Friday, December 28, 2012

Local Film Follows Local Climber Up the Gnar

Posted By on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Remember this summer when we reported about Bend resident Ryan Palo's ascent of Just Do It, a famous 5.14c at Smith Rock State Park?

Yeah, well it's one of the hardest routes in America. Man, if only we could see what it was like...
Wait! You can! Lucky for us Palo was followed by the camera-toting Greg Garretson. Here's his short film—well made and set to good beats. Inspiring.

Garretson wrote this on his YouTube page:

This short film highlights Ryan Palo as the first Bend resident to Redpoint the proud and world famous route, Just Do It. This route was recognized as the highest graded route in the United States for several years and still has a very savage and historical reputation. I learned a great deal of history about the route during my interview with Alan Watts. Someday I will release a more lengthy film with all of the interviews and footage I collected along the way, with my mission being the History of Smith Rock Climbing.

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