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bonathanjarrett

Top Ten Climbing Movies To Own?

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My wife works for a public library and has the (excellent) job of maintaining the section that includes climbing. She needs to buy about a dozen climbing movies to round out the collection. She asked me so I am asking you all: What is your top ten list? This can include instructional films, biography, fictional accounts, climbing p0rn, etc.

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definetly the first few Master's of Stone...,

Relativley newer movies-

-Progression

-The sharp end

-first ascent

those are great movies for a non climber and climbers too. Awesome productions.

 

-hard grit.

-E11

 

The first 3 movies should definetly go on the library list.

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eiger sanction

touching the void

the north face (german film)

that tom brokaw narrated documentary on yosemite

 

pretty much everything else is total shit :)

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Cliffhanger. I know people diss it ... but comeon - it's an awesome film! With Wolfgang Gullich free soloing sick overhangs and great quotes like "Gravity sucks" what's not to like?

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high lane

 

I just recently saw this "awesome" film that basically involves via ferrata for about 30 minutes followed by a long brutal serial killer scene. Definitely climbing at its best!

 

 

If we are adding such classics, add "Take it to the Limit"

 

Highlights include:

soloing the water tower

epic bivy on class 4 terrain (a few hundred feet up)

climbing with fingerless gloves

hard core top roping contest

 

 

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definetly the first few Master's of Stone...,

Relativley newer movies-

-Progression

-The sharp end

-first ascent

those are great movies for a non climber and climbers too. Awesome productions.

 

-hard grit.

-E11

 

The first 3 movies should definetly go on the library list.

 

bonathonjarrett - This^ is your list. Right on Frankazoid!

 

And if sender films makes more - stay on top of it!

 

Other goodies,

 

West Coast Pimps (Maybe harder to find)

Front Range Freaks

Friction Addiction (Can't miss John Gill sections)

Rampage

 

My list is a little dated...

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definetly the first few Master's of Stone...,

Relativley newer movies-

-Progression

-The sharp end

-first ascent

those are great movies for a non climber and climbers too. Awesome productions.

 

-hard grit.

-E11

 

The first 3 movies should definetly go on the library list.

 

 

no argument here

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What about "educational" films that deal in history, avalanche preparedness, technique, etc?

 

As well, these movies are for the general population, so anything that the non-climber should see to get a good sense of what climbing is about (aka not a skewed perspectives that come from Hollywood films)?

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Historically the Fanck mountain films (Die Heilige Berge, Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü, Der Wisse Rausch - available for download here http://www.archive.org/details/1931-Der-Weisse-Rausch ) were influential in romanticizing the mountains. Honestly the climbing porn movies are boring (same for ski porn) not sure how much interest those'll have from anyone.

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I think I've seen all the well known ones I like listed already but would add the 1956 film "The Mountain". I don't know what it is about the movie but I really like it.

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I think I've seen all the well known ones I like listed already but would add the 1956 film "The Mountain". I don't know what it is about the movie but I really like it.

 

:tup:

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