Please check out this excellent video “Origins, The Hulk” of Peter Croft and me at a cliff called The Hulk in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, west of Bridgeport, California. I had never been to The Hulk before I arrived with Peter (my climbing partner) and a film crew to this amazing place! We switched leads on the line taking the harder original route at the start. I wanted to do all the pitches at my first attempt, but what with camera shenanigans slowing the pace, and a dire lack of food and water while waiting out for perfect light, I was pretty cooked by the time we were 1000 feet up! It was my first time on a big line like this in the Sierra backcountry, but certainly not my last! What a blast! (See also my story about the trip).
Here’s a short about highballing in Bishop including my ascent of This Side of Paradise.
Here’s some raw video footage of me climbing The Mandala in Bishop, California:
Here’s a quick clip of me climbing Creaky Flakes in Rocklands, South Africa.
More raw video of me climbing Xavier’s Roof (v11), Bishop, California. I came back from a short trip and really wanted to get on this line, but fading light left me little chance to recover from previous tries. You can see me struggle on the big move!