/ FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEO: Trip dans le Peak District
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I thought it was superb :-)
Let's rock sharpy holds with tape on fingers yo!
The west end of the crag is expected to have high routes, with long periods of dogging and belays in the low to mid 20m's. Further east the crimps will be smaller and farther between, with only an occasional chance of redpoints.
There is a severe polish warning currently in force for the central part of the crag, between Indecent and In Brine. The rock here is likely to be very slippery indeed and great care must be taken to cope with the treacherous runouts. Climbers are advised to venture up only if absolutely necessary.
One of my favourite mis-translations:
"Gristone where only the solos and nuts have the right to quote"
> I thought it was superb :-)
i thought it was crap
Harsh Brian. I thought it was OK, but thought it was significant that the boys only went for the short fingery stuff. No stamina, you see.
Bit disappointed - got 6 minutes in then gave up. That music for a start, coupled with the protracted, single shots didn't inspire as I'd hoped the video might have.
Aye, dreadful. Where was the fortage of them on the epic gritstone cliffs? :/
Yeah, they chose 'Raven Tor 2009' as a title for their video, so misleading.
I really enjoyed that, thanks.
Hold on just a minute though. at 10.08 wtf is causing that enormous shadow? pterodactyl attack at the tor?
Some answers here ('sorry for my bad english...).
To Fraser :
(and unfortunately time and skin are not "extendable"...)
To Plexiglass_Nick :
The shadow is a van (I had cut motor's sound while editing).
To Alex Thompson & gabriel_m :
No gritstone video, sorry. We had some trouble with these "footages"...
Thanks a lot for comments and viewing !
Freddy, I really enjoyed this little film. It is great to see Raven Tor climbing for a change. There have been plenty of gritstone films recently, possibly too many, and we see sun-kissed French or Spanish limestone ad nauseum. The essence of the climbing was captured so well: nasty, brutish and short. Somewhat unusually, Thomas and Peter looked like they had to try quite hard at times! The budget - limited camera angles - was apparent but did not detract. Sometimes it's best to keep it simple. In this regard thank you for not adding flashy visual effects.
Music is very personal. Your selection is not my usual listening but it's aggression fitted the style of climbing well I thought. A brave choice.
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