Looking for short funny film about trad leader with not enough gear


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Ron Birk · · Boston, MA · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 3,467

I'm going nuts trying to find this short funny film about a guy bringing multiple trad racks on this "epic" climb, placing gear after gear and still running out of gear! Then asking his belayer to give him more gear. You see the camera zoom out and the leader reaching down to his belayer, retrieving another trad rack.. He didn't get very far :)

BigB · · Red Rock, NV · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 340

eli poss · · Durango, Co · Joined May 2014 · Points: 456

Holy shit. There's sewing it up... and then there's that. About a 3rd of those placements were shit too.

Ron Birk · · Boston, MA · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 3,467

Thanks!!

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

That was humorous and mildly entertaining.

anotherclimber · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 70

Hilarious! 

Parker Wrozek · · Denver, CO · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 83
eli poss wrote:

Holy shit. There's sewing it up... and then there's that. About a 3rd of those placements were shit too.

Yeah, I didn't think it was very funny since so many of the pieces were garbage. I get it is a joke and he is on some sort of 5.easy terrain but you could at least put in good stuff. 

BigB · · Red Rock, NV · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 340
Ron Birk wrote:

Thanks!!

Your welcome! I'd hate for ya to go nuts :)

Old lady H · · Boise, Idaho · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 265

A question for the joke placements anyway: couldn't most all of those hex placements have been active, rather than passive?

Thanks! OLH

I must be a noob. I like hexes, even though I don't own any. Yet. :-)

anotherclimber · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 70
Old lady H wrote:

A question for the joke placements anyway: couldn't most all of those hex placements have been active, rather than passive?

Thanks! OLH

I must be a noob. I like hexes, even though I don't own any. Yet. :-)

All the hex placements were in one of their two active positions. Passive is when it is length wise with the two hollow ends of the tube touching the rock. I encourage you to start up a new thread or ask on one of the existing hex threads if you have more questions. Hexes have their place in climbing. 

Rich Farnham · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2002 · Points: 278
eli poss wrote: Holy shit. There's sewing it up... and then there's that. About a 3rd of those placements were shit too.
Parker Wrozek wrote:

Yeah, I didn't think it was very funny since so many of the pieces were garbage. I get it is a joke and he is on some sort of 5.easy terrain but you could at least put in good stuff. 

Leave it to Mountain Project to get all serious about a joke film...

anotherclimber · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 70

This other video that I found in another thread here has shades of the same thing:

The whole thing is worth watching, but the relevant part is at 1:10.
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