Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve come across or already watched a Mellow video. Mellow have taken the online climbing scene by storm, transporting us to the foot of the world’s bouldering test pieces and granting us front row tickets to the most awe-inspiring main event-ascents. Seizing the YouTube initiative and taking it for themselves, Mellow (a team of the world’s best boulderers ft. the likes of Daniel Woods and Jimmy Webb) are in charge of their own content, unleashing raw footage that places cutting edge climbing at its heart rather than an advertising agenda.
This week’s Mellow hit is a particularly poignant one. This short, high-energy documentary of Jimmy Webb’s first ascent of Sleepwalker (8C+/V16) isn’t just psyche inducing but a tantalising teaser of another Mellow video, yet to come. The upcoming vid should show us Daniel Woods’ much anticipated FA of the sit start to Sleepwalker – ‘Return of the Sleepwalker’, supposedly weighing in around the 9A/V17 mark. Until this is released, grab a brew, enjoy this incredible line and prepare yourself to fall down Mellow’s YouTube rabbit hole of psyche.