Over the past five years, climbing has been pushed on sport, trad, bouldering and big walls and many of the accomplishments were caught on film.
Three of the biggest climbing films of all time were released this year: Free Solo about Alex Honnold’s El Cap free-solo of Freerider VI 5.13; Dawn Wall about Tommy Caldwell’s journey to climb the Dawn Wall on El Cap; and Silence about Adam Ondra’s first ascent of Silence, the world’s first 5.15d.
There were many other films that came out this year, including Age of Ondra about his trip to the Canadian Rockies, Queen Maud Land about team The North Face’s new-routing trip in Antarctica, Up to Speed about the sport of speed climbing, and Valley of the Moon about Madaleine Sorkin and friend’s new-routing in Wadi Rum.
Five years before his monumental #freesolo of El Capitan, @alexhonnold blew minds with the “Yosemite Triple,” climbing The Valley’s three biggest walls (Mt Watkins, El Cap and Half Dome) alone in under 24 hours. He free soloed 80-90% of the terrain, but also used improvised speed climbing tactics on the hardest sections, grabbing gear, stepping on bolts, pretty much anything goes. Can you imagine what it would feel like to unclip from your only bolt 1200 feet up? From our film “Honnold 3.0” part of Reel Rock 7. All RR Downloads now on sale half price. SenderFilms.com or link in bio. – – – – #solo #yosemite #climbing #rockclimbing #sketchy #speedclimbing #footslip #bigwall #NowImNotSafe
There are many films in the works for 2019, but exact dates have not been announced. One such film in the works is on the late Marc-Andre Leclerc.
Watch trailers below for Free Solo and Dawn Wall and watch the film Silence.