Category Archives: Video

5.12c Offwidth in Red River Gorge – Hidden Dragon

If you have ever wanted to see what 5.12c offwidth climbing was then here is a great video of a Kris “odub” Hampton playing on Hidden Dragon in Red River Gorge.  The line starts with an offwidth roof that you have to pull some sick moves to get up over.  I have no idea why anybody would want to climb offwidth but odub does it hear with some semblance of style and grace.

Stolbists – The Story of the Free Solo-ers of Stolby

Alpinist 24 came in the mail the other day.  The first thing I did was flip through every page, drooling over the amazing pictures.  Then, using all my self control, I set it down.  I need to ration my daily intake of Alpinist.  All I want to do is read it cover to cover on the first day but then all the excitement would be over for the next three months.  So instead I read only bits and pieces at a time and savor the stories.
I just finished my daily ration of Alpinist and read the Stolbist story.  I can’t believe that there is an entire culture of free solo-ers living in Siberia of all places.  Naturally the pictures of Stolby were not enough and I had to find more.

Looking Glass – Second Coming

I just went climbing at Looking Glass last weekend which is probably the most famous climbing place in North Carolina.  I got my sorry as up Second Coming, Rat’s Ass and Zodiac which are all in the 5.8 range but they are ‘old school’ 5.8s in the words of a 55 year old I was climbing with.  Out of curiosity I looked up some stuff on Looking Glass when I got home and I found this awesome video of Second Coming.  I give serious points to the creators.