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Masters of Movement - Bear Grylls

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:33 am
by Justin
You expect Bear to be able to fake a climbing video better than most... alas :puker:


Re: Masters of Movement - Bear Grylls

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:28 am
by Leebo
Hmmm... you gotta wonder.

Was he rope soloing? Or did they just hide his belayer for dramatic effect

That also looks like a pretty tricky crack for approach shoes

Cool cinematography but I don't trust this Bear character and all his urine-drinking awesomeness

Re: Masters of Movement - Bear Grylls

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:49 am
by Nic Le Maitre
Where did the black rope come from and go to? :jocolor:

@Leebo, you're right about that being a mad climb in approach shoes. Dave Davies once told me he climbed a 26 in a pair of 5.10 Guide Tennies but that was at the Hole and footholds weren't really the issue...

Don't doubt that the man can climb but sheesh what a terrible fake

Re: Masters of Movement - Bear Grylls

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:11 pm
by Chris F
I've said it before, but what a knobjockey.

Re: Masters of Movement - Bear Grylls

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:07 pm
by elpatogallina
This link http://www.reddit.com/r/climbing/commen ... bing_film/ will take you to a very funny discussion on said video. :)

Re: Masters of Movement - Bear Grylls

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:16 pm
by Sven
Who cares about BG.

Freaking awesome Rock Face!!!!

Re: Masters of Movement - Bear Grylls

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:56 am
by Chris F
The Masters of Movement series;

Travis Rice on Snowboarding
Darren Berrecloth on MTB
Miles Daisher on Base Jumping.

All top of their respective games

Is Bear Grylls really the best climber they could find? Hardly representative of the cutting edge and quite frankly embarrassing.

Re: Masters of Movement - Bear Grylls

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:13 pm
by Thermophage
Sven wrote:Who cares about BG.

Freaking awesome Rock Face!!!!
Dude, EVERYONE cares about Bear Grylls :) Cos he is AWESOME...Just not here or when he's lovingly looking at his own pee ;)
You going to Montagu this weekend?

Re: Masters of Movement - Bear Grylls

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:03 pm
by Todd Ryan
Bwahahahahaha!!! Whoops! Think I just wet myself.
That is so funny, a video of clich├ęd poses to make Bear seem amazing. These guys have made climbing look "cool" to non-climbers (and Bear Grylls groupies) with all the boring parts of climbing; the jogging through the desert, the uncalled for jump between the two boulders, the tugging of the rope, the checking the knot, the clapping the chalked up hands, the smashing the cams and and rocks crashing around him - somehow the music adds intensity to all these boring parts. Then the climbing starts......

Hey Bear you totally missed that mono, oh yeah I forgot you're Bear Grylls you're like Chuck Norris you don't need holds you just slap vertical rock, slap it into submission.

Re: Masters of Movement - Bear Grylls

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:36 pm
by Funguye
/hides my Bear Grylls underwear

(note: Grylls, not Grylls')

Re: Masters of Movement - Bear Grylls

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:58 am
by jeff
:lol: " On the rock face, every move counts..it doesnt matter if its a big move or a small one..." :puker:

Re: Masters of Movement - Bear Grylls

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:31 am
by Justin
From another point of view, this video could make rock climbing more appealing to the general public.

You don't need any fancy gear to go rock climbing, your running shoes will do fine. Don't worry about getting too many of those spring metal things 3 or 4 of them will... throw in a rope, a little baggy, cool watch and a 'Can Do' attitude.
8)

Re: Masters of Movement - Bear Grylls

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:44 am
by ant
I recently spent an hour rigging on a cliff that overlooks the mighty Platteklip Gorge.

I was about to throw rocks if I heard another tourist exclaim "like Bear Grylls" just one more time...


This dude is probably responsible for half the rescue-callouts, ever ;-)

Re: Masters of Movement - Bear Grylls

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:16 am
by Chris F
Did you know his real name is Edward? I guess Teddy is not really an appropriate name for one so macho.

I find it hard to put into words how much i detest him.