torstai 5. joulukuuta 2019

Projecting vs Sending

Projecting or Sending, you might think one is better than the other. A good climbing season usually has the right amount of both, but having the perfect combination can be a bit difficult at times.

Here is a short film about bouldering, projecting and sending in Fontainebleau, Luohua, Espoo, Vaasa, Lofoten Islands and Rovaniemi on Season 2019.

Camera & climbers: Tea and Jani

Editing: Tea

Color grading: Jani

keskiviikko 26. kesäkuuta 2019

Bouldering in Pyhäntä

Decided to put another set of beta videos on line from some of those places I have spent my time a lot and which I think deserve to be climbed and not forgotten.

So here are first the old but gold, hard and bold lines of Pyhäntä block waiting to be climbed and repeated.

The boulder problems featured in order:

Always Broken stand start 7C+

Spiritual leader 8A FA

No Man's land stand start 8A

No Man's land 8A+ FA

maanantai 25. maaliskuuta 2019

Bouldering in Albarracín & Alcañiz

A short trip to Albarracín and Alcañiz during Christmas time in 2018. If you have ever planned to visit these two locations here's a glimpse what these places have to offer!

Even though sending wise this trip did not went quite according to plan, the place, the forest, the mountains, the people, the magnificent boulders and the all sunny weather made this one of the best trips I have ever had! Just can't wait another visit to these places after a proper training period without any injuries.

tiistai 18. joulukuuta 2018

Glimpses of the Sending Spirit

A short film about bouldering and projecting in Luohua, Åland Islands, Martti Servo block in Rovaniemi and Lofoten Islands on Season 2018.

Finally a year where at least something went according to the plan. Luckily there's still a lot more to do and to try for the years to come!

sunnuntai 16. syyskuuta 2018

Lofoten Problems

Lofoten is a remote bouldering paradise way above the Polar circle where the sun does not set, where the views are just spectacular and where the weather conditions are perfect for summer time bouldering – if it does not rain.

In summer 2018 we spent 3 weeks on these magical Islands. It did not rain that much, but it was a lot warmer than usual.

This was my 7th summer on this magical place and mission was to finish finally Springflo, a heinous roof problem with spicy moves and somewhat small holds. Things did not go exactly according to plan, but the trip to Lofoten is always worth it, and we got to climb a lot.

torstai 19. huhtikuuta 2018

10 years quest put to rest

One boulder problem at your personal limit that is at first way too hard and then takes 10 years to figure it out, get strong enough and eventually get everything right to be able to send it!

Not every problem get's solved in bouldering or in life in general but the ones that challenge you the most are never forgotten!

All in all it took 141 days split into 10 years' time frame. Here's how it actually went.

tiistai 17. huhtikuuta 2018

Feeling the Flow of Fontainebleau

The Forest of Fontainebleau, bouldering and problem solving at it's finest! It can be all sunny or all rainy or something in between, sometimes you succeed and sometimes you fail – but nevertheless feeling the flow of the forest is always worth it!