Pioneering Smith Rock: Alan Watts and the Birth of US Sport Climbing

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Alan Watts is the climbing pioneer who brought sport climbing to Smith Rock, Oregon. Watts eschewed the time period's ethics, bolting routes on rappel, to push standards higher. This short film, created by Matt Klein, delves into Watts’s experiences in developing a sport that has grown significantly. 

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