Dosage Volume III


1 hour 38 minutes - 2005


Dosage III has it all: Top climbers, exotic locations, historic first ascents, and a variety of styles (bouldering, sport climbing, trad climbing, and deep water soloing).

DOSE: The Ozarks
Chris Sharma discovers Arkansas' untapped sandstone paradise, and pushes high, hard bouldering to a new level. Along with Jason Kehl, Melissa Lacasse and others, Chris opens dozens of new problems at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch and surrounding areas. Highlights include first ascents of The Full Package, King Lion, and Witness The Fitness, Sharma's hardest problem yet.

DOSE: Vietnam
Deep water soloing pioneers Tim Emmett and Klem Loskot explore the thousands of mysterious limestone towers of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. Living on a traditional boat for five days at a time, they scour the endless maze of islands, searching for the perfect wall.

DOSE: The Optimists
Beth Rodden and Tommy Caldwell make the first ascents of two new routes in Smith Rock, OR. Beth works and sends The Optimist (5.14b), the hardest route ever established by a woman, while Tommy opens Spank the Monkey (5.13d).

DOSE: Swiss Gneiss
Ticino, Switzerland is one of the world's hot spots for hard bouldering development. American Dave Graham has been living in Ticino for the past nine months, searching out new areas, cleaning and opening boulders, bolting routes, and sending hard as ever. Here he gives a tour of some of his favorite problems and a glimpse of his current projects.

DOSE: Utah Update
Veteran climbing filmmaker Mike Call, from Salt Lake City, is always on the scene when good stuff goes down in Utah. For this Dose he captured awesome first ascents by James Litz, Jason Kehl, Ben Moon, and Tim Kemple.

DOSE: Return to Balance
Yosemite legend Ron Kauk shares the lessons learned during a lifetime of climbing in this soulful meditation on life, nature, and movement on rock. Excerpted from the full length film by Sterling Johnson and Ron Kauk.

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