I just had the pleasure of watching CHANGE the latest release from Petr Pavlicek who made The Wizard's Apprentice. Change is a documentary about Adam Ondra, Norway and a line in the Hanshelleren cave at Flatanger that was to become Change, the first 9b+ in the world.
This is not a review really, but if you ask me, if you would only buy one climbing related video this year, then this is it.
Saying that, you will be disappointed if you expect an orgy of names and numbers. There's plenty of hard climbing for sure, but most and foremost, this is about climbing as a way of life, what you have to give to do what Adam does, and what you can get back in the end... if you're lucky.
Even I, who climb indoors 99% of the time, got inspired to get out and project stuff! If the weather were better that is.
Here is where you can download your copy.
I realize it's not actually possible to get the video just yet, so in the meantime, until 26 October, here is something that didn't make the cut. Adam onsighting a couple of ~8c+'s. Nothing out of the ordinary really...
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