80 Minutes of Hard Core Trad! Are You Committed?

by Mick Ryan Committed Volume One is a new climbing film by the Hot Aches (hotaches.com) crew of Paul Diffley and Dave Brown, the makers of the award winning E11, the story of Dave Macleod´s ascent of Rhapsody, the first UK climb to be given the E11 grade. As I write Committed Volume One is being duplicated. Dave Brown of Hot Aches says, “An insane 12 months of filming and editing is finally over.” It´ll be ready for purchase on October 15th. Committed shows several top climbers climbing, onsight and after practice, a selection of hard trad´ routes around the UK. You can see Katherine Schirrmacher on Balance It Is an E7 at Burbage in the Peaks, Jude Spancken on Pretty Girls Make Graves E6 in the Llanberis Pass, James Pearson on two E10´s and of course Dave Macleod features prominently”on a mission to climb all the hardest routes.” Canadian Sonnie Trotter contemplates leading Rhapsody at Dumbarton rock, Ben Cossey goes mad Grit, new routing on a Scottish island — with guest appearances from a trio of older and very bold climbers, Johnny Dawes, Nick Dixon and John Dunne. You can watch the Committed trailer here. Watch UKC News for more information about the other three blockbuster climbing films out this autumn: King Lines, Psyche and Hard XS.