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FRI NIGHT VID: Margo Hayes - Break on Through

Our Friday Night Video this week first appeared on last years' Reel Rock Tour. Break on Through follows Margo Hayes as she attempts to become the first woman to climb 9a+. The film fantastically captures Margo's drive and determination and traces this back through her childhood. In 2017, Margo went on to complete her goal of being the first woman to climb 9a+ with ascents of La Rambla and then Biographie later in the year.



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At least she didn't have full on strops every time she fell off, unlike a certain (admittedly quite good) regularly featured climber.  No obviously discernible power screaming neither.  Which was nice.    
  Just re-read this and I remember attending a women in adventure thing at SHAFF a few years ago and one of the women in the panel said something about how there should be fewer videos of women crying (I think this...
I absolutely can - that was my point; I was being ironic. Which maybe wasn't clear unless you had read the Ben Fogle Everest thread where I defended him against lots of people's daft complaints about his becoming...
Mega. I actually saw her do La Rambla from across the valley when I was trying my own much more humble goal to climb 8a... we’d seen her fall from the top earlier in the day and then she totally cruised it in the go...
Agreed its one of the best sport climbing films I've seen. Surprised you can't relate to feeling highly emotional when putting your heart and soul into something though. I welled up a bit when she clipped the chains on...
Having just watched it for the third time, I think that is probably the best sport climbing based film I've ever seen. And what a brilliant antidote to that dreadful "girly" Majorca film in which she featured that was...

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