PULL- A Story About Lead Climbing


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Trad climber
Flagstaff, AZ
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 9, 2017 - 01:25pm PT

Pull follows one of the top lead climbers as he explores the ever-changing world of climbing.

This full length short lead climbing documentary will make you come along for a mind-bending breakthrough journey of epic portions, several decades or more in the making. The makers of Pull have captured a story about the future of our sport and lead climbing. In many ways this is a look into the most future imaginable.

"Keep your eyes on the future, because when it's here you won't be able to see, it is invisible." - Lead Climber Jeffrey Paul Snyder

Pull will receive critical acclaim

'The most inspirational climbing film of the year' - The Makers of Pull
"A brilliant look at the future of climbing" - Climbing Mag
"I'm a bit confused" - Zoltan Papp

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Aug 9, 2017 - 02:16pm PT
In many ways this is a look into the most future imaginable.

Most future? Much spamwow

Social climber
Wise Acres
Aug 9, 2017 - 02:31pm PT

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Aug 9, 2017 - 02:49pm PT
Chossthumper is a fine handle.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Aug 9, 2017 - 02:55pm PT
Chossthumper, man that's gold. GOLD!

Thanks for the link bro.

Q- Ball

Mountain climber
but to scared to climb them anymore
Aug 9, 2017 - 03:49pm PT
My new hero!!! Well done sir.

Burt Bronson would be impressed.

Trad climber
portland, or
Aug 9, 2017 - 03:54pm PT
That was hilarious! The best part is the chain!

Grey Matter
Aug 9, 2017 - 05:31pm PT

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 9, 2017 - 08:31pm PT
Pretty damn funny!
The proletariat has nothing to lose but.....

Aug 9, 2017 - 08:46pm PT
when i first read the quote: "A brilliant look at the future of climbing", i assumed the video must be satire... or at least hyperbole.

how wrong i was!

not since chouinard's treatise on clean climbing or messner's manifesto on murdering have i seen something so brilliant!

the days of bolts will soon be but a memory.

my lids have been pulled back and i can see clearly now as well: clean/leave no trace [chain] climbing ethics is where the future of face climbing is at...

thanks jeffrey paul snyder [and team]!

Trad climber
Aug 10, 2017 - 03:11am PT
Watch me!!!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 10, 2017 - 04:14am PT
Definition of pull or yank someone's chain in English:
informally tease someone by leading them to believe something untrue: he's just pulling your chain.

Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Aug 10, 2017 - 04:57am PT
Hmm, how do you get the chain up?



A long way from where I started
Aug 10, 2017 - 05:09am PT
I sure wish inspirational and instructional material like that had been available when I was starting to climb.

Social climber
Southern Arizona
Aug 10, 2017 - 06:54am PT

Trad climber
Flagstaff, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 10, 2017 - 07:04am PT
Thank you everyone at supertopo.com!

Our goal was not to make claim that lead climbing is better than bolts or crack climbing, or if it is okay to climb on wet rock. Passion, experience, and education are all that matter... go forth!
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Denver CO
Aug 10, 2017 - 07:56am PT
Lead climbing is definitely becoming a lost art. When I learned to climb 35 years ago, it was also from a book, and by recruiting friends to come out and belay me. I had about 5 stoppers and the same number of carabiners, and 150' of goldline rope that I used for caving. I remember on my first lead, I had a US army issue machete & holster on my belt, which almost slid out when I was pulling a roof move. This is absolutely the best way to learn to climb, just go out on an adventure.

Aug 10, 2017 - 08:17am PT
The dropping a chain idea in that video is pretty cool.

You don't need to drill any bolts and you clip your pro when ever you need.

I'm getting some chains and hangin em all over the Cookie cliff.

All ya need to bring then is quick draws.

It will be da bomb of da future ......
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Aug 10, 2017 - 03:08pm PT
Cute. Keep at it guys. Entertaining. That's the whole point isn't it.

Chain is an interesting idea. Easier and cleaner than bolts. You would have to factor the plus weight of the chain in any shock loading scenario. The routes depicted here were very short.
ron gomez

Trad climber
Aug 10, 2017 - 03:23pm PT
I was thinking what Werner stated......will this worknfor hard aid routes as well??!!
Got a good laugh at your humor, thanks.
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