samedi 30 mai 2015

For a month, I spend my time to clean, to brush and to climb some new problems around my place. I injured my knee one month ago on a strange movement. I tried to repeat an hight problem with my friends and to benefit to have bunch crash-pads. I was a bit too much psyched to climb after my last trips in Fontainebleau but my body did not react as I wished. My hell hook was too close of my right hand when I wanted to stand up on it but my knee twisted on the same time. I could not even continue my progression on the problem. After this, I spent my time to rest and to occupy my time as a lion in the cage. Thankfully and a bit stun born, I visited a forest at 5 minutes of my house.  I was right to be stun born because I have find a lot of boulders in the granite quality. I went up and down for all afternoon and I got my trophy : 20 boulders.
The thing is when I really started to clean up those amazing lines I could not even think I will get more than 20 problems. This energy drives me back to my passion. I recognize just my lack of time during my travels to have a consideration for people who devote their souls, energies and time to bolt lines for the rope climbing and the same for boulders. On somehow even I did not wait after 21 years of climbing to give back the gifts that they give us. All climbers can climb because there are a lot of people who work for them and mostly they do for free. This is the passion !!!
When I am alone in this forest I imagine that my friends and the next climbers will be happy to climb on my boulders, Also I am kind of proud to devote my time to have -probably - a clean conscience not to be only a consumer who at the end, to complain because problems are not clean properly for the climbing practice.  That is the life! Be happy that climbers spend the time to propose the lines and boulders and we should to be grateful for it!

At the end, my conscience is a bit more clean and cleaver.
Next time I cold not blame anyone
Next time I will close up my mouth!!!

lundi 11 mai 2015

ADREX : Interview

""I don't want to change my handicap at all"" 

lundi 4 mai 2015

WILD ONE: promotional 2

Last year, after to have published one movie on my Vimeo account, I got a "like" from a woman. This woman makes some animations, she is freelancer. I fell in love with these simple animations because mostly like I say : it is simple.
I contacted her around october/november 2014. I ordered a new visual to promote differently my WILD ONE film.
My disappointment is when I realized that kids can't really understand what means the teaser. This way is the most simple visual to attract them just because this is by them that the handicap opinion will change all around the world. No discrimination by the color skin, religion, the handicap and etc.

Children are the best messengers to catch the reality.

Wild One from Laura Dumitru on Vimeo.

Laura Dumitru worked for six month because I was always hard to get on the phone, But she made it. If you want see her works, don't hesitate one second and go for it :

I think I have not to talk more about her talent and how the simple animation makes more sensitive my film. I wrote the poetry in 2006 for my first short movie (still not translated): Singularity. It was an universal for the world. After it, in 2009 during my Evolution Tour, I stopped in France in the famous Natural Games where I was invited by the DJEMDI band. They gave me the opportunity to sing and to jungle the fire on the stage front, at least, 20 000 people.

It was my best experience ever. Thankfully,. I had a second opportunity to show up my poetry in my own movie "WILD ONE" that you should watch once in your life.

From my heart and my soul, all my congratulations to Laura Dumitru and Cristian Simion to release my prophesy.

vendredi 24 avril 2015

Fontainebleau: season february/march 2015

Hello my friends,

Yes I know I forgot to write you a report about what I am doing. Yes! What I am doing?
After my trip from Oman (Emirates Arabic) I just had a time to install my stuff in my new home. It is a big deal but it doesn't mean yet that I am living as a social person. I am not ready yet and I have still some trips in my mind for this 2015 year. I just stayed only 3 days at home and I find out that Font is calling me to test some pieces of boulders. To be honest I did not expect to crush lines and sure a really hard one. I just got flows about my climbing. In Oman  I met a good friend that already I met during the Petzl Road Trip in Balle Herculane. Read Macadam is my life coach right now but not just. I want explain to you that even I am a rock climber for 21 years I still need some advices for my practice. I explained you on the last post that it is not so important to run after grades of difficulties. Also it is not important to show up your abilities to do one pull up with one arm or to to the best test strength ever if you don't know how to climb. At the end, my philosophy is to realize why I climb. On this topic, I realized and recognized that I spent almost all 20 years to prove that I am a good climber.
You will ask me : why to do that?

Somewhere with threes

As you know my history made in the Wild One documentary, my life was not so easy and I had bad reflexes as every one like to feel a less person. I will not talk about loves and etc. I just point my finger on my main  topic of the day. With Read, we explored in an undiscovered place with tones and tones of stone. At the end we had some much to climb that I become lost. After to send the "Squirrel" project I got this new feeling of the climbing. At least I fall again in the love. It means that I don't have anymore the problem to prove my climbing because I realized I will never climb a 8A boulder. So why to convince me I could or I could crush all the time the 6A problem because I sent one 7A in my life. Climbing is not mathematics and it isn't easy every day because the injuries, the envies,etc.
Until the time I admitted I just wanted to prove to my biologic parents that they can have some regrets to abandon an handicapped person and also I fell I had prove to my adopt parents I am not a lazy person. At the end, I solved this big tension I put to myself with those points.
I just do remember now that I read long time ago a simple book about Patrick Edlinger who said " Climbing is only 20% of efforts and 80% of the mentality. Not so far he was right!

After this new knowledge I went fast to Font with just in my mind this idea to climb and to climb, even just easy boulders. In Font, even easiest problems are weird sometimes. What a big suprise for me? Every day I was crushing the project day or to send by on-sight some red problems which for me it is already a performance. Every day I got the smiles to be in the wood, to fight with the temperatures (day'n night) and to enjoy. I just fell again by the beauty f this sport. How incredible is to feel your body. How so cool you feel your biceps, abdominals, legs, shoulders, fingers in the pain. I love it and I know it!

during the Said Belhaj's filming...Left to right : Said, sweedish friends, Neil Hart and Nalle Hukkataival

After 1 week to adapt myself with the sand stone I looked around one of my dream is to climb the easiest problem in Vallee de la Mee where all the 8B are around. In 2007, I went once with Stephan Denys. He pushed me on holds but I fell that this problem is too hard for me. Last year during my four month trip in Font I went only one time to try. Funny or not, I couldn't do at all the first movement.
This 2015 year and without any expectation I crushed in 2 hours this amazing problem and yes I can say I am proud. I am proud to push my limits and to have now : a life coach, a trainer and a kine.

After it, I kept these nice energies to crush more problems as fast as I am writing now. hihihiii
My best moments are on the trying some boulders like :
- Satan Ma bite (Roche aux Oiseax) 7A. Only one missing movement which is the crux but not impossible
- Entre-Toit (Franchard Isatis) : 6c/7A : Need to be stronger on the last crimps but sure I need longer arms ;-). Close to crush.
- Big Jim : As I wish to reach the end!!! Sometimes this problem look to hard for now but I have a lot of progression since last year. More years or more long arms??
- my "big five" in Petit Bois : Unexpected day when I sent 5 red problems. Only one is good for me but 5 was surprising.


Talking about the climbing is good but there is something else that a brand -can't say the name- organize every year a collecting trash. It could be better not to organize it but the fact is the reality is the mess. One day we went to Bas Cuvier and we saw -maybe not sure- 100 climbers around the Carnage to Marie-Rose. Truly the climbing is become year after year a popular sport but for which consequences. So many people around (like me) that the trash is everywhere. But I don't want to blame just climbers because it is not always the guilty ones. I think we should have a cooperation with the administration for the forest, majors and to plan a solid organization to have not full of shit. I was thinking about organic toilets but who will be in the charge? Good transition to explain also I saw couple times some  "pampers" on the floor at 20 metres of the parking. How parents can do it ? Curious I am!
It was also the time we met again with Fred Nicole and Mary after our first meeting in 2009 in switzerland during my Evolution Tour 2009. We always kept in touch and it was really a big pleasure to see you guys.
  With Mary and Fred Nicole

Finally I will close my mouth and I will just finish by : Climbing is my life and it is my blood.
Climbing video Philippe Ribiere Bleau 2015 from Info RIBIERE on Vimeo.

After one week to be home, I climb around Casteljau's place but I more spend my time to write my book.

Enjoy the movie and Be Good!!

Philippe RIBIERE

samedi 21 mars 2015

PLANETGRIMPE : interview

here you can found a french interview in the Planetgrimpe's webasite

mardi 17 mars 2015


For the 28th march I will be in Sezana to make a lecture for the PLUS CLIMBING gym.
If you want see a good presentation, with nice pictures, nice movies and funny stories, come on with us. I promise you some laughing that you will not stop.
if you come you will climb on t!

Kraška Grifjada vol. 4 from Stripe Visuals on Vimeo.

See you the 28th march in Sezana


Philippe Ribiere