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Chockstone Forum - Climbing Videos

Post links and comments about your favourite climbing flicks

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The Dawn Wall: Episodes 1-12

ajfclark
7/12/2013
7:42:12 AM

The Dawn Wall: Episode 1 from Rock & Ice on Vimeo.

Adidas Outdoor USA athlete Kevin Jorgeson schlepps loads and fixes ropes on El Capitan prior to his free attempt on the Dawn Wall: "The hardest route never climbed."


ajfclark
7/12/2013
7:42:34 AM

The Dawn Wall: Episode 2 from Rock & Ice on Vimeo.

Dawn Wall veterans Kevin Jorgesen and Tommy Caldwell are joined by sport climber Chris Sharma. The trio warm up on the lower pitches, then take a run at the first crux: An "eight-and-a-half-foot, sideways dyno."


ajfclark
7/12/2013
7:43:00 AM

The Dawn Wall: Episode 3 from Rock & Ice on Vimeo.

Tommy Caldwell suffers a painful rib injury when a haulbag connected to his harness falls 200 feet. After receiving treatment in the Yosemite clinic, Caldwell heads back to Colorado, his Dawn Wall hopes dashed for 2013.


ajfclark
7/12/2013
7:43:21 AM

The Dawn Wall: Episode 4 from Rock & Ice on Vimeo.

With Tommy Caldwell sidelined with a rib injury, Adidas athlete Kevin Jorgesen perseveres on his attempt to free climb the Dawn Wall Project. Recruiting reliable belayers is sure to be challenging.

marky
7/12/2013
1:48:55 PM
They were the s***st video clips ever!!!

ajfclark
8/12/2013
7:53:48 AM
Maybe it's because I followed along with the series so I haven't watched them all one after the other? I found them interesting little snippets, particularly the footage of them sticking the dyno in 2 and the description of the accident in 3. 4 was a bit ho hum, but there's less than 2 minutes each so it's not like it's a huge investment of time.

ajfclark
11/12/2013
8:09:15 AM

Dawn Wall: Episode 5 from Rock & Ice on Vimeo.

Adidas athlete Carlo Traversi joins Kevin Jorgesen as he does work on the first 5.14 traversing pitch, roughly 1,500 feet up the wall. Can Kevin unlock the sequence on these critical traverse sections, and finally mount a push to climb the entire route free?


The Dawn Wall: Episode 6 from Rock & Ice on Vimeo.

One-thousand feet up the wall, at hanging “Basecamp 1,” Kevin assesses his progress, declaring that, “We can do this thing!” Lyrical action footage strikes his narration to life.

bjorniam
20/12/2013
1:53:24 AM
Episode 7 is up; http://vimeo.com/82114349

(as is a bootleg intro to Episode 8 http://vimeo.com/82232511)
martym
20/12/2013
11:44:57 AM
On 7/12/2013 marky wrote:
>They were the s***st video clips ever!!!

These are vBlogs or Video Podcasts - bite sized monologues; there are millions on the web from everyone to Finance Gurus to movie directors.
These are not climbing videos as in the sports adventure type thing - but just as relevant to climbing is the insight into the mindset, preparation and all the background stuff that goes on.

Not every comment is insightful, but many are. Just remember when you hear the words "dawn wall / jorgessen / tommy caldwell" - you probably see too much climbing, it is called "The greatest project never climbed"
One Day Hero
20/12/2013
1:55:27 PM
Gawd, those videos just make the whole thing look miserable, soulless, and pointless. As if 200 shot sieges weren't dreary enough on the ground, imagine stringing 3 or four together with a massive jumar commute to the office.

ajfclark
20/12/2013
2:05:09 PM
That jumaring does make the walkin to The Gallery look ok...

Here's some embedded goodness:

The Dawn Wall: Episode 7 from Rock & Ice on Vimeo.

Kevin wages an all-out assault on the first traverse pitch (pitch 14, 5.14). After many days spread over five years, he finally can execute and link all the moves, and will soon be ready for a redpoint "burn."



The Dawn Wall: Episode 8 from Rock & Ice on Vimeo.

“Blue is Bad.” Rain grounds the Dawn Wall team so the production crew takes a magical mystery tour, from river to rim, in this visual homage to Yosemite Valley.

One Day Hero
20/12/2013
3:41:48 PM
After many days spread over five years, he finally can execute and link all the moves, and will soon be ready for a redpoint "burn."

5 years and he hasn't had an actual shot at that pitch yet?!?! Kinda farcical don't you think?
dalai
20/12/2013
11:28:10 PM
On 20/12/2013 One Day Hero wrote:
>5 years and he hasn't had an actual shot at that pitch yet?!?! Kinda farcical
>don't you think?

No.

phil_nev
21/12/2013
2:17:55 PM
On 20/12/2013 One Day Hero wrote:
>After many days spread over five years, he finally can execute and link
>all the moves, and will soon be ready for a redpoint "burn."
>
>5 years and he hasn't had an actual shot at that pitch yet?!?! Kinda farcical
>don't you think?

You really don't have anything to contribute except useless drivel do you!
One Day Hero
21/12/2013
4:48:13 PM
On 21/12/2013 phil_nev wrote:
>You really don't have anything to contribute except useless drivel do
>you!

Not really, Phil. You got another trip report for us with tons of squishy euro grades sprayed all over it? I look forward to another one of those.
Dave J
21/12/2013
8:08:45 PM
On 20/12/2013 One Day Hero wrote:
>After many days spread over five years, he finally can execute and link
>all the moves, and will soon be ready for a redpoint "burn."
>5 years and he hasn't had an actual shot at that pitch yet?!?! Kinda farcical
>don't you think?

I thought you would have still been on too much of a dogging high to start slagging off siege tactics just yet.

If someone is so excited about a challenge (climbing or otherwise) that they spent their whole trying to achieve it. That's more interesting for me than someone banging out 5 not-so-difficult-for-them challenges a day. Day after day.

For me Ive got the most satisfaction out of the climbs that Ive put the most time into and I bet he's going to be pretty bloody chuffed when he finally gets up it.
One Day Hero
21/12/2013
8:15:33 PM
Meh, I don't seem to suffer from post dogging high Dave. I do find it amusing that they've added 1 (or is it 2) orders of magnitude to the dogging process.

Also funny how 'old school' vertical granite 9a is seemingly a different kettle of fish to steep 9a

phil_nev
22/12/2013
2:22:14 PM
On 21/12/2013 One Day Hero wrote:

>Not really, Phil. You got another trip report for us with tons of squishy
>euro grades sprayed all over it? I look forward to another one of those.

Hopefully, would love to do another euro trip. I'll email it to you first for proof reading before posting.
Dave J
22/12/2013
8:28:03 PM
On 21/12/2013 One Day Hero wrote:
>Meh, I don't seem to suffer from post dogging high Dave.
Why do you put yourself through the pain then?
For me (more and more so) satisfaction out is directly proportional to effort invested.
To tie it back to a mutual experience...Highly Strung...If that puppet had been 1 meter tall we would have pissed it in. But we (mostly me) picked something hard enough that there was a good chance we couldn't do it. Then we worked like bastards for months and squeaked through by the skin of our teeth.

Perfect.

Any less effort seems hardly worth the bother.

>I do find it amusing that they've added 1 (or is it 2) orders of magnitude to the dogging >process.
>Also funny how 'old school' vertical granite 9a is seemingly a different
>kettle of fish to steep 9a

This sort of 'old school' thing happens all the time. Malcolm himself spent several years putting up a single pitch 28 clip up at buffalo.

phil_nev
23/12/2013
11:46:40 AM
On 22/12/2013 Dave J wrote:

>For me (more and more so) satisfaction out is directly proportional to
>effort invested.

Couldn't agree more Dave. My most satisfying climbing experiences have been memorable long multipitches usually involving some sort of epic and sending a project that I have invested time, training, heart and soul into.
What's wrong with picking a project (be in in work, life or climbing), something that at the start seems impossibly hard and working towards it as goal?

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