REEL ROCK 11 Film Tour LineupFrom Baffin Island to the Bugaboos to Patagonia, REEL ROCK 11 brings us footage from around the world with some of the best climbers of the day.
From Baffin Island to the Bugaboos to Patagonia, REEL ROCK 11 brings us footage from around the world with some of the best climbers of the day, such as “Young Guns” Ashima Shiraishi and Kai Lightner, Will Stanhope, Matt Segal, Brette Harrington, Mike Libecki, Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll, Ben Ditto, and brothers Nico and Oliver Favresse.
This year’s film tour kicks off September 15 in Boulder, Colorado for the world premiere and will travel to over 500 locations around the globe, screening on all seven continents, finishing in Cape Town, South Africa on January 18, 2017. Check out the film lineup below and visit reelrocktour.com for a complete schedule of screenings and locations.
REEL ROCK 11 film lineup:
Meet the new faces of climbing: 15-year-old Ashima Shiraishi and 16-year-old Kai Lightner are the leaders of the next generation, already taking the sport to the next level. A trip to Norway puts their skills to the test, and Ashima attempts to make history on a V15 boulder in Japan.
BOYS IN THE BUGS
Will Stanhope and Matt Segal are elite-level crack climbers and world-class goofballs. Laugh along as they go for broke on an epic four-year battle to climb a forbidding 5.14 finger crack high in the Canadian alpine wilderness of the Bugaboos.
Follow rising talent Brette Harrington on a global journey from her hometown granite in Squamish to the big wall proving ground of Yosemite’s El Capitan and onto a landmark free solo in Patagonia.
Lone wolf Mike Libecki travels to the most remote corners of the globe to find unclimbed walls and establish first ascents. When Mike becomes a father, he has a new challenge: to reconcile his life of adventure with the demands of parenthood, but he may also gain a new partner for his expeditions.
Pack your penny whistle and batten down the hatches for a madcap sailing adventure in the Arctic Circle aboard the good ship Dodo’s Delight. Join Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll, Ben Ditto, and brothers Nico and Oliver Favresse for a rollicking musical journey across open seas and up unclimbed big walls.
Visit reelrocktour.com for a complete schedule of screenings and locations.
Last year’s REEL ROCK 10 Film Tour Lineup
Ryan Johnson, 34, died in the Mendenhall Towers, outside Juneau, Alaska, sometime in the days following March 5, 2018. He had just completed a first ascent on the North Face of the Main Tower with his partner, Marc-André Leclerc, who also died on the descent. Below, Samuel Johnson (unrelated) remembers his close friend and partner Ryan—his achievements, his passion, his warmth, his kindness.read more
Warm conditions put an interesting spin on the speed comp, but the 32 athletes at the Championships made the most of it.read more
“I was completely detached from the world below. There was nothing but climbing. No goal, no future, no past. I was climbing in the here and now. One swing of the ice axe after the other, one step after the other.”read more