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It Was the Year for Mega Climbing Films in 2018

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.

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.

Free Solo

Dawn Wall

Silence