Reel Rock Tour 2010
The Caltech Alpine Club is hosting Reel Rock Tour 2010! Luckily, if you missed the other showings, ours is actually on February 2, 2011 at 7:30 pm.
Tickets were now available at the Caltech Ticket Office (332 South Michigan Avenue, one block south of Del Mar Boulevard, in Pasadena). They are available in person, by U.S. mail, by fax, or by phone. Call (626) 395-4652 for tickets.
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There will be a raffle at the event. So far, we have confirmed
- Gift certificates from Evolv shoe company (this is Chris Sharma's sponsor).
- Gift certificates from Sierra Mountain Center
- Posters signed by Peter Croft (see him in this older Beyond Gravity film ).
- Posters signed by Lisa Rands
- The SCMA will donate 10 t-shirts (and SMSR and AMRT might too)
- The AAC will donate a men's and women's Shak Hoody
Update: at the end of the program, you have the option of staying another 20 minutes to hear the story of some Nepali women mountaineers and view a short film about their project.
You may also be interested in the Banff Film Festival 2011 which is an even bigger film event. Same location, 7 weeks later.
The turnout was fantastic. 256 people attended (67% capacity of the auditorium), with 32 staff tickets, 91 student tickets, 84 general admission tickets, and 49 door tickets.
We had tables outside from the AAC, SCMA, AMRT, SMSR (more than a table, they had a truck!), and the Didi Project / Everest Women 7 Summits Eco-Action (formerly FIWSE - First Inclusive Women's Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) Expedition ).
The Reel Rock tour is a touring film festival of rock climbing, bouldering, ice climbing, and alpine climbing films in the vein of the successful Banff Mountain Film Festival but more focused on climbing. Two of the featured videos are of Ueli Steck's solo speed ascents of three Alpine north faces and Peter Croft and Lisa rand's project on California's own Incredible Hulk in the High Sierra. Thanks to Student Affairs, Tom Mannion, and Dimitris Sakellariou for helping fund this event. Tickets are $12 in advance through Public Events, $15 at the door, and $5 for Caltech students. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The location is Ramo Auditorium on Caltech's campus in Pasadena (follow the link for a nice google map). This is inside the Baxter Hall building on the South side.
Here is a Caltech interactive campus map, and information on visitor parking. Parking after 5 PM is easy. We recommend you park in "lot 11", which is where it says "Lura St" on the google map below. <googlemap version="0.9" lat="34.138964" lon="-118.125515" type="map" zoom="17" width="450" height="350"> 34.137952, -118.125172, Ramo Auditorium 34.139728, -118.125534, park here </googlemap>
See the Reel Rock Tour list of films.
- First Round First Minute Since Chris Sharma moved to the sport climbing mecca of Catalunya, Spain, he's opened dozens of routes that are redefining high-end climbing. First Round First Minute gives an update on Sharma's latest 5.15 first ascents, and tells the story of his epic battle with his latest ongoing project.
- The Hardest Moves Daniel Woods and Paul Robinson compete to climb the hardest boulders ever scaled. An inside look at what it takes to push the difficulty envelope of this intense sport.
- Origins: The Hulk Peter Croft and Lisa Rands attempt a wild free ascent on the Incredible Hulk Wall in the Sierras -- arguably America's best (and least filmed) alpine rock wall. Croft, the most legendary of California's crack masters mentors the renowned boulderer Rands as she explores into alpine traditional climbing terrain.
- Down and Out, and Under A once-in-a-lifetime adventure expedition for first ascents in Australia and on the wild sea cliffs of outer Tasmania.
- Fly or Die Dean Potter continues his extreme vertical exploration, opening new freeBASE climbs, along with highline and wingsuit jumps in some of the most mind-blowing vertical footage ever captured
- The Swiss Machine Ueli Steck may be the greatest speed alpinist the world has ever seen. In this film he tells the stories of his record-breaking ascents in the Alps, accompanied by stunning aerial footage of him racing up 8,000 foot alpine faces. Ueli joins Alex Honnold in Yosemite to attempt speed records there. His ultimate goal: take his one-man alpine speed game to the largest, highest walls in the world.
- ReelRockTour.com, which includes a preview
- Reel Rock Tour calendar
- Our Reel Rock event Facebook page: RSVP here for updates!
- Our Reel Rock event on MountainProject
Previous film festivals
The club has organized film festivals in years past
- Telluride Film Festival 2001
- Telluride Film Festival 2002
- Teton Gravity Research Film Festival 2008 organized by Nick
- Banff Film Festival 2011
- We have hosted the Banff Film Festival for about 10 years in a row. You can visit the webpage for the current year's festival at Banff. This has been organized by Nick for the past few years.