/ VIDEO: Behind the Scenes: Routesetting at the Hachioji World Championships
Might have been an enjoyable film if I could have read the subtitles.
Make it fullscreen.
Hmm, surprisingly beautiful film. Kind of took fore granted the process and the people behind the routes.
Very worthwhile and insightful film. You realise how seriously they take it and that the margins between success and failure are so small.
Loved seeing fore-running compared with how competitors climbed the routes. The end really showed how much they care about getting it right, which is clearly no easy task. I've done a bit of indoor setting, though obviously not at this level. The creative process is super fun, and it makes you really appreciate great indoor routes that can be 3D puzzles. Fore-running and feedback from other climbers and setters is essential for getting it right. Loved seeing that here in the video.
The Toulouse boulders were great at separating the athletes and providing entertainment, particularly given how little steep terrain was available to the setters. Unfortunately, lead setting wasn't as great, with multiple athletes falling on the same stopper move on both men's and women's routes.
It seems that the athletes and setters are still figuring this combined format out, but each event seems better than the last, and I'm confident the Olympics will be a great spectacle for all to enjoy!
really well made , and very engaging as well.
which problem was he talking about at the end, the failure? sounded like one was too hard.
The men's boulder final as a whole: only 2 tops across the 4-boulder round by Tomoa Narasaki. Ondra didn't even manage a bonus. https://www.ifsc-climbing.org/index.php/world-competition/calendar#!comp=8253&cat=6
The end of days! Up is down, black is white and Ondra has fallen off a 7a sport route. Twice. The incident was filmed in Croatia at the climbing area of Istria and it's a shocking watch. Later on in the film, Ondra manages to casually onsight a few 8b+ routes,...