These older videos you’ve been posting seem to focus more on technique and the actual act of climbing rock; such a contrast from the newer videos that seem to put more emphasis on lifestyle.
The difference is what it means to be a “rock climber” vs. how it is to climb rock.
The older videos, though dated, seem more substantial, even more authentic. I think the difference has a lot to do with a good deal of the issues the community is facing: everything from the rapidly growing popularity, to crowding, to how to relate to/include new climbers, to the corporatization of the sport.
I’m not sure one can extrapolate that much from these two videos. The other video is part of an instructional video focusing on climbing technique so it is going to have a different feel/substance to it.
Ah, yes, classic climbing techniques like the “campus with feet swinging wildly to show off for the cameras” maneuver . . . one of my favorites!
I wish this beta still existed!
Did a hold or two break at some point? There looks to be an extra crimp here that would be mighty helpful for that mantle.
It’s kind of crazy to even see this beta to be honest. I’ve never seen it before, and I certainly wasn’t aware of it when I was up on the problem chickening out at trying the classic method at doing the mantle.
the crimp is still there but seldom used. i used it after multiple failed attempts at the mantel.
Interesting. So that ended up being more doable for you? How is that hold?
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