Ascending a static line can be a nightmare if you don’t have proper technique and you can waste yourself jugging improperly. I have spent a fare amount of time hanging around on static lines in the mountains shooting video of climbing and over time I have dialed in some essential skills that make life a whole lot easier. I would rather focus on shooting great photos and video rather then battling with gear while dangling fifty feet off a cliff.
Over the years I have developed a few tricks for shooting video from a rope that have made my life a whole lot easier and saved my legs from hours of blood circulation torture. One of the most common questions I get from new videographers is “How do you shoot video from a rope and how do you keep the camera steady!” As a result, I put together a blog to cover the essentials of rigging and shooting from a rope for a simple scenario like sport climbing.
There is nothing worse then a wobbly angle of your bro crushing his project to ruin a potentially great climbing film. Follow these simple rules and you will come away with something you can show your mother. Check out my detailed blog on the topic here: