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Bouldering Diary Vine

Bouldering Diary Vine

 

兩個 Chris 都很努力的爬!

Both Chris working hard on their route!

Jason 給 Maudie 一些專業的建議

And Jason try to give Maudie some beta on a V5 route.

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Chris Bouldering His Yellow3

Chris Bouldering His Yellow3

According to Chris, that’s one of the hardest Yellow Bouldering routs he ever did.

依據Chris的說法,這是他完成過最難的黃色路線!

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Rock Climbing at Long Dong Video 龍洞, Taiwan – Agar Jelly – May 2014

Rock Climbing at Long Dong video 龍洞, Taiwan – Agar Jelly – May 2014

A great video from climber Spyral with his adventure here in Taiwan Longdong!

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熱海攀岩 Rehai Rock Climbing

熱海攀岩 熱海攀岩 Rehai Rock CLimbing

有時候這就是你的確保,你只能相信他了!

Sometimes this is your protection, and you just have to trust it.

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Everest Wingsuit Jump 聖母峰極限飛行

Everest Wingsuit Jump 聖母峰極限飛行

The world is about to witness one of the greatest human feats ever captured on television – when California resident Joby Ogwyn attempts the first wing suit flight off the summit of Mount Everest. The epic event titled EVEREST JUMP LIVE will broadcast live on the Discovery Channel and in 224 countries and territories in May 2014.

“This is history in the making,” said Eileen O’Neill, Group President Discovery and TLC Networks. “Discovery Channel continues to bring live broadcast events unlike anything you’ll see on television – from Felix Baumgartner’s world record for the highest space jump to Nik Wallenda’s incredible tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon.”  Discovery will take viewers along the journey with two, one-hour pre-shows revealing Joby’s intense training and preparations for Everest.  The special will then culminate with a live 2-hour broadcast – showing Joby as he battles the grueling conditions on the way to Everest’s summit and ultimately takes the final plunge from the top.  Joby’s custom-made wingsuit will be equipped with cameras bringing a bird’s eye view as he descends more than 10,000 vertical feet at speeds of over 150 mph.

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Cave at Heren Beach, Taroko, Hualien

Cave at Heren Beach, Taroko, Hualian

 

在路途上我們選擇在和仁沙灘上歇息,這裡位於花蓮接近太魯閣國家公園。

我們在和仁沙灘上面找到不少優良的抱石地點,當然也有些不差的上攀,大部分都是大理石組成的岩層。

但在沙灘上一個被當地人標示的 “洪龍”洞穴吸引我們的目光。

這是在沙灘上一個垂直的裂隙,一開始走進去空間瞬間變窄,再往內幾公尺氣溫開始驟降,再往內走幾步路可以感覺到頭上的水滴。用力的將身體擠過裂隙,空間突然變大可以讓你休息。但後面的裂隙更為狹長需要技巧才能通過,雖然你可以在裂隙後面看到一些陽光,這讓你猜想那裡是否就是出口?

當天並沒有完成探索,照了幾張照片與影片,我們把這個冒險留給下次的旅行。

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We stop for a break at Heren beach at Hualien near Taroko National Park.

Try to find some good bouldering area on the beach and actually there are plenty of them. All good Marble for boulder even climb with.

But this cave that marked “洪龍” by locals at the entrance caught our eye.

It’s a vertical open crack at the beach and instantly become really narrow if you walk in. Temperature drop dramatically few meters in. A few more step you can feel the water dripping above your head. Keep squeezing your body in and suddenly there is an open space that you can rest a bit. But the crack after this become really narrow and skillful to squeeze through. Peek into the crack ahead you can see there is a bit of sunlight and you wonder if that’s the exit or not.

We quit exploring that day, shot some photos and videos and save this adventure for the next time.

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Taiwan Time lapse Longdong, Hualian, Taitung

Taiwan Timelapse

一個短的縮時攝影在龍洞,花蓮,太魯閣,台東,伯朗大道,池上鄉,利吉惡地

A short time lapse film around Taiwan.

  • 1st Shot : Longdong Keelung

Long Cave (Longdong) is the largest bay on the Northeast Coast. It is favored with clear water and abundant marine life, including large numbers of colorful tropical fish, making it an out-standing spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. Also, the schools of fish that gather here make the bay a highly popular rock-fishing area.

At the southern edge of the park, the sheer sandstone cliffs of Long Cave (Longdong) Cape have become the premier rock-climbing destination of northern Taiwan. Since the cliffs are only 30-odd meters high and have a wide variety of surface forms, they are perfect for training in rock-climbing skills. At the same time, this area offers stunning vistas of Bitou Cape, Sandiao Cape, and Aodi Bay.

  • 2nd Shot : Cimu Bridge, Taroko, Hualian

Along Central Cross-Island Highway, after passing Jiuqudong (Tunnel of Nine Turns), you will arrive at Cimu Bridge(Motherly Devotion Bridge), which is an H-Shape hanging bridge with marble stone lions on each end and with marble lotus stones on two sides. The rock beneath the bridge looks like a frog. The frog-like rock is composed of black layer of schist at the top and white marble at the bottom. A pavilion was built on this frog rock, becoming the crown on the frog. This was built by late President Chiang Jing-guo, in memory of his mother, during construction of the road. Cimu pavilion area is on the east side of the bridge, built by late President Chiang Kai-shek, in memory of his mother, Mrs. Wang.

This area where Laoxi River flowing from the marble valley into Liwu River is called the “Heliu” which stands for “merging flows.” The cliff has two different rocks layers. Going west after the turn, on the river terrace is the Heliu camping area. It has space for eleven tents. There is no charge and a first come, first served method operates. Remember that the parking space is limited and that during summer vacation, holidays and weekend this will always be a very popular site for family outdoors activities.

  • 3rd Shot : Mr. Brown Avenue, Taitung

A small country avenue in Chihshang Township of Taitung County becomes widely popular due to a commercial of Mr. Brown Coffee. It is called a “green road of paradise.” It has vast green rice fields without a wire pole along the roadside. You can truly feel how borderless it is. The avenue has good views for photograph and can bring your mind away from the hustle. Come to experience such pure relief in person.

  • 4th Shot : Liji Badlands, Taitung

Liji Badlands was formed by the uplifting of soft marine sediments above the surface of the sea and their subsequent erosion into an infinite number of small gullies where no blade of grass can grow. The resulting topography resembles the badlands of Lunar World in Gang Mountain (Gangshan), Kaohsiung City. This unusual geological area, which is about two kilometers long and one kilometer wide, can be viewed from either Beinan Bridge or Liji Bridge.

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Taiwan Deep Water Soloing

Taiwan Deep Water Soloing – Crystal Blue Temptation

516. 蔚然的誘惑 5.8 DWS

無須確保的落水攀登路線。懸空橫渡水平裂隙到懸岩末端,反手撐推到上面。漲潮風平浪靜最安全。

-台灣龍洞攀岩路線書

516. Crystal Blue Temptation 5.8 Deep Water Solo

Hand traverse the horizontal crack to the apex of the overhang and mantel up. Safest at high tide with a calm sea.

– From Rock Climbing Taiwan Guide Book.

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GoPro 能量飲料 STOKED!

GoPro 能量飲料 STOKED!

Shot 100% on the HD HERO3+® camera from http://GoPro.com.

GoPro #STOKED. Your happy place, now available as an energy drink.

GoPro’s #STOKED contains ancient Amazonian super foods to help you achieve maximum radness, and maybe even get a little mystical. Because everyone knows that ancient Amazonians totally stomped it at terrain parks and crushed at all night MMO sessions, or whatever it is people drink energy drinks while doing. Acai? Yes. Quinoa? Duh. Goji berries? Please. We don’t just use the berries, we grind up the whole plant, berries, roots, leaves, bark, whatever. It’s all in there.

Our super secret formula of highly caffeinated deliciousness also contains a soupçon of something not unlike the chemical composition of GoPro’s CEO Nick Woodman’s epic sweat. We know. Mind. Blown. From the greenroom to the boardroom, after consuming #STOKED, your massive steez will emanate from every pore!

And the taste? Well, let’s just say that it gives your mouth a slow motion high five.

GoPro #STOKED. Prepare to be more awesome.

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2013 Taiwan Rock Climbing Video Highlight

2013 Taiwan Rock Climbing 台灣2013攀岩紀錄

原本福特ECOSPORT計畫的影片,重新編輯去除有關福特的廣宣!

Original Video from Ford EcoSport Project. Remove any Ads from Ford.

Description

Taiwan is an island in the East China Sea 110 miles off the coast of Mainland China and astride the Tropic of Cancer. The island is roughly one-third the size of Tennessee, with a population of 23 million people. The primary language is Mandarin Chinese, with Taiwanese and Hakkanese dialects also used.

Unlike most Pacific islands which are volcanic, Taiwan is tectonic in origin, and its central mountain range is loaded with wilderness peaks up to 13,000 feet. The highest peak, Yushan, is 3,952m and features an impressive-looking north face with various alpine challenges.

Rock climbing areas in Taiwan including Guanzhiling (limestone sport climbing in Chiayi County), bouldering in and around Taroko Gorge National Park (on the east coast), Dapaoyan (good volcanic cragging on small cliffs at Yangmingshan, a mountain park on the north side of Taipei city), and riverbed bouldering areas in the mountains of Hsinchu and Miaoli counties. The centerpiece of Taiwan rock climbing, however, is Long Dong (“dragon’s cave” in Chinese), with over a mile of wave-battered, sun-baked sea cliffs of very compact Silin sandstone on the beautifully rugged northeast coast of the island.

For more information – gym locations, outdoor walls, other crags, gear shops, etc. – checkout this website:
Taiwan Rocks

 

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