The Mountaineer is excited to host the REEL ROCK Film Tour for the fourth year in a row!
Advance tickets are sold out – get your tickets at the door for $15. Come early!
Join us at Keene Arts on October 10th at 7 pm. This event sells out every year – and for good reason! Climbers and non-climbers alike come together for an evening of riveting outdoor films, sweet raffles and special giveaways, food and drink, and good-old camaraderie. This year’s film tour features athletes Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson, Alex Honnold, Jimmy Webb, Daniel Woods and a special tribute to the late Dean Potter.
Pre-Screening Tailgate: Come to Keene Arts from 5-7 pm and “tailgate” with The Clay Hearth, the local mobile wood-fired pizza kitchen serving up delicious pizzas with organic ingredients. Keene’s own Gristmill Distillers will be on site with samples of their Rusty Piton whiskey and Blackfly bourbon. SubAlpine Coffee of Keene Valley is bringing its kombucha kegerator, and artisanal micro-bakery Mountain Tomboy of Keene will satisfy your sweet tooth with handmade gluten-free and (mostly) vegan sweet edibles. The evening’s events are BYOB-friendly.
NEW THIS YEAR: Improved acoustics at Keene Arts will provide a better viewer experience.
A summary of this year’s films are below:
A Line Across the Sky: The Fitz Roy traverse is one of the most sought after achievements in modern alpinism: a gnarly journey across seven jagged summits and 13,000 vertical feet of climbing. Who knew it could be so much fun? Join Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold on the inspiring — and at times hilarious — quest to complete the Fitz Roy traverse that earned the Piolet d’Or.
Dean Potter Tribute: Dean Potter was the most iconic vertical adventurer of a generation. He has been an integral part of the REEL ROCK family since year one, starring in such classics as First Ascent, Fly or Die, Race for the Nose and Valley Uprising. Following his tragic death in May, the tour will include a stirring tribute to our friend and collaborator.
Dawn Wall: First Look: Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson’s epic final push to free climb the Dawn Wall was a truly historic feat. It marked the greatest climbing achievement of a generation and captured the world’s imagination. As our team works on a major feature film about the event slated for next year, REEL ROCK 10 will include an exclusive first look at the drama playing out at the crux of the route.
Showdown at Horseshoe Hell: 24 hours of Horseshoe Hell (24HHH) is the wildest event in the climbing world; a mash-up of ultramarathon and Burning Man where elite climbers and gumbies alike go for broke in a sun up-to-sun up orgy of lactic acid and beer. But all fun aside, the competition is real: Can the team of Nic Berry and Mason Earle stand up against the all-powerful Alex Honnold?
High and Mighty: High ball bouldering — where a fall could lead to serious injury — is not for the faint of heart. Add to the equation a level of difficulty at climbing’s cutting edge, and things can get downright out of control. Follow Daniel Woods’ epic battle to conquer fear and climb the high ball test-piece The Process.