How to climb your hardest route - with Jacob Cook

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loverock

Trad climber
london
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 9, 2018 - 10:49am PT
I met up with Jacob Cook recently (he has free'd a few routes on the Captain) and also climbed pretty hard on Sport.

We made this video to share redpointing tips to help you send the gnar!!



Sorry for the out of focus bits - was too late to fix when i noticed...

Questions / additional tips to add to a follow-up are very welcome!
skywalker1

Trad climber
co
Aug 9, 2018 - 12:15pm PT
Nice video, many good pointers. Seems to me you're marketing is toward gym climbers? Or should be? I could see those just getting into climbing (1 year experience) would benefit from watching this. I was a sponge. I think for an educational video maybe edit out some of the, how should I say...personal stuff?? and focus more on the specific training/ strategies??? Just trying to give some feedback....

Good Luck!

Cheers!

S...
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Aug 9, 2018 - 12:33pm PT
Started to watch it but the ads drove me away. But saw enough to see that it was gym/sport oriented
loverock

Trad climber
london
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 10, 2018 - 12:16am PT
It is Spott orientated but other than working out your gear and some risk management the principles in this video will take you into 5.13 grades on trad pretty well (worked for me).

Beyond that then there will probably rother tricks and subtleties to learn but that will be apparent on the journey there and quite a bit will be mentally focused. So yeah, perhaps the video is aimed a little toward the newer climber - but unless you have spent quite a bit of time redpointing or working routes then this info is probably valuable advice.

Jon - regarding the Ads - itís wonderful if you can work for nothing but sadly I have to hustle where I can to make a few bucks ;)
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Aug 10, 2018 - 11:05am PT
How about not having preplace draws on everything, pinkpoint is the new redpoint lol. Nap time.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Aug 10, 2018 - 11:14am PT
I totally understand the money thing but honestly, if I was trying to get new viewers I would show them with a good video that cuts to the chase and lets them see how good the videos will be. Think of it like a heroin dealer, first time is free. The attention span of todays internet surfer is not very long, you have to impress in 30 seconds. Instead you feed the viewer a load of filler. Get a good nights sleep and eat a hearty breakfast. You start talking about warming up and the ads pop up. I am mostly a trad climber who works out in a bouldering gym, so I am always looking for useful training info, and I do not mind some marketing, within reason. In all fairness I will watch the rest of the video when I have time to suffer through the ads.
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