VIDEO: Nina Caprez - To Bolt Or Not To Be

In this short film, Nina Caprez recounts her story of attempting To Bolt or Not to Be (8b+) at Smith Rock, Oregon. Jean Baptiste Tribout climbed the route in 1986 and it was the first 8b+ in North America. It was also one of the first ascents in the States that required a top down approach of working the route to complete, a method being pioneered by the French at the time.

Nina Caprez likens the route to choreographed dance, after learning each of the 100 moves intricately. The relentless crimping on the route certainly makes learning the moves essential...

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