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Old Dog New Tricks (Episode 3)

Steve McClure Searches For Richie's Perfect 8b+ (5.14a).

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Old Dogs New Tricks, an Epic TV series created by Roca Verde, follows British climber Richie Patterson on his quest to climb 8b+ (5.14a) in the year before he turns 50.

In this episode things are going well for Richie, he’s been training hard and getting closer to his 8b+ goal… but then disaster strikes. A torn shoulder sidelines him for a month and things suddenly become much harder. Luckily Steve McClure is on hand to give sone expert advice and scout out which 8b+ might be best for Richie.


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VIDEO: Old Dog New Tricks (Episode 1): One Year Challenge at 50 – 7b+ to 8B+

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VIDEO: Old Dog New Tricks (Episode 2): Setbacks on the Quest to Climb 8b+