Clips of the Week: April 12, 2013

Our favorite web videos from the week that was:

1. Rumbling Stumbling Bumbling Bald

The story of how a group of passionate climbers, the Access Fund, and the Carolina Climbers Coalition saved Rumbling Bald, a gneiss bouldering field in North Carolina.

Rumbling Bald: Open Access from Access Fund on Vimeo.

2. The Greatest Generation

Frank Moore is an American hero who landed at Normandy in 1944, a fly fishing legend, and at 90-years-old, still casts a fly like a boss. This is a teaser about making a feature documentary on Moore’s return to France to fish the rivers he could only briefly see, and not fish, while fighting Nazis. Inspiring stuff. When I told my own 90-year-old WWII vet grandfather about it, I asked him if he got in any fishing while ship hopping around the Pacific Theater teaching explosives engineering. His one word reply: “No.”

Frank Moore: Mending the Line from Uncage the Soul Productions on Vimeo.

3. Chompy

Some NSFW language here, but I’ll give this guy a pass. You will too after seeing the vid.


Pursuing the Catch trailer from Cinematic Code on Vimeo.

4. Hope to Feel This Way in My Lifetime, About Anything

This video features Aleksander Gamme on day 86 of his South Pole Exhibition as he reaches a food cache. You can turn on the captions for the translation, but that will only be useful until the :54 second mark, when the language becomes universal.

5. Southern Smoke Smoked

We’ll wrap with another climbing video from the Red River Gorge.  This kid is 13-years-old, Southern Smoke is 5.14c: you do the math. Have a great weekend!

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