‘Stumped’ Dishes out Humour and Insight into Adaptive Climbing

One of the funniest, most entertaining and human films at this year’s Banff Mountain Film Festival, ‘Stumped’, from climber and filmmaker Cedar Wright, follows Maureen Beck‘s obsessive quest to conquer 5.12. The video is now available on demand. Watch the trailer below.



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From the Filmmakers: “I don’t want to be known as just a one-armed climber,” says Beck, “I just want to be a good climber.” Maureen Beck may have been born missing her lower left arm, but that hasn’t stopped her from going hard. She takes whippers on 5.12 and crushes overhanging boulders, while shot-gunning beers. But she is not here to be your inspiration. “People say, ‘Look, a one-armed climber, now I have no excuses.’ I’m like, dude, you never had any excuses in the first place.” Maureen is here to crush the gnar — with one bloody stump helping her get to the top.