Gullich and Edlinger: side by side climbing footage
- Thursday 6th August 2020 at 10.29am
March 17th; 2016
Following our previous post in which power and flexibility were put (briefly) under the microscope, today we’re bringing you some old footage of Wolfgang Gullich and Patrick Edlinger climbing 'side-by-side' at a early climbing comp in Munich back in 1989.
Both Gullich and Edlinger were incredible climbers. However, and the video footage supports this, both possessed and utilised different strengths and hence climbing styles. Gullich was a veritable powerhouse of a climber; physically very strong and powerful and a specialist in cutting edge routes such as Action Direct – now considered one of the first F9a’s to be climbed – which he climbed a couple of years after this film was shot. Edlinger was equally athletic; totally honed by climbing and running and ever bit a climbing machine as Gullich albeit in a totally different manner. His was a smooth and efficient climbing style eminently suited to on-sight climbing and the soling both of which he perused with great success.
It’s less a comparison study and more an interesting opportunity to see two great but totally different climbers in a short clip (edited and compared by Udo Newmann www.udini.com) - on the same comp route. Watch and enjoy…