Patagonia made this incredible documentary where they tell you about the history of free climbing and speak to one of the hottest talents in the sport, Alex Megos.
“Rotpunkt” means red dot in German and refers to a dot that’s placed at the top of a rock face, which climbers aim to reach for. These dots can often be tantalisingly difficult to reach and mark the top of the toughest rock faces in climbing. In this documentary, we hear about how free climbing developed over the years. Free climbing is very difficult, as you can only use ropes to stop yourself falling and have to use nothing but your own strength to scale massive rocks.
We learn about some of the legends of the sport and get to see Alex Megos at work. Alex has quickly risen to become one of the best free climbers in the world. At just 26 years old, he’s already surpassed many other climbers who are much more experienced and has scaled extremely tough rock faces faster than many of his fellow climbers.
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