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Humorous/Funny Climbing Videos


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Daniel Joder · · Barcelona, Spain · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 0

I searched MP Forums, YouTube, and Ms. Google but couldn't seem to come up with what I am looking for. Funny videos seemed to be scattered here and there on MP and not under a single unifying thread (as, Shirley, they ought to be!). Anyway, what got me poking around was that I would like to locate these two videos I remember from awhile back:

1) A satire on bold expedition climbing that was taped on The Freeway on the Second Flatiron in Boulder, CO (snow falling, an uncomfortable bivvie, maybe even a boat anchor involved), and...

2) The guy who used a massive steel chain for pro on his daring ascents on lead so he could clip in anywhere, anytime.

If there is indeed  a humor thread and I missed it, please gently guide me there. If not, I guess this could be the thread for funny climbing videos. (Meaning, videos made on purpose to be funny--not videos that become humorous ex post facto due to sheer stupidity or general bufoonery. And also realizing that "funny" can be quite relative.)

Rich Farnham · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2002 · Points: 282
Rich Farnham · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2002 · Points: 282
Daniel Joder wrote:

1) A satire on bold expedition climbing that was taped on The Freeway on the Second Flatiron in Boulder, CO (snow falling, an uncomfortable bivvie, maybe even a boat anchor involved), and...

Found this one:

https://vimeo.com/135289850

I've seen that other one recently, but can't remember where.  I'm sure someone will post it up eventually.

This one is pretty good too (also with Hayden - RIP):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-UiNc-orA4


Daniel Joder · · Barcelona, Spain · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 0

Thanks, Rich! Tower in the Clouds was one of them I was after. Keep ém coming!

eli poss · · Durango, Co · Joined May 2014 · Points: 442

video number 2 is called Pull. The story of one lead climber

https://vimeo.com/228993594

Dan Knisell · · Townsend, MA · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 2,261

https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=70s&v=22eYBNzHcWs

These two guys send problems much harder than v3’s but this particular route is notorious for having a messy pine needle topout. Needless to say it’s a funny video. 

Allen Sanderson · · Oootah · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 1,146
Joe Lindberg · · an asshole · Joined Jul 2017 · Points: 65

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpZIT_I2_Oo

The stereotypes are hilarious, but I think the alpinist is the best

Daniel Joder · · Barcelona, Spain · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 0

Monty Python, what a group of geniuses. Love those guys. They must have had a climber as consultant since they actually used the terms “layback” and “carabiner” in that sidewalk video. 

Tut alms · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 0

This is not strictly climbing, but I found this video a few years ago and it is hilarious! Also, in the desert of Arizona.


verticon · · Europe · Joined Jul 2008 · Points: 25


Bill Kirby · · Baltimore Maryland · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 480
Joe Lindberg wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpZIT_I2_Oo

The stereotypes are hilarious, but I think the alpinist is the best

All the” how to be ...” videos by these guys are hilarious.

The MTB ones are awesome too.

Joe Lindberg · · an asshole · Joined Jul 2017 · Points: 65
Tut alms wrote:

This is not strictly climbing, but I found this video a few years ago and it is hilarious! Also, in the desert of Arizona.



That's way too good

J Squared · · santa barbara, CA · Joined Nov 2017 · Points: 0

"we're professional climbers.....   I can't see my feet!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM3w-EWK4Kg



Daniel Joder · · Barcelona, Spain · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 0

And, thanks, Eli, for finding that second one!

brian n · · Manchester, WA · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 87

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyIJ_c5dXSE

I love how no form of climbing is sacred in this video.

JRZane · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2015 · Points: 90
Rich Farnham wrote:

Top Rope Tough Guys:

https://vimeo.com/27802226

Sew It Up:

https://vimeo.com/63798540

Anyone have any idea where that Sew It Up video was filmed?  Watching gear getting placed into that rock gave me pleasure....

Pnelson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 380




USBRIT Ross · · Keswick Cumbria.UK · Joined Apr 2001 · Points: 21,411


David Hous · · Boulder, Colorado · Joined Nov 2001 · Points: 195

Can anyone find the original "Clucking" video? These are NOT SAFE FOR WORK, at least where I work!

Here's an exerpt: 


and here's the "making of" video:



Hamish Malin · · Fredericksburg, VA · Joined May 2017 · Points: 15
Allen Sanderson wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U0tDU37q2M


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F2SJS6B1wQ

Soon as I saw the thread title I thought about digging up the first video, but ya beat me to it.  Climbing gold ;)

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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