Episode 73: The Importance of Travel with Russ Clune

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Russ Clune has climbed in more places than you. That is, unless you're Brittany Griffith (maybe). Climbing since the late 70's, and in more than 50 different countries, I wanted to know what the legendary Clune had learned from climbers of other cultures, and how he's applied that to his own climbing. His climbing partners are a who's who list of legends: Wolfgang Güllich, Lynn Hill, Patrick Edlinger, Jerry Moffat, Todd Skinner, Ron Kauk, and many others. Russ not only fed off of their abilities, but took note of their tactics and their approach.

Travel is one of the most important and easiest ways to improve as a climber. It doesn't need to be to some far off exotic place. That scrappy limestone cliff in the backwoods can be a perfect place to learn a new technique.

And it doesn't have to be with superstar climbers. There can be as much to learn from how the eager new 5.11 climbers conduct themselves, as by watching Megos on his latest project. 

 

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