JIM BRIDWELL: THE YOSEMITE LIVING LEGEND
Trhee summers working with a climbing myth. Climbing, talking and living with him. Many of the historical climbs first opened by Jim Bridwell are climbed by Bubu Bole ( an Italian climber confortable on 8b) belayed by Bridwell.
The film is 54′ long and subtitled in 4 languages. (English, Français, Italian and German)
There are many extra: interviews with Leo Houlding, Scott Burke, Cesare Maestri ( The first to climb Cerro Torre….) and the director….talking with himself!
Photos and maps of Yosemite national Park complete the DVD.
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This is the review that appeared on CLIMBING Magazine – September 2009
The fascinating film “Jim Bridwell: the Yosemite Living
Legend” seeks to settle the question “Who is Jim Bridwell?”.
Over the next hour, we learn he’s: the archetype of the
Yosemite climber, with a 20-year Valley reign; standard
pusher, with the first Nose in a day and FAs of the Aquar-
ian Wall, Sea of Dreams, and Pacific Ocean Wall; gear
inventor; YOSAR lion; and ground-up purist. (“This lack of.
commitment isn’t right. It’s like painting a mustache on the
Mona Lisa,” Bridwell laments.) One treat is 1981 footage
from Zodiac (VI 5.11 A3+), in which Bridwell, aiding a naked
corner, takes a 40-foot ripper after realizing he needs his
copperheads. His response: “Shit!” and then, calmly, “I’ll
need the chisel, too.” The movie also captures Bridwell’s
comedic side and Camp 4 culture, detailing, for instance,
the electricity-siphoning “Operation Edison” and the iconic
pic of Bridwell, Largo, and Billy Westbay in front of El Cap
after their 1975 sprint up the Nose. —Kristin Bjornsen