Alex Savage, who brought us the excellent short film Swanky Swizzy, is back with his latest offering, Orange Crush. Featuring over 20 problems of all grades from Rocklands, South Africa, Orange Crush is a well edited, no frills bouldering video that has “no interviews, no beta spray, just climbing.” If you love bouldering it is sure to get you psyched to get out climbing*.
At this point a lot of the well known (and usually really hard) boulders at Rocklands have been well documented in movies like Progression and Core, so where Orange Crush really shines is its chronicling of some of the more moderate and attainable looking classics that Rocklands has to offer. Here’s the trailer to give you a taste:
The catch, if there is one, is that downloading and watching the 30+ minutes of Orange Crush via the Savage Climbing website will cost you $5. While free is always the most popular price, to me $5 is a small price to pay to help support people out there putting together high quality media like this. Indeed, despite the fact that Alex sent me a copy for free to review I still went back and paid for a copy to show my support. Check it out and share your thoughts in the comments.
*I know it did for me since I changed my plans after I watched it yesterday so I could go get a session in at the gym.