Feb
26
2010
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The Game

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Daniel Woods’ new Boulder Canyon test piece, The Game, goes at V16. That could make it the hardest boulder problem in America, if not the world. We hiked up there with Daniel, Rob Frost and Renan Ozturk to document the action for the upcoming REEL ROCK tour 2010. Photos courtesy of Renan Ozturk.

The Game

Feb
22
2010
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Writing Retreat

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Last week the Sender team headed down to the Pacific Coast of Mexico for what we billed as a “writing and surfing retreat”. We are working on the script for our upcoming documentary about Yosemite, entitled Valley Uprising, and figured we might as well escape the snow in Boulder and enjoy the sun and surf of Sayulita. The waves were too small for Pete “frickin’ ankle breakers”) and too big for Nick, who ended up getting pummeled by cracking a 9-foot long board in half (sorry Tim Nickles). Now we’re back in Boulder, where the ice in the back driveway hasn’t melted since November.
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Written by Nick in: General |
Feb
19
2010
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First Ascent Series Off and Running

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The First Ascent series has begun to roll out on tv screens across Europe and Asia, and will soon hit Latin America. Anecdotally we’ve been told the show has been kicking butt, garning viewership 4-5 times higher than average Nat Geo ratings in Australia, for example. Not a bad start! Stay tuned for U.S. tv distribution announcements, and more on the DVD box set release in the fall. Meanwhile, check out how Nat Geo Adventure is promoting the show heavily on their website.

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Feb
02
2010
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Wild & Scenic and Captain Frickin Picard!

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The First Ascent series continues to pick up big festival awards! The Wild & Scenic Environmental Festival granted Episode 3: Alone on the Wall the “Most Inspiring Adventure Film” award. Our young hero Alex Honnold was on hand to pick up the award in person, only to find it was being presented by none other than Captain Jean Luc Picard himself: actor Patrick Stewart. For young Alex — who is apparently a HUGE Trekkie — it was like shaking hands with a god. (just kidding everyone, we have no proof that Alex is into Star Trek at all, we just like messing with him). Alex’s mom was on hand to snap this pic.

Written by Nick in: General |

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