Saturday, September 26, 2009


Hey Guys. This is Alex writing a little intro for Cedar’s newest masterpiece. He’s slaved hard the entire night to bring you this newest dispatch, which focuses on Matt Segal sending everything. The rest of us are basically on vacation while Matt crushes and Cedar shoots. The weather has improved and everything is going great here. Only a few more days left, so I guess we’re going to motivate and try to finish a couple more routes . Hope everything is going well for everyone! Read more...

Sunday, September 20, 2009


I hope everyone is enjoying these Mallorca Psicoblogs brought to you by my insomnia and The North Face. This has been a labor of love. Emily and James have headed home, but Matt, Alex and I are here for another week and a half of gut wrenching action. so stay tuned....Cheers. Cedar.

Mallorca is a climbers paradise, and is probably the best place in the world for Deep Water Soloing. For the last few days we have ventured out of the more popular areas and onto some of the more obscure, and horrifying ocean cliffs! In the process I have learned that if you hit the water can draw blood! This dispatch features Matt Alex and James on The Weather Man, a wild 5.13c with the crux 50 feet off the ground... Read more...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Currenty we are all running to Pakistan where we hope to make some shallow water solos of some slightly bigger mountains. The jog should take us a few weeks at a steady 200k a-day pace, but dont worry about a future lack of content, Cedar's logistical genius has it all figured out.

As you read this, 10,000 hermit crabs are scribing pictures in the sand, which will later be photographed by the Mallorcan nudism awareness team as they fly along the coast tracking the movement of these strange beach-dwelling creatures. Via the marvels of modern technology, the images will magically morph into a stop-motion movie that is so realistic you wont realize we have left at all.

As a taster, here is the 4th psicoblog, the first produced by the crabs. Im sure you will agree that the quality is far superior to Cedars usual work - these little beasties really have a talent. Routes in the film include Los-kot and Two Smoking Barrels, and Snatch and are two of the most fun routes I have climbed anywhere. Klem has a real eye for a line and there are a few more of his routes I am psyched on - stay tuned for more...

Good morning one and all. James Pearson here, reporting from not so sunny Mallorca. The rain has arrived hard and done its best effort to "F" us in the "A", but we are all genuine men here, real tough guy types and in the words of a pseudo-straight Austrian fashionista, "our assholes are just for shi#%ing"

At times the blasts of thunder have sounded like a gas main exploding, and raging torrents regularly wash dogs and small children away, but this has not stopped the unrelenting crush-fest! In fact, even with soaking wet holds, the routes on the island have put up little of a fight and so in search of a challenge worthy shriveling Alex Honnold's enormous throbbing testicles we have moved on to pastures new..... Read more...

Monday, September 14, 2009

Psicoblog 3 "The Whole Crew"

Hey this is Alex Honnold, writing a little guest intro for Cedar's newest dispatch.
Mallorca is pretty much the most fun place I've climbed. We're staying in an awesome house, climbing on perfect rock over the clear ocean. Paradise, I think.
In this video Cedar attempts to introduce the rest of the team and show what we've been up to the last few days. It would probably be edited better if there hadn't been an all night rave last night. One of the objective hazards of climbing in paradise. But seriously, we're climbing a lot and we're psyched to get out to some of the newer areas and check out new routes.
If Cedar isn't too lazy, there will be plenty more dispatches of us falling into the ocean. I think Emily has to leave soon, which will cut down on the blood curdling screams, but we'll try to keep it exciting anyway. Read more...

Thursday, September 10, 2009


So Emily Harrington has arrived on the scene and gotten here first tumble in the rinse cycle! She crushed some routes and whipped off some routes...and generally had a good time yesterday. This blog captures here first moments on Mallorca's wild limestone, and also features my jump off the top of the 60 foot Diablo wall...with a camera!!! Alex Honnold, and James Pearson just arrived, so stay tuned for more climbs...and whippers with this all star North Face cast!!! Read more...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


This is the first North Face sponsored North Face "Psicoblog." These short videos will chronicle North Face Athletes Cedar Wright, Emily Harrington, Matt Segal, and James Pearson pushing their limits on the wild sea cliffs of Mallorca. The climbing here is known as "Deep Water Solo," or "Psicobloc" climbing and involves climbing ropeless on cliffs as tall as sixty feet with nothing but the swirling ocean below to catch your fall. This has to be one of the most thrilling and pure forms of climbing I have ever experienced. This episodes capture the my initial impressions of the area, while I wait for the rest of the team to arrive!! I will create about ten of these short videos from the field in Mallorca. Hope you enjoy them!! Cedar Wright.

Wooohooo!! Welome to Mallorca Psicoblogs!!! I've been in Mallorca for over twenty four hours now and had my first taste of Deep Water Soloing. I have to say I LOVE IT!!! I started out my experience with a thirty foot whipper into the ocean!! Stay tuned for more dispatches with The North Face rockstars Emily Harrington, Alex Honnold, Matt Segal, James Pearson!!! Read more...

Friday, September 4, 2009


So...I'm headed to Mallorca to meet The North Face Team Athletes Alex Honnold, Emily Harrington, James Pearson, and Matt Segal. Mallorca is a small island off the coast of Spain, where we will explore the island's unique potential for a style of climbing called "Deep Water Solo" or "Psicobloc." If you aren't familiar with D.W.S, it is not for the faint of heart, and entails climbing the wild orange limestone cliffs which surround Mallorca's coastline... without a rope!! Failing on a climb means a spectacular and horrifying plunge into the swirling sea, followed by an adrenaline surging swim for safety!!! Tim Kemple and I will be filming the nail biting mayhem and I'll be posting short video dispatches from the stay tuned!!! Cheers Cedar Wright Read more...