Reel Rock Film Tour 13

The Duluth Climbers Coalition is excited to bring REEL ROCK 13, the 2018 chapter of the REEL ROCK Film Tour, to Duluth, Minnesota!

Founded in 2006, the REEL ROCK film tour brings the best climbing and adventure films of the year to audiences throughout the world.

The film tour is a fantastic community event, bringing together climbers and adventurers annually to meet a growing cast of diverse adventurers pushing the boundaries of our sport.  REEL ROCK shows are high energy community events that promote the sport, help local non-profits, and show what is possible for climbing in the future.

Films this year include:

AGE OF ONDRA

Every so often an athlete comes along who redefines their sport. Adam Ondra, the 25-year-old Czech crusher, is exploring a new realm of human potential in climbing. Late last year, he established a benchmark for the sport; a 5.15d in Norway he dubbed Silence (as in, drop the mic). On the heels of this ascent, we follow Adam from his home in the Czech Republic, across Europe to North America, as he innovates new training methods, establishes upper echelon first ascents, and attempts to be the first person to send 5.15 on the first try. Age of Ondra is a rare, intimate journey with one of the greatest athletes at the peak of his powers.

UP TO SPEED

When climbing was announced as part of the 2020 Olympics, it was a monumental occasion for the sport. But many climbers were shocked to learn that one of three combined events required to compete for a medal is… speed climbing. REEL ROCK correspondent Zachary Barr looks into this little-known and seldom practiced sub-discipline of the sport, and the role it will play in shaping climbing’s future. Barr’s journey from the U.S. to France (the birthplace of modern speed climbing) to South Asia (it’s actually huge there) culminates at an international competition in Moscow, where speed demons race up a 15-meter wall in less than six seconds.

QUEEN MAUD LAND

A dream team of six elite climbers mount an expedition to one of the world’s last great climbing frontiers: the remote frozen towers of Antarctica. Jimmy Chin and Conrad Anker tackle a new route on the 3,600-foot Ulvetanna; Savannah Cummins and Anna Pfaff summit the towering Holtanna; and Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright make a harrowing and hilarious blitz of 13 different spires spread across the ice field, including one pitch that Honnold calls “the scariest I have ever led.” Queen Maud Land — the name of this icy region — showcases a stunning, rarely visited wilderness, and the suffering and vision needed to climb at the bottom of the world.

VALLEY OF THE MOON

Wadi Rum, known as the Valley of the Moon, is a vast landscape of sandstone walls in the desert of Jordan. Hoping to lure international climbers, two Israelis team up with a local Bedouin guide to establish an 1,800-foot route, eventually recruiting American climber Madaleine Sorkin to help achieve their dream. The Valley of the Moon explores the importance of climbing as a way to cross cultural barriers, build friendship and chase adventure in one of the most breathtaking regions on earth.

Purchase Tickets Here!

 

Where

The Pier B Resort, 800 W Railroad St, Duluth, MN 55802

When

Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at 7pm

Cost

$17 per ticket

Tickets

Buy tickets online in advance through our EventBrite portal to save time at the door.  You can also buys tickets at the door, but, fair warning, this event came close to selling out last year!