Statement of Youth: the trailer
The 1980’s saw climbing standards rise exponentially. At the start of the decade, 7b+ was cutting edge, but by the end of the 80’s 9a was the new world standard.
A small group of climbers would do anything to climb full-time; sleeping in sheds underneath crags and living off the dole.
By the end of the decade, the sport had changed beyond recognition and set a paradigm for future generations.
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.com film. Directed by Nick Brown. Supported by BMC TV and Boreal.
Featuring: Jerry Moffatt, Ben Moon, Andy Pollitt, Johnny Dawes, Chris Gore, Martin ‘Basher’ Atkinson, Zippy, Craig Smith, Steve the Pro, Quentin Fisher, Mark Leach and Ed Douglas.
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