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Black Diamond’s latest film has just come out and is an eye-catcher.
We all know Alex Honnold for his daring “free solo” tricks. But what about his lesser-known accomplishments as an ordinary day boulderer? This film goes there.
We present “Big Walls to Low Balls” – or, as Honnold puts it, an “unnecessary” look at his climbing progress. This casual film focuses on Honnold investigating various problems in Red Rock, Nevada. You will learn this star climber’s approach to low ball bouldering, sit starts, laybacks, double toe hooks and awkward and cramped positions.
“Bouldering forces you to try different types of movement,” says Honnold. “It’s all just good practice for real climbing.”
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From Mary Murphy
Mary is based in GearJunkie’s Denver, CO office. She has degrees in English and Journalism and has been writing professionally for over four years. Her outdoor interests range from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to paddleboarding. If she’s not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteen year old or at a local bakery.