Welcome to the Hood1 is the second offering, after the well-received The Schengen Files, from Paul Robinson and Alex Kahn’s PRAK Media. WTTH follows Robinson, Daniel Woods, Guntram Jörg and Anthony Gullsten to various European hotspots. And much like The Schengen Files, WTTH was more or less filmed, edited and packaged for sale by the climbers themselves. Since climbing movie reviews are notoriously difficult to write, I will try to keep this pretty simple.
What it isn’t
WTTH is not a climbing movie with a story nor is it a movie with a varied soundtrack. While the movie is ostensibly framed around a motif of the four climbers climbing in their “hood”, this is done so very loosely. Since I believe it is important to know what to expect when sitting down to watch a climbing movie, know that, though the footage is well-done and the climbs are hard, this movie likely will not be thrilling to the casual climbing audiences in the way other movies may be.
What it is
WTTH, however, is top notch climbing porn with almost 40 minutes of non-stop action. You have four of the world’s best climbers climbing some of world’s most difficult boulder problems, several of which have not been seen before in this quality. The movie includes great footage, highlights of which are Robinson on the FA of The Traphouse (V14), Gullsten repeating Anam Cara (V14), Jorg repeating Big Paw (V14/15) and Woods’ relatively effortless looking flash of Entlinge (V14/15). These guys are great climbers and it shows throughout WTTH.
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How long is it?
When is it released?
Midnight GMT on April 2nd
Where you can get it and for how much?
- WTTH from here on out ↩