/ NEWS: VIDEO: Maya Holding The Series - Episode 5
This six episode series follows Bristol based climber Maya Holding as she hits her local crag of Cheddar and makes a couple of trips down to Portland.
This isn't a high-flying, high-budget...
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Boom! 7b! Climbing harder than most UKC users. Great effort!
effort 6c - 7b in a summer awesome work!!
Motivates me to get out training, you never look under pressure when climbing. I always seem to make a flap out of it and sweat and swear my way up.
That was a bit better. Despite the annoying editing, I almost found myself rooting for her.
That was actually really good- She actually looked a bit gripped! My only suggestion would be to have more 'full body' shots and to have less of that annoying 'colour tinting', as it hurts my eyes. Thought it was a good video and a much better-looking route though. Maya could definitely climb way harder if she remembered where the crux holds were...
Hey Maya, I have really enjoyed watching these videos and look forward to the last one. Well done!
Nice to see more of "the struggle"
That fall wasnt great either, looked bad for sport. Best so episode so far.
That was a lot better than the other episodes, looks like she actually had to try hard. Might have been better as a series if the climbs hadn't been ones that she'd tried before so it the series would have shown all the initial attempts.
> vimeo still doesnt play on my Mac
The heater in my car doesn't work :)
Is tomorrow's episode the F6b+ i shot of you at Ban Y Gor? ;)
> .. I almost found myself rooting for her.
Have you left an extraneous word in that sentence?
Good effort - might have been easier if the bloke on the top-rope hadn't been in the way.
> Have you left an extraneous word in that sentence?
You would definitely want some colour filters/enhancement for the day we went to Ban Y Gor :)
Tall person beta on the crux is undercut the giant fin thing and go straight to the pocket that Maya grabs after the crimp (I think)! Skips out all the crux Maya did, but also makes it soft 7a+ at most...
Glad you noticed! And very glad you didn't fall off then!
I for one have enjoyed these videos - sure people are complaining that they aren't massively dramatic or captivating... But that's not the point of them is it? Not every day of climbing has to be edge of your seat stuff.
Firstly well done on the 7b, I really should try that one!
Secondly, I think all your clips were made off of a bent arm which is a serious waste of energy. If I can (e.g. i'm not too scared) I try to remember what someone told me 'clip at the hip'.
You're lucky you have video to analyse your climbing on, I'd love to have quality footage of me climbing!
> Secondly, I think all your clips were made off of a bent arm which is a serious waste of energy. If I can (e.g. i'm not too scared) I try to remember what someone told me 'clip at the hip'.
Which is all very well when you're climbing stuff you're comfortable on, but I have to say I'm with Maya on this - if I'm climbing at my limit I always clip above! But then again, I am a scaredy cat... It also depends on the route you're on - I usually go for the best hold, which sometimes means clipping with a bent arm.
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