As the first 5.14a sport climb in North America, To Bolt Or Not to Be, located in Smith Rock, Oregon, has beckoned many of the world’s most talented free climbers to try and send this historic 40-meter route. Known for its extremely technical, crimpy, and psychological climbing—as well as its need for prime weather conditions to make an ascent feasible—To Bolt Or Not To Be stands as an ultra classic, technical testpiece worthy of placement on any elite climber’s tick list.
In this film, talented climber, Nina Caprez shows us what it takes to climb this challenging, multi-crux line; one that entails learning over 100 choreographed moves.
Climbing To Bolt Or Not To Be is like dancing a really hard choreography … the route tells you how you have to move. Section by section, you start to train your body and your mind to move smoothly and to move in a beautiful way.
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