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FRI NIGHT VID: Boulder Valley - Coniston Revisited

This week's Friday Night Video by James Robinson and George Sewell is something a little bit different - a quirky reimagining of bouldering near the Old Man of Coniston in the Lake District in the early 1900's. 

Featuring GB paraclimber Phil Mitchell and friends as they attempt some classic problems in tweed clothing and use hemp ropes, Boulder Valley is an entertaining take on a piece of British climbing history.

"An account of bouldering near Coniston Old Man was first featured in the 1916 Fell and Rock Journal. A chapter is devoted to it, and it might possibly be the first bouldering guide written in the UK. Despite their age, the problems prove to be surprisingly challenging, especially when attempted in tweeds and leather boots. Boulder Valley is a whimsical reimagining of what it might have been like to be one of the first UK boulderers, almost a century ago." - James Robinson, Director.



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