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johnroshi


Nov 26, 2015, 8:49 AM
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Identify this route in Marmot (Oops, North Face) TV advertisement
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Can anyone identify the route being climbed in this still photo from a recent Marmot TV advertisement?


Would also be interested in any other info about the commercial,
e.g, who are the climbers, was it staged or an actual leader fall,
why aren't they wearing helmets, how does she keep her
tape gloves in such pristine condition, ...

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sbaclimber


Nov 27, 2015, 11:24 AM
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Having not seen the ad and no clue whatsoever myself, it took some searching, but I found some of the info you are looking for.
(btw, didn't help that you identified the ad as being from Marmot, as opposed to the North Face Wink)
Route = Alien Roof finish of The Rostrum
Climber = Paige Claassen (no idea who is belaying)
Fall = my guess is 100% real
No Helmets = that is an entire discussion in and of itself... I am guessing that that the Rostrum is solid, steep and well traveled enough that the chances of getting clonked on the head are fairly slim though.
Tape Gloves = by looking at other pics of climbers on this pitch, I would guess that it just isn't a climb that is apt to eat your hands and/or beat up the gloves all that badly.


johnroshi


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Good detective work, sbaclimber. Sorry for confusing Marmot and North Face.


sbaclimber


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johnroshi wrote:
Good detective work, sbaclimber. Sorry for confusing Marmot and North Face.
No worries, made the search more interesting. Laugh
Your clue with Marmot wasn't that far off though. Paige Claassen is actually sponsored by both the North Face and Marmot (and probably many others...), which is how I was at least able to identify her. The rest was just a matter of googling her to death...Angelic


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