Is the Killer Pillar killer or filler? A film review

Is the Killer Pillar killer or filler? A film review
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I Gonzo on the Paradox of Popularity and is Fun Just for Losers? A review of the film Gripped: Climbing the Killer Pillar. Choose life. Choose to quit your job. Choose a panting romance at 1200 feet, choose expressive homogeneity, choose Extreme, choose a Patagonia puffer, choose putting on make up in your tent in the morning, choose a fetishised water-bottle, some scroggin and tattoos.

Remember that time you told your mate that this crag was secret?  Yeah man, screw the public, climbing is for climbers that much I maintain is self-evident.  Now, what the film Gripped: Climbing the Killer Pillar presupposes is, maybe it isn’t?

Choose climbing gyms, choose selfies, choose interminably speed climbing the same route to win Gold, but make sure to choose a bandana to emphasise your surfer hair draped on your overmuscled leathery chest. Choose to say things like ‘more real than real’, choose to mean it.

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