Short Film: You Can Go Now—Paul Houghoughi Projects V13

By Climbing Staff ,

Over two decades Paul 'Huffy' Houghoughi has dedicated his life to climbing. With the birth of his second child imminent he decided to try to send his hardest first ascent to date—a low start to a short steep boulder problem. Starting from the footholds would add a couple of extra moves, but adding those moves would take months. This commitment would mean countless hours of training and many days spent away from his wife Portia and their first child Ava. One year later he succeeded—and his journey with the sport was complete.

This is a film about one man's mindset, motivations, and battle to understand what he had dedicated his life to.

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