/ FRI NIGHT VID: The Lifer: Historic Routes in the Gunks

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UKC News - on 12 Apr 2019
The Lifer: Historic Routes in the Gunks Russ Clune is an integral part of climbing's humble beginnings in America. Recently, Sam Elias paid Clune a visit at his home in the Gunks, where he sampled the historic routes of the past and attempted a rare ascent of the new-school trad testpiece: Brozone (5.14b). But perhaps the most important thing Sam walked away with, amid all the climbing history lessons, and constant, often hilarious, Clune cliff-banter, was an intimate view into the soul of a man who has dedicated his entire life to climbing.

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pneame - on 12 Apr 2019
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Nice.

Going back a little further - http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1097594/John-Stannard-in-Life-magazine-1971

I think the Gunks always scared me away - probably (almost certainly) a mistake! Although even the 5.6 routes looked scary to me.

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Guy Atkinson - on 13 Apr 2019
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Wow, great video. I'd never even heard of this place but it looks totally awesome! 

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SenzuBean - on 13 Apr 2019
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Incredible and very inspiring

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Etta - on 14 Apr 2019
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Good video, shame the audio quality (especially at the start) was quite bad.

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