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REEL ROCK 13 - Climbing Film Festival is coming to town!

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The 13th edition of the REEL ROCK film festival is coming to town for 2018 and Mountain Equipment is super proud to be bringing the Sydney and Blue Mountains shows. REEL ROCK 13 once again brings a broad spectrum approach to what encompasses "climbing" and is sure to satisfy anyone involved in the art. From remote alpine expeditions, to trad climbing virgin big walls, exploring the worlds hardest sport climbs and boulders to a look into what climbing in the Olympics means to us and in particular a microscope on the less understood speed climbing discipline. We have to be honest, it's almost this last movie that has pricked our interest the most. Like most, we were a little confused and almost disappointed in it's inclusion for Olympic "climbing". Asking Adam Ondra to lay down a top speed climb as well as boulder V16 and climb 37 is just ridiculous. But the truth is that it is here to stay, at least for the next little while, so we may as well try to grasp it. 

Here is the list of shows and information for the REEL ROCK Sydney and Blue Mountains leg:


REEL ROCK Chauvel, Paddington

When: November 21st 2018 , 7pm - 9pm

Where: Chauvel Cinema, 249 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021



REEL ROCK Roseville Cinemas, Roseville

When: November 28th 2018 , 8pm - 10pm

Where:  Roseville Cinema, 112 Pacific Hwy, Roseville NSW 2069



REEL ROCK Mount Vic Flicks, Mount Victoria

When: December 5th 2018 , 7pm - 9:30pm

Where:   Mount Vic Flicks, 2A Harley Ave. Mount Victoria, NSW, 2786





REEL ROCK 13 Films



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.

Directed by: Taylor Keating and Cedar Wright

Featuring: Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Savannah Cummins, Alex Honnold, Anna Pfaff, Cedar Wright

REEL ROCK 13 Queen Maud land




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.

Directed by: Henna Taylor

Featuring: Madaleine Sorkin, Eliav Nissan, Mohammad Hussein, Elad Omer

REEL ROCK 13 Valley of the Moon




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.

Directed by: Sender Films

Featuring: Claire Buhrfeind, Reza Alipour, John Brosler, Margo Hayes, Max Hammer, Stanislav Kokorin

REEL ROCK 13 up to speed




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.

Directed by: Big UP Productions

Featuring: Adam Ondra

REEL ROCK 13 Age of Ondra


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