rydra_wong: Lisa Rands' chalky hands on the sloper on the route Gaia (climbing -- hands)
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Here's a little 5-minute short on The Old Man of Hoy, with Andy Cave and Simon Nadin climbing it for the cameras.
rydra_wong: stick figure on an indoor climbing wall -- base image taken from the webcomic xkcd (climbing -- xkcd)
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I just found SteepEdge.

Intended as a "virtual mountain film festival", it has an amazing range of climbing films and TV programmes (including a bunch that aren't available on DVD, AFAIK) which you can rent and stream, or buy and download.

Dooooomed.
rydra_wong: Lisa Rands' chalky hands on the sloper on the route Gaia (climbing -- hands)
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Goodies from BBC Scotland: "Five Climbs, Five Islands," a two-parter covering Dave MacLeod and Tim Emmett's attempt to climb five new extreme routes on five Hebridean islands in five days:

Part 1 on iPlayer here.

Gorgeous scenery, quirky people, exquisitely hard trad climbing, filmed in loving detail, with intelligent explanations of what's going on (including an explanation of the British trad grading system, which has defeated many).

I can't rec this one too highly.
rydra_wong: stick figure on an indoor climbing wall -- base image taken from the webcomic xkcd (climbing -- xkcd)
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I may be the last person to know about this, but BBC Two is currently airing a show called Climbing Great Buildings, in which architectural historian Jonathan Foyle explores great buildings by climbing all over them, aided and abetted by top British climber Lucy Creamer.

Okay, it's mostly rope access techniques rather than free climbing, and the focus is on the architecture, but it's still charming, particularly for anyone who's caught themselves eyeing up nearby buildings.

Anyone who's in the UK or can access BBC iPlayer can catch up with the eps here:

Climbing Great Buildings

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