Why use French grades for American crags? This is ‘murica damnit!
One of the climbers in the video is from France, does that help?
Not really, I just wonder why they chose to use those grades? I found it especially interesting because they used both the 7B and 7B+ grades which, the way I’ve always understood it, both somewhat represent v8 in the v scale. So likely both of those climbs were called v8, but they chose to rate one softer? I don’t know, I just don’t understand it.
There seems to be a trend in the climbing community to use different European terms to seem more I don’t know.. worldly or something. A specific example is: A few years back I was climbing at Rifle and someone within the group of friends I was climbing with yelled out “Allez!”. Everyone I was with was American and not a single one of us spoke French at all (except GO! apparently..) and since then I have heard it several other times. When I see various climbing films use French ratings within the US, I’m reminded of this and I think its because the French hold a certain reputation within the community. They are very fluid, strong, driven, and somehow powerful all at the same time. Its a distinctly different style than the US and it holds a certain appeal. I guess I’m saying its out of admiration.
There’s something to that I think. That’s why I always try to do my best Klem Loskot being really encouraging impression. It gets Mrs. Narc to fall off the wall laughing every time.
A little SD love… holla
way too much cutting imo…
I’m normally a fan of cutting, but the way they edited this video was very amateurish… none of the climbs have any sense of continuity
2.7 stars on here, front page of Climbing?! Sad. This is high school level videography and climbing.
I think it may have to do with the first “episode” (filmed in Rumney) receiving much better ratings. This paled in comparison.
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