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Filmmaker Cole Gibson writes: “In the pantheon of hard Joshua Tree rock climbs controversy, big egos and slander go hand in hand. Behind every great route there’s a story, oftentimes larger than life and shrouded in mystery. My Idea of Fun aka Borne to be Wild established by the late Paul Borne in 1994 is one such route that has it all. Big number claims, spicy downgrades, unknown repeats and even a story about the literal practice of letting go in Zen Buddhism.”
Watch old, uncut footage of Alan Moore’s original redpoint below: