17 Down Under:
17 DOWN UNDER. "A celebration of moderate grade climbing in Victoria". 184 pages. 285 images. Father & son team, Steve & John Morris, embark on a journey to climb and photograph 50 of the best rock climbs in Victoria, grade 17 & under. Inc bookmark $50.00
The article has some interesting points - the main being that this video "Celebrates" the bolting process.
My personal opinion is that I am actually impressed by how honest it is - there's more bolting, jugging and logistics than climbing - a reflection of reality? (it's a 15min teaser of the full film apparently)
Gareth Leah says they have 3 weeks to bolt & climb it, and in the end they don't "Red Point" the whole thing - so presumably more than 2 weeks was spent bolting & cleaning (with a chunk of the video demonstrating what happens if your battery charger fails in the jungle!). Once they finish bolting the route and reach the summit, they are celebrating as if they had already climbed the thing!
I was most freaked out by them casually hurling rocks off the cliff edge.
From a consumer-climber like me who appreciates the extraordinary effort route setters go to create amazing multipitches - this is a must see to comprehend what actually goes into it.