Western Australian Bouldering

With the release of Will Atkinson’s new short video – titled confusingly given the quality of the stone that it showcases West Coast Choss – the people of Oz may finally have realised that there is a lot of bouldering to do be done way out west in Western Australia Give us the Will Atkinson 101? I’m 32 years old and I’m from Sheffield in the UK, I have been living in Perth, WA for the last 18 months. I’m currently working at…

Grampians bouldering – The Magic Pencil (V7)

The Valley of the Giants in the Grampians has some big boulders set amidst some beautiful forest, Here James Allen ascends The Magic Pencil (V7).

Video – Nalle Hukkataival, The World is not Flat

Nalle Hukkataival making the first ascent of The World is Not Flat (V14) at Buandik in the Grampians, and The Golden Rule (V12), a recent neo-classic that’s located not too far from Buandik. Interestingly, The World is Not Flat is yet to be repeated, despite some good boulderers attempting it, with some suggesting it may be a grade harder. Big thanks to Oliver Miller for the edit and Yannick Godfrin for the footage. You can download the latest edition of the…

Angie Scarth-Johnson: Climbing Her Way

Angie Scarth-Johnson is an Australian rock climber based in the Blue Mountains, NSW. At just 12 years old, Angie has been climbing for five years and continues to push herself and the boundaries of the sport. She has accomplished incredible feats in the climbing world, becoming the youngest person to climb a grade 31 at age nine. Since then, in a steady progression, she has climbed grade 32 at age ten and grade 33 at age eleven. She balances her…

Video – Mattias Braach-Maksvytis Free Aerialist

We put together this short compilation of footage of free aerialist Mattias Braach-Maksvytis to complement an article on the history of dynos in the latest issue of VL. You can download the issue here to read the article.

Charlie Creese interviews Andy Pollitt

Two legends swim up out of the murky past to talk about climbing, history, sexy spandex and writing books.

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