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New WideBoyz Climbing Film Documents Hardest Off-Width Crack in World

By November 29, 2012

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The new climbing film WideBoyz, starring British off-width crack masters Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall, was just released by Alstrin Films and Hot Aches Productions. The film's two stars are unassuming lads who trained for two years on off-width simulators in the cellar of the Sheffield home in England's Peak District before coming over to the United States and climbing all of America's hardest off-width cracks.

As the great climber Stevie Haston says in the film, "There are only a few great off-widths in the world. They're not in England or Europe--they're in America." Their finale was the first ascent of Century Crack, an overhanging 160-foot-long crack in a cave feature in remote Monument Basin in Canyonlands National Park.

The 50-minute feature film documents their ascent of Century Crack, dubbed the hardest off-width climb in the world at 5.14b, as well as the brutal art of off-width climbing which they call the "complete all-body pump." There is also extra bonus footage, including "Crack School: Pete and Tom's Guide to Crack Climbing". WideBoyz also won Best Climbing Film and People's Choice Awards at the Kendall Mountain Film Festival.

I'll be doing a review of the film later, but here's a link to a 2:04 trailer at alstrinfilms.com.

BUY WideBoyz from Alstrin Films.

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