This week’s video is an awesome bouldering film from Mellow, taped in the incredible Little Cottonwood Canyon, just outside Salt Lake City, Utah. Following Zach Galla, Sean Faulkner, and Toinon Beigne round the canyon, this week’s psych inducing video hit explores some of the area’s proudest lines whilst putting on record some of the trio’s inspiring first ascents. Courtesy of Sohi Studios, Confluence is a wonderful combination of crisp aesthetics and an homage to the 90’s skate videos that iconised the fish eyed, changing perspective of raw, left field action. Through the professional lens, Little Cottonwood steals the show with beautiful, striking granite lines that are inspiring enough to whet any boulderer’s appetite – mixing Magic Wood with America’s vast scale and wilderness, LCC has it all.
Zach Galla rounds the video off in style with an ascent ofGrand Illusion(V16), a monstrous boulder that features around 25 unique hand movements. First ascented by Nathaniel Coleman (check that out here), the route’s second ascensionist, Sean Bailey, proposed a sport grade of 9a+/b rather than its original boulder grade, such is its length. Either way, this video is a testament to America’s stunning landscape and its immensely talented crop of young climbers. Confluence is everything we’ve come to love about the Mellow channel and more. Enjoy!