A 5.13+ Trad Route, “Why We Climb,” and More [New Climbing Videos]

Last Updated on: 31st March 2023, 11:35 am

Here are the 12 best rock climbing videos that were uploaded to Vimeo and YouTube in the last week.

Above: Gun Control (5.13c) at the New River Gorge in West Virginia, USA

Gun Control – New River Gorge, WV [5:56] – Gun Control is a trad 5.13c put up on some incredibly beautiful orange sandstone that the New is known for. It’s not everyday that we see videos of 5.13+ trad routes in the US.

Why We Climb [11:59] – A beautiful short film about what it is that makes us want to willingly do all the hard work that climbing entails.

Ian Lingley Climbs Ragged Edges (5.8) in Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas [2:55] – A short but nice video of a fun-looking, moderate trad line at Nevada’s premier rock climbing area. Check out that rock!

Hueco Rock Rodeo 2014 – Event Video! [8:02] – A nice video chronicling a series of difficult ascents that went down during the outdoor bouldering competition known as Hueco Rock Rodeo.

Ibex: Wing Chun V12, The Bone Collector V11 & Bruce Lee V10 [6:32] – Sending some hard routes at Utah’s remote Ibex bouldering area.

Explained: CAMP vs Cassin [1:05] – Are CAMP and Cassin the same company or what? This video explains.

Behind The Scenes Of An Epic Backcountry Ice Climbing Photo Shoot [3:37] – An interesting video that shows some of the work that goes into climbing photo shoots. And check out that crazy yellow ice!

Ultimate Bouldering Warm Up for Rock Climbing – Full DVD [50:39] – A full 50-minute-long video that is all about how to warm up for climbing.

Hexagon Rock Climbing Volume [23:09] – A volume is a giant, hollow climbing hold that you bolt onto artificial walls. If you want to make your own volume, check out this video.

National Geographic Live! : To Climb the World [24:33] – In this video, climbers Alex Honnold, Mark Synnott, and Jimmy Chin talk to a live audience about various climbing adventures. It’s really interesting.

Space 2 Play: Chris Sharma – Ep. 4 [6:33] – Chris Sharma jokes around, shows us his old tree climbing circuit, goes bouldering, and talks about a bit of his climbing past.

The Weight of Mountains [11:35] – This stunning film was filmed in Iceland and talks about how mountains are formed and subsequently destroyed. It was a Vimeo staff pick.

Flower Power (V10). Image taken from the Hueco Rock Rodeo video.
Flower Power (V10). Image taken from the Hueco Rock Rodeo video.

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