The temps on the resort island of Mallorca are starting to cool down and climbers are getting their deep water solo on. A strong team has just arrived, including Petzl athlete Emily Harrington. Check out this video by Cedar Wright and Tim Kemple of Emily getting a taste of Mediterranean stone (and water). Keep a look out on Cedar's blog as their team gets reinforcments and they get after it.
In other news, Chris Sharma was awarded international climbing's equivalent of an Oscar at the 4th Annual Arco Rock Legends ceremony. A jury made up of 17 specialized climbing magazines from around the world chose him as the Salewa Rock Award recipient (for single pitches at the crag or bouldering) from a gifted crowd including Dani Andrada, Markus Bock and Adam Ondra. The La Sportiva Competition Award when to Kilian Fischhuber, who has been tearing it up on the World Cup circuit this year.