Saturday, March 7, 2009
Hello again Weekend Warriors,
I'm glad to see that we all made it through another week of work and I hope you all have plans to go frolic in that giant playground that is mother nature. The videos we've got for you this week feature a type of climbing that makes most people shiver and squirm (including me) while at the same time put a sly masochistic smirk on the faces of a select few. This is of course the dreaded (or loved) off-width climbing.
The first video features a burly, painful looking V8 off-width boulder problem. The nature of the route allows for some great camera angles that showcase superb off-width jamming techniques. The tranquil soundtrack also provides the perfect compliment to the immense pain I'm sure these climbers are going through. Enjoy!
The second video is yet another off-width roof, this time a little higher above the ground. This provides yet another look into various off-width techniques, including the upside-down, legs above you, no-hands rest...quite impressive if you ask me.
The final video contains perhaps the most amazing climbing technique I have seen thus far. This move must have taken years of dedication and training to perfect and should only be attempted by the most hard-core of the hard-core. No camera trickery here, just pure, unfiltered talent.
Posted by American Alpine Institute at 6:00 AM