Dawn wall free climb documentary?


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Gym climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 23, 2016 - 12:47am PT
When's TC and KJ's dawn wall free climb documentary going to be released? I can't find anything. At the end of Reel Rock 10, it just says "... is coming... by Patagonia". Thanks.

Jan 23, 2016 - 08:43am PT
Oh you don't know what happened?


Trad climber
Aug 20, 2018 - 07:23pm PT
"The Dawn Wall" film might be screening on Sept 19 in a theater near you: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/the-dawn-wall

They had a pre-screening in SF one night in June. I went with a low expectation because between paperback and audible version, I read Tommy Caldwell's The Push three times. Thought I'd be bored. Watching the film turned out to be a great experience. I heard similar feedback from my friends as well. The film kept the full theater engaged the whole night. Don't miss it!

Social climber
Mountain View/Boulder
Aug 20, 2018 - 07:57pm PT
Here's a link to the trailer. Watch it and sweat!


Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Aug 21, 2018 - 11:23am PT
Watch it and shiver.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Aug 21, 2018 - 07:56pm PT
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Boulder climber
Aug 21, 2018 - 11:55pm PT
Ondra is a beast.

Social climber
The internet
Aug 22, 2018 - 04:25am PT
Poor Adam - crushes the thing in short order and all he gets is a lame slideshow.

Trad climber
Aug 22, 2018 - 06:55am PT
But a timely slideshow. Loved all the footage of him in real time. 3.5 years later its hard to get excited for a human interest story with climbing vignettes interspersed.
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Sep 10, 2018 - 11:17am PT
9 days to Dawn Wall release! As mentioned above, you can find theaters near you here

Modesto Mutant

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Sep 10, 2018 - 08:32pm PT
It's showing at the Regal Theater here in Santa Cruz on September 19th.

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Sep 10, 2018 - 08:57pm PT
Ondra is a beast.

More like a gecko.

In 2016, I watched Adam climb one of the crux sections from about twenty feet away. There were basically no holds, finger cracks or anything like that. It was just a vertical flared corner, which he somehow managed to stem and counter-pressure his way up.

Heinz Zak was up there filming at the same time.


Santa Monica, CA
Sep 17, 2018 - 12:08pm PT
Saw it yesterday, great film. We had a nice Q & A with the film makers after the screening.

For those of you in West L.A., it'll be at the Laemmle Santa Monica I believe for the rest of this week.

Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Sep 19, 2018 - 03:32am PT

Showings of the documentary are largely sold out in Denver. A Red Bull Media House spokeswoman said the company was looking to add more local screens. But if that doesnt occur, people can stream the documentary on iTunes starting Nov. 20.

Social climber
The internet
Sep 19, 2018 - 09:27pm PT
It was definitely good. Im kind of bummed I went in having already viewed every last spoiler over the years. The film did such a good job putting it all together, but I always knew what was going to happen next.

I just looked - can you believe that little kid just turned 40?!?!!!
Matt Sarad

Sep 19, 2018 - 09:30pm PT
Bakersfield was packed. It did much better than Grateful Dead at the movies night.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Sep 19, 2018 - 10:26pm PT
just got back from the showing in Redwood City...

liked it a lot, probably is more a biography of Timmy with the Dawn Wall as the acme, it will be interesting to see what comes next.

loosing his phone off the wall was a good portent...


Trad climber
Sep 19, 2018 - 11:07pm PT
Just saw it too. I liked it. The phone thing was funny and don't blame him. I also liked the last addition. Wish it wasn't just in a random movie theatre and more interactive but whatever.


Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA/Joshua Tree
Sep 20, 2018 - 12:31am PT
I saw it in Santa Monica on Sunday. It's playing in NY and LA for a week, presumably for a potential Best Docu Oscar consideration (rules are a film has to play in theaters for one week to be eligible)

Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer did a 20 minute Q&A after our showing. When we arrived Tommy was outside signing Dawn Wall poster autographs for people from the show ahead of us and taking pics with fans. He was supposed to make it back for the Q&A after our showing but got delayed due to a 5pm appearance at the nearby Patagonia store that ran long.

It was well made. Albeit uneventful because of all the media coverage that surrounded it and media appearances they did we already knew the story inside and out. It's been three years since their feat. I think Alex's Free Solo will do better as its more current. Just won the audience favorite docu award at TIFF and it's more of a simple story. A guy and his dream of taking on the death-defying task of climbing El Cap without a rope. That's something people can process. Dawn Wall was more for people with climbing knowledge or interest.

Social climber
Sep 20, 2018 - 12:48am PT
hey there say, all... thanks for all the shares, on this...

good to know so many got a chance to get out there to see it--as the pre-show...


thanks for the heads-up, chris, there, too...
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