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Blog – Big UP Productions http://www.bigupproductions.com Groundbreaking climbing films. Forever. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:02:03 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 Summer Sale: REEL ROCK 2010 http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/summer-sale-reel-rock-2010/ http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/summer-sale-reel-rock-2010/#respond Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:13:19 +0000 http://www.bigupproductions.com/?post_type=blog&p=2267 On Sale this week: REEL ROCK 2010 DVDs and HD Downloads for $14.95.

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Summer Sale Series: Rampage http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/summer-sale-series-rampage/ http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/summer-sale-series-rampage/#respond Mon, 12 Aug 2013 18:29:13 +0000 http://www.bigupproductions.com/?post_type=blog&p=2206 Continue Reading ]]> On sale this week, the original American bouldering movie, Rampage. Only $12.95 on DVD or Download.

 
In 1999, bouldering in the US was still mostly considered “practice climbing.” Outside of Fontainebleau, France and Hueco Tanks, Texas, there were very few developed areas where people saw bouldering as an end in itself. But there were little pockets of enthusiasm bubbling up all over the States. Mostly kids who had spent time at Hueco, got bit by the bouldering bug, and returned home with a new vision for worthwhile lines at their home areas. 
 
After spending the winter in Hueco with Obe Carrion and Chris Sharma, we decided to regroup in the spring to do an epic West Coast road trip to check out all the rumors of new areas. We bought a crappy old RV and spent ten weeks hopping from zone to zone, with Chris putting up a handful of rad new lines every day. It was all about raw, youthful energy. Nothing seemed serious, and the possibilities felt endless. We hit up Castle Rock, Black Mountain, The Tramway, Priest Draw, Tahoe, Humboldt, Squamish and more, plus a quick stop in San Fran in the middle so Chris could win the X-Games. 
 
The movie made a big splash at the time, and put a stamp of legitimacy on American bouldering. It became a thing. Fourteen years later, it’s amazing to see how far bouldering has come, not to mention our filmmaking ;-).
 

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Summer Sale Series: Dosage V http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/summer-sale-series-dosage-v/ http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/summer-sale-series-dosage-v/#respond Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:41:05 +0000 http://www.bigupproductions.com/?post_type=blog&p=2148 Continue Reading ]]> This week’s featured Summer Sale item is Dosage Volume V, the final installment of the iconic Dosage series. Beth Rodden makes the first ascent of Meltdown, one of the world’s hardest trad pitches, plus Chris Sharma in Spain, Dave Graham in Arkansas, Tommy Caldwell on Yosemite’s best boulders, and much more. Only $12.95 for the DVD or HD Download. Enjoy! 
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Summer Sale Series: KING LINES http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/summer-sale-series-king-lines/ http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/summer-sale-series-king-lines/#respond Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:37:01 +0000 http://www.bigupproductions.com/?post_type=blog&p=2084 Continue Reading ]]> Chris Sharma is hosting the inaugural Psicobloc Masters (http://psicocomp.com/), a deep water soloing competition, at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City this weekend. 50 foot falls into a pool of water are possible. It’s going to be sweet. We’ll be there, you can tune in online, and in honor of the comp we’re offering KING LINES, as a part of our Summer Sale Series, the quintessential deep water soloing movie, for $14.95, DVD or HD download. 

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Summer Sale Series: PROGRESSION http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/summer-sale-series-progression/ http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/summer-sale-series-progression/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:22:23 +0000 http://www.bigupproductions.com/?post_type=blog&p=2029 Continue Reading ]]>      While we’re busy editing the new batch of films for this year’s REEL ROCK Tour (reelrocktour.com), we thought we’d liven things up with a series of Summer Sales. Each week a different film will be featured at a big discount. Starting right now, with PROGRESSION (http://www.bigupproductions.com/films/progression/) for $14.95, either as an HD Download or on DVD! 

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REEL ROCK TV SERIES http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/reel-rock-tv-series/ http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/reel-rock-tv-series/#comments Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:15:09 +0000 http://www.bigupproductions.com/?post_type=blog&p=952 Continue Reading ]]> After seven years of running the REEL ROCK Film Tour with our partners at Sender Films, we’re proud to announce the launch of the REEL ROCK TV SERIES, with 9 half-hour episodes for 2013.

Tomorrow, Wednesday Jan 23, REEL ROCK drops in the US on OUTSIDE TV at 9:30 Eastern. The first episode is La Dura Dura, featuring Chris Sharma and Adam Ondra’s battle to climb the world’ first 5.15c.

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Witness The Fitness http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/witness-the-fitness/ http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/witness-the-fitness/#comments Mon, 07 Jan 2013 02:08:01 +0000 http://www.bigupproductions.com/?post_type=blog&p=810 Continue Reading ]]> Yesterday Daniel Woods made the second repeat of Chris Sharma’s mega roof problem, Witness The Fitness, in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. We filmed Chris’ first ascent back in 2005 and it was featured in Dosage Volume III. It’s a nearly 40 foot long horizontal roof that was one of the wildest pieces of rock we’d ever seen climbed, and Chris’ hardest problem at the time.

Above: Chris Sharma on Witness The Fitness in 2005. Photo by Corey Rich

The following year, Fred Nicole made two trips from Switzerland and broke several holds, but eventually repeated the problem, calling it the hardest in that style he’d ever done. Since 2006 the rumor has been that after several more holds broke, the line was no longer possible. But Daniel Woods,  Jimmy Webb, and Paul Robinson had heard otherwise, and went to check it out.

On day one they solved the crux, with completely different beta than Chris. And on Day 3 Daniel sent. He thinks it’s “solid V15” and the best roof he’s ever done. Fresh from a recent stint sportclimbing at the Red River Gorge, Daniel credited his newfound endurance for the quick success.

Above: Daniel Woods on Witness The Fitness, 2013. Photo by Paul Robinson.

To celebrate the fact that this spectacular problem still goes, we posted the first ascent video on the Big UP YouTube channel, and we should have the send footage from Daniel soon as well – will be really interesting to see how different it climbs now !

If you’ve seen the original Ozarks Dose from D3 you may also remember The Full Package – an incredible V13 / 14 prow that Chris put up on the same trip. The day after Witness, Daniel also got the first repeat of that one. He’s got some serious momentum…

 

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REEL ROCK Triple Pack http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/reel-rock-triple-pack/ http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/reel-rock-triple-pack/#respond Mon, 03 Dec 2012 15:54:55 +0000 http://bigup.mapletonhillmedia.com/?post_type=blog&p=402 The REEL ROCK Triple Pack is the ideal holiday gift for any climber on your list. All 3 REEL ROCK DVDs – a total of 16 amazing short climbing films plus hours of bonus action, for $69.95 – over 20% savings. Just choose the “Bundle” option from any of the REEL ROCK film pages.

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REEL ROCK 7 http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/generic-blog-post/ http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/generic-blog-post/#respond Sun, 25 Nov 2012 23:00:07 +0000 http://bigup.mapletonhillmedia.com/?post_type=blog&p=155 We’re excited to announce the launch of our latest film release, REEL ROCK 7, on DVD and HD Download. Four award-winning short films that will awe and inspire, plus over an hour of additional climbing and behind the scenes action.

 

 

 

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Ashima: Return of the Warrior Ninja Princess http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/video-blog-post/ http://www.bigupproductions.com/blog/video-blog-post/#comments Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:22:31 +0000 http://bigup.mapletonhillmedia.com/?post_type=blog&p=151 Continue Reading ]]> We’ve been keeping up with Ashima Shiraishi’s incredible climbing career for several years now. We first featured her in our YouTube short The Insiders when she was just 8 years old. The following year she starred in our multi-award-winning film, Origins: Obe and Ashima. Now we’re happy to roll out a brand new short that was shot and edited by Jason Kehl, featuring Ashima’s return to Hueco Tanks, and her incredible ascent of the classic V13, Crown of Aragorn, at the age of 10. Now that temps are dropping and Hueco season is upon us, we hope this short gets you fired up!

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