Profile of Flea- Touchstone Route Setter Ben Polanco
If you've climbed at any of the Touchstone gyms in the past few years, chances are you climbed one of Flea's routes. Ben "Flea" Polanco has been a long time climber and route setter for Touchstone.
Recently, Anthony Lapomardo
, a 28 year old Berkeleyite, put together a video profile of the strong climber, filming an excellent interview as well as footage of Polanco climbing Judge Dredd, a difficult climb on the California Coast.
"Making the video was a challenge simply due to the hike in and out with all of the gear and cold conditions," said Lapomardo of filming Polanco on Judge Dredd. "Ben and I were constantly being hit by high winds by the coast and the conditions were not always the best."
The filming was not all difficulties though. Lapomardo, along with Alton Richardson, put together the profile and were excited about the outcome. "The best part about making the video was the chance to showcase someone who is a fixture of the community and really stands out to some but not to others," said Lapomardo.
Check out Flea crushing on the Coast in Lapomardo's video.
DPM Ben Feature from Anthony Lapomardo on Vimeo.
You can see more of Anthony's work over at his blog - An Evolving Imag
e. Next time you see Flea in the gym, congratulate him on his sick send!
Labels: Alton Richardson, Anthony Lapomardo, Ben Polanco