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Statement of Youth: The Birth of British Sport Climbing

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Premiered May 17, 2019

The 1980's saw climbing standards rise exponentially. At the start of the decade, 7b+ was cutting edge, but by the end of the '80s, 9a was the new world standard. By the end of the decade, the sport had changed beyond recognition and a paradigm was set for future generations.

A small group of climbers would do anything to climb full-time: sleeping in sheds underneath crags, shoplifting for food and clothes, and living off the dole. These climbers were living outside the rest of society and went on to become the most influential figures in the history of British climbing.

A UKClimbing film directed by Nick Brown and supported by BMC TV, Boreal and Wild Country.

Featuring:

Jerry Moffatt
Ben Moon
Chris Gore
Andy Pollitt
Martin 'Basher' Atkinson
Mark 'Zippy' Pretty
Craig Smith
Steve Lewis
Mark Leach
Ed Douglas

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