Saturday, January 27, 2007

you tube/mobile phone experiment

just testing how easy it is to go out with just phone and get video on blog...pretty easy really. Anyhow this boulder is getting really worked out. Problems described left to right.
slab V?
SS the one in video V4
SS jug to crack as on 'gone west' V5
SS jug to patata* reach to crack V5
SSjug to patata* with right and then left to crimp and top avoiding crack and arete V7
SSjug to patata* with left right to crystal and top 'foreign affairs' stiff V7
SS project jug str8 up
standing up arete and slab V0
hand traverse right V?
hand traverse from right into arete V4

*patata potato like protuberance (sloper)


Bloc said...

mmmm that is truly bad quality, probably not bother with that again, just noticed the youtube videos on Andy Earls site, guess a bad video of a hard problem is more interesting than a bad video of an easy problem.

B.C. said...

I like the look of that problem in the video, seems to have some good moves. Is the crack/flake off-limits until the top-out?

I think posting mobile phone footage (pretty much always low quality) onto YouTube (also pretty much always low quality) is something probably best left to the Happy-Slappers! That said it does at least give a good representation of the line taken by a given problem even if it’s too low res. to get any sense of the size of the holds used.

If you record on your video camera then post it I expect it will give much better result so I reckon it’s worth lugging the thing out bouldering.

But your YouTube vid. gives a better indication of the problems down here than the other Cornish Bouldering clip…
Of all the quality hard problems in Cornwall all a search brings up is some chap in socks climbing a scrappy easy bit of rock a Porthcurnow!

Andy, if you do post more videos on YouTube make sure you give them loads of tags (eg. Bouldering Cornwall Penwith Zennor V4 blocspenwith…) so they crop up with lots of different search phrases and come top of the results list. Also mention or link to this blog in the description of the clip.

Just a few suggestions use them or ignore them as you see fit!

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