Film

Safety Third

For most climbers, it's safety first. But Brad Gobright is definitely not most climbers.
 

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Running time

29 minutes

Country / Nationality

USA

Our Judges say:

Horrendously irresponsible promotion of dangerous climbing or admirable portrait of a skilled climber? You be the judge. The total antithesis of "Testing Ourselves".

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

With solo rock climbing, there’s no rope and no safety net. Every climber has to weight up their own ability against their appetite for risk. An examination of one solo climber’s mindset as he takes his choices and deals with the consequences...

Anna Paxton

For most climbers, it's safety first. But Brad Gobright is definitely not most climbers. Fuelled by day-old donuts and unhindered by a fear of falling, this young talent is pushing the limits of scary trad and free solo ropeless climbing in his backyard playground of Eldorado Canyon. 

Having survived a few big scares, Brad is determined to make his boldest ascent yet - a first-ever free solo of one of Eldo's most exposed and difficult routes.