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Need a good video(s) for a middle school Climbing Club


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Matt Wenger · · Bozeman · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 2,947

Climbing community: Help me out here.

I am in need of a couple of different types of videos that would be appropriate for a middle school audience to view as part of a rock climbing club I started at the school I work at (2nd year of the club!). I have perused youtube, and have watched many of the Reel rock films available online. So far, I haven't found anything that would satisfy my needs. Here are the video needs I have:

- Preferably available for free online
- Limited / no profanity, sex, or drug references
- Understandable, accessible, and high stoke level for an audience of novice/beginner climbers

- One short 3-5 minute video that could serve as an introduction to the amazing world of climbing
- One longer mini-doc style video that could be viewed over an entire lunch period with the club


Thanks in advance!!!!

C Archibolt · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 876

I ran a similar club at one point. I showed a lot of videos with profanity because I couldn't find viable options.

I have a version of "Down to Nothing" (24 min - about alpine climbing in Myanmar) with the cuss words bleeped out. If you have a gmail account, PM me and I can share it.

the schmuck · · Albuquerque, NM · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 110

If you don't mind sport climbing, that Ashima/Lightner film they did in Flatanger is pretty wholesome. Also, Hip Hop Gone Wild was a pretty fun short video. I also remember it being pretty kid safe. 

master gumby · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 151

peter croft and conrad climbing at the incredible hulk

Ty Gilroy · · Kanada · Joined Feb 2018 · Points: 5
https://youtu.be/c94wOZqr1xY

Thisll get the little buggers fired up
Ty Gilroy · · Kanada · Joined Feb 2018 · Points: 5
https://youtu.be/woYy9Y8Er4M

This is a little more light hearted and featuring youth
bkozak · · Sterling, VA · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 70
https://youtu.be/vk4YrOtVTLg
Chris Sharma on El Bon Combat will get just about anyone fired up about climbing.
J Squared · · santa barbara, CA · Joined Nov 2017 · Points: 0


instill some wanderlust
budman · · Moab,UT · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 10

Possibly One of John Long's.  Old school how to but shows the basics.

Briggs Lazalde · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 0

That 3 minute video backcountry.com put out. 'This is backcountry'
Not entirely climbing....littlr rock climbing and alpine. But gets me so stoked

IJMayer · · Anacortes, WA · Joined Jan 2011 · Points: 130
https://vimeo.com/134440969

Kai Lightner. He's in high school in the vid, so it's somewhat relatable? I showed it to elementary school kids and they dug it
C Archibolt · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 876
IJMayer wrote: https://vimeo.com/134440969

Kai Lightner. He's in high school in the vid, so it's somewhat relatable? I showed it to elementary school kids and they dug it

I have a signed poster of Kai in my classroom. What a nice kid! :)

Kyle Love · · Redmond, WA · Joined May 2017 · Points: 1,262

We have tons of bouldering videos on the BadWater Productions YouTube channel.

www.youtube.com/badwaterproductions

Here are some people's favorites:




Enjoy!

colin doyle · · Philadelphia · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 25


Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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