FRI NIGHT VID: Statement of Youth

Statement of Youth is here! UKC are proud to present our new documentary that details the rise of sport climbing. 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.

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17 May

Bloody great so far. Psyched.

17 May
-) Best thing I've seen in a long, long time


17 May

My God, weren't they all so pretty back then?

Or was everyone like that in the 80's?

17 May

I've been waiting for this. Thank you.

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