/ VIDEO 3: Team America climb End of the Affair - E8 6c
- Film 1: Kevin (first) then Alex climbing The Promise (E10 or E8)
- Film 2: Kevin makes the first Ground Up ascent of Parthian Shot (E9 6c)
- Film 3: Team America climb End of the Affair, (Alex Honnold flashes it) (E8 6c) (watch out for that no-hands rest!)
Film 3 New Item (history and small video): http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/older.html?month=11&year=2008#n45474
Film 3 Article (large video): http://www.ukclimbing.com//articles/page.php?id=1469
Filmed by Matt Segal - put together by Kevin Jorgeson.
We're really pleased with the films and it shows that they've obviously put in a lot of effort and the films have come out really, really well.
Awesome - that hands off on the flash! Oh my god!
Thanks guys for the films, and good luck with any future projects.
I did hear that Big Up productions filmed 'The Groove' - so I'm sure that will be featuring on a DVD at some point.
I've really enjoyed these movies - more soon please!
They make the route look well easy. I'm sure it's not but I'll never know.
Good stuff. I liked the editing on Film 3, it fitted in with the music and the liked the two angles you got to see the route from. Too much of it would have been annoying but for a short like this it worked for me.
You could go find out, you might be surprised.
Last grit arete I've done was Mantis, HVS 5b, at Roaches. Found it hard and scary. Is EOTA much worse?
Dunno, never been near it and it doesn't really appeal but you never know, I've heard wildly differing opinions on the technical difficulty.
think its given about frenz 7b sport climb grade, but without the bolts!!!
Inspiring lines, fantastic climbing and great videos - thanks a lot for putting these up! Now I'm totally psyched to do more than a HS.... :)
Brilliant films, well made & the climbers looked amazingly competent & comfortable with what they were about.
Of course, the tragedy is that having watched the films, I'll now never be able to claim a true on sight for them. Oh well ....
Who is it making the moves??? They're doing a GREAT job.
Mind you, even allowing for that, my main thought is - isn't End of the Affair looking trashed? Let's hope a few more people start flashing it.
> Who is it making the moves??? They're doing a GREAT job.
Kevin Jorgeson and Matt Segal, not only can they climb.................
Yep noticed the same thing. The holds are a totally different colour. Presumably it gets a lots of aspirants on top ropes seeing if they can do the moves?
> Yep noticed the same thing. The holds are a totally different colour. Presumably it gets a lots of aspirants on top ropes seeing if they can do the moves?
Most of them can do the moves and harder, but can they execute them above gear.....and for the really talented, onsight?
Grit - maybe God's rock, but it is a non-renewable resource, only a miracle would make it otherwise.
I think 'aspirants' would be a little kind for many of these individuals, but yes.
In fact frankly the thing is such a mess that the question of whether an ascent is 'onsight' or 'flashed' has become largely irrelevant. As you say the holds are a completely different colour anyway.
Well that's the effect of indoor walls for you - no one can climb unless the holds are coloured, I expect they'll be sticking tags on them next...
> Well that's the effect of indoor walls for you
The other effect is indoor walls are turning out some of the most talented climbers ever seen - in all disciplines, from trad to sport to free solo to alpine.
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