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Smith Rock 1986—The Birth of U.S. Sportclimbing DVD

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In the 1980’s, Smith Rock shot to the forefront of the United States—and world—climbing scene. It was a provocative time of changing ethics, new tactics and ever-harder routes. The world’s greatest climbers of the era zeroed in on Smith to mix with Alan Watts and other local climbers to push the limits of the day. And it was with this fusion of attention and innovation that Smith Rock would forever change the face of U.S. rock climbing.

First offered on the 20 year anniversary of this historic period, Smith Rock 1986—The Birth of U.S. Sportclimbing, the DVD is full of original footage shot in 1986 and not released before 2006.

Now a collector’s item, this detailed action footage and interviews with key climbers paint a vivid picture of Smith Rock and those that made it one of the world’s premiere climbing areas.

  • 44+ minutes

  • Special Feature: 17+ minutes

  • Climbers: Alan Watts, Jean Baptiste Tribout, Mich Johnston, Kristen Drumheller, Mark Sonnenfield, Dan Michael, Jean Marc Troussier, Beth Wald, and Todd Skinner

  • Routes: Rude Boys 5.13c, Darkness at Noon 5.13a, Wartley’s Revenge, 5.11b, Split Image 5.12c/d, Latin Lover 5.12a, Sunshine 5.11d, Double Stain 5.13a/b, East Face of Monkey Face 5.13c/d

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