/ Climbing films to watch during lockdown

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Ollie Keynes 26 Mar 2020

Stuck inside? I've been thinking this is a good opportunity to catch up on climbing films so have put together a ticklist. Anyone got any other recommendations? My personal preferences are more for the ones that have a historical, environmental or cultural perspective and are not so much adverts or fiction (was tempted not to include Valley Uprising for that reason but maybe it has its place now?). More interviews would be interesting if there are some good ones I've missed? Anyway here's my list. I've tried to include ligit links.

Films with links:

Age of Ondra [https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/episodes/age-of-ondra-part-1-reel-rock-s5-e2]

Assault on El Capitan [http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/assault_on_el_capitan]

Bambou [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juCQz3PytqA]

Beyond the Summits [ https://www.vimeo.com/97325417]

Bleau [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIreNKro7QU]

Clown Ascending [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGKtEB-8IXE]

Consumed [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYIvX5vNA6s]

Don Whillans' Last Climb [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr7PEmH8mkI]

Eiger solo [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn2sZq_MoDc]

Eiger Wall of Death [ https://www.vimeo.com/282386436]

El Capitan [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNRq0q2pqn4]

Everest Unmasked [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lBM-8y1Ep4]

E9 6c [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urX7x68jCh8]

Fingertip Phenomenon [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmBDlzOQp0c]

HTTP.Bloc [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEr8wftj0pA]

Indian Face [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a34IAKFRAI]

John Dunne - Big Issue [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D0Mp0RrQRA]

King Lines [https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/episodes/king-lines-part-i-reel-rock-s01-e12]

La Vie Au Bout Des Doigts [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZlxY5rNGJk]

Masters of Stone I-VI

Masters of Stone I [?]

Masters of Stone II [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEAOkrHrodQ]

Masters of Stone III [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gYdVTx5usg]

Masters of Stone IV [?]

Masters of Stone V [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q50RhpXa0c]

Masters of Stone VI [?]

One Summer [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnGf69g6Igc]

Opera Vertical [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3SFj7SoLi8]

Rock Athlete [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdRfqD125-g]

Rooftown vol.1 [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLkYtpvAS88]

Rooftown vol.2 [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nWAXMhY-2I]

Rotpunkt [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbWvFjUIt5k]

Shock of the New [ https://www.vimeo.com/304002290]

Silence [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRTNHDd0gL8]

Solo [https://rockandice.com/videos/climbing/solo-1974-oscar-nominated-short-film/]

Some Sandstone Climbs in the Frome Valley at Bristol [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4eazOb64ag]

Statement of Youth [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeqI9axxrco]

Stone Monkey [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2L4VSDbb6A]

Stoney Point: Portrait of an American Crag [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUfkYoZrjPo]

The Conquest of Everest [https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-the-conquest-of-everest-1953-online]

The Dark Glow of the Mountains [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtXwLGLcFrY]

The Edge: 100 years of Scottish Mountaineering [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m48Zk9nFnhc]

The Island [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shf2_c1vbHU]

The Old Man of Hoy [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNzUtvy0lsI]

The Real Thing [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brbxoKEgsw0]

Tough Love [ https://www.vimeo.com/140628688]


Johnny Dawes and Nick Dixon [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gfAxYENlmU]

Simon Lee interviews John Gaskins [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbZALxPdjZg]

Udo Neuman interviews Dave Graham [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2bZsFZdpgs]

Without free links:

Blocheads [http://www.posingproductions.com/bouldering-films/BlocHeads/BlocHeads.html]

Blindsight [https://www.lucywalkerfilm.com/BLINDSIGHT]

Bonington: Mountaineer [http://www.boningtonfilm.com]

Dirtbag: the Legend of Fred Becky [http://dirtbagmovie.com]

Dosage 1-V [https://www.bigupproductions.com/films/dosage-i/]

Echo Wall [https://www.davemacleod.com/shop/echowall]

E11 [http://www.hotaches.com/climbing-films]

Free Solo [https://www.freesolofilm.co.uk]

Gogarth [?]

Hard grit [https://www.slackjaw.co.uk/climbingfilms/hardgrit.html]

Meru [http://www.merufilm.com]

Performance Rock Climbing [https://vimeo.com/ondemand/udini/]

Rampage [https://senderfilms.com/productions/details/1605/Rampage]

Set in Stone [http://www.posingproductions.com/climbing-films/SetInStone/SetInStone.html]

Sherpa [https://sherpafilm.com]

The Beckoning Silence [?]

The Dawn Wall [https://www.dawnwall-film.com]

The Llapnor Project [http://www.thelappnorproject.com]

The Long Hope [http://www.hotaches.com/climbing-films/the-long-hope]

Touching the Void [?]

Valley Uprising [https://senderfilms.com/productions/details/809/Valley-Uprising]

Vertical Frontier [http://www.verticalfrontier.org]

Wide Boyz [http://www.hotaches.com/climbing-films/wide-boyz]

steve taylor 26 Mar 2020
In reply to Ollie Keynes:

Brilliant - thanks.

Tom Green 26 Mar 2020
In reply to Ollie Keynes:

Great work. Thanks.

How have I never seen that E9 6c film before? Absolutely brilliant!

Mark Davies PK 26 Mar 2020
In reply to Ollie Keynes:

Its a real shame that the film 'Century on the crags' isnt online.

Alex Riley 26 Mar 2020
In reply to Mark Davies PK:

5 Seasons of reel rock too https://www.redbull.com/int-en/shows/reel-rock-1

ebdon 26 Mar 2020
In reply to Ollie Keynes:

This years Banff is all online https://t.co/fTdqR7DxJ4?amp=1

Ken Applegate 26 Mar 2020
In reply to Ollie Keynes:

Tom:  https://www.vimeo.com/395664529

Post edited at 13:39
TXG 26 Mar 2020
In reply to Mark Davies PK:

That was the first climbing film I ever saw! The footage of a distant Pete Whillance leading E3 in a raincloud while wearing a school jumper was quite something.

Very atmospheric shots of climbing on the Napes too as I recall. 

They don't make films like that any more!

Mark Davies PK 26 Mar 2020
In reply to TXG:

Yeah, I saw it yonks ago when I was just getting into mountaineering and somebody lent me a VHS of it. Really loved it and havent seen it since.

broc 26 Mar 2020
In reply to Mark Davies PK:

A classic of its kind. I'm a little ashamed to admit that I have it on DVD somewhere. Both inspiring and cringeworthy in equal measure. 

Seymore Butt 26 Mar 2020
In reply to Ollie Keynes:

I've recently been watching 'TV mountain' videos on You tube (do a search) there are loads mainly alpine climbs. What I like about them is that there is no music or voice over. Just the odd interactions between the climbers (in French) and the sounds of climbing. The only thing that doesn't seem just right, is that the weather and conditions are nearly always perfect. One of my favourites is the Eiger North Face it comes in two parts.   

jp3 26 Mar 2020
In reply to Ollie Keynes:

Smitten (Aussie film) :   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ri_C9RV5Jc 

Mark Davies PK 26 Mar 2020
In reply to broc:

> A classic of its kind. I'm a little ashamed to admit that I have it on DVD somewhere. Both inspiring and cringeworthy in equal measure. 

Hahaha yes, as all good climbing films should be. Even Hard Grit is fairly cringey!

The worst ones are definitely the ones trying to be cool.

Post edited at 19:12
cwarby 01 Apr 2020
In reply to Ollie Keynes:

Christ, fair play for writing this lot up. Cheers.


Fatal 09:33 Thu
In reply to Ollie Keynes:

A not so classic by P. Berhault


(suggests some reason for all these efforts)



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