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A Scene from the Story about climbing, life and communities with short writing.


Autumnal atmosphere in Mt. Ogawa, Japan

Searching new

©︎ TAKEMI SUZUKI

Breath


Breathing soul into a canvas of nature.
Feel like “Resonance”.

©︎ TAKEMI SUZUKI

Pass iT on


SUBARU 5.13 R

ユタ州・モアブでのトラッドルート開拓。
切れ落ちた砂岩の鋭いカンテはまるで刃物のよう。

First ascent of a traditional route in Moab, Utah.
The sharp edge rock structure on the cut-off sandstone are like blades.

©︎ Masazumi Sato

Walking the approach to the crag,

before come shine.

©︎ MASAZUMI SATO

Head wall on The Nose

ヨセミテ国立公園・El Capitanの「The Nose」のヘッドウォール(地上900m)
地上から吹き上げる上昇気流に身をのせて。

Working on the headwall of “The Nose” in El Capitan, Yosemite National Park (900 meters above ground).
Feel the wind blowing up from the ground.

©️ Hanako Kurakami

CAMP 6 on the Nose

「Camp 6」での朝。壁中での生活は一週間以上に及ぶことも。

A morning at Camp 6 on “The Nose”. Life inside the walls can be a week or more.

Great Roof

立ち込める靄が焦りを助長させる。
翌日の予報は嵐。

The haze that hangs in the air contributes to the impatience.
Tomorrow’s forecast is for a storm.

©︎ Charley Mace

Changing Corners

地上800m。”Changing Corners”を登る Nina Caprez
太陽が迫り、灼熱の”Baking Time”まであとわずか。

About 800m above from the ground.
Nina Caprez climbs the Changing Corners on The Nose.
Almost to the end of burning the sun’s “Baking Time”.

©︎ Keita Kurakami

View on the top of El Cap


El Capitan

花崗岩の大海原”El Cap”を見上げる。

Looking up at granite ocean “El Cap” from the base of “The Nose”.

Rope solo free on Zodiac

Season 1

©️ DREW SMITH

“Always keep on humor in your heart”


A person play with strings, a person play with bamboo flute.

©︎ Drew Smith

Camp 4


“What do sheep think about?”

“What do climber think about?”

英国式

Harris Island, Scotland

トラッドクライミングの本場・スコットランドの離島にて。

Climbing in Harris Island, Scotland.

©︎ Dave MacLeod

Mega Bracket (E7 6c)

 
海外でのルート開拓は常に刺激に満ち溢れている。
離島となればなおさら。

Opening new routes in overseas is always exciting.
Even more so when it’s islands.

©️ DARK SKY MEDIA

Finding the Line

未登の岩壁。重要なのはラインをよむ眼。

Smooth rock face. All that matters is the eye for finding the line.

©️ DARK SKY MEDIA

The Walk of Life

周囲の岩壁は長大な時間を掛けて形成されてきた。
イギリスのデヴォン州にあるトラッドルート「The Walk of Life」を登る。

Climb “The Walk of Life”, a trad route in Devon, England.
The surrounding rock walls have been formed over a long period of time.

Above the Ocean

シークリフでのクライミングは潮の満ち引きを讀むのも大事な能力の一つ。

One of the most important skills in cliff climbing is the ability to read the tide.

Mr. Sea Cliff

イングランド南西のローカルクライマー・Stu Bradbury
いつだって”ローカル”は貴重な存在。

Local climber Stu Bradbury showing us the crags of South West England.
The “Local” is always precious.


中立主義 / Neutralism

©︎ SATORU HAGIHARA
©︎ KENICHI MORIYAMA

Granite Mountain, Mt. Mizugaki

山梨県 瑞牆山。
花崗岩の岩塔が連なる山中には、長い年月をかけ育まれた自然が広がる。

Mt. Mizugaki in Yamanashi Prefecture.
2,230-meter-high mountain with granite rock faces, is a place has been nurtured for long nature history.


Runout

「千日の瑠璃」2ピッチ目のランナウトセクション。
いわば、”キレる”時。

Climbing the second pitch of the “Senjitsu no Ruri” with over 6 meters runout.
It’s time to go.

©︎ SATORU HAGIHARA

Overtime

ルート開拓での”残業”はいつものこと。

Working “Overtime” is a regular part of route development.

©︎ SATORU HAGIHARA

Wavering

理想と現実。
目的と手段。
無謀と冒険。その狭間でゆらぐ。

Dream and reality.
Ends and means.
Recklessness and challenge. Wavering between them.

Before the Crux

不安がよぎる瞬間。
あと一つ足りないものは、覚悟。

A moment of anxiety.
One more thing missing, Determination.

3 pieces for the 40 meters


©︎ SATORU HAGIHARA

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Chris Prescott
Drew Smith
Hagihara Satoru
Kenichi Moriyama
Masazumi Sato
Takemi Suzuki