/ NEW ARTICLE: VIDEO: Bouldering at Castle Hill New Zealand

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UKC Articles - on 26 Jul 2010
[Castle Hill Bouldering, 3 kb]This ten minute video from Derek Thatcher shows some of the classic lines of the world famous bouldering area Castle Hill in New Zealand.



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crankey - on 26 Jul 2010
In reply to UKC Articles: I think thats Flock hill.
mikeski - on 26 Jul 2010
In reply to UKC Articles:

Some really nice climbing but personally I really hate it when the action is sped up. It's really lazy editing.
Rampikino - on 26 Jul 2010
In reply to UKC Articles:

Great location crammed with 1000s of problems of all types. There is a heavy "mantel" theme to the place. Stunning backdrop. Climbed there a few days on our stay in NZ and really enjoyed it.

Nice work.
Andy Moles - on 26 Jul 2010
In reply to UKC Articles:

Castle Hill is amazing. I'm not sure the quantity of good climbing there really matches the quantity of rock, but it is definitely one of the coolest places in the world to hang out.
Lucas - on 26 Jul 2010
In reply to UKC Articles:

Strictly speaking, Castle Hill basin is all the limestone in the um, basin.

If you do end up going, respect the rock and don't wire brush or chalk foot holds etc as the polish in quantum field is already taking its toll on some classics. Take a piece of carpet or beer towel to clean shoes before stepping onto the rock.

Some of my fondest climbing memories involve CH.

Cheers Derek for the cool vid!!
Tophe - on 26 Jul 2010
This video doesn't do justice to how amazing castle hill is.
Wee Davie - on 27 Jul 2010
In reply to mikeski:

I thought that was a really good vid. It made me want to go bouldering there.
I'm interested in why you think speeding up segments of action is lazy?
I have used speeding up in my videos to alleviate the boredom of watching people pause and chalk up etc.
Tom Last - on 27 Jul 2010
In reply to UKC Articles:

Castle Hill killed my clutch, definitely worth it though.
Andy Moles - on 08 Aug 2010
In reply to Wee Davie:
> I'm interested in why you think speeding up segments of action is lazy?

Personally I'd agree with him, speeding up can work well sometimes but often it looks like a lazy alternative to editing out the boring bits smoothly.

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