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By Travis24
Apr 20, 2012
lobbing in Independence Pass

+1 Bear Grylls is an asshat.


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By Christian
From Casa do Cacete
Apr 20, 2012
Ooops...

I don't care what the dictionary says, I refuse to believe "disorientating" is actually a real word.


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By Ian Stewart
Apr 20, 2012

You can watch the "behind the scenes" here: www.theadrenalist.com/promotions/masters-of-movement/

Of interest to me were some of the things they say regarding the prep work:

"Brad's gotta build his path through this scramble section to make sure he can move as fast as Bear with the steadycam, so that might take some prep, leveling some rock and stuff through there."

"The problem with the top is it's so loose, so we're having to pull lots of different little features to make it safe"

Sounds like they don't give a shit about how they leave the rock...


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By Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Apr 20, 2012
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after a day of cragging.

At the very end of that "Masters of Movement" video, there's a banner that says "WATCH BEAR CLIMB". Yeah, I'd love to. Where's that vid?


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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Apr 20, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Peak.

Christian wrote:
I don't care what the dictionary says, I refuse to believe "disorientating" is actually a real word.


It's what idiots say instead of disorienting. But then those same idiots probably pronounce aluminum al-lu-min-ni-um.


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By Ben Beckerich
From saint helens, oregon
Apr 20, 2012
About half way up the East Arete on Illumination Rock

Ian Stewart wrote:
Sounds like they don't give a shit about how they leave the rock...


I'd be shocked if they did... wouldn't you?

These guys don't give a rats anus about anything but their own paychecks. Ethics are a lot different when you're being paid.


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By Jeff Ludwig
From phoenix, Az
Apr 20, 2012

His chalkbag is clipped to the harness with a carabiner. C'mon man!


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By Patrick Vernon
From Albuquerque, NM
Apr 20, 2012
mexico



This one is pretty entertaining!


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By coppolillo
Apr 20, 2012

Ah yes, the Bear Grylls debate...largely decided because of his termination with Discovery...but I couldn't agree more:

"Bear Grylls--Descent into Douchery," posted Nov. 30, 2010 on Elevation Outdoors.

www.elevationoutdoors.com/blogs/master-of-none/bear-grylls-d>>>


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By S Denny
From Carbondale, CO
Apr 21, 2012

pat vernon wrote:
This one is pretty entertaining!


that was extreme, hardest boulder climb in the world!


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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Apr 21, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Peak.

I love the interview set for the bouldering video. It looked like Hard Copy or Inside Edition. I kept expecting a story about Kim Kardasian. But really, where is the deodorant being applied to underarms? Where are the ladies smiling? And some cigarette smoking and broom mustaches for that retro-70s ad look would be awesome.


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By fat cow
From Salinas, CA
Apr 21, 2012
perfect seam

Stich wrote:
It's what idiots say instead of disorienting. But then those same idiots probably pronounce aluminum al-lu-min-ni-um.


haha thats great, they say aluminum that way trying to sound smart, which makes it all the better. though i have heard thats the way its pronounced in england, though i'm not sure.


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By Christian
From Casa do Cacete
Apr 21, 2012
Ooops...

The orange pants were pretty cool too, where can I get me some of those?


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By nhbrooks
Apr 21, 2012

www.mountainproject.com/v/rigor-mortis/105718033

Here is the route info. I wonder what it goes at if you free it.


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By Christian
From Casa do Cacete
Apr 21, 2012
Ooops...

nhbrooks wrote:
www.mountainproject.com/v/rigor-mortis/105718033 Here is the route info. I wonder what it goes at if you free it.


I know crap all about desert aid climbing, but I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it's probably not a difficulty issue, but a rock quality issue. (except for possibly the "thin crack" on P2, which might be a combination of both issues).


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By Leeroy
Apr 21, 2012

Not sure how that video makes Bear look like a tool. Looks like the product of some idiot marketing genius who doesn't know a thing about climbing. Anyone still believing that he has ANY control over the final product that you see obviously hasn't been paying attention. He was, after all, fired for refusing to go along with their stupid reindeer games.

I realize it's fun for some of you to talk shit about him though. If that makes you feel better about your own weaknesses then have at it.


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By Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Apr 21, 2012
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after a day of cragging.

nhbrooks wrote:
www.mountainproject.com/v/rigor-mortis/105718033 Here is the route info. I wonder what it goes at if you free it.


Just ask Bear. Did you not see the vid?


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By P.K.
Apr 21, 2012

Leeroy Jenkins wrote:
Not sure how that video makes Bear look like a tool. Looks like the product of some idiot marketing genius who doesn't know a thing about climbing. Anyone still believing that he has ANY control over the final product that you see obviously hasn't been paying attention. He was, after all, fired for refusing to go along with their stupid reindeer games. I realize it's fun for some of you to talk shit about him though. If that makes you feel better about your own weaknesses then have at it.


Leeroy, screw you for ruining my WOW game that one time...some grudges don't die.


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By Raiders99999
From Cookeville, TN
Apr 22, 2012

"For me it's those sort of times that I go off on my own and I climb."


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By Mocco
Apr 22, 2012

Just sent the following to Unilever in protest of the inanity that is "The Adrenalist" :

Hey there,

just watched your Bear Grylls Adrenalist videos online. As a climber, and I assume part of your target audience (35 years old), I have to say I found your videos to be pretty disingenuous. While on paper I'm sure the idea of selling deodorant through an "extreme sports" vehicle is attractive, in reality your ad of Bear Grylls climbing the Tombstone in Moab is facile, transparent, technically innacurate and in the end alienates those it is trying to emulate and encourage to purchase product. Your bombastic and heroic production emphasized shiny gadgets and brash male egotism rather than the quiet respect, spirituality and environmentally symbiotic nature of climbing in somewhere like Moab. The "Making of" video only served to highlight the degree to which the crew impacted the locale, not to mention how little Mr. Grylls had to do with his own "self propelled" ascent. Climbing isn't a sweaty pit that needs your brand to smell better. Most climbers would rather smell of rock and chalk at the end of the day anyhow.

Tired of seeing climbing as the domain of adrenaline junkies and Sylvester Stallone-induced antics.


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By DexterRutecki
From Cincinnati, Ohio
Apr 22, 2012

Mocco wrote:
Just sent the following to Unilever in protest of the inanity that is "The Adrenalist" : Hey there, just watched your Bear Grylls Adrenalist videos online. As a climber, and I assume part of your target audience (35 years old), I have to say I found your videos to be pretty disingenuous. While on paper I'm sure the idea of selling deodorant through an "extreme sports" vehicle is attractive, in reality your ad of Bear Grylls climbing the Tombstone in Moab is facile, transparent, technically innacurate and in the end alienates those it is trying to emulate and encourage to purchase product. Your bombastic and heroic production emphasized shiny gadgets and brash male egotism rather than the quiet respect, spirituality and environmentally symbiotic nature of climbing in somewhere like Moab. The "Making of" video only served to highlight the degree to which the crew impacted the locale, not to mention how little Mr. Grylls had to do with his own "self propelled" ascent. Climbing isn't a sweaty pit that needs your brand to smell better. Most climbers would rather smell of rock and chalk at the end of the day anyhow. Tired of seeing climbing as the domain of adrenaline junkies and Sylvester Stallone-induced antics.


Wow you really showed them!

But you are wrong, climbers are not their target audience. That would be a pretty small audience for selling deoderant.(as you already said climbers are smelly and dont use that stuff) Their target audience is clearly not climbers but middle aged out of shape people who want to think they are extreme... How is this not obvious?


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By Tom Mulholland
From #1 Cheese Producing State!
Apr 22, 2012
Whiskey-a-Go-Go

DexterRutecki wrote:
Their target audience is clearly not climbers but middle aged out of shape people who want to think they are extreme...


I have to admit, I agree here with the troll. Though, I'd expand it to all 'people who want to think they are extreme,' not just middle-aged and out-of-shape people.


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By DexterRutecki
From Cincinnati, Ohio
Apr 22, 2012

Tom Mulholland wrote:
I have to admit, I agree here with the troll. Though, I'd expand it to all 'people who want to think they are extreme,' not just middle-aged and out-of-shape people.


Good point. Its hard to believe Mocco thinks the ad execs are trying to go after the HUGE climbing community and not the other 98% of guys in America...

I am sure they will wise up once they read his letter!


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By Bob Dobalina
Apr 22, 2012

Bear Grylis isn't just a tool, he's the whole tool bag! A fraud...


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By Buff Johnson
Apr 23, 2012
smiley face

It's a good thing none of us went to the climbing shop looking for that awesome bolt gun a few years back


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