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I apologize if this has been previously posted, but I just spent ten enthralled minutes watching these highlights, and I had to share.

random glee

Nov. 4th, 2013 02:04 pm
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Friday is main glee day but my main climbing day is Sunday and I wanna share that I nailed a really difficult dyno last night \o/. I had tried that move a few weeks ago and barely touched upper hold, but this time I grabbed it on the fourth try.
The route has an even more difficult dyno further up. That's gonna be interesting. :)

And while I'm posting, here are two very good buildering vids I found on tumblr:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QqyscrQ04A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Azo83Cv6FE
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I found a number of great urban climbing vids on vimeo and thought I'd crosspost them here:

Escalade Urbaine Ahuntsic
Fascinating boulder problem... at first glance you wouldn't even think that wall was climbable at all. There's nothing but a tall slab of smooth concrete with a single hole as a handhold in the middle and no foothold in sight.

climbing on weathered concrete in Berlin. The move that one guy is doing at the 3:00 min mark is incredible.
(There's a bit of intro in German in the beginning; the proper climbing part starts at 1:20.)

Pirmin Bertle in "Parmi les clochards" (8B) - Tuff bouldering in the most picturesque down-and-out setting ever :)
The route is fun to watch, and so's the style of the vid.
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This home bouldering route was one of the videos YouTube thought I might want to watch.
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Apparently 2012 loves me and wants me to be happy in my pathetic climbing fangirl heart.

So the Observer's video interview with Johnny Dawes includes generous extracts from his "crags Parkour" reel which, AFAIK, hasn't been seen outside his lectures and which includes his infamous one-handed solo of Downhill Racer.

Not to mention snippets of him going ground-up on the first ascent of Hardback Thesaurus at Gogarth (which is available on Birth of Extreme).

"You've got to mess about" -- Johnny Dawes video interview in The Observer
rydra_wong: "i like to climb alot". The xkcd stick figure climbs up the side of Hyperbole and a Half's yak-like "alot." (climbing -- alot)
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I admit it: this was one of the primary reasons I wanted to learn how to do a full body bridge.

Some kind person has put this on YouTube:

Johnny Dawes on the Quarryman Groove (E8 7a) (from Stone Monkey, 1986)

Tragically, they've stripped off the original soundtrack and replaced it, so unless you really like Creed, I suggest muting it and possibly playing something else instead. If you wanted to be obsessively authentic, you could go for the original Zappa. Or you can find a chunk of it with the Dawes DVD commentary in here.

I've linked this before, but to give some idea of exactly how difficult it is, and how terrifyingly frictionless the slate is, here's James MacHaffie (who's currently one of the UK's top trad and sport climbers) having quite a hard time on it earlier this year.

(I'm prepared to accept that we need a "mod is a pathetic dawes fangirl" tag, btw.)
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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.

THE MAN

Nov. 2nd, 2010 03:59 pm
rydra_wong: Lisa Rands' chalky hands on the sloper on the route Gaia (climbing -- hands)
[personal profile] rydra_wong
Finding these on YouTube made my morning.

Ladies, gentlemen and gentlepersons of other genders -- the guy who established bouldering as a form of climbing in its own right, who was climbing V9 at a time when the cutting edge was 5.10, professor of mathematics, king of the one-finger pull-up, still very much with us: John Gill.

A tiny clip of Gill bouldering at age 45. You will note that levitation appears to be involved during that jump start.
Gill discusses his philosophy of climbing.
rydra_wong: Lisa Rands' chalky hands on the sloper on the route Gaia (climbing -- hands)
[personal profile] rydra_wong
Via UKclimbing.com:

Alex Puccio rocks out on The Centaur, V12

(Excuse me, I'll just be ogling admiring her arm muscles for a while. *fans self*)
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Here is a good basic climbing technique video that may help some beginners.




rydra_wong: Lisa Rands' chalky hands on the sloper on the route Gaia (climbing -- hands)
[personal profile] rydra_wong
Toru Nakajima visited the Peak District for his summer holiday, and left with an amazing list of notable ascents -- including a brand new E9.

UKClimbing.com has the footage.

Oh, by the way? He's 15 years old.
rydra_wong: Angelica Lind stretches for a hold during a bouldering competition (climbing -- reach)
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This time, shamelessly boulder-themed.

Cut for vids! )
rydra_wong: Angelica Lind stretches for a hold during a bouldering competition (climbing -- reach)
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This set inadvertently developed something of a theme, and I believe that theme may be something along the lines of "Mad dogs and British climbers" ...

Cut for vids! Mostly trad, but there's a little sport and bouldering too. )

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