Climbing Video:  Brad Weaver Sending “Fifty Words For Pump Right” (5.14c)

Climbing Video: Brad Weaver Sending “Fifty Words For Pump Right” (5.14c)

Anytime there is an up and coming climber from the midwest, you KNOW I am going to pimp them hard.  Brad Weaver is a climber from Bloomington, IL that had a great 2008.  I’m hesitant to give him too much props because he is from Illinois, but in this case I’ll make an exception since he climbs way harder than I ever will.  

Most notable among his 2008 ascents were his repeat of Fifty Words For Pump Right (5.14c) and his 2nd ascent of Joe Kinder’s Southern Smoke (5.14c), both at Kentucky’s Red River Gorge.  Here is some video from Spencer Victory of Weaver’s send of Fifty Words (in the summer no less!):

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBObvssWNWk]

After the route climbing season ended at the Red, Weaver moved on to the boulderfields of the south where he has quickly sent problems up to V12.  Soon he will be heading out west to climb in Utah for the next 6 months.  You can follow along with his trip on his recently started blog.

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22 Responses to Climbing Video: Brad Weaver Sending “Fifty Words For Pump Right” (5.14c)

  1. Mark January 7, 2009 at 10:29 am #

    Thats a great peace of climbing, and for once… strangely… I’m not bothered by music in the clip (because you can still hear the ambient noise and the effort he’s putting in) and I’m not bothered by the rap music, but that’s just inexplicable.

    Great posts lately Narc.

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  2. Narc January 7, 2009 at 10:39 am #

    I found the music to be a touch on the obnoxious side, but I appreciated being able to hear the effort going into the send.

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  3. Nate D January 7, 2009 at 6:13 pm #

    Hey man, thanks for using my photo’s in your write up. i really dig the site

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  4. sock hands January 7, 2009 at 6:55 pm #

    OMG NARC, THE MUSIC THOUGHT *YOU* WERE A TOUCH ON THE OBNOXIOUS SIDE !!! ARRRR !!!

    climbing deficiency pms going on like woah around here.

    note: i actually stopped to think to myself: wow, route climbing at the red looks KILLER!

    snowballs piling up in hell. crazy.

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    • sock hands January 8, 2009 at 9:29 am #

      i really meant to say the narc’s FACE, but i dabbed on the rage

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  5. tissue January 7, 2009 at 10:13 pm #

    snowballs? weird. my garage is sooooooo sick right now. feet upon feet of hard/soft v7’s. feet i say!

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    • sock hands January 8, 2009 at 9:36 am #

      every time i think that i’ve set and sent something sikk hard in my basement, i go outside and realize that it was really like v3, even though the holds and steepness of those basement lines look like v11 outside. rhe ball of confusion grows no moss… or whatever

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  6. Mark January 7, 2009 at 10:41 pm #

    Not to bring mothers into this but… directed at ________ (your name there)

    YOUR *MOM* IS A TOUCH ON THE OBNOXIOUS SIDE!!!

    Oh snap!!
    Wow… I’m actually really ashamed of myself right now.

    On topic, videos like this make me actually interested in route climbing where as, I just get so fed up when I actually do it. Sockhands… I feel the shock this video brought on… stay strong my brother.

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  7. Narc January 8, 2009 at 8:02 am #

    If only all the climbs at the Red were as fun as this one looks. In my experience, the harder a route at the Red the more fun and interesting it is.

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  8. peter January 8, 2009 at 8:56 am #

    so get stronger, narc.

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  9. sock hands January 8, 2009 at 9:19 am #

    i didn’t do tons when i was there the one time, my first road trip, in 2000… but, i thought fuzzy undercling was pretty cool. creature feature as well. twinkie looked great, but i didn’t have the time for it… friends psyched for other stuff…

    there’s great lines at every grade, fool!

    also, something called infectious seemed really cool but none of us could smell the crux at the time, but then again, v4- was hard then as well.

    remember narc, the 5.10 steep jug hauls are always the most popular climbs in the gym. why is that? because steep jug pulling with no distinguishable crux is not boring, it is the climbing of gods.

    live this plan.

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  10. Narc January 8, 2009 at 9:41 am #

    Infectious is so good. It is somewhat atypical in that it is only 40 feet long and features a hard bouldering crux as opposed to endless pulling.

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  11. tissue January 8, 2009 at 11:05 am #

    it’s all scary. climbing pumped 5 feet over a bolt is like driving 100 mph at gunpoint. pure horror.

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    • Narc January 9, 2009 at 4:14 pm #

      Climbing pumped 5 feet below a clipped bolt is terrifying to me…

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  12. peter January 8, 2009 at 2:34 pm #

    5.12’s for you:

    7a+
    Wild Yet Tasty
    Gung Ho
    Techulius
    Hippocrite
    Nicorette
    Avalanche Run
    Wild Fire

    7b
    buff the wood
    sex farm
    infectious
    jersey connection
    tic tac toe
    strevels gets in shape
    soul ram
    rocket dog
    reliquary
    tissue tiger

    7b+
    wild gift
    stain
    the reacharound
    blood bath
    where’s the beef

    7c
    tuskan raider
    shanghai
    racer x
    reticent

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  13. cultureshock January 8, 2009 at 3:39 pm #

    Don’t forget:

    7a+
    Too Many Puppies
    Check Your Grip
    The Gift

    7b
    Mercy The Huff

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  14. Chris January 8, 2009 at 9:21 pm #

    Sure, but which 12’s are the shortest and softest? Inquiring minds need to plan my next trip’s tick list.

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    • Narc January 9, 2009 at 6:36 am #

      Start with Wild, Yet Tasty and go from there

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      • Chris January 9, 2009 at 8:52 pm #

        Sweet! Think about coming with and giving me in-person beta. If it looks like it’s going to be nasty weather in Kentucky that weekend a couple of us might head to the comp at Prairie Walls and get schooled by the kids instead. Only a couple more years and I get to compete in the geriatric (“experienced”) category, haha!

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        • Narc January 10, 2009 at 9:57 am #

          I am always available for move by move beta by telephone

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  15. peter January 11, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    I only posted about short twelves. check dates on FA’s: more recent = softer.

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