Climbers Archives: Keith Bradbury

Ammagamma Sessions

Keith Bradbury, who is perhaps best known for his work on films 85 Days in Font and Between The Trees, is back in the climbing game after a long break.  This also means he’s back in the blogging game, and he just got done writing a pretty fascinating series of blog posts about his efforts to repeat the well-known Grampians V13, Ammagamma.

The catch?  Bradbury, who had previously climbed V13 some years back, was coming off a long break from climbing and had only climbed as hard as V7 before starting to project Ammagamma.  I won’t spoil the end except to share this bit from his unsuccessful 4th session on the problem.  Sound like anything you might do?

Here I was on my honeymoon and I was 100% focused on a boulder problem. I told Emily that I didn’t think I could leave without climbing Ammagamma. I told her I’d change my flight to NZ so that I could stay in the Grampians another week to keep on trying. What was I really saying? She told me that I just needed 1 good go, that I was going to do it this session.

How could I reconcile my own selfish pursuit with the fact that I was here with my wife? I didn’t know if I really would stay. I’d said it to gauge a reaction… but just saying it had made me ask bigger and deeper questions.

Check out the 5 part series by clicking the links below:

 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

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A Sneak Peak At Between The Trees

A Sneak Peak At Between The Trees

A few thoughts after watching the new Ty Landman bouldering movie Between The Trees

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News & Notes – 05/07/2009

News & Notes – 05/07/2009

News & Notes returns…

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Two Excellent Climbing Videos From Bishop & Switzerland

Two Excellent Climbing Videos From Bishop & Switzerland

Quality bouldering videos from Switzerland and Bishop feature Ty Landman, Daniel Woods and Ethan Pringle (among others) climbing amazing looking boulders.

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