Saturday, March 9, 2013

Weekend Warrior - Videos to get you STOKED!!!

"If at first you don't succeed, try, and try again..."  This classic phrase is the essence of a concept that all climbers are familiar with:  the project.  Whether it be sport or trad, a long alpine route or a pumpy boulder problem, we all have our projects - the carrot dangling in front of our noses, pushing us forward and, in our cases, upward. The first video this weekend shows the trials and attempts of Mina Leslie-Wujastyk projecting "Careless Torque" in the Peak District, England.  The route was established in 1987, the same year that Mina was born, and has waited these 25 years to see its first female ascent.

Careless Torque from Outcrop Films on Vimeo.

Since Friday was "International Women's Day," I thought I would highlight some more amazing women of the climbing world.  In this next clip we find Sasha DiGuilian working on "Golden," a 5.14B at the Cathedral in southern Utah.  Coincidentally, Sasha also has some inspiring words on persevering through your tough climbing goals.

I couldn't focus on women climbers without mentioning the amazing Lynn Hill.  Lucky for you, you get a 2-for-1 in this next video, because in has another superstar female climber, Katie Brown.  In this video, Lynn and Katie get the FFFA (that's First Female Free Ascent) of West Face (V 5.13b/c A0), Leaning Tower, Yosemite.

Have a great weekend! - James

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