Ah, slab. The style every climber loves to hate. Whether it’s gym gumbies who can’t stand on a foothold smaller than a European car, or an 8a.nu-ranked sport beast with the arms of a chimpanzee who can’t get off the ground without an overhang — many among us just aren’t down with slabs.
But here at GearJunkie, we try to be open-minded. So when we watched this clip of misfits and major talents cavorting happily on low-angle rock, we found it singularly refreshing. Watch fan favorites Siebe Vanhee and Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll fight the good fight on gradual angles in exotic locales, and enjoy a low-key cragging vibe as lesser-known crushers wrestle with slabby rock.
And await the coup — as the legend himself, Johnny Dawes , lurks at the ready.
Kids, it doesn’t have to be steep to be rad. Time to report for your Slabducation .
Runtime: 29 minutes