May 05, 2011
Rarely a night goes by when I don’t sit down and watch a few climbing videos from various blogs around the web. It’s a great way to keep the psych high and learn good beta, as well as see my friends send. There is obviously a huge variety of climbing videos out there; some are short, grainy, raw pure sending footage, and then there are others which are feature-length and action packed. Because I’m such a connoisseur of fine climbing media, I thought it might be cool to write a weekly blog about what videos are worth watching.
As this is the first week, I’m going to keep it close to home: New England. This video features some of the classic harder problems and some great personalities. Max and Dave both live in Boston and work as Route Setters. Jon lives in Boulder and also sets routes. I’ve climbed with these three and they’re a lot of fun. I’ve also had the pleasure of climbing on all of these problems except for the last one (Stand and Deliver V11) and this gets me excited to try it. Aesthetic problems, antsy beats and ridiculous outfits make up this full-bodied movie.
From the BKB route setters, here is a sick movie from fellow setters.
(By the way Jon, Bradley is in Connecticut not Massachusetts.)