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Best climbing films ever

Postby Joe White » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:36 am

What are your favorite climbing films every climber should see?

Here are a few to get us started:

- True Grit
- Dosage IV
- First Ascent
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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby drjohnso1182 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:16 am

Joe White wrote:- True Grit

The John Wayne version, or the remake that's coming out in a few weeks?

If anyone caught the Reel Rock Film Tour, I hope you learned as much as I did from the "Toprope Warriors" (I think that's what it was called) short film. The idea of an assisted dyno never occurred to me.

To be somewhat helpful, I thought "The Sharp End" was pretty good. The production value of climbing films keeps getting better and better.
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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby Joe White » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:52 am

drjohnso1182 wrote:
Joe White wrote:- True Grit

The John Wayne version, or the remake that's coming out in a few weeks?


haha. oops. I just watched true grit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_Grit_(1969_film)) but meant Hard Grit http://www.slackjaw.co.uk/climbingfilms/hardgrit.html

Good catch!
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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby mvs » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:04 am

I like this one a lot...it captures the essence of a day out alone:



(John Cunningham on Ben Nevis, found at the amazing Cold Thistle blog.
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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby ExcitableBoy » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:34 pm

The German film Nordwand which recounts the Toni Kurtz/Andi Hinterstrosser (sp?) epic on the NF Eiger is very, very good. Some of the best climbing scences I have seen in a movie.
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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby Charles » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:38 pm

Eric Jones soloing the Eiger Nordwand. A Leo Dickenson film.
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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby mvs » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:54 pm

ExcitibleBoy wrote:The German film Nordwand which recounts the Toni Kurtz/Andi Hinterstrosser (sp?) epic on the NF Eiger is very, very good. Some of the best climbing scences I have seen in a movie.


Definitely, can't you just feel the desperation as they try to reverse the traverse without a fixed line? (shudder)
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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby DukeJH » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:04 pm

For a mass produced move: Touching the Void.

For sheer motivation, although it's not climbing related: Running the Sahara.
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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby rpc » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:21 pm

blood, sweat, & bagels is a fun one imho
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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby goldenhopper » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:28 pm

Cliffhanger

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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby Hotoven » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:21 pm

I really like Climbing movies. Their harder to come by apposed to bouldering movies which are a dime a dozen given their easier ability to film. And bouldering movies get a little boring for me...

The Sharp End
First Ascent

Those are both good. I would have to recheck the ones I have seen, after a while their all get blended together...

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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby goldenhopper » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:12 pm

Vitaliy M wrote:Touching the Void

there was a thread like this before



Many actually...
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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby Joe White » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:23 pm

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