees of overhang at the crux. Another beautiful day in the desert!
Once things got too hot in the Creek, we had to power through an epic sandstorm to arrive in Zion National Park.
Just in time to catch Alex “no big deal” Honnold casually free soloing the 1200-foot 5.12+ Moonlight Buttress – his first repeat of this breakthrough climb.
Photo by Celin Serbo
The rest of the trip we climbed and shot with Sonnie Trotter, Mike Doyle, and Lauren Lee on the likes of Mast Blaster and other Zion testpieces. Covered in sand, scorched from the sun, and utterly satisfied, we decided it was time to head back to Boulder, and back to the editing room.
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