Reel Rock Tour 2012

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UPDATE (Oct 1): We are now sold out!

The Caltech Alpine Club is hosting Reel Rock Tour 2012 on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 7.30 PM at Ramo Auditorium on Caltech's campus. This is our third showing of the Reel Rock Tour (here is the 2011 page), and this time again we have the first showing in the Los Angeles area.

Tickets are now available at the Caltech Ticket Office. They are available in person, by U.S. mail, by fax, or by phone. Call (626) 395-4652 for tickets or walk to 332 South Michigan Avenue, one block south of Del Mar Boulevard, in Pasadena.

You may also be interested in the Banff Film Festival 2012. Same location, in early 2013.


The 2012 trailer is now out! These small clips of Alex Honnold monkeying very high up, and Chris Sharma versus Adam Ondra should should also give you a good taste of what to expect! Get psyched:





We again have an awesome raffle lined up for the show! So far (stay tuned for more stuff). There is no extra cost for the raffle - make sure to get your FREE raffle ticket as you enter the auditorium.

This list is updated frequently! Please contact PT if you would like to contribute to the raffle.

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Event Details

First ascent of the Shark's fin in India, a 6400m granite peak.
The Yosemite Triple: in under 19 hours Alex Honnold climbed Mt. Watkins, El Cap, and Half Dome, 95% of it free solo.

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. This year's program features the epic adventures of climbing superstar Alex Honnold, the insane off-width adventure of the "Wide Boyz" and much more!

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 PT or Hamik 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". Here is a google map:

<googlemap version="0.9" lat="34.138778" lon="-118.126298" type="map" zoom="17" width="450" height="325"> 34.138551, -118.126486 Noyes </googlemap>

The Films

These movies will take you from Yosemite valley to Spain to Indian Himalaya. From Reel Rock's film page:

  • The Dura Dura: Chris Sharma has been the "king" of sport climbing for 15 years, and has created a mecca for hard routes near his home in Catalunya, Spain. Now, the Czech wunderkind, 19 year old Adam Ondra, has come to Sharma's home turf to take the torch. Sharma and Ondra battle to establish the world's first 5.15c, while Sasha DiGiulian and Daila Ojeda shred women's standards with strong ascents of their own.
  • The Shark's Fin: Legendary alpinist Conrad Anker nurtured a 20 year obsession with The Shark's Fin, a spectacular unclimbed granite buttress on the 6,310 meter Mt. Meru, in India. In 2008 Anker, with Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk, endured a grueling 18 day push to get within hundreds of feet of the summit, only to be turned back. Three years later, the trio makes tough decision to return, despite Anker's deep family ties, and Ozturk's ski accident just six months before the trip, which resulted in a fractured skull, a broken neck, and serious doubts about going back. See this for an old but awesome movie about Conrad's previous failed attempt om Meru.
  • Wide Boys: American offwidth climbing has spawned a counter-culture of rough and tumble characters who aren't afraid to bleed their way up a route. So when two proper British lads, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker, crossed the pond to eat up the gnarliest wide cracks in the West -- including the first ascent of the world's hardest offwidth known as Century Crack -- it came as quite a shock.
  • Honnold 3.0: Alex Honnold has become known as the boldest soloist of his generation. In this dangerous game, how does he balance pure ambition with self-preservation? From highball boulder first ascents to 5.13 free solos, from far-flung trad climbing adventures, to speed records on The Nose, Honnold wrestles with this question in preparation for his biggest adventure yet - the Yosemite Triple. In under 19 hours he climbs Mt. Watkins, El Cap, and Half Dome, 95% of it free solo.

See Also

Previous film festivals

The club has organized film festivals in years past

Other upcoming events