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clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Oct 20, 2018 - 06:33am PT

A guy walks into a bar on top of El Cap without a rope.

Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2018 - 07:05am PT
Saw it in Vegas yesterday with my wife. The movie was totally awesome and well received by the audience. I have several quibbles but none detracted from my enjoyment. We agreed it was one of the most entertaining movies we have ever seen (out of 2000+), and certainly our favorite documentary.
Kudos to Alex and the team!

BTW we saw Alex's van parked out at Pine Creek trailhead Thu AM, his facebook site seems to indicate he was here. We were hoping but he didn't appear at our showing of the movie.
hacky47

Trad climber
goldhill
Oct 20, 2018 - 07:39am PT
a guy goes climbing with out a rope......yea thats all it was....jealous much werner?
sweendog

climber
SC
Oct 20, 2018 - 07:43am PT
Playing @ Saratoga AMC 14...
Get your spectator chalk from R.eturnE.veryI.tem next door!!!
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Oct 20, 2018 - 07:45am PT
Knowing Werner and what he's climbed, I doubt he is jealous of Alex.
hacky47

Trad climber
goldhill
Oct 20, 2018 - 07:56am PT
i was joking....yet he suggests it was just a guy without a rope...i think not...the general
public does not seem interested in what anybody has climb....this was soooo much more
hacky47

Trad climber
goldhill
Oct 20, 2018 - 08:00am PT
werner is werner and i totally get where he is coming from....BTW his rescue work everybody cares about ...thank you Werner
WBraun

climber
Oct 20, 2018 - 08:17am PT
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2018 - 08:27am PT
The incredible wide shots were definitely a key feature of the cinematography.

Found this link:
https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/36341/what-is-the-legal-altitude-to-fly-through-yosemite-valley-us
fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Oct 20, 2018 - 09:16am PT
Maybe he does, and they couldn't show that part

They wanted to avoid the NC17 rating from those scenes.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 20, 2018 - 09:17am PT
Incredible wide shots, indeed.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 20, 2018 - 10:49am PT
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Mill Valley, Ca
Oct 20, 2018 - 12:01pm PT
^^ Nice location!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Oct 20, 2018 - 01:14pm PT
wow - saw it last night. I thought it was incredibly well done. Congrats to every single one of the people who made it happen.
Archie Richardson

Trad climber
Grand Junction, CO
Oct 20, 2018 - 04:11pm PT
"Everybody who has made free soloing a big part of their life is dead now."

I will take the bait.

BITD the mantra was that no serious free soloists had ever died free soloing. Aside from John Bachar (who was not himself due to an injury sustained in an auto accident), and Derek Hersey, I still cannot think of a well known climber who has made free soloing a big part of their life that has died free soloing a rock climb. If you count base jumping, roped jumping, alpine soloing, alpine climbing, via ferrata, driving fast, approaching a sea cliff, falling down stairs, then yes they are all dead from dangerous activities.

Alex Honnold, Peter Croft, Henry Barber, Steph Davis, Alain Robert, Hansjorg Auer, Brad Gobright, Alex Huber, Cedar Wright, and many others are still alive. Tommys comment was taken out of context and this was a flaw in the movie.
kpinwalla2

Social climber
WA
Oct 20, 2018 - 04:44pm PT
Just saw it in Portland. Entertaining and well-crafted!👍👍
hacky47

Trad climber
goldhill
Oct 20, 2018 - 07:45pm PT
yup...leary potter osman.... non of them died free soloing

i felt the film implied they did..why?
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Oct 20, 2018 - 10:03pm PT
Alex Honnold, Peter Croft, Henry Barber, Steph Davis, Alain Robert, Hansjorg Auer, Brad Gobright, Alex Huber, Cedar Wright, and many others are still alive. Tommys comment was taken out of context and this was a flaw in the movie.

So what you are saying is that Tommy should have had his comment censored? You don't believe that he believes what he said? Is it reasonable to quote what he said on-camera? Or is it advocated that he should only be "permitted" to say certain things?

Is he not entitled to his opinion? Is he not allowed to be quoted? I am POSITIVE that you were not there to judge whether he was quoted "out of context", and yet you state it as a fact.

I prefer to take people at their words.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Oct 21, 2018 - 05:24am PT
^^^
Arguably Michael Reardon goes on the " died soloing" list as well.

Regardless- got a run errands down in LA on Tues. booking my seat at the Archlight so I can see it big screen.
Archie Richardson

Trad climber
Grand Junction, CO
Oct 21, 2018 - 06:11am PT
So what you are saying is that Tommy should have had his comment censored? You don't believe that he believes what he said?

No. Maybe I didn't express myself correctly.

Tommy may have believed what he said, I don't know. But it was presented along with footage of climbers who basically died jumping off a cliff, not free soloing. The purpose seems to be to create a false impression...(edited). Most of us know how these people met their fate, but the general public does not.

By the way, I thought the rest of the film was most excellent, and this bit of deception did not hurt it, it just was unnecessary.
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