/ NEWS: FRI NIGHT VID: 12 Year Old Drew Ruana Climbs 8b
There is also footage of him attempting a 13+ crack at Index, WA.
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What a good vid! I love the Spiderman bit - just a kid...
...like the rest of us. :)
And Vicious Fish looks mega, too.
At about 2.30 when he's approaching the base of the route weighed down by the rack he looks like a wee boy wearing his Dad's jacket or shoes for a joke... until he starts climbing!! He's brilliant. Exceptional climbing.
Thought his Dad had quite a sound outlook about it all too, didn't seem really pushy.
The narrator came across as a fud though. He obviously has a bee in his bonnet about other climbers and just wanted to get that in a few times.
The music was horrific. Climbing footage doesn't always need a backing track.. the sound of the climber and the surroundings give a far better atmosphere for me.
I liked the music.
Wow 12 years old and climbing 5.13d, it made me feel really old.
Rock on. Very cool and that route looks awesome.
Thanks for that.
Really mixed feelings.
I truly hope that his feet and hands are going to be ok in 10 years' time. Developing bones and joints do not take kindly to excessive compression and strain. Hammer toes and arthritis are not a happy legacy.
Lovely climbing though - more than just power:weight, he has real inventiveness and reads the rock superbly.
What a little dude!, but can he land a 1080????
Cool kid, hope he doesn't burn out. Climbing hard so young, ripping developing tendons etc.
Re: JJL comments above.
Video poor, seen it all before; fade ins, quick cuts, zoom outs, poor music
People who climb 8b when they are 12 are just too good at climbing.
He's good, but what's he ever done on grit?
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