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Learn Balance from Gaston Rubuffat

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Gaston's 1955 classic how to climb film is now available on the web. Newbies, or anyone, can learn much about balance from this. Please place more pro than he does, and understand that modern belaying and rappeling techniques are very different. The runnouts and exposure gives me the shakes.


I've never seen anyone climb so effortlessly. 5.9 or 5.10 in rigid mountain boots. French cramponing up 80 degree ice. Soloing up beautiful vertical limestone.

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Thanks for sharing. Gaston was a great climber and a great source of climbing wisdom and technique. I still remember English language climbing magazines in the 70's referring to him as "Ghastly Rabbitfat"...all in fun of course. He put out some great books as well.

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