Inspired by their predecessors but determined to usurp their legacy, the 70’s climbers were audacious in personality and vision. They applied their talent to “free-climbing”, ascending the mega routeswithout the use of artificial aids, and only with their hands and feet which made for some of the most impressive and athletic feats in human record.
During this time a raucous new era emerged, markedby partying and battles with park authorities. And then there was the time a drug-smuggling plane crashed in the valley, creating a contraband gold rush for the usually impoverished local climbers.
THE STONE MONKEYS (Part 3)
With the dawn of a new century, came the emergence of the “Stone Monkeys”, a young and modern band of brothers who have achieved feats of adventure once thought impossible.Exactly 50 years after the ground-breaking first ascent of Half Dome (a 2000 foot vertical wall) that took 5 days, Alex Honnold, a shy, goofy twenty-something living out of his van, made the ascent alone,with no rope, in under three hours, arguably completing the greatest rock climbing ascent in the history of the sport.
The Yosemite climbing scene has now become a truly astonishing thing to behold withhigh lines across cliff-tops, and B.A.S.E.-jumping off the massive formations with parachutes.
ABOUT THE REEL ROCK TOUR
The Reel Rock Film Tour offers audiences so much more than just a film night (albeit it with the best new adventure films around!). The screenings are inspiring events where outdoors lovers and climbersalike come together to celebrate adventure and leave with new enthusiasm and inspiration for their next adventure. Audiences also have a chance to win some fantastic prizes provided by the Tour’ssponsors.