Statement of Youth Film Tour and Clip


The Statement of Youth film tour is coming soon! We have a week of venues booked the week commencing 18th March and we are adding new dates imminently. We also have a short clip from the film in which Jerry Moffatt, Ben Moon and others talk about the introduction of the legendary cellar boards and how they changed the climbing standards overnight:

Tour Dates

The Castle, London - Monday 18th March - Tickets on sale now

Reading Climbing Centre - Tuesday 19th March - Tickets on sale now

Manchester Climbing Centre - Wednesday 20th March - Tickets on sale now

The Boardroom, Queensferry - Thursday 21st March - Tickets on sale now

Beacon Climbing Centre, Caernarfon - Saturday 30th March - Tickets on sale now

The Mowbray, Sheffield - Thursday 25th April - Tickets on sale now

The film screenings will be combined with a boot demo and Revo demo with film sponsors Boreal and Wild Country. Thanks also to the BMC for their sponsorship and support of the project.

The 1980's saw climbing standards rise exponentially. At the start of the decade, 7b+ was cutting edge, but by the end of the '80s 9a was the new world standard. By the end of the decade, the sport had changed beyond recognition and a paradigm was set for future generations.

A small group of climbers would do anything to climb full-time: sleeping in sheds underneath crags, shoplifting for food and clothes, and living off the dole. These climbers were living outside the rest of society and went on to become the most influential figures in the history of British climbing.

Featuring: Jerry Moffatt, Ben Moon, Andy Pollitt, Chris Gore, Martin 'Basher' Atkinson, Zippy, Craig Smith, Steve the Pro, Mark Leach, and Ed Douglas.

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1 Mar, 2019

Birmingham please!

6 Mar, 2019

Something of a departure from the original annoucement:

"The film will premiere at Kendal Mountain Festival and then will be free to view on UKC."

6 Mar, 2019

Who did the press release? The Sheffield venue name is wrong

6 Mar, 2019

You’ll still get to view it for free on UKC.


6 Mar, 2019

Any idea when?

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