Until recently, climbers knew Sedona, Arizona mostly for vortexes, Pink Jeeps, and chossy climbing.
High adventure on low quality rock is the essence of Sedona’s climbing history. While I dabbled in climbing the red rock classics, they never grabbed me or kept my attention for long. After nearly a decade of climbing elsewhere in Northern Arizona, I have returned to Sedona to seek out hard climbs on good rock. Could they exist?
Uncut video of Matt Fultz - Hypnotized Minds (V16):
My first V16 and longest project Hypno was established by Daniel Woods in 2010, and has gained a reputation as one of the hardest and crimpiest lines in the world.
This is the 4th ascent after DW, Rustam Gelmanov, and Dave Graham
Sitting on the mats below the bouldering wall at my local climbing gym, I shout words of encouragement as I watch fellow climbers hurl themselves up the wall. As I am observing, in envy, I notice something that I have never recognized before. Some climbers' shoulder blades shift away from their spines into what closely resembles bird wings as they reach above their heads, and their necks disappear as soon as they match their hands on a handhold in a desperate attempt to set up for the following sequence.