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Documentaire : Statement of youth – Documentary: Statement of Youth

“Statement of youth”, un des premiers 8a d’Angleterre situé à Lower Pen Trwyn porte aussi désormais aussi le nom d’un film ! Revivez la naissance de l’escalade sportive en Grande-Bretagne à travers ce superbe documentaire sur la grimpe dans les 80’s. Sont retracées les pérégrinations d’une poignée de fanatiques devenus des figures emblématiques de la discipline comme Ben Moon et Jerry Moffat ! A visionner ci-dessous !

The 1980’s saw climbing standards rise exponentially. At the start of the decade, 7b+ was cutting edge, but by the end of the ’80s, 9a was the new world standard. By the end of the decade, the sport had changed beyond recognition and a paradigm was set for future generations. A small group of climbers would do anything to climb full-time: sleeping in sheds underneath crags, shoplifting for food and clothes, and living off the dole. These climbers were living outside the rest of society and went on to become the most influential figures in the history of British climbing. A UKClimbing film directed by Nick Brown and supported by BMC TV, Boreal and Wild Country.

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