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billcoe_


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Like to see what you all think is the best climbing movie you've seen. A brief synopsis of something in it would be good as well.

I saw one where Dean Potter was soloing the nose, just running up it, which kicked ass. Forgot the name of it though.


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Like to see what you all think is the best climbing movie you've seen. A brief synopsis of something in it would be good as well.

I saw one where Dean Potter was soloing the nose, just running up it, which kicked ass. Forgot the name of it though.

It's either between dosage IV or first ascent. I can't get enough of watching Tommy on El Cap, and Ivo, Cedar, and Didier are awesome in FA. I love the trad aspect in both of them, which is lacking in most movies these days. Anybody else got any good trad related movies?


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Hard Grit


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Last weekend we watched Spray (they have it on Netflix). Too much talking, but some nice lines in some cool spots.

My favorite movie (about climbing) was that Vertical Frontier documentary with Tom Brokaw. I found the history way more interesting than today's modern films with huge dyno's and grunting.


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I enjoyed "K2" but don't think it is on DVD.


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King Lines was a great one to watch because it was very well directed, but the climbing wasnt really doing it for me. My favorite was Dosage IV.


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first ascent and it's not close.


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Hard Grit

If you liked Hard Grit, watch Committed


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First ascent.

Best ice video is the Petzl Festiglace video.

Did not care for King Lines.

Would like to see more trad.


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tomcat wrote:

Best ice video is the Petzl Festiglace video.

If you mean this one I totally agree

Tony Lamiche is freakin' hilarious.

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getout87 wrote:
billcoe_ wrote:

I saw one where Dean Potter was soloing the nose, just running up it, which kicked ass. Forgot the name of it though.

It's either between dosage IV or first ascent.

wrong.

The correct answer is Masters of Stone V. Thank you for playing.


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Yeah dat's it.

The best rock vid segment I have seen is of somebody...ummm Donahue maybe and then Heidi Wirtz on a 5.13 i think,trad climb in RMNP.

Uncommon Ground has some good stuff too.


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king lines, and first ascent are awesome. i think all of the dosages are good especially 3 & 4. and i think chris linder and joe kinder are are possibly the two biggest douche bags of all time but just watched spray and it has beautiful shots, lines and soundtrack


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camhead wrote:
getout87 wrote:
billcoe_ wrote:

I saw one where Dean Potter was soloing the nose, just running up it, which kicked ass. Forgot the name of it though.

It's either between dosage IV or first ascent.

wrong.

The correct answer is Masters of Stone V. Thank you for playing.

wrong

those were my favorites, not a guess at what movie he was talking about.

thanks for playing.


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American trad movies just don't mesure up to british death routes.
Commited, Hard Grit, Stone Monkey top the list.
See in stone monkey when he is chimneying and puts his foot above his hand??? wtf??
And the falls in commited... oh...
Commited pt2 should be good, and the film (I think "onsight") looks like it has some balls=falls sections in it, I'll dig up the link.

-MagnuS


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http://www.posingproductions.com/...lay&video_id=129
http://www.posingproductions.com/...lay&video_id=102
http://www.posingproductions.com/...play&video_id=37
Links to onsight, commited, and stone monkey.
Also, The Big Issue, great watch. How the hell does Dunne climb that hard? HE'S FRICKEN HUGE!!!!

-MagnuS


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sungam wrote:
American trad movies just don't mesure up to british death routes.
Commited, Hard Grit, Stone Monkey top the list.

Wrong.

First Ascent was a far better movie than any of those. I didn't think Commited was very well done at all.

Hard Grit was quite good, but no FA. Though I have a bit of a problem with the fact that many of those "British Death Routes" would be known as boulder problems if they were anywhere else.


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First Ascent is my favorite too. Return to Sender is really good as well!

Peter Mortimer rocks!


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1. Cliffhanger
2. Vertical Limit

I mean ... duh!


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tomcat wrote:
The best rock vid segment I have seen is of somebody...ummm Donahue maybe and then Heidi Wirtz on a 5.13 i think,trad climb in RMNP.

Front Range Freaks I believe, another quality Mortimer flick.


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tomcat wrote:

Would like to see more trad.

Parallelojams had a bunch of IC trad footage in it.
It wasn't my favorite, but it was good.

On a similar note, I'd love to see a movie of Dean Potter or Timmy O-neal getting punched in the face.


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Best movie?? That's like asking me to pick my favorite CD!! Here are my top ones, not to say there aren't other greats.

Higher Ground is my favorite all around climbing.

Front Range Freaks - favorite local movie

Committed. I think it wraps up quite a bit of the elements of the slackjaw films.

Sessions - the best bouldering dvd IMO. Super techy. It just seems to stand out from all the rest of them.

And of course First Ascent is awesome....


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sungam wrote:
American trad movies just don't mesure up to british death routes.
Commited, Hard Grit, Stone Monkey top the list.
See in stone monkey when he is chimneying and puts his foot above his hand??? wtf??
And the falls in commited... oh...
Commited pt2 should be good, and the film (I think "onsight") looks like it has some balls=falls sections in it, I'll dig up the link.

-MagnuS

I'll help you out, american trad climbs = onsight, ground-up trad.

Hard grit (read british death routes) = head-pointing, rehearsal, rap inspection, high-balls with a ball nut.

Not to say there isn't any headpointing in american films or ground-ups in british films, more commenting on the overall styles, both have their place.


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Side note, have you seen the picture of John Varco on Bellyfull of Bad Berries? (feet above head in an over-hanging OW)


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irregularpanda wrote:
tomcat wrote:

Would like to see more trad.

Parallelojams had a bunch of IC trad footage in it.
It wasn't my favorite, but it was good.

On a similar note, I'd love to see a movie of Dean Potter or Timmy O-neal getting punched in the face.

Even though dean is an arrogan SOB, he's alright, but Timmy, that is one annoying sumbitch, especially in FA. Gawd, I hate the urban ape part.

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