Lately I’ve been hanging out in Finland. A few days ago Chuck Fryberger got here and we’ve been filming a lot of different things, also some that have nothing to do with climbing. Chuck’s idea is to show a little bit of the people’s lifestyles too in his next film, not just climbing. I think it’s a great idea and it’s been really fun shooting all kinds of things along with climbing, like longboarding and bridge jumping.
Longboarding in Helsinki
One of the boulders we’ve filmed so far is an FA of mine from 2004 called Hypergravity, the first 8B boulder in Finland. It’s located in Sipoo, about 25 min drive from Helsinki. It’s a really small area with a few quality problems and very good rock. Hypergravity has a perfect obvious starting hold and climbs out a horizontal roof on small edges. I’m really syked about the footage we got from this problem.
The plan for next week is to go try a really hard trad project, that I’ve been working on little bit. Also we want to film a cool problem called The Globalist, 8B+, which i put up this spring. Hopefully the weather will stay like this, because the conditions are prime right now!
photos: Chuck Fryberger