17 Down Under:
17 DOWN UNDER. "A celebration of moderate grade climbing in Victoria". 184 pages. 285 images. Father & son team, Steve & John Morris, embark on a journey to climb and photograph 50 of the best rock climbs in Victoria, grade 17 & under. Inc bookmark $50.00
The editing at the start of this is pretty woeful... Got and hour and a half? Lot's of talking till 7:30, then a minute and half of a limo backing in... 10 minutes in and I still haven't seen a climber... 12:30 and the climbers are here... 13:00 and finally some climbing? No no, more talking...
Skip to 15 minutes in and there's some climbing... Looks like you get to watch all of their attempts though... I haven't made it though the whole thing yet.
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Stockholm 22/10 2011
- Adam Ondra - presentation redundant?
- Dmitry Sharafutdinov - World Champion 2011, Winner of Adidas Rockstars
- Daniel Woods - World Cup winner, 8C-bouldrare
- Paul Robinson - The world's best utomhusbouldrare?
- Andy Gull Rock - World class today, legend tomorrow, 19 years.
On 28/10/2011 Mike Bee wrote:
>On 27/10/2011 bl@ke wrote:
>>They got to work the problems the day before
>Really? In the interview with Ondra after the second problem the MC says
>that Ondra has two "flashes". Wouldn't that imply that he was ticking on
>his first attempt?
On 27/10/2011 wallwombat wrote:
>That's bogus - Jerry Moffatt wasn't there.
>I'd like to see a REAL legends comp - Edlinger, Moffatt, Glowacz, Kauk
>, Filan, etc,etc.
>All legends should be over 20.
It would be ok I guess. I dont know how they would go without their walkers. Plus the crowd would catch arthritis.
On 28/10/2011 bl@ke wrote:
>On 27/10/2011 wallwombat wrote:
>>That's bogus - Jerry Moffatt wasn't there.
>>I'd like to see a REAL legends comp - Edlinger, Moffatt, Glowacz, Kauk
>>, Filan, etc,etc.
>>All legends should be over 20.
>It would be ok I guess. I dont know how they would go without their walkers.
>Plus the crowd would catch arthritis.
Thats a bold call considering im pretty sure Stefan Glowacz could still outclimb most of us........
When he first (was it the first?) came to araps in the late 80's he attracted a lot of derision from the full timers (myself included) for arriving at the pines in his bmw and poncing about with no shirt and rainbow tights. We had no idea who he was but his first climb was Brolga in bare feet no gear but dragged two ropes tied together so he could TR his girlfriend up the climb.
We still didn't know who he was but respect was forthcoming.
Actually the respect came from the realisation he had a girlfriend not the climbing thing.
After 20 secs I was on the verge of throwing up all over my screen, but once the climbing started it was actually very good. Exceptional problems and exceptional climbing. Not a bad little clip at all.