Video: The Lifer – Legacy, History, and Climbing the Gunks

Thoughtful and poignant, this video from Black Diamond connects two generations as current climber Sam Elias meets with legendary climber Russ Clune to discuss what it’s like to climb in the Gunks, one of the most famous areas in the entire U.S. But this is more than just another climbing video, as Sam learns what it has been like for Russ to dedicate his entire life to the sport they both dearly love.

Kraig Becker