Two years in the making, ""Life on Hold"" follows Britain's top climbers and visiting WADs, as they tackle some of the hardest problems around. From the tough, mentally challenging highballs on the gritstone edges, to the short, powerful, esoteric teat pieces of the limestone and everything in between - this is a film showcasing the new emerging scene of strong boulderers and their tour around Britain's finest....
This is a DVD of rock climbing film, which gives a unique insight into climbing at the highest level. One of the best all round climbers in the world is on a mission - to take rock climbing to new levels of both difficulty and danger. Dave MacLeod attempts to be the first to climb 'Rhapsody', the hardest traditional rock climb ever and the first to achieve the grade of E11 7a (trad f8c+ US 5.14c). This 2006 film enters uncharted territory. Taking you beyond the action it reveals the frustrations and the shear physical and mental effort that goes into climbing at the very highest level. We see MacLeod take a series of terrifying, massive, gutwrenching falls and the strain begins to show. He struggles to cope with the difficulty and seriousness of the endeavour. But doggedly, even obsessively he keeps returning to his ultimate project - Rhapsody.