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tooth

Trad climber
The Best Place On Earth
Aug 19, 2011 - 06:51pm PT
"...living on a portaledge will be told by two of the world's best and boldest climbers."




You mean steve and mrs. pendulums? THEY are telling the story? I think they have repeatedly told their story already and no one wanted to listen. Maybe get a different perspective if you want to sell any of these movies.
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Aug 19, 2011 - 06:56pm PT
So it took "two of the world's best and boldest climbers" "13 consecutive days" equipped with the best modern gear available 13 consecutive days to do the second ascent?

I can't wait to see the film, but it sure sounds like it wasn't a bolt ladder!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Aug 19, 2011 - 06:58pm PT
Thirteen days??!!!

What? Did they have shlt on their ropes?
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Aug 19, 2011 - 07:04pm PT
And during those 13 days they suffered "60 foot falls" and "breakdowns both physically and mentally."

I cannot wait for the Grossman-Mimi Team to do a repeat!
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Aug 19, 2011 - 07:08pm PT
I just read the FAQ. It states that WOS is "the hardest route on El Capitan." Not "a hard route." Not "one of the hardest routes. It says "THE HARDEST ROUTE."

I assume this is coming from Ammon. He knows his sh#t. Hasn't he climbed more El Cap routes than anyone else, living or dead.

I can't wait for the film!
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Aug 19, 2011 - 07:13pm PT
We are always looking for people who have a connection to El Cap or have been vocal about this climb over the past 29 years.

Hey PTPP, they want to talk to you!
WBraun

climber
Aug 19, 2011 - 07:28pm PT
graniteclimber

You're an idiot trying to stir up sh'it.

And have you ever talked to Ammon since he came off this thing?

You'd be surprised what he said.

But you're still an idiot ......
malabarista

Trad climber
Portland, OR
Aug 19, 2011 - 07:57pm PT
So the link says they need $5,000 within 59 days. Does that mean if they don't get it no film? What happens if you donate and they don't get to the 5K mark?
crunch

Social climber
CO
Aug 19, 2011 - 08:29pm PT
Hey, no worries, I see the big commercial sponsors have been helping out:


kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Aug 19, 2011 - 08:31pm PT
TFPU! I just pledged.

malabarista, if the project isn't funded for $5k by the due date, no one pays. They can always start again and aim for a different amount, though I'm sure the goal, or more, will be reached.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Aug 19, 2011 - 08:46pm PT
Don't forget the Charmin and Depends.
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Aug 19, 2011 - 10:55pm PT
graniteclimber

You're an idiot trying to stir up sh'it.

And have you ever talked to Ammon since he came off this thing?

You'd be surprised what he said.

But you're still an idiot ......

Werner, everything I quoted was taken verbatim from the film promo site. EVERYTHING!

All the jazz about "WOS being the hardest route on El Capitan", it being climbed by "two of the world's best and boldest climbers" and it taking "13 consecutive days"-- that's all directly form Ammon and Kait's promo site. If it's in quotes, they said it.

Maybe they're trying to "stir up sh'i" but that's what they said.

You calling them liars, Werner? Are they telling you stuff on the side that is different from what they are saying publicly in an effort to get sponsors and investors?

Werner, I respect you but at this point I'm going to believe what Ammon and Kait are posted publicly in print on their film promo web site over any gossip you may have heard. And I'm going to watch their film when it comes out. If this makes me an idiot, then I'm an idiot.
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Aug 20, 2011 - 08:46am PT
maybe it will get sport bolted and become a free climb like the rest of the new free routes..
tinker b

climber
the commonwealth
Aug 20, 2011 - 09:04am PT
hey i have been out of the loop for awhile, and was unsure of who kait was so i looked her up briefly. how accurate is it that she is one of the best and boldest big wall climbers when she just climbed her first big wall last year?
there is no doubt that aamon is bad ass and a great human being to boot, and that climbing with him probably steepens the learning curve, but to make someone one of the best wall climbers in a year seems hard to fathom.
well good luck to them anyway.
j
OR

Trad climber
Aug 20, 2011 - 09:30am PT
Is this real? A movie about the SA of WOS? So say take all of us on the Taco who care ( I am one of them ) and all of the non taco climbers out there and family and friends and a few non climber strays and what do you get? About a couple of hundred people. We may be suffering delusions of grandeur here I think. Should this actually get made you can count me in as a buyer though :)

"Hey how can you tell if a climber has climbed El Capitan? Don't worry because they will tell you."
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Aug 22, 2011 - 01:57pm PT
Bump for more pledges. Let's get this film funded!
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Aug 22, 2011 - 02:04pm PT
I think this has the potential to appeal to the non-climbing audience and go big.

happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Aug 22, 2011 - 02:08pm PT
I think they'll reach the goal simply by the carrot on a stick of getting a WOS T-shirt! I know I want one!!!(But I am b-r-o-k-e right now. As soon as I can, though, I will pledge and back the project.
atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Aug 22, 2011 - 02:11pm PT
"I assume this is coming from Ammon."

Thats the problem with assumptions. You have no idea if it is from Ammon or not. Probably more likely to be more spray and hype by the film promoter looking for sponsors. But that is just my speculation.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Aug 22, 2011 - 02:20pm PT
I hope the film is better than the threads.....
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