Watch now: (Trad)ition and progress
As the sport of climbing continues to grow at an exponential rate, views around accessibility, protection and risk management have never been more extreme. In a community that attracts a huge range of personas, finding the balance between managing the accessibility of routes with the traditional values of the sport is increasingly difficult. Nowhere is the divide between sport and trad climbing more prevalent than in Europe.
In his new film, Schild takes on a unique and formidable trio of routes that hold a special place at the heart of the European trad climbing community and explores his own personal relationship with the sport.
Watch the Swiss climber send Gondo Crack (8c/5.14b) in Switzerland, Le Voyage (8b+/5.14a) in Annot, France and Greenspit (8b+/5.14a) in Valle dell’Orco, Italy and discover what is really worth protecting in the sport of climbing.