4 Must-See Climbing Videos
Updated: Jun 12, 2019
Below I'll share some of the top outdoor climbing videos to inspire and motivate you this weekend. I have personally watched these videos are gotten lots of great climbing techniques and tips from them.
Adam Ondra Sending "Silence" (9c/ 5.15d)
Silence (formerly known as Project Hard) is a notoriously difficult climbing route located in the Hanshelleren Cave in Flatanger, Norway. As of December 2018, it is considered to be the hardest route ever climbed, and the only route in the world to have a proposed rating of 9c (5.15d). It was bolted in 2012 or 2013 by Adam Ondra, who first ascended it in September 3, 2017. Ondra described it as "much harder than anything else" he had previously done, and cautiously suggested the 9c rating. The route was originally named Project Hard by Ondra because it appeared harder than any other route previously climbed. A few days after completion, Ondra renamed it Silence, stating that when climbing, he felt a sense of inner quiet.
Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds Break the Nose Speed Record
On a cold, misty morning in late October 2017, after 11 previous attempts, Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds broke the standing speed record for the Nose(Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold have since broken the record) with an unbelievable new time of 2 hours, 19 minutes, and 44 seconds. Tristan Greszko filmed the entire ascent from afar to create this incredible time lapse.
Raw Footage: Margo Hayes Redpoints Biographie/Realization (5.15/9a+)
This is an amazing video with the raw footage of Margo Hayes Sending Biographie. There is so much you can learn if you spend the time to watch and analyze her climbing. I really would suggest watching and taking notes about her pacing, how she uses her hips, and how she rests.
Michaela Kiersch and The Golden Ticket (5.14c First Female Ascent)
A short film by Andy Wickstrom & Brandon and Gabi Fox (of Just Go Climb) chronicling the historic first female ascent of one of the most iconic and difficult routes in The Red River Gorge, Kentucky. I really loved watching the process of her projecting this climb. This short film really inspired me with my projects.
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