Update March 15: From Sender Films: The film just premiered on Sunday at SXSW in Austin, and will be screening three more times this week, including the screening tonight. We are currently figuring out potential distribution deals, so future screenings and purchasing information is yet to be determined. Typically, deals will be made at/immediately following festivals, so we will hopefully be able to answer some of those questions in the near future. You can follow our facebook and instagram pages for updates, and feel free to ask us any other questions you might have.
On Jan. 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson completed what was arguably one of the most difficult ascent in the history of big wall climbing.
They climbed for 19 days up the 1,000-metre Dawn Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite up razor-thin granite holds.
Photographers and filmmakers including Corey Rich, Bligh Gillie and Brett Lowell tagged along and the media buzz reached the White House.
On top of El Cap were 70 friends, family and onlookers.. Hundreds of spectators were on the valley floor below, watching the climbers make their final push.
In 2016, Adam Ondra made the second ascent of the Dawn Wall 5.14d after an eight-day push. It was his first big wall.
The film is produced by Red Bull Media House in association with Sender Films and focuses on the 2015 ascent by Jorgeson and Caldwell.