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JACKALOPE.TV, Allez Up and Yeti are happy to introduce our brand new web series highlighting the beautiful world of climbing, where we present the main actors and disciplines of the climbing scene in Quebec.
This episode shed light on a little-known discipline, Urban bouldering, that we explained in a previous article.
Fifteen years after the release of the film Disturban, Allez Up general manager Antoine Séguin is back with a series that retraces some of the urban spots that had been conquered by Montreal climbers.
“In 2005, we were developing a lot of new climbing lines in the North, in Val David,” explains Antoine. ‘’ But we started to have a little less time to constantly go up north and there was the whole parkour/Yamakazi wave that inspired us. We then started to look at the buildings a little differently”
In addition to the inspiration of the parkour athletes, the climbers were also inspired by the arrival of French Spiderman Alain Robert in Montreal. The climber was one of the pioneers of urban climbing.
He has climbed the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Montreal, but his biggest achievements remain the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Empire State Building in New York and the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
At this point, Antoine and his partners began to wonder how they could use street architecture in the city to keep climbing?
“Disturban is a video project we did to show all the lines we had achieved in Montreal.”
Among the places conquered by climbers at the time were the Atwater tunnel and the Lasalle metro station.