Ep.64 w/ Paul Robinson “Uncharted Lines”

By August 14, 2017Podcasts, Uncategorized

Paul Robinson Uncharted Lines Movie Zimbabwe

Paul Robinson on his recent film, “Uncharted Lines.” Where he talks about his search for untapped boulders around the world…

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Show Notes for episode with Paul Robinson:

  • The motivation behind the Uncharted Lines project and wanting to showcase boulder development (2:53)
  • Looking past the numbers: how boulder development is climbing at it’s roots (10:00)
  • Why the bouldering in Australia didn’t make it into the movie (13:38)
  • “Not every journey you go on is going to be a success” and why the attempts to develop an new zone in Russia failed (16:01)
  • With new areas looming in other countries, the crew decides to visit an area in Tennessee proving that here are always new boulders just around the bend (17:39)
  • Making first ascents on untouched, Joe’s Valley-style rock in Alcaniz, Spain (18:57)
  • Going rural in Zimbabwe on a hunt for new stones, and they found a-plenty…..then we get lost in beta and rock quality…. (21:42)
  • …And then we actually talk about his experience in Zimbabwe (27:25)
  • Bringing it all back home to Colorado and Wyoming to prove that you don’t need to visit the farthest reaches of the globe to be a part of developing new areas (33:09)
  • Thoughts on the dedication it takes to put together a film of this caliber (41:14)
  • Financing all of the travel and the film (43:24)
  • Philosophy of the first ascent, developing, and what it takes to find a five-star line (46:29)
  • Finding balance between developing and climbing established lines, traveling to new zones and leaving old projects behind (54:08)
  • How Paul goes about finding new zones around the world with his sights set on developing an area on each continent (57:55)
  • An extremely long and in depth discussion about defining bouldering grades and the climbing abilities of today’s top-tiered climbers (1:01:54)
  • Thoughts on Nalle Hukkataival’s proposed V17, “Burden of Dreams” aka “The Lappnor Project”  (1:21:31)

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