/ Tenerife Video + Fall!
Looking for some great winter rock climbing in the sun + 22C heat in a superb setting? Well having recently got back for a New Year trip to Tenerife, my posse and I managed to visit 3 of the best climbing venue’s (La Catedral, Las Canadas and Arico Gorge) on this wonderful Canary Island. New crag and route development is developing at a pace and there is more than enough climbing to fill a week or 3. Anyway the entertainment was duly recorded so for anyone interested in viewing a short HD film, including quite an impressive fall, of this memorable trip then please use the following link. All constructive feedback welcome and hopefully it will inspire a few folks to go and visit this wonderful sun-kissed island!
If you wish to sample the full High Def experience and your computer has enough va va voom, you should be able to change the "Quality" icon to at least 720p HD in the bottom right hand corner on the You Tube screen. :-)
The fact that I didn't FFWD any of it says it all!
Like the wide shots of the climbers - good to see them in context.
Like the limited use of head-cam footage (some seem to think it's the
bee's knees but I find it just a bit nauseating!).
PS. I even like the music! Is the last track Santa Esmeralda?
My favourite yet! The theme was good - especially if you have seen those spaghetti westerns more times that you can remember. Kudos to the Cava for her long shots, they really do stage the short headcam shots very well. Best bit? The fall! Also the flora and fauna shots were nice, does the lizard not get a credit?
> PS. I even like the music! Is the last track Santa Esmeralda?
Hey Neil muchos gracias for the kind words, really appreciated. Yep well spotted dude, amongst the Ennio Morricone, that is Santa Esmeralda with Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood! A mighty fine toe-tapping tune... :-)
In reply to you other guys I'll get back to you tomorrow as I've got to leave!
Great video! Thanks for sharing it :-)
The fall looked like a good un! Very nearly a deck by the looks of it!
> My favourite yet! The theme was good - especially if you have seen those spaghetti westerns more times that you can remember. Kudos to the Cava for her long shots, they really do stage the short headcam shots very well. Best bit? The fall! Also the flora and fauna shots were nice, does the lizard not get a credit?
Hey Bobling many thanks from Cava and I for your kind words. <laughs> Yes the fall was quite a good one and you can hear me saying "You bast*!d" slowed down if you listen carefully! Alas no credit for the big, fat juicy lizard but we did feed it chorizo and ham to get it to perform... ;-)
Back later when I have some more time!
Yep Arico is a great place to climb and Monica Diabolica is very good value for the grade. I had a go at KM11 but failed near the top as rain was coming in, nothing to do with me being fat,old and feeble you understand ;-) Strange how often a mid layer of cloud + drizzle comes into Arico when the coast and the crater is baking in the sunshine!
...erm...I suppose so! ;-)
Humble apologies Martin and muchos gracias amigo for your kind words! Now theres nothing wrong with sandals per se, but surely it is the socks + sandals combination which is all wrong? Unless any UKC'rs out there can enlighten us... ;-)
Great video and I loved the music, lizards, climbing and the fall was quite dramatic too! So who was the good, the bad and the numpty then? ;-)
Nice movie footage & some ideas for yet another return visit.
The trad lines look fun on Mt Teide.
> Great video and I loved the music, lizards, climbing and the fall was quite dramatic too! So who was the good, the bad and the numpty then? ;-)
Many thanks for the positive feedback! Not too sure who was the good and the bad, but as I fell off, I guess that makes me the numpty then! ;-)
> Nice movie footage & some ideas for yet another return visit.
> The trad lines look fun on Mt Teide.
Hey Sue muchos gracias for your kind words and plenty for a return visit! Just to clarify the trad lines are on La Catedral in the Roques de Garcia. In fact there are over 40 routes on the mighty Cathedral and if you PM me I can send you a topo of the classic 5 pitch "Via Normal" which is a great outing with no move harder than UK 4a/b. I believe you went to Tenerife in December so did you get much climbing done and which crags did you visit? Apart from the obvious Arico any other Sports crags you would recommend?
Cheers Dave :-)
Hey Mr Kiwi many thanks my old <groan> fruit! Be assured that the lizards were very happy to "perform" for all the chorizo, ham and crisps they could eat... :-)
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