Statement Of Youth
The much-anticipated film documenting the UK's 1980s climbing scene.
The 1980s saw climbing standards rise exponentially. At the start of the decade, 7b+ was cutting edge, but by the end of the 80s 9a was the new world standard. By this point, the sport had changed beyond recognition and a paradigm was set for future generations.
A small group of climbers would do anything to climb full-time: sleeping in sheds underneath crags, shoplifting for food and clothes, and living off the dole. These climbers were existing outside the rest of society and went on to become the most influential figures in the history of British climbing.
Directed by UKClimbing's Nick Brown and featuring Jerry Moffatt, Ben Moon, Andy Pollitt, Johnny Dawes, Chris Gore, Martin 'Basher' Atkinson, Zippy, Craig Smith, Steve the Pro, Quentin Fisher, Mark Leach, and Ed Douglas.